He is my first baby. And he’s a shit head. Ever seen the movie Marley and Me? Well forget about it, that dog has nothing on Bruiser. Bruiser can open all doors. House doors, vehicle doors, fridge doors, freezer doors. All. Doors. He eats all food. And for 180lbs, he’s super stealthy about it. He has destroyed furniture, pushed an entire window out of a house and has stuck his head through every one of the screens in our windows. I could go on. But he is also a snuggle bug, gentle, loyal, good with Charlie and protective of our family. He was there through some of the more tough times in my life, got me through university, lived with me in my first rental, was part of one of the many reasons I fell in love with my husband (Roan and Bruiser were immediate besties and dogs are a great judge of character), and has since been there through every major milestone in our lives. And now he will be there for when we bring our second human baby home from the hospital. We take his unconditional dog love for granted, and today I just want to recognize my gratitude for him ❤️ #dogsofinstagram#mastifflove#gratitude#silverlinings
r e a l i t y | Live look at today. A day filled with clean laundry, unpacking prized belongings, hopeful visits from our insurance adjuster + water damage specialists, a bit of a Fall decorating, and two kids who neeeeeeded to practice trick or treating. Those 2016 penguin costumes are still going strong! #silverlinings#adventuresofstellaandru
We finally got back into meal planning and I’m super pumped for our menu this week! 😋
We’re trying to keep it on the simple side this week since I’m starting a training program with the Barrier Breakers tomorrow night! I’m really looking forward to scheduled runs 4 times a week since it will help me hold myself accountable 💪🏻
I've been on my learners permit since I was like 18 and before I left Australia I was determined to get my Probationary license so that I could drive in Canada but I failed because frankly I'm not a very good driver. However, we have driven like 2000 kilometres so far and I haven't had to be the deso once so you know what cheers to that guys #silverlinings
Not quite a #depressionselfie but feeling pretty close to it...i know it is only because of lack of sleep but hey, I'm a law into myself: I don't sleep because I dream of all the stuff I want to do, and I don't sleep because I despair over the fact that I procrastinate far too much to even get down to do the things I want to do x
I got my second haircut this past weekend! My hair is still super curly and I’m hoping it stays that way once it gets longer. After chemo, your hair changes, but I heard that it eventually calms down and goes back to its regular texture. Not mine! It has been a pleasant surprise. Here’s to many more cuts in my future! #celinanogoodlump#breastcancer#chemocurls#silverlinings
Living for the little victories, the quick smiles and moments of triumph. It has been an adjustment transitioning from second grade to pre-K intervention, but even in the rough days, there are things to embrace. #bepositive#silverlinings
“Maybe you’ve been given your mountain to show others it CAN be moved.” - Rachel Hollis @msrachelhollis
Whoa! That hit me like a brick when I was listening to “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis on Audible. Seriously, stopped me in my tracks. Read it again. 🏔🙌🏼❤️ Whoa truth bomb right there. This mountain I’ve been climbing and dealing with in my life, maybe just maybe, I’m suppose to move it instead of climb it.
Motherhood is hard. Single mom life was hard. Dating with kids is hard. Blending families is hard. But I was made to do hard things. I was made for this life. For this mountain. To move It because IT IS possible. I know not all days will be hard and not all days will be filled with rainbows. BUT I do know that all my days as a mom are full of love, gratitude and growth. I’ve been given some people in my life that have walked similar paths, that have in fact moved mountains, similar mountains with such integrity that it gives me strength knowing the rainbows after the storms.
Sometimes your mountain moves an inch and sometimes your mountain moves a mile. Keep pushing, keep fighting the good fight, and remember you’re leading an example for someone somewhere. ✌🏼❤️🌻
You know that moment in a grooms wedding speech where he proudly says publicly for the first time 'My wife and I' to enormous cheers and a clatter of glasses? Well this is my work equivalent of that (but in a messy kitchen with my kids as company and a cuppa to toast with). Today for the first time I can actually and officially say 'My partner and I' about this amazing girl who has been by my side championing Cocoon Child from day one but is now finally fully on board the Cocoon Child chariot as we race towards our dreams. .
Say hello to Liv, my gorgeous younger, smarter and generally more level headed sister who is now a full time member of the Cocoon Child team. She is a true Cocoon spirit - she dreams passionately, adventures daily, works her socks off and lives life on the brighter side of the clouds, tackling everything that comes her way with guts and grace. This was proved to us so hugely last year when she went through months and months of treatment for breast cancer without ever losing one little ray of her sunshine spirit and emerging through it stronger then ever. It has been a dream for us and our older sis Georgia to work together for our entire lives and is definitely one of the silver linings that comes from such a life changing year. Welcome darling Livster, I can't wait to see our future dreams to come true xx .
No surprise here; in our Season 02 finale, we’re cracking open @StarWars: The Last Jedi for an extra long episode with special guest @johnny_utah_hoff and returning guest @samanthagardella . We’ll discuss the wild tonal shifts of the film, the arc and future of the Skywalker saga, what exactly was going on with the Canto Bight plot, PTSD Jedis, space physics, and much, much more. Link in bio.
Plus, we’ll give our thoughts on Season 2 of the show, what to expect from us in the future, some interesting stats on the past season, and lots of other interesting stuff.
It’s a jam-packed episode and will surely fulfill your sadomasochistic needs until our return. Thank you for an amazing second season, and we look forward to bringing you 26 more downer-ending movies in 2019.
If you prefer to listen on platforms other than iTunes, we’re also on Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube.
And be sure to jot down the contest code when you hear it for a chance to win a free Blu-ray - no strings attached!
~ Show me my silver lining ~
I hear a voice calling
Calling out for me
These shackles I've made in an attempt to be free
Be it for reason, be it for love
I won't take the easy road
I don't want to wait anymore I'm tired of looking for answers
Take me some place where there's music and there's laughter
I don't know if I'm scared of dying but I'm scared of living too fast, too slow
Regret, remorse, hold on, oh no I've got to go
There’s no starting over, no new beginnings, time races on
And you've just gotta keep on keeping on
Gotta keep on going, looking straight out on the road
Can't worry 'bout what's behind you or what's coming for you further up the road
I try not to hold on to what is gone, I try to do right what is wrong
I try to keep on keeping on
Yeah I just keep on keeping on
Show me my silver lining
Words by First Aid Kit, My Silver Lining 🖤
Image by @amandadaflos 🖤
On The Road was the first Kerouac book I read. He turns the ordinary and mundane into an adventure by painting it exactly as it is, all corners exposed. 🔹
Here's my reminder note to y'all as I gear up to travel in 2 weeks: You mostly see the highlight reel. 🔹
It's taken a lifetime of practice for me to say that I am in love with my life, even the minutes that challenge or pain me. SHIT STILL HAPPENS THOUGH.
Nothing is all sunshine and rainbows, but we CAN shift our perspectives, find the silver linings, hope, and gifts of the shadows, and still practice being in love with our lives. 💙
Love your life unconditionally.
Monday we out ✨ time for this Mama to sit down (OK I’ve been sitting down all day..) alone and relax. Hoping for a healthier Tuesday. I must admit, I do love the sick kid snugs but it’s heartbreaking seeing your baby in pain 💔 so thankful it’s only tonsillitis. Compared to what some families have to deal with, it’s nothing. #silverlinings
So post operation I feel a new lease of life and want to optimise it, therefore I want to set a few fitness goals by the end of the year to keep me focussed. Thoughts on the following?
2k < 7:45 (previous best 7:51)
5k < 21:30 (previous best 22:18)
3 pull ups (uhh have previously done one 🤔😆). Any suggestions for a fourth goal? Maybe something a little more knee related?
Day 3 and still no power after the tornados 🌪 hit the Ottawa region, hoping there will be and end in sight soon. .
With lack of power and limited cell/internet I’ve had lots of time to reflect. .
Feeling so thankful for these two, our family and our friends; we’re pretty lucky that all we’ve had to deal with is a little inconvenience being without power. .
Seeing the devastation that some families have had to deal with is both heartbreaking 💔 and humbling. .
We are so thankful 🙏🏻 for how the community has come together to help those in need. .
There’s always a silver lining friends; that’s what PD has taught me - no matter how dark a time your faced with - there’s always light. Hold onto that light and it will make everything else feel less dark 😘
“The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed. I can't begin to explain that. Or the craziness inside myself and everyone else. But guess what? Sunday's my favorite day again. I think of what everyone did for me, and I feel like a very lucky guy.” #SilverLinings#Excelsior#GiantsPride#SundayFunday