Ottawa Highlights

Well this is emotional. We are rolling out of town this morning. I still can’t believe we are leaving this beautiful city. Going home is very exciting however incredibly bittersweet. We have made the absolute best friends here and I still can’t believe we will be saying goodbye – hopefully it’s just see you soon. I wish I could better describe what this city and our friendships have meant to me, but I don’t think any words will suffice. It forced me to grow up, and taught me the meaning of hard work. It taught me that stressful Saturday mornings on the phone for work will always pay off. That dinner at a dear friend’s home is just as comforting as dinner at my parents house. That I can in fact change a lightbulb when CWM is away for two weeks, and that laughs with friends over brunch is just as much fun as the night before. There have been too many great memories in this city, so here’s a little taste of what I am thankful for

First dinner in our first home

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Meeting the Duchess of Cambridge

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Starting my first garden

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Working for and with great people

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Having the best friends possible

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Old friends visiting new places

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24 Sussex dinners
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US Ambassador’s dinners

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Great parties & horsey laughs over fake martinis

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Family visits

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and to this Mann. For encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone by moving; challenge me by allowing me to solve problems for myself- but also for knowing when I need help; supporting everything I want to do, and allowing me to support him; and for being my absolute best friend. I couldn’t and wouldn’t have done it without you!

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Thanks Ottawa for loving us so unconditionally and really allowing us to grow into who we are.

Watch out Vancouver- we are on our way!

Kirsten xo

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