I finished my thesis, which still feels pretty great(!), came back to Edmonton, and got started back with ACGC, I had a chance to reconnect with friends and family that I had missed, and begin missing the friends who had become like family while being away. Somehow, I'm still trying to figure out who I want to be or what I want to do. I am beginning to think, this isn't a question with an answer - just a series of questions that guide choices and decisions that lead to new questions... They just keep on coming and changing. :)
I have, however, had some fun this year (want some photos?)!
It has been great to be 'home' to spend time with the small monsters in my life. They're so much fun - and it constantly amazes me how fast they're learning and growing!
|Hanging out at the wading pools! Splish splash!|
|Hanging out at the Farm on the way to Calgary|
|At the Calgary zoo - a monster turns into a bear!|
|At the ice festival - "cool" slides|
I got to go with a group of visiting students from China and Korea to Banff National Park this winter. Introducing 'Alberta' winter to a group was fun. Sliding, skating, cross-country skiing, snowball fights... It was a hoot!
|At the Ice Carving Festival in Banff, Alberta|
|How many years do you think it normally takes before you learn to lift your heals while sliding down hills?|
I think it takes awhile - and it's funny to watch, whether little kids or adults.
|On to tobogganing!|
|Most of the crew|
|Cross Country Skiing!|
|And something green... So you know it's still me taking pictures, even with all those people in them. :)|
|Swinging in Edmonton!|
Until quite recently - spring has been indecisive if it wanted to be present in Alberta, so an adventure to Vancouver/Victoria was called for - where spring was well under way. Flowers, green grass, leaves, ocean... beautiful.
So another year has moved it's way through my life - and it seems it is time for more changes.
I am getting married in August, which is so exciting (!!!) and then it appears that we're moving to Guatemala. So the Prairie Girl's going to hit the road again. I don't know if I will be much of a blogger until I head off - but I will get this up and going again - once on the move. If you happen to have a lead on a job in Guatemala... I need one - starting at the end of September. :)
Peace to you!