A family of four

Friday, March 25, 2011

Another big change for me in the last year is that our little family of 3 has become a family of 4. We welcomed our second gorgeous boy into our family on the 14th February 2011. Noah has been part of this family for almost 6 weeks now and it feels like he's always been with us. We are all doing well.. tired and still learning how this whole 2 kids thing works, but we are good. Joel is doing ok with it all. He loves Noah so much and is always wanting to give him hugs and kisses, but moving from being the only child to one of 2 has, on occasion been tough. Not being the sole centre of attention, having to share Andrew and I, not being able to play with me as much throughout the day. But on the whole he is coping really well.

Noah is a pretty cruisey baby. He is not too bad at the whole sleep thing - he does 3-4 hourly overnight and generally goes straight back to sleep after a feed. Don't get me wrong, there have been some exhausting nights and I am sure there will be more to come, but we are generally getting a decent 5 - 6 hours a night.

I am really want to get Noah's birth story down... maybe the next post I can do that.  It's important for me to remember how he came into this world.

Never thought I would be a mum of boys but I am feeling so blest to have 2 gorgeous healthy little boys. Looking forward to the next part of life, watching them both grow up and start to interact with each other and become friends.

Till next time

The Holiday of a lifetime - one year ago!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Well the last post I did last year was just after my overseas holiday. It was an amazing amazing time with my Mum, Dad and my 2 sisters. We were gone for 3 weeks and I missed Andrew and Joel like crazy. But they had a great time together too. We visited London, Paris, Greece, Moldova and Turkey. I cannot believe that it has been a year since we were over there. So to ensure this blog post doesn't turn into the world's longest post, I am going to dot point the highlights of each place we visited and add a few photos as well. Here we go


  • Buckingham Palace
  • Notting Hill
  • Les Miserables
  • Oxford
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Riding the Tube
  • The Globe Theatre
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • The Tower of London

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Montmartre
  • Sacre Couer
  • Versailles
  • Crepes (especially Nutella ones!!)
  • Boulangeries (bakeries!!)
  • Stuart surprising Beth and proposing (he secretly flew to Paris and surprised her!) 
  • Bread and cheese
  • Notre Dame
  • Shakespeare and Co Bookshop
  • The Plaka
  • The Acropolis
  • Meteora tour
  • Delicious souvlakis
  • Aegina 
  • Shopping
  • Getting handmade sandals
  • Getting to see where Mum and Dad live and work
  • The market
  • The cave monastery and others monasteries we visited
  • Going to a village with the mobile medical clinic
  • Meeting the people
  • Worshipping with other Salvation Army people in a different country
  • The Hamam (Turkish bath and massage) OH MY!!!
  • The Grand Bazaar
  • Apple Tea
  • Turkish Delight
  • The Blue Mosque
  • Hagia Sophia
We packed so much into our 3 weeks and I have so many precious photos and memories to remind me of the awesome time we had. It was so special to be able to share this experience with my parents and sisters as well. It was such a blessing to be able to spend 3 weeks together, especially at this time with Mum & Dad living overseas and Clare in Adelaide. 

So grateful for this experience. I don't really feel like I've done the trip justice with this post. Maybe I'll do a blog post for each country later on. But for now, i've got the basics down and shared!

A new beginning

So I'm pretty sure I have no blog readers left but I really want to give this blog a go. I want this to be a place I can share about my life and my loves. A place for me to keep a record of all the goings on in my life. So much has happened to me in the last year so I really want to try and do a couple of catch-up posts and then start the journey again.
I am undertaking a short online class called Blogging for Scrapbookers so I really think this is the perfect kick in the pants to get this blog happening again.
So here's to new beginnings. To a fresh start. To cliches!! As I said the next few posts will be some catch up posts. So here goes nothing.....