Wednesday, 31 August 2011

It's Real!

So it's nearly 6 months till the big day.
in 10 days it will be 6 months.

Tonight we start our first official pre marriage course.
It's this thing called Prepare.
It will be interesting to see which parts they go through with us, and which bits they kind of 'skip over' lol.
We've both been married for a combined total of 22 years.... so we have actually learnt a couple of things along the way.
All that said, I am interested to see what it brings out about us.

It's a similar sort of process to a thing called 'strength finders' you do a big long test, and it tells you what are your points of weakness and your strengths as a couple.
Some of you will be nodding knowing what I'm going on about!

I'm nervous, and excited.
It all seems very real now...

{thats said with a huge smile and a little bit of epileptic jumping up and down}

Sorry about the language Nan ;)
I just thought this was really cute lol
Over and Out xxxx

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Over lunch

A text I received at lunch time.
Decided to immortalise it.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011


Happy Birthday Daddy.
I miss you so much xxx
O and O xxxx

Monday, 22 August 2011

For Nan

Hi Nan! This ones for you.
It's a lolly scramble of a post, but it is kind of the last wee while all in one, with more pictures than words...

I love you.

If you lived in my house, and you could see the things I see:
You would know what is near and dearest to my heart and where my fears are kept
You would possibly think that its a place of noise, interruption, chaos, negotiation, tears, hugs, laughter, hope and quite often, simply boredom. (my worst thing!)
ANYWAY!! Here it is:

 A wee kitty came to stay with us for a couple of nights. Just long enough that we all got attached to her, then discovered that she actually lived next door.
We had been calling her Juno, but later found out her name was Giggles. Poor thing.
Reluctantly, we gave her back.

 On the 25th of July, Magic happened! It snowed, and it was really really beautiful.
I can't understand how anyone couldn't absolutely love the snow. It was marvelous.
That, and we camped out at James's so it was warm and snowy :)

Scout, age 7. Snow angel.

We had a baby!!!!
Just kidding. Pretty sure I would have emailed you to tell you that.
This was the 6 week old Jack, the son of a client, and we had just finished photographing their family.
James often assists me on shoots when he can, and sometimes shoots aswell.. He has a great eye. (he saw ME didn't he?!! ) lol

Click to see full pic....

This was the finished result. They had it blown up to a GIANT canvas print. Yay for clients with awesome taste in photographers ;)

I was actually starting to feel a bit clucky, but I simply do not have the time to give those thoughts 2 seconds even, in my head. (plus, other more pressing factors.... ) :)
Baby Jack, and wonderful James made a cute pair, but I decided that a small, furry alternative might be more feasible. I was MEANT to kind of sort of wait till we got married to get a cat... but he kind of sort of gave in to my sad eyes, and I bought this rescue cat who we ended up calling Stella.
She's still a bit shy, but I am willing to give her time to come out of her shell. (like, 6 months, or shes out.) (kidding....)

It snowed again!!
This time we were at my place, semi trapped as it was so heavy we couldn't really even play in it for a while!

 Adult jacket, my boots, and bed socks in place of gloves

 We ran out of plastic bags to put on jakes hands to keep them dry, so I fashioned these... hair dying gloves, tied with twine. MACGUYVER  MUCH??! ;)
 Jake and I went to the carpark down the road and made a snow girl. Jake said he didn't want her hair to look like 'an office girls' He wanted her to look pretty. Go figure!!! lol

And lastly, {and mostly for me, as I like pretty things on my blog...}
There is James.
He makes me smile. Every day. 
Thats actually rather a feat. 

Scout and James

Hope that has bought you somewhat more up to date....
Not too many pictures I hope!

Love to you, and anyone else reading out there...

Over and Out xxx

Tuesday, 9 August 2011


Funny isn't it, when you have the ability to go back in time via technology and look at what has been.
The what has been, that has formed the what is and the what is to come.
I swear if someone had told me what I was in for 2 or 4 (or 6) years ago I would probably have bought a one way ticket to Cuba.

And yet, I always find myself wanting to fast forward.
To just hurry up and get to the next bit.
Further more, to want to KNOW whats happening ALL THE TIME..
Control freak.

And if I just stop to remember that I would be in Cuba right now (ok, bad analogy.. I'd LOVE to be in Cuba right now) but anyway..
If I had known the future, without the tools or character to go through it,
I would have been too scared to take a step into it.
Not to say that we should be fearful of the future but to perhaps take 2 minutes to look at one aspect of our now and be thankful for the ignorance.

Just a thought...

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Sorry it's been a while.....

I visited my old beetle at a photoshoot with clients who bought my car 4 years ago.
They had a baby...... 
I am so trying not to be clucky..... I may get a cat.