Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WWTW: Summer fun, advice, and quotes

Hey, friends! 

I really feel like I haven’t had time to blog lately – and like I said yesterday, I have so much to talk about right now!! -  but I’m MAKING time today, anyways.  I mean, it IS We Want To Know Wednesday, after all!


Linking up with Scriptor & Kenzie

1. Show us in pictures how your summer is going so far:

Golf 2013

I consider Canada Day Golf Tourney at the end of May to be the “kick-off” to summer – it didn’t feel much like summer that day, but we had fun anyways!!

Relay 2013.1My fab Relay for Life team, walking to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society in early June

 Neve birthday 3

My niece Neve turned 1 with a backyard BBQ on June 21st!

sarah and jill

On June 22, I went out for dinner & drinks with friends to Fatboy’s in the Market. Friends of ours were playing there, and the music was awesome!

church picnic 3

The Sunday School picnic & sack races have definitely been a highlight!  (This is me, getting my butt whooped by a bunch of kids!)

Jill 3

I’m happiest when I’m on the water… Out on Jeff & Kerry’s pontoon in June!

Cowan's Grad 2013

My Godson Cowan’s graduation on June 26th – so proud of him!!

Bretzlaff Reunion 2013 3 

Seeing my aunts, uncles & cousins at the Bretzlaff Reunion on June 29th was so much fun!  Here are the 7th Generation Bretzlaffs. ;)

Canada Day 2013 6 June 30th Canada Day Celebrations in Quyon – here are my cutie nieces and nephew getting ready for the parade.

 Canada Day 2013 11

  Susie & I at Canada Day.  Oh, y’know, just hanging with the Peace Tower. ;)

 Bluesfest 2013I’ve been having some memorable summer nights at Bluesfest – but by far the most hilarious moment thus far was showing up early for Hunter Hayes on Sunday, and finding out we were there in time for Wu-Tang Clan.  Seriously, though.  I fit in, right???

As you can see from a lot of these pics… the weather hasn’t exactly been stellar.  But that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying the summer thus far, and I’m looking ahead to more great times with family & friends in the weeks to come!

2. What is one thing you are never to busy for?

Lately, I’d have to say working out, or walking/jogging.  It’s been tougher to fit it in with the busier summer days upon me, and I’ve had to juggle my work-out schedule a bit, but I’ve still managed to fit it in at least five days a week.  I feel better when I do it, so I’ve been making it a priority!

Oh, and coffee.  Doesn’t matter if I’m running late in the morning, I always make time to get the Keurig goin’…


3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?

Working!!  Typing on my keyboard!!

4. What is the best advice you have ever received?

I don’t know that I could share just one piece of advice, I’ve had many bits of wisdom that have stuck with me over the years…

*Never, ever, ever, ever start smoking.

*This, too, shall pass.

*When everyone else around you is losing their head, try to keep yours. (can’t say I’ve been successful at following that one… I’m a panicker.)

*Don’t be a follower.  Take your own path.

*Dance like nobody’s watching.

5. Share some of your favorite quotes:

“Everyone’s a star and deserves the right to twinkle.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Kahlil Gibran

Happy Wednesday, everyone! :)


VandyJ said...

Looks like a pretty good summer so far--hope the weather warms up for you--but not too much.

Like your advice--I need to follow it more--the part about this too shall pass.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

OMGoodness. I love the Marilyn Manroe quote! You were smart to have used captions with your photos. So far, your summer has been *great* Fantastic answers, my dear! I enjoyed this post!


Jillian said...

sounds like a great summer so far! jealous of you seeing my future husband (Hunter Hayes) live but was he good live?

Nicole said...

Looks like you've had a fabulous summer and you're lookin good girlie!

Jolene said...

You have had a great summer so far! I love your advice and quotes. Great job working out. I wish I was as faithful as you.

Stacie said...

You are looking so slim and trim, girl!

Hmmm, Hunter Hayes and WTC do not exactly seem like they would have the same target audience...

Anonymous said...

LOL, I always make time for coffee too. Good answer!

Mrs. Match said...

Looks like you're having a great summer! I always have time for coffee too! :-)

Love the quotes, and yes, the never ever start smoking is a great piece of advice.

Nancy said...

I always take time to thank God for each new day, and appreciate all I have. I also have my cup of tea and morning newspaper. Your pictures are super.