Monthly Archives: July 2015

As far as the east is from the west…


Etsy: LovelyIntentions

Etsy: LovelyIntentions

I know a married couple who fight all the time. Not only do they fight frequently, but their ritual of post-fight silent-treatment holds true almost every time. That is how they act after a fight: they ignore and avoid the other person. They do this, until the silence gets so heavy that one of them breaks. This occurs usually after a few days. I can think of only a few worse ways to treat another person than to withhold love, affection, and attention from them.

I know exactly how they feel in those moments of silent-treatment, because I used to be that type of person too. Continue reading


Our Trip to PEI

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A couple of weeks ago I decided to take myself and Joe on a roadtrip to PEI to visit my mom and dad while Josh was busy with a research conference at Dal. I was really excited to go, but also very nervous as well. I have never been a big fan of driving – I get really anxious. I also had no idea how Joe would do on the trip. He hasn’t been the greatest traveller these days. Ever since he started to crawl, all he wants to do is MOVE. He also can’t seem to fall asleep in the car anymore. All of those factors would make a 4.5 hour long car ride especially difficult. Continue reading

My Birthday

deep watersLast Sunday I turned 27. I’m not really upset by that number, just surprised. I find it hard to believe that I am that age. I feel like 27 is a strong, solid number. A number that’s established. A number that is well on their way to knowing who they are and are pretty darn comfortable with it. Its a number that has lived a lot, but still has SO much more to live. I feel like its a number in the prime of its life. When I was in my late teens/early 20’s, when I thought of the age 27, I felt like that person has grown out of their awkward stages, and is really quite good at being an adult.

Maybe it sounds a bit arrogant, but I would have to say that I’m feeling like a lot of those things right now. Continue reading

Josh’s Birthday

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Josh turned 27 on June 23rd….so this post is a little bit late!

His birthday was right after I had gotten back from my solo trip with Joseph to PEI, and after a very long work week for him. Normally, I would love to plan a party with all of our friends and family. Neither of us were feeling up for that; we just didn’t have the energy. Instead, we spent the day recharging and doing some of the things that Josh loves the most: shopping, playing boardgames, and eating. Continue reading

Halifax Greek Fest 2015

Greek Fest-4June was a great month for our taste buds here in Halifax! We went to Cedar Fest at Our Lady of Lebanon Parish one weekend, and the weekend after Saint Antonios Orthodox Church hosted Greek Fest.

I have to admit, with a little bit of regret, the only thing we did was eat and drink coffee. Greek Fest had other things to enjoy, Continue reading

Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day-3 Canada Day-11This was our first Canada with Joseph here in person! It got off to a fairly rough start. For apparently no reason whatsoever, Joseph decided that he was not into sleep last night. He actually went down without any effort at 7, but at 12, he was up until 6! Needless to say, my aspirations to a day full of fun Canada Day activities was not to be had!

But we did manage to make it out to our dear friend’s place for a BBQ. We made it here last year as well, and Joseph was still 2 month’s from being born!

We have good friends who have 3 little girls of their own, and they absolutely love Joe, the oldest one especially. She spent the whole time holding him, feeding him, and dancing with him. In fact, she gave him his first taste of cake ever! It was the absolute cutest thing. I’m not too sure how he felt about all the attention, but he went along with it anyways! I’m sure in a few years he is going to be begging us to to go over to their house 😉

Right at the end of the BBQ, the beautiful weather deteriorated quickly and started to rain! We brought Joe home and we all had a good nap 🙂

Since he is too young for fireworks, we weren’t too disappointed with the poor weather. We are very content to stay in and read, snug and dry, while it rains outside. Here are some more pictures from today. As usual, I forgot to get myself in one of them! Oh well, ’tis the misfortune of the photographer!

Twinkie or Joe Louis!?

Twinkie or Joe Louis!?



Dad enjoying a Twinkie

Dad enjoying a Twinkie

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