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Sunday, 8 July 2018

Dear Baby Boy



To my first child.  My first son.  My first everything.  You’re almost here and we are so excited to finally meet you!  I have loved carrying you the last nine months and feeling you move and wriggle inside of me.  I can’t wait to be your mama and hold you in my arms and smell that sweet baby smell while staring into your beautiful eyes.  I feel so ready to welcome you into my life.  Lately I have been doing lots of study and reading about how to be a good parent, how to help you learn and grow, and how to be the best example I can be for you.  I feel like this will be the most rewarding thing I will ever do in my life.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

J&J Abu Dhabi



This is the first post from our first ever trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)!  We were very excited to explore this place on our way back home to NZ.  It was the ideal location to have a second mini babymoon.  It was also the perfect opportunity for some alone time together with just the two of us before becoming a family of three and enjoying what we love best, travelling!

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Maternity desert shoot




While we were in Dubai we got together with Lianne from Dinky Heart Photography.  It’s always been a dream of mine to do a shoot in the desert, but wow what a location for a maternity shoot!  There were so many stunning photos I had a hard time narrowing down the photos, and you’ll see why!  I felt very blessed being able to capture this special time in our lives at such an amazing location.  We are now in the third trimester and it’s really starting to sink in that we will be parents very soon.  We are nearly at the finish line and so excited to meet our little man.  The last few weeks have been all about nesting and getting everything set up for him.  I have found myself feeling very emotional and starting to imagine our lives with him.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Dar Sofil ~ Marrakech



We ended our trip in luxury and stayed at the Dar Sofil resort, which is located outside the Medina and a stone’s throw away from Marrakech itself. As soon as we arrived we felt like we had escaped to our own little paradise. This is a beautiful hotel with old olive trees and magnificent gardens with breathtaking views of the Altas mountains. As soon as we entered it's grand gates we were in complete awe of this place! 

Saturday, 26 May 2018

La Mamounia - Marrakech



We finished our trip to Morocco by being treated as royals for the day! You can’t visit Marrakech and not experience a Hammam or a spa! It’s basically compulsory! This mumma to be was ready for some pampering! I had booked us in for a spa day at La Mamounia Hotel which has one of the world’s most iconic spas.

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