Category Archives: 2014

2014 – Let’s Take a Look Back

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This was the year…

We kicked off with a PJ party

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We celebrated my birthday by playing dodgeball and raising a bunch of money and food (231lbs of food and $420) for Feed Nova Scotia

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I got to go with my boss to run a REALLY cool errand for Adsum house.

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I made my 7th Kiva loan. I have been reinvesting the same loan over and over since we made the first donation in memory of Kevin almost 6 years ago.

Our Pantel family devastated by the loss of our fearless leader Eamon

My gall bladder blew up and I spent 4 days in hospital having emergency surgery

I learned to bake bread

I worked pretty much every weekend of the winter, thanks Mother Nature                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

We celebrated Aimee’s birthday with a super cool masquerade party

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Gil and I took an AMAZING trip to Cuba, it was seriously one of the best weeks of my life

 

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More storms, snow and ice kicked our ass! April arrived but failed to bring Spring with it.

 

 

We celebrated SZJ 10!

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Gil suffered through the longest cold EVER

We had ANOTHER basement flood

May brought a hint of Spring at long last

 

 

Our sweet little Logan turkey turned one

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Gil got his cat suit and changed the face of dodgeball forever

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The world lost Maya Angelou and it broke my heart

Gil gave life to his dream of Jugger

I got a permanent position at work which has been the cause of both joy and strife

June finally brought some decent weather and a break from the storms

Moncton suffered a terrible tragedy and the whole of Canada had it’s heartbroken

FIFA World Cup!!

Corey went to Hong Kong to play a little dodgeball and came home with a gold medal

July came and brought the heat, and Arthur, Screw you Arthur!!

 

Jennifer threw one hell of a retirement party for my right ovary

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I had a major surgery to remove an ovary and two very large masses

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Aimee, Gil and I perfected the twatsiepop.

Recovery was very long and very difficult but I really found out who the best friends in the world are

 

 

August first our household became a little bit smaller when Kian moved into his own apartment but our family became a little bit bigger with the arrival of Great Niece Vienna

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We celebrated our first ever Thanksgiving in Summer

The world lost Robin Williams and became a less funny place to live

We played and won Great Escape

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Jugger exploded taking Halifax by storm

 

                                                                                 

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August 21st brought the best phone call I have ever received NO CANCER

 

Despite my discomfort we set off to PEI for another amazing DB tournament (I watched, Gil played) and spent a wonderful weekend with our DB family

 

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September kicked off with an amazing declutter challenge, which I totally rocked!

Went back to SMU for the first time in a decade to watch some football

Sara and Jay got married!!!

 

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I got a fish! Welcome to the family Baby Blu

 

I hand one last infection post surgery and my doctor launched a nuke of antibiotics to finish it off.

Aimee, Jodi and I had another Jann date and this time we had some new friends too Katie and Darla.

I applied for and got a work at home position, making yoga pants my favorite new work outfit.

I took two glorious weeks of vacation

Gil and I celebrated 8 years of marital bliss

We celebrated thanksgiving with a birthday party potluck

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A senseless murder in the nations capital shocked all Canadian’s to the core

Our computer room was transformed into a skull production facility

 

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Gil turned 43, putting him back in his prime

 

The rest  December has flown by in a haze of parties and crafts and Jello shots. It has not been an easy year pretty much everyone I know has faced a lot of challenge this year but I for one feel like I am coming out stronger, more well rounded, grounded in the things that really matter.

I hope that 2015 brings more love, more adventure and most of all more time with the people I love. Happy New Year Everyone!!