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Sunday, 30 June 2019

Family Day out with our Storksak

We went to Luna Estate for lunch about a week ago on a fine winters day for our family day out. Luna Estate is a newly renovated premium Wairarapa winery, situated one hour from Wellington city. The winery itself is beautiful. As you drive into the property you find yourself surrounded by vineyards and then as you pull into the carpark you are greeted with a dramatically re-designed building and extensive terrace which is very stylish. A big fireplace promises warmth for cooler weather and of course there are outdoor tables and umbrellas for summer.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Mountain top vow renewal Queenstown

Are you ready for an overdose of love and never ending romance in picturesque surroundings? Then settle in tight, because we’ve got something truly special to share today! This year was our fifth wedding anniversary and we decided to celebrate with an epic mountain top vow renewal in Queenstown!

Can we just take a moment because HOLYYYY MOLLLEY, THESE PHOTOS!! I’m actually kinda yelling, but talk about taking dreaminess to a whole new level! Michelle and James from Patina Photography captured these special moments perfectly!

Sunday, 16 June 2019

The moments I don't want to forget

When I was growing up, my parents always made a big deal about birthdays, special events and holidays. This always involved multiple celebrations, many traditions, and of course surprises and presents. A childhood full of memorable moments for me to tuck away in my memory bank. I think celebrating milestones with your kids are so important as it helps them prioritise what's truly important in life. It provides a special bond between you and your child as you celebrate the significance of life's journey together.

So when our fifth wedding anniversary was coming up I knew I wanted to do something big to celebrate! Our wedding anniversary has always been a special day of the year for Jake and I. Every year we reminisce and look at where we are now, what we've learnt, the places we have explored, the memories we have made and the many things that we have celebrated over this time. Of course, nothing could top becoming parents to our sweet Arlo! I hope in 40 years’ time, we are still looking forward to celebrating these occasions surrounded by our children and grandchildren.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

My first Mothers Day

I hope every mama out there is having a wonderful Mother’s Day. My boys treated me to a special mother's day photo shoot last week to celebrate my very first Mothers Day. We got together with Jenny Siaosi who managed to capture my little family perfectly. It was the perfect gift as I love doing photoshoots because its those little moments, those little grins, those little hands, they are not this little forever and a photograph can take you back to that exact moment and make you relive that memory all over again. I will alway cherish these photos and always remember my very first mothers day. I’m not even a year into my motherhood journey and it’s already the hardest, messiest, most exhausting thing I’ve ever done. Yet at the same time, it’s the most enjoyable, rewarding and satisfying thing I’ve ever done in my life. Arlo changed my world in the best way possible. It’s like I’m doing what I’ve always been meant to do. The joy I feel being a mother, and being this boy’s mother, is indescribable. I love the way he’s eyes light up when he sees me and his giggles are the best sound in the world!

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Wairarapa ~ Castlepoint

When I look back at my childhood, the times I remember the most are special family moments and the memorable holidays and outings we took. We used to have family days on Sundays and we would hang out as a family doing things like making pancakes which ultimately turned into food fights, having wrestling matches with dad, going down to the beach, camping, skiing trips...the list goes on. But the main thing was spending that quality time together and making memories that last a lifetime! It's something that I have held dear to me and now that I have my own little growing family it's something that I now do with them. Let’s face it—life is busy! Between work and life responsibilities, the days pass us by in the blink of an eye. So it’s nice to dedicate one day a week devoted to spending it together as a family and it gives us an opportunity to explore our new backyard….the Wairarapa!