a tale of two hearts

motherhood

I love reading biographies, I love working with talented people, I love surrounding myself with friends who inspire and challenge me. Over the last few years I've also noticed that I've gravitated towards surrounding myself with exceptional mothers. 

They simply amaze me. 

I'm in awe of these women. I'm in awe of their strength, their stamina, their fierce love and gentleness. They seem to somehow have the time management and negotiation skills of a CEO coupled with the gentleness of a nun.

Hayley and Tayla 

be brave


Tanya this little video is for you. 

I love you to the moon and back!



 [No I didn't make this at work but I am proud to work for the company that did!]

book worm's birthday

It's this little book worm's 4th birthday party tomorrow!
I can't believe she's already 4...where did that time go?

faith

Tanay and Maja January 26, 2011

"Now faith is the assurance that what we hope for will come about and the certainty that what we cannot see exists"
Hebrews 11:1

I don't know how I would have survived this adventure called life, if it wasn't for the confidence I have in a God who is bigger than the seemingly impossible circumstance.

Jesus, thank you for your faithfulness and continue to teach my heart to see things my eyes have not yet witnessed.

make your own magnum...what?

I was trying to work out what order to post the NY photos in. I think I've decided I'm just going to post whatever I want whenever I want - such a rebel I know.

So for today, let me take you back to my all time favourite park in New York, Bryant Park (more on the park in another post).

We spotted a little wooden hut with the word "magnum" on it's roof. Something seemed a bit out of place "Why exactly do the people in the hut have aprons on?"
 So we walked over to work out what was going on. I took one look at the board...
...and instantly turned to you. Our eyes said the same thing "we have to make one!"

I will forever call this our "make your own magnum...what??" moment. 

So off we went and had our perfect magnum created right before our eyes. A classic chocolate coat with crushed caramel sugar pieces, chocolate cookie crumbs and sea salt flakes.
Ohh...wow...it was sooooo good.

The only disappointing thing about this experience was the answer I got from the guy who served us "sorry - this is the only one...we only opened up a few days ago". I remember thinking..."Ohh New York - you can't keep something this good for yourself. It has to be shared with the world!" 

J - I have some amazing news for you. I just discovered they've opened up a magnum pleasure store in Sydney!

new york


New York - you are a town unlike any other. Thank you for the incredible memories we created wondering through your streets.