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Fitness, Lifestyle

Bouldering: What to Expect

Scott and I went bouldering for the first time today! Bouldering is always something I’ve wanted to try and my brother was telling me about this spot about an hour away from us so we knew we had to go. Bouldering is essentially rock climbing on walls that are shorter with bends and boulder shapes jutting out of them. It’s supposed to mimic actual outdoor rock climbing and you climb without a harness. Sounds terrifying but is SO FUN!

When we got there we had to do a quick crash course on how to fall properly (should it come to that) and then we were good to go. There are small walls, tall walls, and different “routes” that are colour coated and ranked for difficulty. The first time I climbed up one of the higher walls I was absolutely terrified. You hit a point where you realize you’ve gone too far to fall comfortably and just hang on with all your might and make it to the top. This particular wall you could climb up and on top of (called “topping off”) and then use a slide to get back down. I loved this because it saved my poor arms from having to carry me back down the wall.

We were there for a bout an hour and a half before my arms were too tired to haul me up even the simplest of routes. I actually felt gutted that we had to leave because I was having so much fun. I will 100% be back to play again and hear they are actually opening a place in my city, which I’m thrilled about! You should for sure give bouldering a try. If you’re in Ontario Canada (specifically the GTA area) I’d like to give a shout out to the Hub in Markham for being awesome. Go there for sure!

xoxo

Sarah

Lifestyle, Marriage, Uncategorised

Christmas

Sorry for the terrible quality photo in this one but I was way too busy having fun with friends and family to actually take decent pictures. I hope you guys all had a wonderful Christmas (if you celebrate) as well!

Scott and I hung out with his family Christmas Eve and had breakfast with them in the morning. We then drove to my grandparents house for Christmas Day dinner. It was so great to see my family and we had such a fun day.

Rory had a blast running through all of the wrapping paper (as he does) and got a ton of treats. One of the highlights was telling Scott’s mom she was getting a puppy (who happens to be Rory’s brother).

So tell me what you did for the holiday’s and what your plans are for New Years!

xoxo

Sarah

Lifestyle, Marriage

Our Wedding Day

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One month ago today we got married! I still have to pinch myself to believe that it was real and that it’s all over. The withdrawal is starting to set in and I’m starting to really miss wedding planning. Sure it’s stressful but it ends up to be so worth it.

Our wedding couldn’t have been better. It poured rain but our photographer was so fantastic she managed to find wonderful locations for our photos anyway. The rain broke just enough for us to get a few outdoor shots as well.

The wedding was at a tree farm and was inside a greenhouse. As you can see from the last photo it was a beautiful venue and really felt like you were outside despite the rain.

We felt so loved surrounded by our friends and family and were so happy that everyone had such a great time. We want to have an annual wedding we loved it so much! Haha!

Lifestyle

Thanksgiving & 7 Things I’m Thankful For

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It’s thanksgiving weekend in Canada!

Every time I think of Canadian Thanksgiving and American Thanksgiving I think of this moment in HIMYM.

So seeing as we have a whole weekend to spend being thankful I thought I’d share what I’m thankful for this year!

 

1. Family

Ok this is an obvious one. Most people are thankful for their family (I hope). This year however Scott and I got married so our families combined and it is awesome. I’m so thankful for all the people that came to celebrate with us and who made us feel so loved.

2. School

This is weird I know, but after working in an industry I hated for 3 years I’m very very thankful to be back in school and pursuing a new dream. It feels like a fresh start and I’m so grateful for Scott’s support in this venture.

3. Technology

I’m completely in awe of technology and how far it advances every year. The new computers, watches, phones, and apps blow my mind. I saw an app today that shows you what your tattoo will look like on so you can test it before you ink it. Like what? Amazing!

4. Free Time

As I get older I appreciate free time more and more. You really learn to value it when you’re juggling family, friends, school, work, business ventures, etc. Savour it!

5. Canada

I love my Country! We are known for being too nice, apologizing too much, playing a lot of hockey, and basically living off maple syrup and donuts. I’m not upset at all by these sterotypes. Could be worse right? Plus Canada is just a great place to live in; we have beautiful scenery, we’re huge, have free health care, and are a pretty friendly bunch.

6. Rory

We brought our sweet red toy poodle home on Thanksgiving weekend last year and had no idea how much he would change our lives for the better. I’ve had dogs all my life but this was Scott’s first and his attachment too him is so strong and adorable. Rory basically makes all of our excursions way more fun, is the best cuddle buddy, and keeps me company while Scott is away for work. He’s amazing.

7. Vacations

Two weeks till we leave for our Honeymoon and we could not be more excited. We will be going to the Barcelo Beach resort in the Mayan Rivera. I’ve been there before, but Scott hasn’t and I know how much he’s going to love it. It’s an all inclusive resort with so much to do and see. Can we just leave now?

 

Are you celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend? Even if you’re not let me know what you’re thankful for!

Lifestyle, Marriage

Being Married

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As I write this I have been married for a week. One whole week. I don’t pretend to be an expert in this subject, but I’ve noticed something that I feel needs to be brought up.

If you’re newly married I’m sure you’ll understand the shear amount you get asked “Soooo…how does being married feel?” I mean, I get it, everyone’s curious about ‘the other side’ especially if their not married. How did I feel being married? Not any different. I started to worry that there was something wrong with me. Should I feel different?

Being married is a big deal. You join a covenant with your significant other that you need to cherish, keep alive, and never break. There is a lot of pressure and responsibility that goes along with this, such as working through fights and always putting each other first.

But as far as feelings go…I already lived with Scott (while he’s in the same Country), I already valued our relationship more than anything else and already knew we would be spending the rest of our lives together. This didn’t just happen when we got married.

I woke up the day after our wedding exhausted, bursting with joy and feeling so loved, but ultimately the same. So is it just me? Or is it just because we already lived together? Or do any of you feel the same way? Fill me in!

**Disclaimer: That photo is not us! Just a stock photo. Photos of our wedding will be coming soon!**