Friday, June 06, 2014

Thank You

Thank you to all of you who take the time to read my blog.  I also want to thank you all for voting for me as Vancouver's Top Mom Blogger of 2014 over the past two weeks , I truly appreciate it.  I write this blog to document my children's lives and to talk about life, marriage and parenting along the way.  I love learning and I think that's often best done by sharing truthfully with others.  I LOVE people sharing their stories.  

The results are in and I'm glad that I tried my best to win.  There was a piece of me that wanted Gary to get his classes to vote for me but that would be really awkward if they started following our blog :)  In the end, I finished SECOND (aw man, should've gotten his classes to vote!).  This is awesome and I was quite close to first place (I'll wait for her to announce it so I won't share the winner here).   I would've LOVED a trip to the Painted Boat Resort and Spa, but that's okay, we'll have fun on our backpacking trip to Garibaldi Lake :)

It doesn't hurt to try and I'm glad that I did.  It's pushed me to share what I have to say with others.  I often feel like what I have to say is unimportant.  I feel like I'm not qualified.  I feel like my grammatically correct friends are horrified.  However, you never know how just one statement might affect someone's life and outlook.  Maybe one blog post or photo provides some entertainment to someone wide awake at 3am.  If there's something you've been thinking of doing, I encourage you to try.

{Talking about trying, Nya's been trying her football skills out.}

I'll be back on Monday. This weekend we have a wedding to photograph and Chapman family members to celebrate.  Busy with great things.  Love and family.

Thank you again.



  1. Aw - boo:( Sad you didn't win but at least more people have discovered your blog and will soon (if they haven't already) appreciate your honesty, humour and outlook on life!

  2. so close!!!! :(

    but thank you for your blog - i sure love reading it!

  3. Second??!! That's amazing!!!!!!!

  4. Congrats on being second!!! That is exciting!!!