Monday, 16 May 2022

J&J Bay of Islands


 
Such a beautiful scenic drive up to the Bay of Islands and we were excited to enjoy the last of New Zealand's summer in this sub-tropical region. Northland features numerous beaches and islands to explore and its ideal for a leisurely road trip in a campervan. We had the ability to stop, sightsee, and spend as long as we wanted in each stunning location. We did a quick car ferry ride between Opua and Okiato on our way to Russell. We drove straight onto the ferry and parked up while we enjoyed the 15-minute ride which was fun and scenic to do.

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Family Babymoon




Things are a little different when you have your three year old in tow! Not quite so far as Morocco this time! I loved our first babymoon and enjoyed that pre-baby bonding time with Jake. However, this time around I wanted to do things a bit differently as it’s not only Jake and I this time. I knew Arlo would also benefit from some serious pre-baby bonding time before adopting his new role of big brother. It would be our last big holiday as a family of three! So, we decided to have a family friendly babymoon! 

Sunday, 3 April 2022

We're having a.....


 
We are so excited to tell you that we are expecting a little girl! I would have been over the moon either way but I'm so excited to be a girl mumma and have already brought a few girl clothes over the past few days. Let’s be honest I will probably never buy myself anything again because why are baby girls clothes so damn cute!! She’s going to be taking the whole clothing budget! 21 weeks of growing her, over half way there. It’s my second time nurturing another little human and this time I'm feeling wiser, more confident and empowered in my decisions for this pregnancy and birth and so excited to have a daughter on the way.

Saturday, 19 February 2022

OUR FAMILY HAS BIG NEWS!



Feeling a little bit more...hungrier, fuller, bigger, tired and emotional these days…It can only mean one thing!! Our family is GROWING! It feels like such a relief to finally be able to share this news with you all. I feel like I’ve been holding onto such a big secret that I can now let out. Pregnancy after loss is hard at times. When the chance to grow your family feels like it's been stripped from you, you can't help but feel so blessed to have this chance at a little rainbow baby. I've been a little bit more nervous and on edge this time around. However, we have reached a point in our pregnancy that we are happy to announce. We feel so unbelievably lucky and blessed that we were able to get pregnant again. We always dreamed of having two children … maybe even three! We will see if I can convince myself again LOL! 

Jake, Arlo and I are so excited for the newest little addition that will be coming in August 2022! 

Sunday, 2 January 2022

Yearly recap: 2021 Happy New Year!



Is it just me or are the years going faster?! I feel like the older I get the faster they go. 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. I must admit that 2021 was a challenging year for us. We went through a lot and I’m so proud of us for coming out the other side of it stronger. It's been a year of growth, learning, connecting and creativity for us. We managed to squeeze so much in!
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