Wednesday, 12 December 2012


I don't remember Gabriel growing so fast, but at the beginning of the year he was a baby, and now he's a boy.
Ronin is a month old and yet it seems like just yesterday that I was whinging about him being overdue.Some of his clothing he could only wear once, because while wondersuits were in the wash he outgrew them. Others he never fit at all (4.4kg anyone?)

I'm horrified by how fast this year is coming to a close.
So while it doesn't even seem like a year has passed since I reviewed last year - here is 2012

We took over the local park and the swimming pool in our complex for some intense athletic competitions. It was so amazing that we even attracted the attention of a local (highly eccentric) artist.

Also I turned 27.

 Family photos at Carrs Park - and the beginnings of Ronin. Thankfully I don't get morning sickness to any debilitating degree.

Still warm enough to take Gabe to the pool, and he's still too young to be scared of things that he ought to be wary of. Like jumping into the big pool when he can't swim.

Getting colder. Life and work goes on. 

My sister got engaged on her birthday to her very nice boyfriend. Gabe LOVES visiting his Oma and Papa and pestering all the guinea pigs and the ducks (RIP duckies)

Gabe hates getting his hair cut. We have to wrestle him to get any kind of cutting implement near his head. As a result of this, his hair cuts aren't so great. Visiting Lambs Valley and Grandma and Grandma is great though. 

Mum taught me how to crochet this winter, so I made things. Gabe and I escape whenever it's not super cold or wet because our house is boring. We are sick for this entire month.

The Brother in Law gets married and is supremely happy. It is a great excuse to visit with family who we rarely get to see. 

Gabriel goes for his first horse ride, bare back and unassisted - like the true grandson of his horse-lord Grandpa. This month is awesome, because it is full of family. We spend our last weekend at Blue Bonnet as it is SOLD :( but it is fantastic to spend that time with family. 
My sister gets married and is stunningly beautiful. 
Family travels from around the country and from New Zealand to be there and enjoy the occasion (and the great food)
Kyle turns 26 and we don't have to pay so much for insurance on the car.

Gabe turns 2. In the week leading up to his birthday he proves just how awesome his is by letting me potty train him. 
Kyle applies for film school.
I start study to be a medical transcriptionist.
After impatiently waiting for him to arrive, Ronin is born on the 9th. He looks like his brother's brother, but definitely has my nose.
I think he's pretty cool. 

Another wedding, the first that I get to go to NOT pregnant. 
Christmas is soon and I am wholly unprepared, but life goes on. 

There are four of us now and I still feel like I'm just playing at being a grown up.

Next year Kyle will be studying film, and to make sure that we have enough currency to survive we will be running several businesses out of our house. 
I'm nervous and a bit stressed about it, but excited too. 

We'll just have to see what 2013 brings. 

See you then x

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

photos of photos

People tend to keep photos digitally these days, but I like having them printed out.
Sometimes when I remember I will sit down and write on the back of them about where and when they were taken.

Today I was looking back on some photos and decided I would write on the front of them.

The swag was like a body bag - and kind of freaked me out I have to admit, and the bottom of the creek out the back of the in-laws place is super slimy and also kind of freaked me out.

Thursday, 16 August 2012


A lazy page? it sure is.

This is a magazine page, which I put white out on and wrote over. People say they don't regret things and wouldn't change their mistakes. I disagree. I would change certain things for sure, I don't treasure the foolish things I've done or think that they have made me who I am. I am sure that given the opportunity I would have chosen a wiser way to learn those same lessons.

The real point is that nothing can be changed so it's best not to worry about it.

That's what I'm ranting about on, if you can't read my writing.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Another blog with my REAL name.

So I am refocusing my artistic efforts into commissions and have created another blog where you I will write about that kind of thing.

Because I have really loved getting into art journaling, this blog will be dedicated pretty much 100% to that. Updates won't be as frequent (hah) but the blog will stay alive.

Come check out the new one, and HIRE ME FOR WORK over here. It's so grown up it even uses my real name - novel!