Monday, April 21, 2014

16/52





Jacob bears a resemblance to Gumball don't ya think?

My little artsy doing her thing - she loves it when we draw together.



Joining in with Jodi

I like this Place





As I sit here while my family asleep,  with the moon shining brightly between the persistent clouds, I wonder how much I have created here and how much has just found me. I tend to be passive yet out spoken. Indifferent to much, but always open to the changing events around me. I fight for what I believe in, for what I want. I always fight for what's right, even if it means me or the people closest to me are wrong. I don't have to do much but be myself, take care of the people around me, be honest, and let the world keep happening. 
 
This may sound silly, but I often wonder where I would be if I never started this blog - obviously I wouldn't be here, I've often quietly sneaked away from this space for a wee while (like I do so often with so many things around me). But I like this place, especially lately, I haven't lost anything at all from writing this blog in fact I have gained so much... so I keep writing.
Do I dislike the idea of a few people assuming they know me by the few words and pictures I share? Totally, that's part of this whole open public sharing thing. It has opened up my flaws and at times made me feel vulnerable - but I allowed it.  It's human nature for people to be curious so I have made a point of being  open, honest, and put myself out there, completely aware. 
 
If I'm completely honest, which I always am, no one can ever hold anything against me. It's all already out there, there's no back and forth, 

I'm able to just relax right where I am. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What I Wore - Running Errands with Baby Jake

Yes how glam of me, this is real life.  No fancy parties for me and I'm more then happy hanging out with my babies or racing around town grocery shopping or just browsing the malls.


I've been making a conscience effort to wear what I already have in my drawers, so these Jeans are 4years old (Skinny legged high waist) from City Chic -  my favorite pair - The shoes are Gallaz purchased like 6years ago, hardly worn them.  And the Tshirt is a good ol KMART cheapy that I got when Jake suffered terrible reflux and would power chuck on me after every feed. Good times (not).




I think I finally kicked the bitchy resting face in this photo, better then my first attempt?

I'm linking up with Kimba Likes for Wardrobe Wednesday.



Monday, April 14, 2014

Around here






Doing:  Can I say not much?  I got tired of running around like a crazy person, but I still manage to  stay busy with homework, thinking about a blog redesign.  This feels like a settled time in our life, all the kids are really content, so I  have to make a conscious effort to step back from stress and fit in the things in life that can be easily overlooked, like making time with friends and just pausing for some good ol' fashioned dreaming.

Eating:  I'm intent on trying new things, better, simpler, healthier. Need to eat more greens..always. 

Planning and Eagerly Anticipating:  A girls weekend away in Wellington coming up June - catching up with my internet friends, oh I love them so.  And the useless lawyer (she calls herself that) is brave enough to put us up in the extra home they have on her property.  Exciting times I'm really looking forward to it.

Listening:  I'm a girl who gets in a weird obsessive mode with music.  I've been listening to Haim, Incubus and Monsters and Men a lot lately.  When the kids aren't with me I crank The Distillers and The Donnas, obsessions of my misspent youth...

Learning: Acceptance of myself, I never feel good enough.   I'm too fat, too outspoken,  too raw, I swear to much,  I'm not christian enough, not softly spoken enough - I feel like there is a pressure to conform, to mold myself with the masses, to be a yes person when really I'm a yeah nah kinda person.  I'm just me and I have accepted that I am in a life long battle of being comfortable in my own skin. 
  
Things I'm loving on the Internet:  
A cup of Jo's Feta And Lemon Dip
Meghan from MNMS Instagram feed, shes in Queenstown!! I adore the South Island.
Rachel who blogs at The far Side of the World posted about personality types on her Facebook page, so fascinating and accurate  - I tested mine here  I'm a ENFP..  

Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving   The highlights for me   ENFPs often have strong, if sometimes surprising, values and viewpoints.They want to both help and to be liked and admired by other people, on both an individual and a humanitarian level. This is rarely a problem for the ENFP, as they are outgoing and warm, and genuinely like people. Some ENFPs have a great deal of zany charm, which can ingratiate them to more stodgy types in spite of their unconventionality.ENFPs have what some call a "silly switch." They can be intellectual, serious, all business for a while, but whenever they get the chance, they flip that switch and become CAPTAIN WILDCHILD, the scourge of the swimming pool, ticklers par excellence. Sometimes they may even appear intoxicated when the "switch" is flipped


 Captain Wildchild indeed..


Friday, April 11, 2014

Proud.








That smile is what it's all about.
She is blossoming in the school environment, turns out she is quite competitive - she loves to participate and has even joined the Kapa - Haka group.  She always has nice things to say about everyone and showers people in compliments, she is a kind soul.   She is quite the guardian of her brothers and will defend there honor as she sees fit.  I love how she loves them, fiercely and strong.

Shes my only daughter and I love her to the moon and beyond.


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