Thursday, December 17, 2015

she's on the move

 It doesn't take her long to get from A to B these days...still mostly commando crawling...but she has some speed :)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

When you ask your nephew to smile...

 Jax and Isabelle
 3.5 years 6 years
love them to bits

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


I had a reminder go off on my phone earlier this morning to say it was my blogs birthday! Who knows when I set that...but turns out I'd set it on a yearly reminder! Thanks past me!
9 years ago I was in Di's childhood bedroom and her husband Brad helped me set it up!
It was before I had a husband...before Tim was my boyfriend!
Before little people
Before 365 projects
Before craft swaps
Before craftanoons
Before I was an Aunty...1, 2, 3...more times!
before moving to Whyalla...

It has got me a little nostalgic! And makes me smile to remember all the stories I've shared here...and having a bit of a laugh while reading some of them back. Some things I remember writing about others I'm rediscovering again. 
It motivates me to perhaps come here a bit more often and continue sharing stories...
Because there are lots of fun stories happening these days..
Like Eve trying solids for the first time the other day!

Saturday, August 01, 2015

these days

 Where has the last 4 months gone!?
Oh that's right...gazing at this little chicken!
Eve is a sunshiney baby! lots of smiles and chatting now, it's such a delight. 
Very kind to her Mummy and Daddy and sleeps well at night!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

our rainbow

She's here!
Eve Adeline
April 8th, 12.23pm, 8 pound 1 ounce (3.68kg) 49cm long
We are very much in love 
photo by Rachel Esther

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

rainbow bump

A very talented friend offered to take some maternity photos when we were announcing that our Rainbow was on it's way. About 5 weeks ago I met up with her and here are some of what she took.
Amy and her husband lost their son Noah almost 5 years ago.  After his birth Amy's doctor said she needed to get outside and get some vitamin d. So she took pictures of her daughter. Fast forward 4 years (and a rainbow of her own) and she now has her own photography business, specialising in maternity and new born photos. Amy reflected when we first chatted on the phone that if you would have said that this is where she would be now, doing what she does, she would have laughed in your face!
It was a special way to capture our rainbow bump
Thank you Amy 

Saturday, March 07, 2015

sunset whyalla style

I took these shots over the last month...just out the front of our house. I'll be sitting with my feet up on the couch (they are getting pretty puffy these days) and I'll look out the window and see the beautiful colours...slightly different every time and it never gets old. We bought a DSLR for Christmas...a Canon 70D I'm still learning how to use it and these were taken on auto

Friday, February 06, 2015

30 weeks +3

My sister in law asked for a current bump photo for a project for a special birthday that is coming up in the family. So I thought I would share it here too! Last week it physically felt like the bump got bigger in one day...I went to work and when I got home it had increased!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Currently in January

Making : 60 metres of Bunting for a friends upcoming wedding
Cooking : cheese and avocado toasties like it's my job
Drinking : water...and chai latte
Reading: French Children don't throw food
Wanting: chocolate
Looking: at the dust on our bookcase...
Playing: this CD...a lot
Deciding: on Rainbows name
Wishing: I saw Clare while she was in Australia
Enjoying: BBQ's on public holidays
Waiting: to hear my results from my blood glucose test
Liking: the look of Pip's new book!
Wondering: what colour eyes Rainbow will have
Loving: our milder summer weather
Pondering: the future
Considering: taking a beginners photography course
Watching: The Equilizer...earlier today...never again
Hoping: I'll be able to sleep well tonight
Marvelling: at the beauty of Dahlias
Needing: to cut down on my chocolate intake
Smelling: fresh air and basil
Wearing: elasticised pants 
Following: this blog...and this blog (where I found this list)
Noticing: the weeds in our garden getting taller and taller!
Knowing: We need to do something about the weeds!
Thinking: about how much our life is going to change (for the better) in April
Admiring: this shop
Sorting: The back room...for my sister to move in
Buying: this...
Getting: swollen feet
Bookmarking: nursery ideas
Disliking: heartburn
Opening: the window...the sea breeze is coming in and making me feel cool
Giggling: at Tim as he giggles at whatever it is he is watching
Feeling: Rainbow kick!!
Snacking: on too much chocolate
Coveting: this cot...but Tim said no
Wishing: I could declutter a bit more efficiently 
Helping: organise a hens high tea
Hearing: The Big Bang theory on TV

Friday, January 09, 2015

I used to blog here...

(taken a bit over 6 weeks ago)
I tried to write here many times last just felt clunky and un natural. It was a shame because I used to love to blog...and read blogs. But it just seemed a bit hard and fake after Isaac was born. I have popped into peoples little corners of the internet from time to time to catch up on the craftyness, vegetable gardens, baby loss and every day life. 

2014 was a bit of an up and down year. There were joys and sorrows, health and sickness and a lot in between. We are set for our family to change again in April when we welcome our Rainbow baby into the world. We have had an anxious time as we had extra tests to see if our baby is healthy or was developing like their big brother. We are relieved to know this baby is well and developing as it should. This time we will be bringing a baby home.
So I hope I'll be back here again...or a little more often,
I've missed it...