Thursday, October 20, 2011

my gurls blinkin` cook!!

seriously stoked!!! came in late from the garden, to find my girlies having a cooking session...back to the garden!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

being 35...

 My lovely family threw a happy birthday teaparty for my 35th.....complete with ladies in dresses, beautiful food, and all my pretty teacups out...we greeted guests with a cold glass of Rose` and everyone seemed to enjoy the sunshine and flowers everywhere.  Judy Garland sang her sweet tunes for the occassion.  So very sweet of everyong to come.

a few thoughts on tunring the ripe old age of 35....
~ I love it.
~ I am learning so much about life...and am so very glad learning never ends.
~I am far more paitient than a younger me.
~I very much admire the women who have walked before me, and those that walk along side, and look to them as a life sisterhood.
~I am as capable as my self imposed limitations....and am learning to shuck those in areas that I wasn't confident before-this is indeed a work in progress.
~I have accepted that I will never be miss-twiggy, or even a normal size...but will still strive to be a healthier me....all the time.
~I am passionate about life balance, raising children to walk with the Lord, and to grow true to who they are meant to be.
~I am more in love with my husband than when we married - sounds a bit silly I know - but we have been sorely tested, and thankfully with much learning, it has brought us closer.
~I now have some experiences to back my ideas and theories, and am happy to admit when I have no idea what I'm talking about!
~I love the sense of being able to more and more remain true to who I am and not be swayed by what others think, and I so hope give others the room to be who they are too...
~All in all, I try hard to chose to focus on our blessings, and chose to find happiness and contentment in the here and now, and in the tiniest things; for they are the things that make our days sweet - are they not?....
~lastly, I am so very blessed to have another (small!) line added to my means I am able to claim another year with my babies....
is there anything you love about your age??

Sunday, October 16, 2011

strawberry love

its jamin` season already! woohoo!!, the kids and mr man came home to the glorious scent of heady simmering very luscious and beautiful.

Monday, October 10, 2011

right now....

 Right now...we have started birthday season at our place (Oct and March).

Grateful for: healthy, strong, characterful kids...

Thankful for:  another year given to both me and the Mr, another year spent growing and changing, and watching our babies flourish...this time I am indeed grateful for an extra line or 2, and count it a blessing.

Thrilled that:  our girls made the decision to be baptised, and we were able to celebrate that with lots of fanfare, and grateful hearts.  (also got them made a beautiful necklace each, which will share later).
Watching: these wee piggy's turn into rather large piggy's...and enjoying making sure they are cared for to the best of our collective ability (with huge thanks to our farmer friend for his knowledge, effort and time).

Contemplating: a lovely new stash of pretty fabric, and looking on the net for inspirational Christmas ideas...

Enjoying: listening to 2 small boys make huts upstairs, and the strumming of my big girls on guitars.

Reflecting on:  how much I adore our wee neices and nephews...they truly add colour and vibrancy to our world.

Excited that: its school holidays and that means we can have slower days, and longer nights...with treats sandwiched in between.

Thinking: that I really should clean the windows...but probably won't!
wishing you a wonderful day - whatever it may bring!