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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

let your heart be light

 some crazy sunbeam/solar flare action on my drive into Whitehorse (around 11 am)

 taken on my long, but pretty amazing drive into Whitehorse

A walk through the woods,  a quick but og so good half hour run at the gym, these two cuddling together and playing together, a successful day at our little Tot Time here in Beaver Creek ... I am focussing on the good today, because it's so much better than focussing on the bad.
The past few weeks have been a challenge for me in many ways. I can't delve into everything that goes on in my day to day life (the internet is just too public and some things are best left to not be written in stone), but in simple terms it's been a combination of long dark winter days, isolation and loneliness that have been weighing on me lately. It's been hard, but despite these things, I've been trying (oh so hard) to focus on the good things and to make our days happy and joyful. It is my New Year's motto, "Let your hearts be light", and I'm choosing lightness and happiness ... and it's working.
Lately there have been all kinds of good things. They are there if you look for them. Winter walks, art making (salad spinners are so cool and make a super easy art project!), lots of reading in bed (it makes my heart SING to see my little ones all cozy in bed and reading!), bed time yoga for the kids, a much needed visit to Whitehorse and cuddles.
I just wanted to pop in and say hi.
I hope you are finding ways to let your heart be light too.


  1. I actually have been thinking about you, way up in the freezing dark, so glad to see a post from you today! What an amazing landscape you live in, though seen from someplace warm it is easy to say that. Driving on isolated roads like that, does everyone know how to change their own tires and do minor car maintenance? Your kids look like they have such fun playing together, unlike my brother and I at that age (and we both have the scars to prove it). It might be tough, but it looks like you are doing a good job at keep your kids happy - the most important job.

  2. I love the salad spinning art you did. I want to try that with Henry. It looks sooo cool. Where did you get the yoga book? So cute!!! I love their bed head too :)

    1. Alyssa,
      The "yoga book" that you see is actually just a page in a monthly magazine that N receives (called Chirp). It's not a yoga magazine, but a Canadian kid's mag that has a theme each month. This month's theme was "bedtime" and they always have a page that includes some physical activity (this month was bedtime yoga)
      BUT we did buy this book a while ago and we really enjoy it. It's more a storybook, but you can combine poses to make your own story or moves.


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