holi-WEEK

Ah it has been a time since I last did something such as post on my blog Рso the time has come for me to add something new to this world and try to share an ounce of what has been occurring . . . so now the decision is of what to share . . .

First maybe the reason for my lack of these things we call blogs, then maybe about my ever so lovely Christmas holiday (which i may add is still happening ūüôā )

So the reason for a hold on things – one of my dearest possessions is well broken – if you do not already know what I am eluding to it is my mac:my Anderson¬†Cooper:my silver fox:ac:the mac bookpro.¬† So it has been about a month since we have truly been together both in amazing working order ūüė¶¬† So as this problem is still not figured out my access to a computer to do this has decreased and I also have no photos to share of this festive season ūüė¶

As for the Christmas season – it has been amazing – filled with friends (a wonderful Christmas party the last day in S’toon¬†we had before heading home), family ūüôā , gifts, food, and ‘good wholesome family fun’ to top it off.¬† I don’t¬†really want to share too much¬†on some of the amazing stuff I have done so far as i¬†do not have photos to share with it and i mean that makes it all the better.

I guess just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas even if it is a tad late and just to remember the reason we all celebrate this season.

 Matthew 1:18-25

Merry Christmas!!

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you will be my guide

*They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint* Isaiah 40:31

*I look up to the mountains-does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made the heavens and earth…* Psalm 121

*Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything…* Philippians 4:6

I want to ask for pray and thank those of you who have all ready been praying.

Simple prayer request – just to pray for a certain situation – peace, forgiveness, understanding and strength are all greatly needed.

I appreciate this, we all appreciate this.

It is refreshing to see the body of Christ come together to pray and support one another when someone is going through a rough patch.  I am watching it happen right now Рfeeling it happen.

If you also know of any encouraging bible verse (such as the ones above) please let me know them so I can have them and also pass them on to those I know really need them right now!

Jesus, I need you. My heart is deflated inside itself.  My heart and spirit are faint within me right now. (Ps. 142)

and he shall be my SQUISHY :)

I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy. Come on, Squishy Come on, little Squishy.

– Dori

Meet the newest addition to family РArtimus Squishy

I don’t have a good portrait of him yet but this is one when I first met him – we will get a family photo later on!

Now Artimus here has a small cylinder to live in – so we may buy him something a bit larger. that way i can also fit my hand kind of it so i can teach him to eat out of my hand! ¬†I guess they do that – this little guys are quite smart and i mean a.squishy obviously is because he is a child of mine ūüėČ ¬†I am super excited I started the training by tapping on the glass when i go feed him so he knows when it is coming! ¬†My lovely friend Kirsten taught me this as her new fish,¬†Nuri (My Fire in hebrew!), was trained to do this – he comes out of the water to get the food – awesome right! I think such!!

Okay and Kirsten’s fish Nuri and A.Squishy are going to have play dates as they are both the same and could use a friend! It will be the beginning of a beautiful fish friendship!

I’ll get a family portrait as soon as I can – just hold your horses – it is coming!

Cheers.

many returns of the day

This was a ‘draft’ for a while. so it will be as if it were posted when it was written which would be Thursday.

Today I turned Twenty years old.  I have mixed feelings about this day.  I am excited it was my birthday and that people say happy birthday and it is nice.  But I am no longer a teenager.  This I find sad.  It is what I like to call my quarter-life crisis.  So the other day I went and bought shoes Рand it helped a bit.  And I have another pair that is like being watched because I am going to buy them next chance I get!!

So the twentieth birthday. ¬†You may ask what I did. ¬†I mean it is twenty it should be crazy. ¬†Well I guess last night was more crazy when I went out with friends but maybe I will save that till tomorrow and can put some pictures up too. ¬†But today (November 11th – the official day of my birth) I woke up and headed to the Remembrance Day Service with Andrea, Amber and Brendan (my family who lives in Saskatoon – 2 sisters and brother-in-law). ¬†I have never missed a Remembrance Day service and I guess it is just how my birthday always starts off – which makes for some nice consistency ūüôā ¬†So after that we went back to Amber and Brendan’s and had some waffles and then sat on the couch and just relaxed till about 4 thirty. ¬†At this time Andrea and I went home and got ready and we all went to a lovely restaurant called Las Palopas. ¬†Oh and here I opened my lovely Birthday gifts from them which I must say were AMAZING. ¬†The one a massage which will come in so wonderfully handy when I am done school as I was wanting to get one then anyways! ¬†And then Andrea got me these lovely Alice in Wonderland cups (which you should know I LOVE Alice in Wonderland) that are from Disneyworld!! I wanted them when we were there and never got them and was sad but then now i have them and they go so wonderfully with my Alice in Wonderland tea press – ah how i love my life! ūüôā

Okay umm so then after that we went and got a starbucks and then watched CSI. And that was my birthday… it was nice i went to bed at like 10:30 (which is allowed because I am officially OLD!). Ah yes good good!!

 

Birthday – complete

But will continue on FRIDAY as my parents are coming into the city for the weekend!!

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Until then – Cheers.

luke liable photography

This video is so lovely!! It is a great idea and it turned out so well!!   A friend from my childhood made it Рso watch it . . .

Check out his blog – it is AMAZING!!

He does such talented work and is not afraid to try new things – which always end up looking amazing by the way!!!

Go see his work – I promise you will not be disappointed!!

http://lukeliablephotography.wordpress.com/

life. love. but mostly pixie dust.

i just want to put things i love.

like the idea of pixie dust and fairies and fairy tales. it sounds magical.

i want a fairy tale ending. i want a movie meeting.

but anyways – a few videos a few photos from myself and a quick thought here and there!

so i hope you enjoy

#1 Video – Alexander Mcqueen Tribute by Gianfranco Reni Fall Winter 2010/2011

I love this show – the detail that is in it makes me so happy. for one i love feathers and some of those outfits have the most amazing feather patterns and detail that just makes me fall in love with it and want it so much. it is even in the shoes i mean who does not want feathers on your shoes. however they could get like matted and gross fast but. still. ¬†okay and this may sound odd but i love the masks (gas mask type style) and that bird type beak the one girl has. ¬†i love that style of creativity. it makes me happy. ¬†it is chic yet mysterious. ¬†plus the music (chemical brothers – come with us) is epic and i mean who wouldn’t like it. ¬†it ends off with missy elliot. ūüôā

#2 Photos

These are just some photos I took myself – just a few – most of the ones i really like have probably been put up. probably

 

#3 A Secret Garden

the above picture (which was taken in Florida in the Everglades) makes me think how amazing it would be to having my very own secret garden.  it would be peaceful. serene. just like the picture i took here. calm. peace.

so the secret garden would be an amazing place to do what i love which would be take pictures. to draw. to imagine. ¬†to design. to clear the mind. ¬†it gets cluttered in our busy world and i think everyone needs their very own secret garden to unwind in. ¬†to stop being so serious and enjoy a moment. ¬†weather it actually be a garden or just a ‘secret’ place you can do this.

 

This seems to be enough for now because I want to go to sleep – sleep is one of my favorite things – this may not be ‘cool’ but i find it very lovely! ¬†and then maybe i will have energy to maybe like set up my room a bit more even if i have been here for two months i still have stuff to do – that is if i get my studying done – blah.

cheers . . .

 

wanting to start again?

A video seems like the perfect way for artists to let their creativity shine.  To bring what they are feeling across to the audience in picture and not just through the words.  The words they sing, the story they are telling can become a vision Р something we can see Рit lets us sense it in a different way.  We hear the words but seeing that visual motion picture makes it mean so much more and more memorable (in most cases at least!).

This recently happened to me when watching the video Firework by Katy Perry.  I heard the song and was like okay those lyrics are good people can relate to that Рcan be then inspired by the lyrics.  But then I watched the video and it made it mean that much more.

Now besides the whole bizarreness of thinking of fireworks like spouting out someone’s chest all crazy – the video is awesome. And even if the fireworks coming out of the person is an odd visual it makes so much sense to the song. ¬†And really makes the point she is trying to make that much more prominent.

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind
Wanting to start again

Do you ever feel, feel so paper-thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in

These first to verses just start the song off so well. ¬†I mean who has not felt that way? ¬†Who isn’t feeling that way? ¬†I feel like so often I am just blowing past my life – that I can’t seem to get a grasp and do things right. ¬†I can imagine what I want but to grasp it is impossible. ¬†Just like you are blowing away a used item that just needs to start from scratch. ¬†Or feeling like everything that happens slowly works you down until you are paper-thin and can not hold yourself up anymore. ¬†The judgement of those around you, not being what the world says you should be, being used, not being able to do what you love because you must first accomplish those things society makes important. ¬†There are so many things in this world that is placed there to bring you down. ¬†To get past those things is a challenge and one that must be overcome. . .

This song just reminds you that inside of you is such amazing light and potential and what is the point of hiding it?

Think of watching fireworks go off.  How do they make you feel?  What does it look it? How amazing are they?

Do they make you feel excited, happy, full of energy? ¬†There are so many words you could use to describe what they look like and how absolutely amazing they can be. ¬†They can be set to music, be put into shapes, they can be set off to celebrate some very memorable moments. ¬†They can be the main event. ¬†You have the same potential as those fireworks. ¬†All those words that can be used to describe fireworks can be used to describe you – unique, amazing, bright, and so much more. ¬†Fireworks need to be lite in order to go off – you need to be ‘lite’ and let your fireworks go off!

Everyone has their spark to be ignited – everyone can shine.

Here is the video – just watch the story – listen to the lyrics – get inspired

Comment Рlet me know if you agree Рif you have felt this way or feel this way now Рif this was something to inspire РI want your take on it. Share with me .  .  .

Cheers!