Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy 70th!!!

Today is my Mom's 70th birthday.


My mom has gone from being a single mother, at the age of 22 with 3 kids, to being married to a fab-u-liss man and living in a townhouse on a golf course.

God carried her through some harsh years. REALLY harsh years.
Most of that pain was from the judgement of others.
Isn't it insane how "the church" can willingly and publicly shun a divorced young woman, but allow hypocrisy to roam freely?

Anyway,  God has been her champion and sent her a husband who fought for her. And us kiddies.
Let me tell you, he is NOT my "step-father" not when the papers say we adopted him. ;)

Two weeks from RIGHT NOW I'll be arriving at the airport in Halifax and getting ready to go through security and customs and hop my flight to Oklahoma.

I'm sorry.

OooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo-klah-hooo-mah where wind comes ripping down the plaaaaains!

Or something.

I'll be the one on the flight trying hard not to sing my way into Delta Airlines infamy. Cuz I bet NO one has ever sung that tune when they landed in Oklahoma City.
Which , according to the weather channel, is 892.8F right now.
In the shade.
Under the carpark.
Through the tunnel.

I was thinking about what to bring and the thought occured to me that I will not need a sweater. Hahaha!!
I'm SUCH a Canadian, we ALWAYS have a sweater handy.
I'l bring a cotton waffle knit pullover, for the cool nights in Flagstaff.
Besides, umm, there ARE malls...

I have a 4 or 5 hour layover in Chicago, so at least I can walk around in between melting on the planes. I always melt on planes.

Oh, 2 weeks of rigid discipline and I'm 7 pounds down.

I hope to hit the 10 pound mark before the trip.

Thankfully for me, heat kills my appetite. As long as I have a few apples, a water bottle and a yogurt or 2, I'll be fine.

And , according to my tour guides, I'll also have at least 2 Indian tacos and a platter of Mexican food. Every day.

Maybe I should  bring some spandex pants too?


  1. Happy Birthday to your Mother! Sounds like she deserves a whole life-time of celebrations!

    Keeping you in my prayers as your travel date approaches.


  2. Now that I've seen your vlogs I can totally picture you saying each and every word I read! Looking forward to "taking the trip with you" via blogging! Whether you're in Canada or the Southwest of good ol' US of A, I feel like I'm right there with you!