My heart is smiling in sheer anticipation of all to come over the next few days. Two of the bestest, most awesome peeps whom I loves dearly are getting hitched and I could not be happier or more excited! I shall hit the road to the mighty muskokes tmo to revel in the moments and magic that will be this weekend. Cannot wait! weeeeeee! V. xo
To live is to learn and to learn is to truly live. what a year that has been. So much gained through so much to digest and embrace. I am more free and alive then I have ever been. Sometimes it is scary to think how quickly ones life can go from up to down and vice versa. But these are the moments which remind us we're alive, that we're living. Thank goodness for that! May the year ahead bring me more challenges and goals to attain and conquer. May my heart smile big and wide and my soul sing loud and strong. May laughter and love surround me and negative intentions melt to the way side. May I never ever settle or be content with anything in my life. May I live hard and fast but be present in every single moment and love the one I am with whomever and wherever we might be. 31 is going to be good. Its going to be great. I can feel it right down to the tips of my toes. 09 is still mine and well I am still working on my 31 slogan. I will come up with something don't you even fret. Tmo is my birthday and I can hardly wait for not only my celebrations tonight but for all that is ahead. Off I go to enjoy my most favorite day of the year...Happy Birthday to me!
I am 155% exhausted. My whole body from inside to out is tired. But friends it is an excellent tired. A tired from the best most possible weekend. A weekend where two wonderous, gorgeous, peeps I adore tied the knot. M&J live far far away in Paris France and it is on the rare occasion that I get to spend some time with them. This weekend I was lucky enough to steal a moment from each of them. I shall treasure those moments always. I actually was lucky enough to make it across the pond for a vissy with them in France last summer. A real treat. These two amazing peeps not only tied the knot they did so in a very special place, that may have actually stolen a teeny tiny bit of the ole Ving Nation's heart. PEI. The Gentle isle made my soul whistle and my little heart sing. The peeps of PEI are gentle, kind, laid back and friendly as hell. The place is pure beauty which makes you feel light and relaxed. Sunday morning (ok ok late morning), with a very foggy head I made my way to the red sanded beach in the private community of Kepoche where M's cottage resides. I waded in and dove in. The Atlantic was luscious and luxurious. I splashed about and took every ounce of that moment in...My heart was smiling so big it was laughing. I climbed out of the ocean and lay on the beach for quite sometime. I wanted to not only take it all in but swallow it whole. I lay there going over so much in my head and allowed any stress that still remained to be washed off of me. The beauty of the ocean and all surrounding almost took my breath away but allowed me to fill up with so much happiness. There were moments of this weekend that were hard. That cut deep. I will not go into the gory details because at the end of the day the weekend was so great, so wonderful, that I will not allow the instances that hurt to overshadow my reasons for being there. But I will say one thing, sometimes time stands still. We all hustle and bustle through everyday-every week-every month where we are constantly having to change, grow, learn. There are stressful times but they always seem to be accompanied by the bestest of best times. Through such moments, I change, I grow, I fall down and then I always get right back up. This weekend I was reminded of how lucky I am that I can feel with not only the tips of my fingies but in the depths of my heart and my soul. I thrive from change but I always blossom when faced with challenge and I genuinely thank my lucky stars for that. I shall always remember this past weekend. It was so wonderful to be in PEI and share in M&J's special day. If I close my eyes I can see the sun shining in the reception hall, with the Atlantic Ocean chasing its rays, while the gentle island stretches out and thieves a little ounce me. I can assure you, Pei & I shall be together at some point again.
The Gentle Island and I have a hot date this weekend. Yep that's right see you soooo soon PEI! Cannot wait for M&J's wedding this weekend! yayayayayayayaya! Catch ya on the east coast yos! I can already taste the delish seafood... V. xo
This post, my friends is looooong overdue! PLEASE Excuse moi! I feel like I am becoming reacquainted with a long lost friend just entering my own site. Please forgive. Pretty pretty please. The last few months have been quite something. I mean it tis summer afterall--though the weather has not really cooperated with the time of year it is still summer which allows for my fave styles and styling. shorts, skirts, dresses, open toed shoes and well you get my point. It has been a busy time. Weekends in the city by the pool, up north with the fam, and real live mos in the sun via bike or on roof. I made my way back to the frac where I did some living and loving on lake of bays. Gin-gynas and good ole fashion Vingoe Family fun. I am 2 mos into my new job and I am truly and utterly loving it. The peeps rock and the culture rolls and I am busier then I have ever been. Long hours and challenging moments are putting me to the test--exactly what I have needed for quite sometime. July was much more uneventful then I had hoped or even expected but ya know it was much needed. I am now gearing up for a busy ass August with weddings to look forward to and my most fave day of the year--my bday. yep that time of year again. I can't wait. tho this year it will be less hoopla it is still my day of birth so I will be up to something where fun and friends are involved. Friends of mine that now live in France will be married a week this Saturday and My very own keeks is 24 days away from her big day. My heart is smiling in anticipation. Life is swimming along at an amazing pace. I cannot wait for the next few weeks...fun is guaranteed, laughter will most definitely abound and friends will be sharing in the mos right along with me. hoorah for summer! (sigh) oh how I love the days of good ole summa. V. xo