Wednesday, December 19, 2012


 As this big year slowly draws to a close, I am stopping and looking and being thankful for this life.

There is nothing like a bit of festive cheer to awaken the gratitude within.

The beginning of this year was filled with dreams and possibilities, and the end of this year is filled with reality and even more possibility. This year I conquered mountains, built foundations and became a better me.

I am so bloody grateful for every single person in my life. New friends and old, blogger friends and  neighbours. These are the people that get you through everyday.

Thank you for being a part of it.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Stuff I Loved :: The November Edition

I cannot believe I have only blogged THREE times since the last 'Stuff I Loved'!!!!

Let's do this....

:: Current William ::
As the year starts to draw to a close, I look to my eldest with such joy and pride. This boy has had a massive year, he has grown physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Learning talk comes easily to most, but for Will it has been a struggle. This year we received the diagnosis, we learnt how to teach Will the fundamentals, we learnt how to communicate, we learnt how to understand each other without the tears and the frustrations. I am blown away each and everyday when I see the magnificent little human we've created. I am so humbled and grateful that he chose us to be his parents.

:: Current Olivia ::
When I learnt that I was having a little girl, all those moons ago, I wondered what sort of person she would be, what sort of girl she would be. Would she be bold and outgoing, or quiet and dainty? Would she have curly or straight hair? I couldn't have predicted the beautiful and crazy little jelly bean that is mine, all mine. Liv has grown so much in just a few short months. She has lost her little chubby baby legs and arms, her hair has changed from dark to blonde. She chats...all..the..time. Puppy and Jemima are her best buds. She loves food, every food, except pumpkin (wtf??). She is bolder than bold, nothing is too difficult for her - dancing on tables, climbing up trees, dangling from great heights, pushing her big brother around, barefoot through the prickles - no biggie. This gal, she is all guts, I hope she mellows a little as a teenager but I am not expecting miracles - trouble is her middle name.

:: Current Music ::
Radiohead - All Albums
Making Mirrors - Gotye
Flume - Flume
Ball Park Music - Museum
Calvin Harris - 18 Months
Gypsy & The Cat - The Late Blue
Mumford and Sons - Babel

:: Current Books ::
The Return Of The Naked Chef - Jamie Oliver
Cloudstreet - Tim Winton
15 Minute Meals - Jamie Oliver

:: Current Films/TV ::
Clinton (SBS)
Law and Order re-runs
Romancing The Stone
The Jewel of The Nile

:: Current Food ::

Roast Pumpkin
Lemon Melting Moments
Baked Beans

:: Current Drink ::
Earl Grey tea from T2
Iced Mocha's 

:: Current Triumphs ::
Hitting rock bottom emotionally and dusting myself off. Learning to be positive and appreciate what you have, more than I ever have before. Recognising the things I struggle with and attempting to change them for the better. Being a better me.

:: Current Non-Mummy Activities ::
Lunches and dinners with those I love. Gigs. Peaceful moments sipping coffee in the sunshine.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Smiles

Sometimes you gotta hit rock bottom before you can pick yourself up again. And that is exactly what I have done. I am dusted off and standing tall.

I am so grateful to have this space and you guys. I am grateful to be able to be open and honest and share the up's and the down's. The frustrations of last week have been left in the past. Positive choices have been made. Strategies have been put in place. Oh yeah... and... Keith has won a pretty big contract with the state government that starts next week!!!!!

Christmas is just around the corner and I am so super excited to have two little darlings who are old enough to understand Christmas and all of the joyousness that comes along with it. We are singing carols, baking gingerbread, decking the halls and making a list (and checking it twice).

Life is good. Christmas makes it better.

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