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I love Hot Air Balloons! We live near a park where they take off from and tour north canterbury.  Sometimes when I've been out for a early morning run I've caught them as they are being blown up, and then taking off. Something so simple and yet elegant as they glide effortlessly up and away!

Home is where the Heart is



I came up with this little idea the other day when I was wanting to brighten up my lounge; using odd fabric I already had, and cross-stitch cotton.

"Owly"


I love this little guy, I made it before Titus was born, I want to make another toy for when the next one comes along in march! It was alot of fun to figure out how to make and using different materials etc... no rules just your own imagination! I especially love his button eyes!

Adventures in the Rain


Today was one of those rainy days there the wind is blustery and the rain hits hard against the windows!

 I love the rain though, especially getting out in it. So I tucked up my son in his buggy with the plastic rain cover and off we set. I'm sure every passing car thought "oh that poor child!" but seriously my boy loved it, chattering happily before dozing off to sleep with his blanky hanging out of his mouth :) There were puddles, and lakes to dodge, overflowing gutters and spouting water to see for the little man, much to his amusement.
 The point is that, as woman it's so important to keep our sense of adventure. Obviously you can't just go bungy jumping everyday, but it's in the little choices that really grow who you are. See I could have said to myself this morning - "Its raining oh well there goes our walk", but I choose instead to make it a little andventure with my boy instead, somthing that made the day memorable. 

There can be lots of little adventures to grasp hold in our days as mothers at home or work. But its up to us to make them that, and discover the little surprises along the way :)

"Captivating"

I've started reading the book "Captivating" again, (by John and Stasi Eldredge) and it's really been encouraging me.  I think it's hard when you find yourself in a place you don't remember being in before. It can be a confusing and lonely place. As a woman our hearts lead us, but sometimes our hearts become stuck because of that.  I'm enjoying reading about beauty being a place of rest within the heart. A spacious place, a welcoming place. A place where the hardness and insecurities dissolve.  And it makes me want to let God help me out of those stuck places we can often find ourselves in, and show me whats on the other side....