Thank you!

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As I look around the house it appears I have a FEW things to be thankful for. 😉
This afternoon I want to say thank you for the pile of clean laundry waiting to be folded, the toys covering the floor and my dirty coffee mug waiting to be washed BUT my biggest thank you of all is for the NOISE.

I am saying thank you to these things because they are the things that have made me feel frustrated at least once today. This morning they jogged my memory and I am not talking of just the before children, quiet, clean house days.

It just so happens that I quite possibly have the loudest boys in the world! Today they are being quite full on, playful and very demanding. For a few moments earlier it started to grate on my nerves.

Then I remembered…
I remembered that they are young and having fun.
I remembered that they love me.
I remembered how important they are to me.
I remembered that just because I have a killer headache life doesn’t stop.
I remembered that they are only young once.
I remembered that they have needs…

They need me.
They need me to embrace their energy.
They need me to laugh at their jokes.
They need me to find joy in how cool the little things in life are.
They need me to listen to the same story, over and over again.
They need me to watch them perfect a new trick, not just one time.
They need me to ignore that pile of laundry for another day and sit down to play.
They need all of this because I MATTER to them. I am important.

My words, actions and reactions matter. They have the ability to make or break. If chosen wisely, they can foster all the wonderful attributes I wish for my boys to have.

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So today I had to remember to be thankful for, what could be considered by some, the bad. I had to take a big breath and remain patient. The ‘bad’ things were distracting me from what is important and made me focus on them instead of the bigger picture.
Since that moment of clarity, my day has been spent just loving my little people, soaking up their excitement, guiding their energy into positive play and just having fun; they are only young once.

I am lucky. For that I am honestly thankful for.

It is official… I am a dreamer!

I have spent most of my day looking online at house ideas. Not because we are building now but one day we will…

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When we do I want it to be perfect. Our little sanctuary… our home! 

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It will happen, in time, because both Marty and I want it to happen. Once upon a time I would have been happy to have any place but now I have my little family I want it to be perfect.

 

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If you are a dreamer like me,

 

 

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because us dreamers make the world a better place.

Just imagine…

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Peace xx

Our trip to Mogo with Grandma

A little while ago, on a very rainy weekend, we went with Grandma to Mogo Zoo. Marty stayed home to do some out of hours work (talk about being a dedicated employee).

It poured all the way to Mogo and cleared for us to enjoy the Mogo Zoo. We had an awesome time walking around the zoo. All the little animals had special heat lamps to keep them warm. The enclosures were quite large and the animals were happy. It was a beautiful zoo.

The boys loved the lions, giraffes and feeding the deer. I am hoping to go again soon so we can show Marty. Here are some pics in no particular order (I’m running out the door to pick Marty up from the station).
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I took one of myself to prove I was there 😉

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I’m an Aunty!

On the 25th of May my gorgeous little Nephew entered the world.
Marty raced off to the shops and returned with some bubbles to celebrate.

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Sadly I haven’t had the pleasure to meet him yet. Our first attempt was ruined when I got really sick. Can’t wait to meet him this Saturday.
I am so proud of my Bro and his fiancé Keira 🙂 

Meet Donna

About a month ago we welcomed the lovely Donna into our lives. After feeling rather ‘depresso’ when our capsule machine started to malfunction we said goodbye to the expensive capsules and hello to coffee beans.

This is Donna
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Donna makes our life happier and more bearable. Our gorgeous little boys still wake frequently and the lack of sleep makes me a zombie. At the push of a button we have beautiful coffee, happy mum, happy wife = happy life.

Ziggy Beanie for my Man

Since we are living in the chilly Southern Highlands I decided that this year I would make my boys a beanie each. Starting with Marty because the boys had been given some super cute ones recently. I love Georgie Hallam’s patterns I ended up picking her ziggy beanie and purchased it through Ravelry.
This (project #7) knit up so quickly. It was the quickest job yet.

I need to take some better pics but for now these will do.
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I made it with WoolGanics Kyoto. It is the softest, warmest yarn and was a pleasure to work with.

I love how the top of the beanie looks and so do the little ones. Charlie keeps trying to wear it (which never ends well) and Jake wants one the same. 🙂

Cheers

Cassia for Lilly

This was my 6th knitting project.

When I heard that my friend Kim had a baby girl I couldn’t wait to knit an adorable little dress for her. After deciding on the Cassia by Georgie Hallam and organising my beautiful and very talented friend Meg to hand dye some super soft Australian Cotton yarn I couldn’t wait to get started.

This little dress took me a while but I am very happy with the end result. The pattern was easy to follow and with better needles one could knit it up quickly. This is it after I had blocked it. I ran out of time to take better photos so please excuse these ones 🙂

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It has been a while…

Once again I have neglected my poor little blog. While I was procrastinating weaving the ends in of my latest project I remembered my blog and wrote myself a catch up to do list.

So brace yourself for the posts. I won’t blog everything that has happened over the last few months. We have had kids birthday parties, sickness, new products, I’ve taught myself to crochet, completed a couple of knits, made a massive progress on my current project, became an Aunty, enjoyed some sites, visited the zoo, watched Disney on Ice, upgraded beds and many, many, MANY more things.

Cheers Danni