Welcome to my little patch of the blogosphere. This space is a little snapshot into my life. The life I once dreamed of and now I am privileged to live and share with my family. I’d love you to have a cup of tea with me as I introduce myself a little.
Well, I’m a Mum to four delightful children and wife to one very amazing man. Some of my favourite pastimes are sewing, embroidering, creating with paper, reading good books, drinking fresh-brewed coffee or tea and exploring the world with my family. My all time favourite colour is blue. I find organising my children’s wardrobe far easier than organising or decorating my home (thankfully I have a sister for help here!). And I’m most content when at home or an a grand adventure exploring the world. I could easily become a hermit, I’ve often thought, although an occasional adult conversation is nice.
A piece of fabric, on which I am working some embroidery or smocking, is never far from my hand – I always carry my stitching bag with me, just in case. Although these days a little hand is usually found nestled in mine leaving very little space for fabric. I treasure these years I have to hold these precious children close, so my stitching patiently waits for another day or a quiet moment after these little hands are all tucked away in their cosy beds at night.
My sewing table nearly always has a project on the go and my machine rarely has a day off. I’m having a lot of fun teaching my little girl how to use it in a creative way as well. We laugh and chat as we sew together creating memories for life.
I have a crazy obsession with paper and stationary and absolutely love words. Words which rhyme, words which sound silly, words which make me think, words which bring a tear to my eye, words which make us all laugh, words which are already written and words which are still floating around in my head. I did my university major in Linguistics just to compound the delight I find in WORDS.
I’m married to an amazing man. He is the strength from which we all draw, the calm one when things get a bit crazy, the logical one when my mind is in a spin and the one who always has a hug when any of us need extra love and reassurance. He plays with the children, reads them stories and according to them, is the best tickle/wrestler ever.
We have the four most beautiful, gorgeous, delightful children ever! Well, maybe we are a little biased, but we are their parents and will always be their biggest fan-club. They are 2, 5, 7 and 9 at the moment. They learn here at home and I think it’s a wonderful arrangement. I can use my children’s education as a way of indulging in my love of books. There are always several laying around the house in process of being read. Homeschooling is a fantastic lifestyle which we embrace fully and find it incredibly satisfying to see the way our children learn as they mature and grow.
We aim to live a fairly simple life – not necessarily quiet or boring though! Making the most of every experience and memory we create together as a family. We live in one the most beautiful places on the planet – Queensland, Australia. It is known for it’s mild weather, sunshine and big, white, sandy beaches and we enjoy this to the full. Many an afternoon or weekend will find us walking beside, or paddling on, or swimming in the water no matter whether it’s summer, spring, autumn or winter. In fact I’ve been known to postpone school for the morning because the water was so beautiful and take the children kayaking instead.
I originally began blogging as an outlet for my love of writing, a pastime which I have enjoyed for many a year. I have childhood memories of sitting on the deck of the boat we lived on, or under the tree in the chook pen on our little farm when we lived there, or in a tree or on a swing, all the while weaving stories with my notebook and pen. This blog has evolved into so much more, providing not only an outlet for creativity, but a home for the gratitude I feel for this life I live and most importantly the moments we share as a family.
This blog is a glimpse into our lives as we live, love and learn together as a family. It is a way in which I can remind myself of the beauty, love and blessings around me every single day. I want it to help me remember moments, notice moments, look for moments and create moments. As I search for the joy in our lives, I find myself creating more opportunities for these moments to enter our days.
As we live our lives fully where we are and true to ourselves, it is my sincerest desire that you will find inspiration and encouragement as you share in our journey.