Peggy’s Cove

So I decided since yesterday was Saturday and since I was feeling miserable with a cold that it was time to get out, get some fresh air and let Edward drive somewhere new and ignore the fact I felt like crap. So he drove us to Peggy’s Cove just outside Halifax. It was a beautiful day to go since it was 20°C out. It wasn’t super busy. Lots of room for climbing on the rocks and taking photos.

First we found a path between the Swiss Air Flight 111 Memorial and Peggy’s Cove so that I could get some photos from further away and then we went into Peggy’s Cove to go walk on the rocks and take pictures. It was beautiful but windy which was perfect for some nice wave pictures as well. This has always been one of my favorite places to go for a walk or to take pictures

This was also my first time ever using Adobe Lightroom CC to edit the pictures. I am actually pretty impressed with what I accomplished with it. They looked great on the camera screen but even better after editing. I am so happy I decided to buy the photography plan. I am really enjoying this again. I forgot how good photography and webdesign and blogging made me feel.

Maybe I will start with a bare bones framework and design my site from scratch. I’m not that good at coding and am not great with PHP but I do know HTML and CSS and I am all for teaching myself new things. Last time I tried it didn’t work out so well but I am not one to give up. So here’s to learning new things! This is going to be a great summer

First up we have a shot from the path between Peggy’s cove and the memorial:

Here’s a nice shot of a retreating wave, this was down right on the rocks around the Lighthouse. I was trying to play with the shutter speed, aperture and ISO but I’ll be honest I have no idea what I am doing so it didn’t work the way I had hoped but still turned out pretty nice anyways. I guess I will be looking up some tutorials on capturing water.

I took this one from the path as well with a 75-300mm lens that came with my camera. It just came with the two but it’s good enough to start out with. No point buying more or upgrading until I get better.

Another wave shot. This one I was also on the rocks a little further from the lighthouse but still accessible from the main parking lot. I love waves.

I think this was another shot right around the same spot as the one above:

This was also taken from the path by the memorial. I love how colorful the buildings in the little town are:

 

Not sure why I took this but I love it. It was also on the path before we got to Peggy’s Cove. It was a bit muddy walking down to it and I soaked my socks and sneakers and scratched the crap out of my legs through the brambles on the path walking down but it was well worth it. I almost forgot I had a bad cold at this point.

Another couple of wave shots down on the rocks near the lighthouse. I love how blue the ocean is. It really was that blue.

Last but not least a close up of the Peggy’s Cove lighthouse. According to Wikipedia the Village of Peggy’s Cove

The first recorded name of the cove was Eastern Point Harbour or Peggs Harbour in 1766. The village is likely named after Saint Margaret’s Bay (Peggy being the nickname for Margaret), which Samuel de Champlain named after his mother Marguerite.

I find that pretty interesting. I didn’t know this until I looked it up. You take for granted the places around you and don’t always know the history I find if you grow up there or you have been there a long long time as I have (over 20 years)

I am very happy how the pictures turned out since it is the first time in over two years I have even touched the camera really and it’s has got me wanting more. I can’t wait to get out and explore this summer. I have booked off like 6 long weekends between now and September at work and a full week in August around our 2 year wedding anniversary to go camping and to go explore places and really have a good time. I figure I get all this vacation, why not right?

Time for some questions for you guys: What are you passionate about? What makes you feel better when your sick? Do you have a hobby?

More then a month!

It’s been almost 40 days since our wedding and how does it feel? About the same lol  I’m not really sure if I expected it to feel different? I really don’t know. Eddie and I talked about it some over the last few days and have come to the conclusion that that’s a very good thing

If anything I love him more and more and more every day so I know it’s the right decision for us. We are settling down and enjoying the married life but honestly day to day life doesn’t feel so different and I love it. I know that if you don’t live together first it must really seem different but we already knew what we wanted and had already established a pattern before getting married.

I love being at home with him during the day and I love still having the weekends together. I wish I liked to clean more and was a better housekeeper lol but I can learn. Cooking too. I really need to concentrate on cooking and nutrition and getting my diabetes more under control. I need to take some cooking classes or something.

I am loving working from home. I am not doing too bad. My speed is picking up and I can get each transcript done a bit quicker and I think my quality is improving as well. It’s all proofread by my Mom anyways as she is certified in Nova Scotia and I am not. We created a web site for our company and my mom is sending letters around to all the lawyers to let them know she started a new company with me.

I have created a LinkedIn page for the business and have been submitting it to sites like Yelp.ca and others. It’s going pretty good. I was also planning on selling Avon in my spare time but I can not get into it much. I love the products but I am not much of a sales person I will admit. I am going to try though.

I am really loving being home all day and working from home. I am however going to a job interview with Chapters/Indigo Friday and hoping I might get at least a part-time job out of it as 1) I would love to work in a bookstore and 2) I need something to keep me occupied until business picks up more for our transcription company.

We are still trying for a baby but still having no luck. It’s really frustrating but at least now that the wedding is over and we are settling down we wont feel so stressed with it and maybe we will have better luck. We are continuing with testing to see if we can figure out what is causing the issues but now we can also start the adoption process which I am really excited about. We still have to be living together 2 years, married or not but we are 1 year into it now so we can at least get the paperwork going and start taking the needed classes so we can either foster or adopt, both of which we are interested in.

Introducing Mr & Mrs C!

Edward and I married last month on Saturday August 27th, 2016! The months up the to wedding were so hectic because we made everything ourselves including the Wedding dress, the Maid of Honors dress, the Bridesmaids dresses and the flower girl dresses, the bouquets, the table cloths, runners, all decorations and much more!

Over all everything went perfect! We rushed the final Wedding dress a bit because the first one which was fully finished ended up being too big! I lost over 20 lbs in the months before the wedding As happy as I was about this it kind of put us in panic mode. But I am so happy! I am married to the man that I love more then life itself and that I want to grow old and grey with.

My sister-in-law Ashley was our photographer and my other sister-in-law, Eddie’s sister Jen was one of my Bridesmaids. My best friend Erin was my Maid of Honor who was 3 weeks from delivering my God son made it through without giving birth  4 days ago she gave birth to a sweet baby boy. My friends Kristy and Jenn were both bridesmaids and my nieces were a junior brides maid and a flower girl. We had two flower girls and two ring bearers.

Edwards brother Chris was his best man, his sister Jen’s boyfriend Kevin, my brother Denton, his friend Darren and Kevin’s son was a junior grooms man, I had 3 young cousins who were the other flower girl and the ring bearers. Our parents were there and a lot of family friends from all over Canada. People I haven’t seen since I was a lot younger. I was surprised how many of them came from as far away as Winnipeg (3500 km away).

My sister-in-law Jen putting on my makeup:

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Our wedding rings:

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A centerpiece my cousin Robyn from Connecticut made:

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Our wedding cake:

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Me all ready to go at home just before we headed to the hall:

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Edward after we put the rings on at some point before we left the stage:

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Me signing the wedding license and certificate:

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Edward and I saying our vows. At this point I was laughing because a baby said “Uh oh” when our Justice of the Peace said “Who gives this Woman away”:

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During our photo session at the Dingle after the wedding:

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The next day, Sunday we left for Falls Lake a campground and cottages in the Windsor, Nova Scotia area and we camped for 5 nights. It was supposed to be 7 but it started raining so hard and our tent leaked and our stuff got soaked and we gave in and went home for the weekend. I don’t have any pictures of camping really because we didn’t bring my camera and I just never thought too. We went swimming and we had planned on going canoeing or paddle boating but that didn’t happen because of the rain. We still had a great time though and I would recommend a camping to anyone who likes to camp as an affordable honey moon.

The Monday following our honeymoon I started back to work at BOCC. While on leave over the summer a lot of my Fibromyalgia symptoms went away. Within a week of being back there they all came back. So Edward and I made the decision that I would quit. This coming week is my last week and then I am done there for good. I’m quite excited. I am going to continue legal transcribing and maybe look for a part time job closer by if needed. But it means I will be working from home mostly now which I am really happy about.

Overall it was a great summer. I’m just sorry I didn’t blog about it more