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Sara MacKenzie
My family of 8 keeps me busy, and juuust on the brink of insanity most days.
Interests: graphic design, photography, parenting, taekwondo, running, trail running, martial arts, kids,
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Day 1 - Bruce is evicted saving Mommy but sending baby to begin life with the nice folks in the NICU. Six weeks premature is just too young. :( Day 2 - Breathing is good! Thank goodness for the steroid... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Sara is Smiling
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I wrote this the night Bruce was born. Just able to post it now. I'm up late sitting in my hospital bed in the dark. Mike is sleeping in a chair across from me. I'm glad he is, and I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Sara is Smiling
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Jean is the dietician at the diabetic clinic. She's been there since the dawn of civilization. Well..at least as long as I've been having babies which feels that long. Jean remembered me when I came back this time around. They... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Sara is Smiling
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The first time Mike dropped the "L" word was on St. Patrick's Day. I was out of town and he was enjoying the evening at a bar with a coworker. I don't know how many green beers were consumed that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Sara is Smiling
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tap tap tap.....remember me?? I've been lying low while life settles down a bit. And it has..er, well..sorta. We're a soon to be family of EIGHT now. I'm 30 weeks pregnant, and it has been unpleasant -- let's be honest.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Sara is Smiling
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I found this entry saved in my drafts. I had optimistically titled it, "It Always Gets Better!" I didn't finish writing it, though, and since it was penned on Feb 4th, 2014 nearly seven months ago, I have no idea... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Sara is Smiling
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Last night I recieved a text chastising me for the lack of recent content on my blog. It was from my 10 year old niece, Brooklyn, and it simply stated: "You have not posted a thing on ur blog since... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Sara is Smiling
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"Running in the winter is stupid," my friend says to me when I tell him of my run that day where I wiped out not once, not twice but three times. While he may be right, running 40km up the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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If you haven't seen Frozen yet, and you're that serious about keeping the plot twist of Disney movies a surprise then perhaps you shouldn't read this entry until after you've seen it. (That's the proper internet etiquette, right??) I went... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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Despite my shortcomings as a mom (and trust me, they are many..but you read my blog so of course you know that) I throw a mighty fine children's party. I'm a creative person. I create things. For money. I start... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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She's eating my hair, I'm eating my words. I've said it many times, but the most recent was last Wednesday. "I'll never own a dog," I said to my sister as she was driving me home from class Wednesday night.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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Sara is Smiling Running? Maybe not..but I must tell you about the last month and the runs I tackled, if that's alright with you, people of the internet. About a year ago my little sister Mary challenged me and my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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I was an awful student. One of those "Sara is not working to her potential" types. And I was hopeless at homework assignments. I remember my older brother Rob drawing and plotting out a large poster sized map of Nova... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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Elly is in trouble. While out with Q, she suggested to Quinn that it would maybe be a good idea to open the car door while the car was in motion. Quinn agreed that yes, this idea had sound scientific... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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At least that's what I tell myself to ease the shame. :) I work downtown. The other day I was leaving somewhere and I opened the door into busy Jasper Ave foot traffic. My mind was wandering and I paused... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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We burned, Charlie and I. Here's her back: I know, it looks awful :( It's shiny because I'd been rubbing aloe vera over it. It was already turning into a tan the next day. Not mine. Mine was molting, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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When I was a kid we lived in Nova Scotia so the beach (the real beach..as in long stretches of rocks and sand with waves from the ocean crashing onto them leaving trails of jellyfish, crabs and sea shells) feels... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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there are no crazy stories to tell! We've been in AZ for 4 days now and my skin is still a lovely porcelain. That's a positive way to say PASTEY WHITE. Not that I'm complaining. After all, I have plastered... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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So my first ever girl's trip last May (I'm a late bloomer, apparently) was followed pretty quickly by my second ever girl's trip last weekend. Girl's trip #1, if you remember, we stayed in Winnipeg in my Aunt's basement and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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I wokeup this morning to a dead squirrel unceremonously discarded of in the rec room. I've edited at least 5 minutes of dramatics out. Enjoy :) The facial expressions of all of Mickey's victims are always so disturbing. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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Well, cheaper anyway. Remember how I mentioned that I'm trying to say YES to more things? My sister Mary challenged the rest of us sisters to form a team for a run in Canmore in October. I definitely took it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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This isn't my favourite photo I've taken of the kids, but it's decent. I don't take as many portraits of the kids now that I don't have the studio, and it's entirely possible I've just gotten lazy. Getting them all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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Ideas aren't my problem. I love ideas. I have lots of them. Most recent of which was to throw a carnival for Quinn's 3rd birthday party. Wait, that's not true. I had that idea awhile ago. Procrastination, that's my problem.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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A humidex of 42 degrees celcius, and guess what...the AC is out in my office AND my car! I'm wearing a blazer and I'm a sweaty mess. Sure it's short sleeved, but it's still too much fabric hugging my overheated... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2013 at Sara is Smiling
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I know you think I exaggerate about my serial killer cat. I don't. And that's all I'm gonna say about it. Except for this.... If Mickey could talk, she would've said to me this morning: Hey, no big deal or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at Sara is Smiling