Friday, 11 July 2014

dear baby boy

 Dear baby boy,

That there is a picture your Dad took of you and I when you were just a wee 24 weeks old. 

Your Dad and I spent the week at Bpop and Nani's place up at Terrigal for our "babymoon". Yes that's technically our way of celebrating our last chance to holiday together without you :P Having said that we spend most of our time talking about you. We even took you to your first circus, the view probably wasn't so great for you I suspect.

You're much bigger these days - tomorrow you'll be 40 weeks!!
Your Dad and I are really excited to meet you. We've been waiting a lot longer than 40 weeks to meet you. We've pretty much talked, prayed for and thought about you over the last 13 years!

We've talked lots about the things we want for you but above all we want you to know you were created out of love, designed to be loved, so that you have the capacity to love those around you.

We hope that as you grow up you'll realise that your Dad and I love each other and you "because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19

I will make it one of my life mission's to make sure you are blessed with a daily reminder of that love and truth.

Mwwa...looking forward to smothering you with kisses sometime in the next few days !!


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

ready when you are little guy

...we've washed all your cute little outfits, made your bed, placed your books on the shelf, stocked up on nappies and have your little uggs out and ready for you.

There are no words to express just how excited we are to meet you.

bryant park and the NY library

If we lived in NY I know what park I'd want to waste sunny days in and it's not Central Park.

Bryant Park completely stole my heart!

That place was like something out of Mary Poppins - reading rooms, a carousel, games to play, mini golf, ice cream, movies at night and a minutes walk from the NY library.

It's like someone had crawled inside my brain and designed my ideal park. I'm so glad we had the time to kick back and soak up the magic of it all. 

iceberges and jaffas

A few pic's from our 8 year anniversary.

It's been a while since we've been at home in Sydney for our anniversary. Just incredible to think we have scenery like this so close to home. Makes me wonder why on earth we travel!

Breakfast at carss park, a beautiful lunch at bondi icebergs, a long walk by the coast, followed by jaffas and popcorn in the spa and some grilled cheese on toast!

I love spending my days with you.

Check out the size of my belly - clearly I had a big lunch :P

Monday, 7 July 2014

the highline

I wasn't sure what to expect of the highline in NY. I just remember reading lots of reviews saying we should check it out - so we did.

It really made me appreciate how far NY has come in a relatively short space of time. I've always thought of NY as the mecca of capitalism. In my mind it's always been the city all other cities look to become, as though NY has got it together. Walking on the highline made me realise, that's not the case, NY is a city just like any other, it's still evolving, ever changing. She's still deciding who she is and who she wants to become for the next generation.

There was something so surreal and beautiful about walking on what once were train track now come city gardens. Looking up at the sky scrapers around you and busy roads beneath you.

NY you are so full of surprises!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

8 times around the sun

"When over the years someone has seen you at your worst, and knows you with all your strengths and flaws, yet commits him-or herself to you wholly, it is a consummate experience.  To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. 
But to be fully known and truly loved is, well a lot like being loved by God. 

It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us from any difficulty life can throw at us"
The Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller

It's been a remarkable 8 years. Happy anniversary honey!

I've loved being your best friend and having you as mine. I'm so thankful for God's goodness and generosity in bringing us together. I'm a better person for having walked through life these last 13 years by your side.

You are a remarkable man and I'm honoured to be your wife.


Sunday, 22 June 2014

memories of vivid

Turns out renovating, working full time and growing a human all at once can be rather exhausting! All great things and so thankful for them all but it meant we didn't make it to the Vivid light festival this year :(

So here are a few snaps from last year in the hope that they'll inspire us to head out with our little guy next year. Cause raising a baby won't be exhausting at all :P

[ Japanese for dinner before we were off exploring]
If we can't make it to Vivid next year - how about we grab a bottle of red, turn the fire place on and have a DYI Vivid festival at home? I'll grab the torch, you get the cellophane paper - I'm sure the little guy won't be able to tell the difference for a few years :P