Jan 1, 2010

We Do Not Remember Days, We Remember Moments

The past decade has been a crazy one for me. Each year holds some special memories that stand out from the rest.

I went to visit a friend in Stockholm, Sweden for a 10 day holiday and decided on a whim to move there. This was one of the best decisions of my life. A beautiful place that holds so many happy and hilarious memories! This is the school where I taught:

This was not my favourite year. I came back to Canada because of a guy (dumb dumb dumb) and moved to Peterborough (dumber dumber dumber) and learned that I was not cut out for small town life anymore. I taught at a Catholic School even though I am so not religious. Sorry, no pics for this one!

This is the year I met Randy at an outdoor Great Big Sea concert in February. He asked me to move to Europe with him that night. I said yes. Holy crap, we look so young here. I think he may still have this shirt.


 Randy and I made the move to London, England. We had no place to live. I had been hired for my teaching position over the phone and Randy had no job. We had no television for months. We travelled all over Europe to places I had always dreamt of. We got to know our local and went out for curry once a week. The shopping, oh, the shopping. Pimms. We made friends that we will have for life. Loved every minute! Drunk in every photo, I think.

More travelling: Octoberfest in Munich, Prague before Christmas, Venice and more. Randy took me to stay in a castle in Scotland on my birthday. He asked me to marry him in the courtyard of the Louvre. I said yes. We got drunk on champagne and called all of our friends and family.

Back to reality. We decided it was time to grow up and move home to Ontario. We bought a house, started new jobs and planned a wedding. I got to spend time with my BFFs and meet some of the greatest friends a girl could ask for.

Randy and I got married in in Nova Scotia and celebrated with our friends and family at White Point Beach Resort. The most fun wedding ever (if I do say so myself). I also ran my first race, the 8k Night Crawler, in Toronto.


The birth of my sweet baby boy, Jacob, was the greatest moment of my life. I had no idea you could love someone so so much.

This was the year I got to watch my son do everything. I could not be more proud watching him learn and grow. We spent his first birthday in Nova Scotia. Jacob took one handful of his cake and decided it would just be easier to stick his face right in and take a bite. Right some cute (as they say back home).

The birth of my second sweet boy, Cooper ties for greatest moment of my life. It's amazing how, when you think you already love as much as you can, your heart opens up and makes room for more.

What are your favourite moments of the past decade?


  1. I love that you moved to Europe on a whim... ah those days when we could just pick up and move to another country!

  2. I am so jealous of your last decade. Europe seems like a dream! One of my biggest regrets is that I didn't do something the same. Instead I was married to my high school sweetheart in 2000 (10 years this year, wow!), we built two houses together (2003 & 2007) and had two baby boys (2006, 2009). Lots to think about, maybe I need to do some reflecting too. Really enjoyed this glimpse into your life.

  3. A whole decade has passed us by - incredible! It has been 13 years since we met at UMPI, and yet we have retained our youthful glow, how do we do it? And look, if you didn't move back to Canada for that dumb, dumb boy you wouldn't have found your prince and your two gorgeous baby boys! Three Cheers for Dumb Dumb Boys - they lead us to the where we are now (the dumb asses!) xo Erin

  4. Great post Sarah! The past 10 years have gone by so fast and so much as gone on - it's crazy!! That photo of us downtown must be after a "booze cruise" eh? it made me laugh:) and your wedding at White Point was a blast! I love that photo of Jacob with his face in the cake and the last one where he's checking out his new brother - they're priceless!
    <3 ang

  5. Amazing Sarah! What a fabulous decade you had :) Great photos too - it was nice to follow your life for the past ten years.

    p.s. we got married at White Point too :) I grew up walking distance from there and my mom and dad still live there!! You look gorgeous in your wedding dress!

  6. What a wonderful retrospective! Your boys are adorable!

  7. Wow! What an amazing post... so beauatiful, such an awesome decade, except for your not so favourite year. But I think the rest - espeically 2003 and 2004 and '06, '07, '08 and '09 make up for that year, huh? :) Your boys are so beautiful! You are a lovely family. I hope you have another amazing decade!!

  8. Wow! Amazing that you lived in Europe. Definitely time to do that kind of thing before you have kids! And you were a beautiful bride.



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