Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Nails

I was browsing my pics on my phone a few days a go and noticed I had tons of pictures of my freshly painted nails. I think 2012 was the year I really got obsessed with painting my nails! 

I can't wait to see what the hot new colours will be this year. What was your go-to colour? 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

2012 review

2012 will hands down go down in the books as the best year yet. It was busy, exciting, happy and scary year.

In January, I wanted to become more grateful and started Grateful Monday's. My little blog turned 1  too!

In March, I turned 20, and cried on my birthday. I was not ready to leave the teen years behind. But? Now that I'm almost 21? I've realized the 20's are awesome! We showered my (now) SIL with love during her bridal shower for the Hannon side of the family. 

In April, I reached my goal weight, I lost more during the summer but now I'm back at that goal weight.  I also ran my 1st 10k during this month. And I finished my 1st year of university! 

In May, my brother got married! I've never felt more beautiful. Added another 10k to my races I've run.

In June, Karen ran her 1st 5k.  During June, we found out that my mom had breast cancer.  I lost my concert virginity too! 

In July, I started dating Alex. I also spent a week at camp. 

In August, my parents celebrated 30 years of marriage. I expressed my hatred at cancer.  I also ran a 15k race in 1:24. 

In September, I signed up for a half-marathon. School started too. 

In October, I ran my 1st half-marathon in 2:23. I loved it! My mom finished Chemo. 

In November, I saw So You Think You Can Dance 2012 tour with karen. Radiation for my mom started. 

In December, I signed up for another half-marathon, cried over Sandy Hook. I enjoyed my time off from school. 

I'm ready for 2012 to be gone and see what 2013 brings! 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Flags flying at half-mast

Yesterday I was overcome with emotions as I walked passed my former elementary school with the flag flying at half-masted. 

My heart has been so so so heavy the past 5 days. I'm not a mom so I don't understand how it feels to love a child and to have them taken away? I can't imagine. But am I an (almost) teacher. I cried thinking of all the children I've taught over the past 2 years and how much I love them. 

But in the end, this isn't about me. It's the 20 children, 6 educators and 1 adult who are gone. 

I want to write about what needs to be done to prevent this from happening in the USA again or in the world. I want to write about laws that need to be looked at. But that isn't going to help. Everyone knows things are going to have to change fast so other innocent lives won't be taken away. So families do not have to bury their 6 year old. So teachers don't have to put themselves infront of a killer again. So citizens won't resort to shooting and killing because they need help. 

I think that if this tragic event has taught us anything it's that we need to be telling our loved ones we love them hold them close. I know I have. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Fitness Friday

I'm so happy to be off school for Christmas holidays until January 14th. Like so so so happy.

So happy because I can get back into running and start training for my 2nd half-marathon that's happening is two months! 

My work outs took a little back seat this semester which made me so sad. Seriously, who knew that working out can make me such a nicer person to around?!

I've been looking around on Pinterest for some new work outs and came across this one. It's awesome! All over workout plus running. Couldn't ask for me!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

November photo a day

1) crayons at placement
2) my mustard cardi
3) healthy breakfast

4) watching my fav sunday tv show
5) riding the 5pm train to see Alex
6) my favourite thing

7) reflection
8) do you brush your teeth everyday?
9) little marshmallows 

10) won't live without running
11) late night snack
12) love water, my drink of choice

13) my bed
14) man-made wunderbar ice cream is awesome!
15) my purse
16) my view from my window
17) bought (rented) a pair of bowling shoes
18) bowling happened this weekend

19) my shirt from old navy is awesome
20) doing home"work" but wanting to read my own book.
21) wearing my festive nails

22) grateful for my placement this semester
23) black tea
24) listening to silence 

25) sky
26) my favourite breakfast in the cupboard
27) tree at One of a Kind craft show

28) bus
29) my big boy
30) my school calendar on the wall

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Break To-Do lis

Side note: Happy 54th birthday to my mommy! She's doing great with the treatments. Chemo was ugly toward the end and she has started radiation on Friday. please continue to pray for her.

A few weeks a go, while writing a very boring essay (are essay's ever fun!?) I started day-dreaming about my month off  37 days off from school for Christmas break! Yes, once again got super lucky.

I started thinking of all the fun things to do and made a Christmas Break 2012 To-Do list.

  • exercise everyday. Running, 30 day shred, weights, yoga. Anything! 
  • bake a ginger bread loaf
  • bake chocolate caramel muffins
  • make a craft
  • read 5 books
  • ice skating at Harbourfront 
  • Take a sleid ride with Alex

Whats on your holiday to-do list?