Friday, May 27, 2011

chipper-versary with 2 months to go...

this monday 23.05 passed was my six year anniversary at chippers! six... freaking... years...! i am so proud, especially after all the boys taking bets on how long i would last when i started and me beating the lot of them. :) but it has flown by and i can't believe that it's been that long - and that 1. i'm still here and 2. i still love it enough to be here. here's to some more fun times in the future, but i am pretty sure there won't be another six!

monday was also - the "i've-got-two-months-to-go-til-the-baby's-due" day. looks like everything is happening at once! and you know what? i freaking love it! x

cyber silence

so... my computer doesn't exactly look like this - but... it's pretty fried and isn't functioning so well. so, it has been shipped off to the hospital of chad for repairs - and will spend some time there until he deems it usable. blogs (and any general love for anyone via computer) will be few and far between. so mum, no nagging! ♥

Saturday, May 21, 2011


optus contracts are out... and the husband and i got new "matching" iphone4's on thursday night! i got the white, he got the black - and the two of us are having a great old time with them. very fun!! how convenient that they brought out a new colour the week we went to get new ones!

back from europe!

mummy and daddy came home from europe on monday after almost 6 weeks away... and of course mum bought me a little giftie, rosary beads from the church of the madeleine in paris, france. needless to say I was stoked, considering i do collect rosary beads (yes i am a closet catholic sigh...) and i am obsessed with the madeline books, so they had a special double meaning. i am so happy to have them home - missed the pair of them bucketloads! :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011


-christina rosetti

remember me when i am gone away,
gone far away into the silent land
when you can no more hold me by the hand
nor i half turn to go, yet turning stay.
remember me when no more day by day
you tell me of our future that you planned:
only remember me; you understand
it will be too late to counsel then or pray.
yet if you should forget me for a while
and afterwards remember, do not grieve:
for if the darkness and corruption leave
a vestige of the thoughts that i once had,
better by far you should forget and smile
than that you should remember and be sad

i hear funeral poems day in and day out and i am so sick of some of them, but i have never heard this one, my favourite on a funeral. i just love those final lines, "better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad"
mark my words, that is what i would want
but it won't be for a long time yet!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

mothers day...

as a child, along with most other young girls, i had my baby dolls and rocked them and put them to bed in my cradle. i thought of the things i would say to my own children when the day came and the names i would give them and of the things i would teach them. all of this influence came from my own wonderful, precious mother. she is the dearest person to my heart and the greatest friend i have ever had in this life. the woman who would drop anything to come to my side - even now as i am a grown woman, and still knows the songs of my heart and sings them with me. without my mother, i would never have seen the perfect love that radiates between my father and her - and never have desired to have that for myself one day. she taught me of temple marriage and of eternal love, which i have now been blessed with in my own life. she is truly a blessing to me and i am grateful for her each and every day of my life. my own mother, my best friend. if i can be half the woman and half the mother she is, i will certainly be doing well in this life.

i love you babs! happy mothers day!

and this time next year - i'll be a mother... scary thought - but i can't wait!! :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

kick kick kickety-kick

not too much to say for updates babywise... it's still in there :) still growing, and making sure i know that there's less and less room each day - with a steady kick kick kick kick-kick. i think i'll really miss it when it stops... but i guess by then it'll be kicking in real life! how exciting!!

in other news... no more work as of june 10! i'll be laying around (or maybe nesting) getting bigger and... waiting.

as for the picture above... not me - but ouch!

Monday, May 2, 2011

more sad news...

mama - the coolest cat we know :)

tears, thoughts and prayers are going still to our family in new zealand - as the heart of our family has gone to join her beloved...

suilolo paramore
(known to us all as mama)

passed away on 01.05.2011, after a short amount of warning was given to the family to make their way over. with only 44 days having passed since we said a sad goodbye to papa, mama needed him more than we knew - and has gone to join him.

i know that we'll see her again, and that she and papa have each other, but it doesn't stop me wishing, as always, that we never had to say goodbye...

but as a child of god... i've learned this truth -

a family is forever