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Family – what it is all about

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 We have been able to have the most amazing summer; hanging out with friends and family, making new friends, road trips, ice cream dates, boat rides, fishing, reading, laughing and making memories! This has been one of favourite summers because we took the time to figure out what we wanted and then designed our summer to look the way we wanted.
 
 This word design has been coming up in my language lots lately and ever time I say it I catch myself… We didn’t design everything but we created moments to make memories by design. That is not all we design though; when I started to think about it we put a lot or a little design into a whole bunch of things:
 - moments to make memories
 - finances
 - family of creation
 - lifestyle
 - job enjoyment
 - friendships
 - familyships ( yes, I did just make that word up)
 - time management
 And much much more…. But how much time do we really spend designing these very important areas of life? In my option most people spend more time designing their living room, wedding, baby shower, golf game or anything else we find to spend our time on rather then designing to parts of our lives that truly create the lifestyle we are seeking.
 
 I have made a choice in my life to live by design rather then chance or whatever word you would use to describe it. I would encourage you to make a choice to how you are going to live your life and embrace it! One or the other is not better they are just different; I am sure happiness lays on both sides of the fence and I trust that you can make a choice.
 
 Live love laugh ~ till the end of days
 
 Brettany
 

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Skillet Lasanga

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Mexican Chicken and Rice

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July Meal Prep

July Nourish MenuCheck Out our July Menu :)

Our next Date is July 19 for Prep Day

 

Meal Prep Order Form July 2014 Blank

 

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B and J

Recently I was speaking to a group of people about nutrition and as much as I enjoy talking about food there was a moment that stood out. During my presentation I took a moment to share about my families nutrition and a lady in a back pops up and goes… “ohh I know who your family is” and as soon as she said that I popped back going “we have a memorable family” As quickly as that moment passed I have thought of that moment several times since.

The reason that this interaction has been on my mind is – why is our family memorable, isn’t everyones family memorable? Finally I think that I have got it. We love without expectation of love in return…

At the beginning of this post you will see a picture of myself and Justin. This is my favourite image of the two of us – it is a picture that captures the unspoken love between the two of us. Justin has a very unique, one of a kind skill – He is a secret keeper. I have only heard Justin say 2 words in all of the 12 years that he has been in my life. I always tell Nova (my 3 year old) that Justin is the only person in the world that you can tell anything to and trust that he will never tell anyone else. Now that is a skill that is worthy to be treasured in today’s world!

Recently while listening to a podcast they were chatting about the idea of giving gifts and how we show that we love each other in the modern world… As I was listening to them explain how for example at Christmas we buy gifts for those we love and it is a mutual understanding because you also will be getting a gift in return. I found myself thinking of this concept in inregards to Justin and I. I have always looked at his parents as having given me the greatest gift by allowing me to share loving their son with them. I say this not in a mother-in-law or father-in-law kind of way I say this in a way that Justin will forever be a little boy, he will always need care and they gave me the gift of sharing this with them. Then the second greatest gift is Justin – he has blessed me more then I could take a moment to share in this moment (I will share in a later post – one day )

I tell you all of this because the love that is shown in that picture is true – this is not a romantic love, this is a pure unbridled love that so few have ever had the privilege to know.

 

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June Meal Prep!

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Hey Guys!

We are getting ready for another round of food prep this weekend :) I am excited to show you the menu that we have put together for you guys.

Enjoy the sneak peak!

Cheers,

Brettany

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Italian Stew

Great to make in bulk
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Energy Bites

Great to grab and go
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Community

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I have been blessed to have had a strong community around me my entire life. I have always had many peers, mentors and family to support me when I needed it or to celebrate when there was a moment of overcoming.  Until recently I never understood the power of having a strong and healthy community. I was naive in thinking that everyone had access to a strong support network. I must say when it really settled into my heart that not everyone has this community and if they do have a community it may not be one that builds, it may be one that breaks… It made me truly realize how blessed I have been and how important it is going to be for community builders in the future.

Community builders…

Build not Break…

Multi-generational…

This is what is needed, not a place of judgement, not a place to feel like to have to be a certain way. NO a place to be you with people who appreciate you for being you… How many of us truly have this, and to the ones who do we must outreach to those who do not…

 

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Real solution for people just like me!

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