Wednesday, June 15, 2011


It's safe to say that I'm a non-traditional type. I'm not sure when this rebellion started, but I have been fighting against tradition for quite some time now. I like to chalk it up to my straight laced k-12 years. I was the epitome of a goody-good. I didn't have a sip of alcohol until I was 18 years old. I enrolled in a local University after Highschool and didn't apply anywhere else because I had a boyfriend and that's what you were "supposed" to do. I also joined the cross-country track team which didn't last long and was the beginning of my changed life. I followed that bold move up with breaking up with my boyfriend of four years and enrolling in a University that wasn't in my hometown.

That one decision single handedly wrote the story of my life up to now. I met my husband there. Now this is where things get scandalous, so pay close attention to the sequence of events: I dated him for 5 years, got pregnant (2008), gave birth the best part of our lives (2009), Pat moved to Belfast for a year, moved to Calgary and got married (2010), and now we are having a reception in my hometown in July!

We did all of this before we even owned a home. Is that weird? It doesn't really feel weird, but I think some people might think its a bit backwards. I don't regret any of it because obviously I wouldn't have my family if things hadn't gone the way they had. I'm not saying traditional isn't great. I think traditional and non-traditional both have a place in this world.

If I ever have any doubt about my non-traditional ways, I just take a glance at my daughter because she's anything but traditional...
enough said.


  1. Nah, not weird at all! I don't think it matters these days what order you do things as long as it's what you want and what makes you happy! Can't wait to see pictures of the reception!

  2. ah - what a great post. & liv is as cute as ever!

  3. Non-traditional seems to of treated you very well :)