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Showing posts from January, 2013

Travelling With Him

I know I've been a stranger, but I can explain!

G and I decided to take a spontaneous vacation, so in the last few weeks we've been planning and preparing our home and offices for our time away.

We are in the beautiful Dominican Republic without a worry in the world... It's fantastic. We gather from our Facebook friends back home that we picked a great week to get away, as it's minus thirty in some parts of Nova Scotia! Yikes!

We're missing our family and especially our dear little OB but, the heat is so wonderful. We're sun burnt and buzzed off beach cocktails, enjoying long walks on the white sand, swimming in the turquoise ocean and sunning by the pool. We've explored the villages on bicycles which was fun and romantic, we've had many opportunities to get dressed up fancy and have had lots of time for sleep.

I'm looking forward to catching up with all of your Blogs and sharing details of our Vacation when we return.

Rachel Emmilee

So far, in 2013...

I have made a conscious effort to see what my laundry room floor looks like. One of my dirty little secrets of  2012 was that there was never a time where I didn't have a pile of laundry building up on my laundry room floor. I promised myself I would a) keep up with our laundry by doing a little each day and b) throw away or give away all clothes we aren't wearing and c) organize our laundry area so I actually enjoy being in it and d) stop using a new towel every time I shower and e) stop forgetting about the wet clothes in the washer for days at a time and f) just kidding, I'm done now.
I started the decluttering process. Inspired by Amy at Rainy Saturday, I decided it was time to get rid of all the makeup, perfumes and other beauty products that are taking up space and not being used. I've also given away two of my four hair straighteners and tossed at least ten razors that I no longer buy blades for. Another one of my little secrets is that I have two too many junk d…

The Grand Ole Opry


For the last five months, G has dedicated two nights a week and every single Saturday to band practice. Being a drummer, he was asked to be in the house band for the Grand Ole Opry Tribute production scheduled to open over the Holidays. All three shows were sold out in less than an hour and for months it's all people have been talking about. Looking back on it's success, I think it will be talked about for a long time and I'm sure there will be demand for more shows in the future!

In my house growing up, Mom listened to old country music all the time. Let's just say, I'm a little bit country and G's a little bit rock n' roll. From an early age I've been a fan of Conway, George Jones, Dolly and Loretta Lynn but G never listened to the old stuff. Now, after months of listening to the songs, singing along and dressing the part I think it's safe to say he's officially converted.

The show was amazing. Every performance was great and I truly …

2012 is History, 2013 is a Mystery. Happy New Year!

2012 was an amazing year. It came and went leaving me healthy and happier than ever. I got married, felt an indescribable comfort and closeness to my husband, home and family. It brought with it high highs and low lows, but it taught me a lot of lessons and made me realize on many occasions that I am very blessed and very fortunate to have what I have.

For the first time in years G and I had a quiet New Years Eve. We visited family, ate some great food and watched fireworks light up the night sky. I enjoyed waking up this morning craving my morning coffee with no headaches or tummy aches but instead, feeling rested and ready for the day. I think it was a great way to start 2013 and I think I just might run with this... Resolution: Make healthier choices?

We're currently cuddled up in bed watching Netflix and scrolling through potential vacation packages as OB snoozes at the bottom of the bed. With the curtain drawn at 1pm, he still believes it's night time, and as long as we sta…