Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rainy Days

Today we are rugged up in the warmth of the house.  It has been raining here for a few days now and we are embracing a day at home with a little crafting, hot chocolates and alot of relaxing under snuggly blankets.

It's the perfect excuse to burn my delicious cookie flavoured candles too - not that I need one!

We have been so busy these school holidays that we are finally enjoying a day home in our pj's.  Although it's cold and rainy outside, there is still something I love about the rain and the way the raindrops settle on the leaves in the garden.  It is so calming.

Home is definitely where my heart is today.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

As The Years Go On..

As I get older I realise that I have learnt and continue to learn so much.  I seem to think more.  There is always thoughts in my head about why things are they way they are.  In between insane moments of my busy days I think about how important it is to take time to enjoy all the special little things in life.  Simple things, like how good my hot coffee tastes on a cold winter morning or stopping in my tracks to trace the cloud scatter with my eyes on a beautiful afternoon sunset.  I have considered lately how fast life seems to be slipping past everyone.  It really does just seem to be getting busier. 

Around the age of 30, a feeling I had inside began to grow.  A feeling that I wanted to seek more, do more and be more.  I always have lists scribbled down on pieces of paper of things I want to accomplish.  However, often those pieces of paper seemed to join all the other pieces of paper in the bills pile and they would be forgotten about {the lists - not the the bills}.   Things have begun to change though.  Things I have written on those lists are happening.  I am making sure they are and it feels good.

It's funny what the power of a saying has and one saying that has really reminded me to stop doubting myself and reach for my dreams has been 'Believe you can'.  I came across a bracelet online in America which was stamped with those exact words.  Now when I wear it I am constantly reminded to believe in myself. 

For the first time in a long time I have stopped myself from being the only person stopping me to achieve all I wish for.  I have decided to shoot for the stars.  Because even if I fall I'll land amoung the stars.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Fun

Today on the last day of Term 2, Mia's kindy had planned a fantastic day of fun for the kids.  Let me just say that Crazy hair day rocks!

Wavy hair pony tails, plaits, hair bands and ribbons, topped off with purple hairspray.

Mrs Jackie {Mia's teacher} had organised for her husband {Mr Steve} who lives in America to visit and he bought along his Harley Davidson for all of the kids to see.  They each had a turn of sitting on the bike to have their photos taken.

In the afternoon all of the kids had their face painted and performed a few songs and a couple of plays they had been working so hard on. 

There were loads of proud Mumma moments that day!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It Begins Today ....

Yet another blog!  A new title.  A new feel.  A whole new direction.  I truly hope this time, everything falls into place and I can keep parts of our journey here.

Home Is Where The Heart Is will be where I document and save snipets of our lives, our story, my photographs and everything else in between.