Wednesday, 27 April 2011

1 today!

Yeah it's my first birthday!!!


I can't believe its one whole year since this!
I can still remember his arrival like it was yesterday!
How much has he changed since then?!

Ethan Robert, your daddy and I love you more than words can tell. You constantly make me smile and I am so proud to be your mammy! xxxx

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


Possibly thinking serious thoughts about his new (first) hair cut! Who knows?!

Maybe he was thinking about taking his first steps...which he did this morning before daddy had to go to work! Yay!

Monday, 18 April 2011


I wouldn't be who I am without them.

I couldn't be who I am without them.

The amazing women who I'm privileged to do life alongside encourage me, challenge me, support me. They make me laugh, they share my problems, they listen to my worries.

I couldn't possibly name all the women who surround me, inspire me, comfort me, love me. I'm bound to forget someone!

But I do want to honour them. I'm so fortunate to have such wonderful women in my life. I want to lift them up and say thank you.
Thank you for seeing beyond my insecurities and loving me in many ways.

I wouldn't be who I am without you.
I couldn't be who I am without you.

And I look forward to more fun, inspiring, challenging, encouraging, comforting, emotional, hysterical, crazy times together.

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honour one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10

Thursday, 14 April 2011

An afternoon at the allotment

Hair styled with sun cream!



Look at my teeth!

At least someone was working hard!

Pretty herbs


Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Lessons from the prayer room...

- When someone suggests you're being brave to spend an hour in the prayer room with an 11 month can safety conclude that they think you're crazy!

- It's not easy to pray for an hour with an 11 month's not impossible though either. And it's ok to agree with the above comment!

- It's ok to not know what to pray...or how to pray

- It's ok to not know what or how to pray even when you're not a 'new' christian

- It's ok to just rest in God's presence...although there is no 'just' about it

- It's ok sing praise songs which use the tunes of nursery rhymes (at least I hope it is!)

- God will meet with you (even if you're playing with stacking cups and other toys)

- When you leave something will be different. It may not be huge but it will be different.

- Your 11 month old will want to remove every bright post-it note from the walls and won't understand why he isn't allowed to. You will resort to sticking post-it notes to yourself to distract your 11 month old from the ones on the walls!

- It won't be what you expected...and that's ok

Monday, 4 April 2011

My March 2011

March 2011 phone photos

1. Yummy Pancakes!
3. Giddy up!
4. Refusing to look at the camera
5. A more sedate ride
6. Mighty mint joined by bashful basil and chirpy chives
7. Home grown cabbage
8. Daffodils
9. Someone's 1st birthday invitations in the post!
10. Supporting the winning rugby team!
11. Where there's tea there's hope...amen!
12. Designer water bottles. Issey Miyake!
13. Love this cushion
14. Twit-twoo
15. More fog
16. Why eat shepherd's pie when you can wear it?!
17 & 18. More snow...yes, snow in March!
19. Crocuses...just before the snow
20. 'Working from home'!