Friday, January 24, 2014

Team 'Socks'

makes me happy.

This is my crew!

My squad!

The gang that love the joy of the morning workout and...

are as expressive in their choice of socks as I.

Lots, and lots, of good times over here, I tell ya!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fun Workout Socks

make me happy.

Kev, Kelly and myself continue to workout Monday thru Friday mornings from 8:45am till 9:15am.  Our workouts are quick and intense, yet always mindful and gratifying.

Upon completion I savour the high from the initial spike in adrenaline and continue to reap the benefits all day long as my mental capacity feels decidedly more focused and full of patience.

Ye ol' body feels strong and balanced, and I have more then enough energy to play all day with the girls.

And finally, am I looking like Kate Moss?  Not even close.  

How about like a vibrant and healthy Stacy?  You know it!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Shopping Adventures

make me happy.

My key to success when shopping with a munchkin is to allot myself twice the amount of time to get it done then if I were to do it alone.

This way we can both try to do up the car seat buckle and walk very slowly into the store hand in hand. I can move the child from the seat of the shopping cart to the basket of the shopping cart and down to the floor to walk one million times without my patience growing thin. They can ask me 20 questions about a single item and inspect every toy on the self. And we can laugh and giggle and make silly faces at one another while waiting in the longest of lines.

The present moment will forever and always be the only I thing ever have and it shall be relished.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Those First Few After-Nap-Minutes

make me happy.

It's January, we've got a beach vacation coming up, and as always, I'm trying to live each and every one of my remaining days here on planet earth with quality.

All signs pointing to... I've been hitting our morning workouts HARD.

Kettle bells and yoga.  Push ups and skipping,  Squats and planks.  Anything that keeps the ol' bod strong and limber, and gets the blood flowing and the heart pumping.

And while I'm not opposed to looking good in a bikini or stepping on a scale every now and then, I personally rate the success of my lifestyle choices and workouts more on the way I feel, rather then by the number of heads I turn on the beach or the digits that shows up when I stand on an instrument used to measure mass.

Truly, if I did what I do for the sake of vanity, I would have long since thrown in the proverbial towel.

It was many years ago when I learned that nothing, and I mean nothing, is more attractive to friends and lovers alike then... a smile.

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Year Round Hill

makes me happy.

During the first 3 months of the school year this hill saw a lot of action out of us after pick up.

We'd share snacks under the warm fall sun and...

hunted for chestnuts as the season wore on.

Happy to report, we hit the hill hard today after school and...

judging by the size of the smiles, I don't think it was a one off!

Friday, January 3, 2014

About To Give My iPhone Camera A Break

makes me happy.

You know what it is about taking photos that I love?

For me, it extends the moment.

I'm gearing up to take A LOT of photos this year.

Kelly and Sandy gifted me with a new camera!

Scratched lens problem solved.

Lucky, lucky me.

And here the second half of my iPhone photos...

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Holiday Season 2013

makes me happy.

Our holiday break has been amazing.

So relaxing.  So much hanging around in our pajamas .  And so much time with people.

Man do I love people.

Here is half of what I managed to capture with my phone (and Kev's too).