They’re Getting MARRIED!!!!

So about a month and a bit ago one of my very best friends got ENGAGED! This is BIG news. For such a long time my dear sweet friends Vicki and Diana have been my single ladies….we’ve walked the single road hand in hand celebrating the joys of the life and struggling with the longings of the heart. Although it was a bit of an adjustment to our little singles club when Vicki started dating Donald my heart leaped for her because she had found someone to love who would love her in return! I was SHOCKED when Vicki and Donald called me right after he popped the question….I knew they were talking about marriage but I never expected it so soon….I think I was speechless, which happens rarely (the last Oprah show being one of these times).

It’s a pretty adorable story really. Vicki is a bit older than Donald….she was even his youth leader for a short amount of time. Donald has always loved Vicki….she’s always been the apple of his eye. We used to joke about it….the cute little crush. Well about 2 years ago Vicki wanted to learn how to snowboard and so Donald made it his project to teach her. He was diligent about this and researched the best ways to teach someone step by step from the beginning stages.  He did a great job too…Vicki indeed learned how to snowboard. Somewhere in here things started to change….I even started picking up on a few things. Diana and Vicki and I were having a girls night one night when I remember saying “you know Vick, Donald has a pretty big crush on you, like I think it might be more than a little high school crush, he really likes you….you wouldn’t ever consider going for him….would you?” It was in that moment that Vicki’s face said it all….she was considering it. The rest is history….they started dating, they both moved out west to go to school for a year, which we all thought would be the test of the relationship and they came back stronger than ever. And next June I will get to stand beside one of my best friends and watch her commit herself to the man that she has waited so patiently for. And we are going to DANCE and LAUGH and CELEBRATE love and remember that it’s so worth waiting for.

Here’s a few pics of Donald and Vick….

I know….they’re a pretty good looking couple! Oh and did I mention that I get to be a bridesmaid for the FIRST TIME EVER?!?!? Can you tell….I’m just a tiny bit excited!

So here’s to waiting for love….so happy for you Donald and Vick,


Love, Love, LOVE FALL!!!!

 Oh how I love fall…
We took a little trip to the pumpkin patch!

Above is me sling shooting a little gourd….check out that form!
 These have got to be the cutest little twins ever…and they have red hair, which seriously makes them like 10 times cuter and they’re on teddy bear leashes…be still my heart!
 These two beautiful girls are my sweet cousins who I definitely don’t get to see enough of….luckily Thanksgiving reunited us once again….so thankful!
I LOVE this child….I think my heart has been stolen by this cute little pumpkin! 

My Brother, The Musician…

For us Canadians this past weekend was Thanksgiving and boy did we have beautiful weather! I had to work most of the long weekend but thankfully I had the Saturday off. I got to spend the day with friends and family and I even managed to fit in some time to practice my photography skills (at least the ones I’ve been trying to acquire through my class). My brother came home from Ottawa for the weekend and so I convinced him to let me take some “band shots” of him since he is the musician in the family.
I know he secretly loved it…here’s just a few…

You can check out Greg’s music here….DO IT!!!!

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful….I know I have SO much to be thankful for! 🙂

Yours Truly,
The Kindred Spirit

I’m Speechless So I’ll Blog About It…

I’m still in utter disbelief….

I was watching Oprah today…

yes, I know….

moving on….Oprah had a man on the show who has 4 wives and 16 children all together.

4 WIVES!!!!

All of the wives and their kids, except for one, live under one roof.

And I watched the show and listened to these women talk and in all honesty they seem fairly happy but I’m having a bit of trouble understanding as a woman how it’s ok to share your husband with 3 other women?

I’m having trouble understanding how you have a marriage and all the things that marriage means with someone who you know is married to other people as well.

I just don’t get it?

Honestly, I’ve just never seen anything like it in my life….I had to blog about it…lol!