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    life: [noun] the period between birth and death of a person. that's what's going on over here. the everything in between. the breaths that are exclusively mine, the experiences only i can carry out, and the moments that were specifically created for me. this is my story.

Category Archives: LIFESTYLE JOURNAL

our [camping] weekend in pictures.

Last year, we went with a group of friends camping on the weekend after the may long weekend.  We loved it so much, that we decided to do it again this year, on the same weekend.  I think this means

hello, wide open week.

Happy monday friends!  It has been a fun month of May for us as we have been using every ounce of our weekends and enJOYing them.  Yesterday, we just got back from a short 2 night camping trip

dear whitefish, montana … i’ll be back

It’s been a while since I’ve had the time just sit down and write a post!!  We were gone last weekend to Whitefish, Montana and since coming back, I’ve just been trying to keep up

hello, pleasant week.

I know it’s Tuesday, but I still wanted to add a “hello week” for this week.  Like I’ve mentioned before, actually thinking methodically about my weeks and sharing them here

hello, unmarked week.

Starting this week feels like a breath of fresh air.  We had (another) full week last week and this week … just fun plans so far!  We had an awesome weekend celebrating my love’s

hello, welcoming week.

Hoooo-weeee!  Last week was a busy one over here.  Big tax month for the business, T4s due, annual reports due, etc … just everything in one week rolled up in a big ball, needing to be

hello, new week.

Starting the week off with these “hello week” posts have been great grounders for me.  A lot of people I follow do a “hello weekend” type post which are great (for my reading

hello, sweet week.

As to the start of any week, I have great expectations of ALL of the things we’d like to do (if you read my last post, you will gain insight into how I tend to really fill my time!).  While

friday introductions [on a sunday].

If you could gain one quality or attribute you admire, what would it be? I think if there was one main thing, it would a time management skill etched into my life.  There is just something about me

hello, darling week.

What a week!  Literally, I’ve been looking forward to this day (February 2) for a whole week now.  Our time has been filled with some very good things … it’s just that for us it

happy weekend and some links.

‘The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost …’ Eleanor Roosevelt Although this week has been full of some fun stuff and uh-mazing weather (for up in Canada

education: enlightened experience.

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education .. Mark Twain education [noun]: an enlightening experience How often do we resort back to the rules or “proper form” of something

friday introductions [on a sunday].

I wasn’t going to do a friday introduction this week, but then I thought the question asked this week was a good thing to think through.  And yes, it’s supposed to be a friday post, but

bedside picks.

Just like the rest of my body, when I don’t stretch my brain, it starts to feel achy and is harder for me to do things quickly.  You know those “duh” moments when you can’t

welcome here!

Hello friends and welcome to sarahnadineblog’s new look!  I am very excited to share this with you all (as it’s been in the works for awhile now) and to finally have “my own”

friday introductions.

Well, it’s Friday and I think time for another round of introductions!  The question I ask you (to either blog about or answer in the comments below) this week is: What are some of your

happy weekend.

In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips. ~ Unknown pic pix: my sister (A-boo to the boys) helped with the boys’ halloween costumes last week. we are so blessed to

friday introductions.

There’s this hashtag on Instagram #fridayintroductions where people share their answer from the question these two gals (1 & 2) put out there for you to answer.  I feel like it’s

our weekend in pictures.

And what a great weekend I had.  Being outside, enjoying this last “summer” weekend, and being with my sweet boys and husband … really, after a weekend like this, I cannot feel anything but

happy weekend, a green view & some links for you.

This week has been a crazy weather week for us … snow days already, you say?!  Yes, unfortunately so.  I’ve been keeping green pictures on my desktop to remind me how great the

dear sandpoint, idaho … i’ll be back.

Originally, this post had a total of 50 pictures!  After paring down, there’s still a whopping 17 photos to give you a taste of our family vacation 2014. Sandpoint, Idaho was good to us.

our [camping weekend] in pictures.

Our weekend was all about these little people … six little people to be exact!  We went with two other families southeast of town for a quick “kick off to the

our {fri}day in pictures.

1. good breakfast today.2. baths at 10:00am sound about right.3. even though it’s rainy outside today, these tulips bring much sunshine.5. IKEA lunch cutie.6. laundry for days years.7. waiting

happy weekend.

“We fill the hands and nurseries of our children with all manner of dolls, drums and horses, withdrawing their eyes from the plain face and sufficing objects of nature, the sun and moon, the

happy weekend.

“If you’re feeling blue, try painting yourself a different color.” – Hannah Cheatem, age 8pic pix: reflections off of my stair railings ouside, Feb.2014, at home

links & happy weekend.

Oh goodness.  Where has this week gone?  We seem to always do that to ourselves – before and after our vacations, we cram our weeks full.  If we always do it, you’d think we

dear joshua tree national park … i’ll be back.

It was SO nice to get away last week to not only relax and get rested but to experience an entirely different beauty than what we’re used to.  About 40 minutes outside of Palm Springs, CA, we

happy weekend.

Palm Springs … wow, you’ve got some pretty ace weather, beautiful scenery, sweet rental places, and, you’ve highlighted some pretty cute moments of my boys (“hashtag”

happy weekend.

Joy does not simply happen to us.   We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.  Henri J.M. Nouwen pic pix: my favorite birch patch, 13.Feb.2014, Fish Creek Provincial

our day in pictures.

1. juju’s portrait of me.2. after being stuck days inside, i thought we’d get out…to target!3. gorgeous day for a walk4. he insisted on wearing his

happy weekend.

“There are times when we stop, we sit still.   We listen and breezes from a whole other world  begin to whisper.”  James Carroll pic pix: a summer shot at my desk,

happy weekend.

“What we hope ever to do with ease,  we must learn first to do with diligence.”  Samuel Johnson pic pix: juju – watching papa work, Oct.2013, Black Diamond, AB

{a splash of} our day in pictures.

/1. messy lunch. /2. juju is starting to get the concept of puzzles *excited mom dance*./3. he’s such a mover … getting non-blurry pictures is rare./4. a christmas gift that

happy weekend.

You’re here to be a light, bringing out the God-colors in the world…  Matthew 5:14 (the Message) pic pix: starry light, Kootenay Provincial Park, Sept.2013

happy weekend.

Rules for Self Discovery: 1. What we want most2. What we think about most3. How we use our money4. What we do with our leisure time5. The company we enjoy6. Who and what we admire7. What we laugh

{glimpse} our day in pictures.

1. early morning ‘bubba’ (milk) in front of the Christmas tree 2. a bit of ambiance with our toast and fruit for breakfast. 3. little people.  little games. 4.