We got back from our 5-day trip to Vancouver, BC on Saturday. It was quite a trip! At first I was sad and anxious to leave the girls (especially Serafina), but my mom came and babysat at our house, so that made me feel more comfortable leaving her. It was the first time I had ever been away from Serafina overnight since she was born and really, the only time we have ever been away from the kids for longer than overnight or for a few hours. I am never without my kids, so it was really emotional for me. It was also the first time that I have ever really traveled and the first time that I had ever flown on a plane. So many new experiences awaited me. So many fears sprung up and many I have faced and now overcome.
The plane ride was awesome! I thought that it would be unpleasant, but I quite enjoyed the view and it was only a 3-hour flight from Winnipeg to Vancouver. As we flew farther and farther away, I felt more nervous about the girls, but I just prayed that they would be protected by white light and the angels and asked Michael to protect us all, then did my best to put all worries out of my mind.
I loved being on the plane! We saw so much of the beautiful earth from above, the fields, the meadows, rivers, lakes and the mountains. I loved to see the fluffy white clouds too and was in awe of the beauty of all creation and felt so at one with all of creation. Truly grateful to be here and to be alive. As we kept flying I felt more and more at peace and really began to look forward to our honeymoon together.
It was interesting to me to see so many different people because in our small town there is never really anybody around. Walking around here was so different too because when I go walking in our town, there is never anybody around. Here, there are people all around. Quite a different feeling! There was also a lot of rain!
At the end of the day I was pretty beat.
We had the Jason Mraz concert to look forward to at 8:00 pm in the evening. I was nervous about the concert when it was coming down to it. I love Jason Mraz so much and actually felt a little nervous to actually be seeing him and seeing him so up close. It was a dream come true for me. Such a human experience, the concert was so relaxing with Jason Mraz and Raining Jane being completely real and humorous with the audience. Jason Mraz decided that he wanted to do this tour more intimately, playing in theaters instead of concert halls for it to have a more spiritual feel and it really was! I love that humble, simple, amazing, inspiring man! And am happy that Craig understands that. 🙂
I got to bring my Zevia to the concert! 🙂
Still am so grateful for how close we were too, so that I could get pictures and video.
Some videos I took of the concert. My battery was running low so on some of the songs, I just filmed a little bit. I got all of my favorite songs Shine and Dynamo of Volition though. 🙂
Friday we did a lot more walking and just hung out. Saturday we checked out of the hotel at 11:00 am, though our plane to Winnipeg wasn’t until 7:00 pm. We went for another walk in the park and then waited around the airport a long while. The sun shone a bit while we were out for a walk and we also were allowed to still go to the rooftop patio of the hotel while we were waiting around. I was very sick by the end of it all because I caught a cold and was pretty dead.
I was so happy to be home to see my girls again! They looked so grown up to me and changed, even in just a few short days. I love them so much and am happy that they were happy to see us and grateful for the souvenirs that we brought back for them, mostly stuff from the aquarium.
Life is beautiful! I am grateful!