Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I've lived a quarter of a century.

Ok, so it feels exactly the same now that I'm 25 as it did when I was 24 a week ago... but still... thinking about it, I just turned 25 on Monday. That's a quarter of a century, and a big milestone if I think about it. The next big birthday is 30! It doesn't seem possible that I could be that old... but here I am, 25!

So now that I have psyched myself into such a frenzy about getting old, I have decided that this is the time to set some goals for myself and really follow through with them. My mother in law always says that your birthday is the start of your personal new year, and this year, I think I believe her. It feels like a new year. So many good things have been happening for my family and I, the Grey Cup, new puppy, great job, etc... we're happy and everything is great. So, now to set some personal goals for the year.

First one is to get healthy. I just signed up for another 5K this weekend, and an 8K in February. That will lead me to the 10K Sun Run in April.... which will put me on track to run my first half marathon next fall. It's something I have always wanted to do, so this is my year!!! Wish me luck! (Actually, I don't need luck, I need determination and anti-laziness...)

SNOW in Vancouver!

Yup, it happened. What everyone promised NEVER happens here on the west coast... SNOW! And not just a little bit... over a foot (I have no idea how many centimeters that is...)!!!

So of course like the kids that we are, Jason and I, along with some good friends of ours who live in the neighborhood, took the dogs out at 10:30 pm on Sunday night and went sledding! We were a little ghetto- since we didn't have sleds, we used trash bags- I realy honestly thought it was a dumb idea and that it would never work, but I was so wrong! We had so much fun, the dogs loved it, it was great! Everything was so white and clean and pretty... what a nice way to celebrate the day before my 25th birthday! Definitely a night I will always remember!

My new job

Well I was at my new Canadian job for about a month when I found out they were changing my position already. It was extremely flattering to find out that the managers have been impressed by my work, and believed that I am qualified enough to work as a student advisor! So I started 2 weeks ago, and its been challenging and great. I have met with students, I receive emails daily thanking me for my encouragement and advice... really nice to go to work every day and make a differnece in someone's life, you know? I might just be good at this advising stuff after all! :)

Our new family member!

Presenting... CHAMP!

Champ is a now 10 week old greman sheppard mix puppy, he joined our family the night we got home from the Grey Cup (and obviously he is named in that way!)

Lola is getting used to him... we're a happy little family!


WOOHOO!!!!!! The BC Lions are the 2006 Grey Cup Champions. Being at the game and seeing Jason win was amazing. I'm such a girl, I cried on the sidelines at the end... but I couldn't help it, I was just so happy for him and all his teammates!

So here are a few pics:

Jason the champ! :) Pretty cool pic huh?

My weekend roomie, Lysa (one of the guys' girlfriends) and I on the bus on the way to the game

Jason and I with the Grey Cup at the party after the game! How exciting!!! (wow, I'm short!!!)

Haven't been in a while....

I haven't blogged in a while... about a month I think! I can say that my cute new rain boots have definitely been getting some use here in Vancouver!!!

So I am going to catch up tonight and post a whole bunch of new things... :)