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Where do I begin? I guess At the beginning! I live in beautiful Tasmania, Australia with my wonderful hubby, Matthew and our four angels (part time devils) Isaac, Reuben, Isabella, and Charlotte. Currently I'm a stay-at-home mum and I absolutely love that. Nothing else compares. I'm also studying the Master of Teaching part-time and I'm serving as the relief society president of our ward. I love being outside, especially in summer. I love big windows & lots of light. I love swimming, running and mowing the lawn! my favourite vegetable is carrots (or potatoes if mum's baked them) and I love fresh fruit salad. My most favourite thing to do is spend time with my precious family.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


This is my gorgeous cousin Chelsea and her man Tom. Aren't they a cute couple?

On Friday afternoon Chelsea and Tom came to visit. And or course they brought with them their beautiful daughter Mai (named after Chelsea's mum who died from cancer in 1996). They live on the East Coast and were in Hobart for Mai to have day surgery. Everything went extremely well.
We enjoyed the balmy conditions we were blessed with on Friday afternoon by sitting out on the new deck catching up, eating watermelon (what else on a hot day?), munching on biscuits and dip, and downing lots of iced water.
The kids played and of course I took photos.


Chelsea and Tom enjoyed a good laugh thanks to Matt, who is always up for joking around.
I think Chelsea has the most beautiful smile.

Trying to get a family shot proved a little too difficult - Mai just wanted to bounce on the trampoline! Fair enough too.

Thanks for making time to come and see us for a couple of hours.
I loved it xx

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Our new room is all finished.
I LOVE it.
It has made such a difference to our home. I'm so glad we did it. Rory and Joel have done an excellent job. It was so nice to have them hanging around for a while. We had some good conversations - I think we covered every topic known to man!
We don't have any furniture in the room yet (apart from a new tv and stand) but it is really nice to have a lounge room with carpet. I really do love our hardwood floors, they are so family friendly but when I veg out in front of the box I like to sprawl out on the floor...now I can :)
The deck is awesome. Charlotte does laps around the house all day long.
I can't wait to have some friends over or a family get together so we can test it out.

I will put all the photos together and post something soon.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Jim & Sue

last month Carmen & Chernoa asked if I would like to take some photos of their parents, Jim & Sue. They offered to pay me but seeing as though I have no qualifications other than a keen interest and an adult ed course under my belt I said I'd do it for nothing and notch it up to experience.

We met at the warf for a few shots and moved around to a few other locations nearby. It was a perfect day for photos all morning but as Murphy would have it by lunch time (when we had planned to meet) the rain had began to sprinkle. It wasn't heavy rain at all but we did get wet and it did ruin a number of good photos. Flat, drenched hair never looks good really!

Anyway...Jim and Sue were a bit nervous and I must admit I was a little nervous too. It's not like taking photos of your own family who have to love you no matter what. I was worried about the weather and very conscious of the fact this was quite possibly the only chance we would have to get together. And then when I was going through them later I would look at a photo I thought was pretty nice and then wonder "will they like it", "Is that the way they normally look", "will their eye for what looks good agree with mine". Eventually I managed to choose about 30 that I thought were the best of them all. I've put up just a few that were my favourites.

This is my very favourite and the one I think they should put up!!!

Thanks for a fun day, it was a real learning experience for me.
Now I just need to get my head around editing.