Wednesday, November 30, 2016

No Marriage Is All Sunshine

"No marriage is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storms together."

If you don't already know, Mark and I got married November 30, 2013, outdoors in the absolute pouring rain, with nothing but umbrellas to help keep us dry. We had the above quote incorporated into the very minimal wedding decorations we had. 

(Our wedding ceremony at Redwood Park, Surrey - November 30, 2013)

I chose this quote because it is something that I think holds true for us, but I suspect just about every other relationship (marriage, friendship, etc.) as well.

Deciding to spend the rest of your life with someone, you have to expect that you are not going to get along with each other 100% of the time. As individuals, and as couples, we have bad and good days, and sometimes you can even go for a stretch where things just feel a bit off. Also, life's circumstances are so unpredictable and frequently stressful, that it's only natural for it to sometimes feel like you have a dark grey stormy cloud hanging over you. But, what is most important, is that you remember you are both hanging on under that umbrella together. 

Every storm is beautiful in good company...

Happy three year wedding anniversary to my most special man!


Monday, November 21, 2016


I found this song from watching a volleyball clip on instagram and I absolutely just love it so I have to share! Please please take a listen!

It just makes me feel all the feels...

We're only human after all.

Friday, November 11, 2016


Some snippets of my Women's 6s Rec Volleyball League this past Thursday (I'm the setter in the grey t-shirt and white knee high socks):


Big thanks to my hubby for capturing some great footage. I am also so grateful for the opportunity to help volleyball run strong in the community! It gives me such pride! If only I could do more! More courts, more players, more competition, more fun! 


Tuesday, November 1, 2016


"There's a lot of beauty in ordinary things."
-Pam Halpert (The Office) 

(Captain & I out for a walk)

Never underestimate the ordinary...