May 12, 2013
May 5, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
My friends and I use to chat about these days often. The days when our late nights out on the town, girls weekends and coffee dates would be replaced with afternoon BBQs and weekends away with little ones underfoot.
Here we are now living out those days.
This week we escaped out into the country side with a few of our closest friends. What once was eight of us has now multiplied to 12.
The days were long and so peaceful. The kids were non stop but full of laughter and joy at having a three day slumber party. Endless hills and lakes surrounded us and kangaroos hopped around off the back deck. These days I had dreamed about are as good as I could have imagined.
Having close friends to share life with is so special.
Apr 21, 2013
This weekend we escaped the boredom that was creeping in at home on Saturday and ventured ten minutes down the road to these glorious shores.
We grabbed some fish and chips and icy beers and made our way to the beachfront and watched dusk creep in and the felt the cool autumn air take hold of the evening.
1/2:: an afternoon by the beach eating fish and chips. perfection
3:: chasing games
4:: my two little kitchen assistants. Suvi and her buddy Bryn
5:: plumbling with pops
6:: 3 years all to soon before she starts school. oh my!
7:: cuddles on a crazy rainy day
8:: bookshelf i got a bit creative with - more pics here
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The rest of this week has been filled with playdates, family visits, baking, road trips, house renos, unpacking (still!) and attempting to keep two very boisterous children stimulated.
Sometimes, actually pretty often, i feel like i'm going a tad crazy at home. Our house suddenly feels so small with two youngsters always underfoot in a space that needs to be kept super tidy and organised or it quickly gets chaotic. My 7 month old boy has been crawling for months and is now on the verge and walking which means he is in to everything. I thought i would have a few more months reprieve from this super busy age but he is a little go getter and certainly keeps me fit. Who needs to exercise when you have kids to run around after and pick up a thousand times a day??
I am certainly not complaining though and i am so incredibly thankful every day that we have managed to buy our first home this year. Having our very own patch of ground and a house i am loving more every day is such a blessing. I have decided to jump on board and join in with 52 weeks of grateful with the lovely Maxabella. Better late than never i say.
So today it is Sunday and i am beyond grateful.
Grateful to be surrounded by people i adore and things i love.
To have a home filled with love, laughter and cheeky little ones.
To have the opportunity to experience motherhood and learn more about my
strengths and shortcomings every day.
To know my God and that in a world where so much pain exists,
there is an unshakeable joy and peace to be found in him.
That i am in the top 1% of richest people in the world
(you most probably are as well if you have a fridge with some food in it! crazy ha)
I could go on, but today i will cherish most these little people i have been entrusted
with and the man by my side. They make me feel so needed and enrich my life
in ways i never knew possible.