Archive | April, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt.

27 Apr



I had been talking about how much I loved it when my mum would set up Easter egg hunts for us, as children. So Andrew did one for my on Sunday. I know he looks maniacal in that picture, and we did use a laundry basket to collect the eggs in, but it was so much fun!


The moon.

25 Apr

The other night I went out and took some pictures of the moon. Im pretty impressed with how detailed they were!

 It was a beautiful night.

My Birthday.

24 Apr

Last Tuesday I turned 21.

Ive always found it strange that so many people in Australia think turning 21 is exciting, when legally nothing really changes. All the changes happen at 18 here. Anyway, needless to say it felt like any other Birthday and I wasn’t too excited about it- I wasn’t excited about 18 either, other than the fact that I’d then be able to vote.

My Grandma made all that sweet stuff. She loves to feed us. We did NOT eat it all. I froze most of that Black Forest Cake and she kept all the leftover slices and buns to give away to visitors.

Alice came to have lunch at grandmas too. It was nice.

I had a very nice birthday full of Family, Books and my puppy dog.

I heart Brisbane.

17 Apr

A week ago we went into Brisbane really early in the morning and wandered around taking pictures and shopping at the Borders which is closing. Dont get me started on that though, I loved the Brisbane Borders- it was three stories and in the perfect position. We ALWAYS went there when in the city even if we didnt need to! Anyway despite that, I really love my city. Its gorgeous, and its mine.

A Reflection.

15 Apr

Last  Sunday was our one year Anniversary, and I thought I should reflect a bit on the last year before signing off and emotionally beginning the second.

Everyone says that the first year of marriage is the hardest…  but if THAT was the hardest year for us then it’s going to be pretty easy from now on! ( I really don’t believe that its going to be easy) I found the last year only slightly challenging… and I’m pretty sure I’m not wearing rose-coloured glasses. We did experience a few problems right at the beginning, because we expected things to go a bit more smoothly than they did in one area… I cried a bit in the first few months. After we resolved a few issues it went smoothly ever since. We have a lot fewer fights than we did before we got married, eat out a lot less, watch less movies… I really love being married, and even though a year is such a short time, it feels like its been a lot longer. I guess we kind of acted like we were married (always being together, discussing finances etc) before we were married so it wasn’t a shocking transition when we HAD to start doing these things.

I love having a house with my Husband, and a puppy. Even though it can be pretty annoying, I still love doing housework in OUR house, and cooking OUR dinner in the slowcooker. I love reading in bed while Andrew is asleep, knowing that if some one broke in he’d get up in his undies to chase the guy down the street. I even love those days on the weekend when we can’t decide what to do and we have monotonous conversations (“what do you want to do?” “I don’t know what do you want to do?”). I love the days when the house is clean, dinner is organised and we can sit and read together, separately for hours and not feel guilty. I love that I married my favourite person in all the world. My best friend.

I am so thankful to God that he wrote our story this way. I don’t know how I would have found someone to marry if I hadn’t grown up with him because I’m pretty shy and unapproachable looking.

On the inside of our wedding rings are the words ‘amazing grace’. We wanted to have something inscribed and decided on these words for a few reasons. One, of course is that it is a beautiful hymn. Second is that it should be a reminder about how we should treat each other with amazing grace. And lastly, it’s a reminder that God showed amazing grace towards us, in everything he’s done, but also specifically in bringing us together so perfectly. I think I need to remember the words that are engraved inside our rings, and what they mean, more often. I think this will always be my yearly Anniversary goal, but I want to treat Andrew with more grace and to appreciate God’s Grace more during the second year of our Marriage.

Our First Anniversary.

10 Apr

A Once Courageous Heart.

9 Apr