In the last few years, I was lucky enough to put the saying "distance makes the heart grow fonder" to the test. I packed up the backpack and took off to do some exploring around the globe. As amazing as it was to experience these cultures, I really did miss Canada. And I know what youre thinking.. you think I just missed home because of the Kraft Dinner. Well, that was 90% of it. But I can tell you one thing, I will never take a flushing toilet and warm water for granted ever again!! Nor will I ever pack that bloody bag again without a few boxes of KD and an Oh Henry ever again!
Part of my world trip was to the pristine country of Norway to see our family farm and see some relatives that stayed behind when the others came to America. They say my great grandma came to Canada because of the bad economy but Im sure its because she couldnt handle the price of beer anymore! Although life in Norway would have been wonderful as well, I am grateful for my life in Canada and the opportunity here. And Im especially grateful for beers that dont cost $17 a pop.
I also think its pretty awesome that when you google "funny Canada", all the memes that pop up are people making fun of us for our healthcare, our love of hockey, Tim Hortons, living in igloos or the 1000 pictures of bears and moose. You dont see anything about violence, and theres only a few making fun of Harper (which are all awesome, btw) We live in a country of freedom to choose virtually everything, to access an education, to live any life we want to work for and a country that accepts others and makes room for everyone. We are so blessed.
Ill leave you with a few pics and I hope you enjoy this wonderful day!
|This made me laugh so hard. For those of you that dont watch the show, its about how a guy sells meth to |
make money for his family while hes dying of cancer.
|We are known for being pretty nice people.|
|Ive actually been seriously injured by this motion more than once! Time for studded soles|
|Looks about right!|
|Celebrating Canada Day with my girls|