Halloween 2017

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Halloween 2017

Halloween is upon us! Here are some pics from the weekend - will update on the 31st. 

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I wish I had taken more photos but I was too busy attempting to recapture my youth by drinking everything in sight (spoiler alert: it was a poor choice, as per usual).  

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Took a stab at carving a minions themed pumpkin tonight for Everett. He approves! Huzzah!! I must have done a pretty good job! 

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Now & Then

Fall 2017: 

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Fall 1987: 

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Wheelbarrows never go out of style. We are so blessed to have this great family space to share love, laughs & good cheer. See you next season, cottage!

Happy hour snacks! 

Happy hour snacks! 

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I only do THIS once a year...

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I only do THIS once a year...

Every day, the Ottawa Mission serves up three warm meals for people in need. Yes, it’s a men’s shelter but the meals are for everyone. No one is turned away. I can personally vouch for that.

The holidays are an extra special time. More love is shown in a wonderful display of charity, kindness, togetherness, cheer. Things that exist permanently within the Mission’s walls but really shine through during Thanksgiving Service. Guests of the Mission are invited to bring their friends and families and have a proper meal served to them.

Volunteers like these big events the most because the warmth kinda stays with you extra long when you’re a part of something so special. It’s difficult to physically become a volunteer on these days because they’re so HOT! But don’t dispair. Help is still needed and you can be a part of the Mission’s Thanksgiving feast on Monday, October 9th. 

Rogers Radio has teamed up with the Mission. For TWO DAYS, it’s a Turkey Drop blitz! Listeners are encouraged to bring in food donations (large frozen turkeys)  as it takes 80-90 20lb turkeys to pull off this magical meal. It’s also a fun way to get your name or shout out on your favourite station: 1061Chez, KiSS1053, 1310News or Country1011. 

Rogers Radio has teamed up with the Mission. For TWO DAYS, it’s a Turkey Drop blitz! Listeners are encouraged to bring in food donations (large frozen turkeys)  as it takes 80-90 20lb turkeys to pull off this magical meal. It’s also a fun way to get your name or shout out on your favourite station: 1061Chez, KiSS1053, 1310News or Country1011. 

If haulin’ a bird to the station ain’t your bag...

via the Mission’s official release: Financial donations can be made online at ottawamission.com, over the phone or in person. Frozen turkey donations can be dropped off at any time at The Ottawa Mission’s front desk, located at 35 Waller St. Arrangements can also be made to have turkey donations picked up by calling 613-234-1144, ext 248

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2day at Motorcycle Skool...

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2day at Motorcycle Skool...

I drove a motorcycle for the very first time today. I'm 31, a mother of two and have a pretty wretched physical disability. I'm very, very busy but managed to find the time to cross something off my bucket list (or, to try to).

I believe my instructors are Shane and Dave  from the Ottawa Safety Council and my group is full of awesome people. Some with loads of moto experience and some with zero, like myself. I'm taking the M1 exit test tomorrow - wish me luck! 

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Um, so yes. That's gotta be some leftover lunch in my teeth but I was too stoked to notice when I snapped this selfie. Yes. I got caught selfy-ing and yes, it was mildly embarrassing. Not as embarrassing as the time I dropped the friggin' motorcycle though... oops!

Here's hoping I don't blow it tomorrow! Today was one for the books. I see why riders love it.  

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