That time we got engaged (2 years ago).

Two years ago today Samuel surprised me by asking me to marry him. I should have seen it coming; we’d been dating for 3 years already (I thought our dating anniversary was the next day (the 17th), not the 16th). 

We went for a drive up to Falls Creek “to look at wild flowers”, he said. Here’s the rest of the story, in pictures. 


Happy anniversary, love.













It’s only another post about my sister’s wedding…

And here’s some photos my husband and I took of the day. They don’t capture the whole day (no photos of the ceremony at all), but there are some fun ones, nonetheless.

This is the lovely flower girl, Freya. She did such a good job walking down the aisle at church, (despite a false start at the practice the day before), and then having her photo taken multiple times.

IMG_2206And here’s the beautiful bride and her groom. This is when we arrived at the reception venue. It was such a lovely place. A cafe with a cute courtyard, just a short stroll down to the river.

IMG_2224This is me and one of the groomsmen, Sherwin. I don’t know what was so funny here.


This is the other bridesmaid Ali, and groomsman Dan.


Here’s Laura, being pretty excited about being married!

Mum made these bunting chains out of doilies from op-shops and leftover wedding dress fabric. I think they’re so sweet.


Here are some of the guests. Lovely friends!



And a nice picture of my marvellous husband and me. If you notice Sam’s sunglasses – they’re made from wood!


This is Dad making his Father-of-the-Bride speech.


And me, giving my speech. It must have been a bit funny! (I love this photo by the way.)


Laura’s speech. I love the expressions on their faces. Such a beautiful look between them.


Then compare it to this look… Matt’s killing the cake!


Thanks for the amazing day! You were a beautiful bride Laura.

IMG_2302It really was a joyful time. We enjoyed it even more than our own wedding day! (Of course we still think ours was amazing and the most special day, but there’s always a little bit of stress – you can’t fully relax at your own wedding. But we were fully relaxed at this one.)




My little sister got married.


And it was such a wonderful day. It started at 5:30 when the bride woke us up. She’d been awake since 4:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep. I wasn’t too grumpy because a) my alarm was set for 6 anyway, and b) how can anyone be grumpy with a bride on her wedding day?

We had breakfast at home then headed to the hair dresser. They did such a great job! It’s such a lovely salon, we felt so pampered!

I didn’t take any pics of the ceremony because I was otherwise occupied (obviously)! I’ll share some my husband took later. It was a lovely ceremony. Laura and Matt made some massive promises to each other and to God, before their church family, extended family and friends. I couldn’t stop smiling.

After we left the church we headed off in some pretty cool old cars to have photos taken. The photographer was great. There was no stress or rush, and we even got to the reception 5 minutes early!

These were their serious faces. Even serious they both looked spiffy!

There was a photo booth at the reception! It provided hours of fun for all the guests. We got some funny sister shots, but I realised after I forgot to get any with my husband. Oh well.

I kinda wish I’d had a photo booth at my wedding! Oh well.

They did all the official things like cut the cake,

Look into each other’s eyes (this was just after they kissed. I just missed it, but this is kind of nicer than a kissey photo),

And throw the bouquet. (No one caught it. I guess that means there will be no more weddings. Ever.)

I’m so glad these two have married each other. It’s so good to have seen my sister so happy, and be so happy with the man she has chosen to spend the rest of her life with. I pray that their love will grow and grow. Congratulations Laura and Matt!


A day on the farm.

On the weekend we spent the afternoon at our friends’ farm. It was the most beautiful day…

IMG_1931We saw chickens,

IMG_1854And beautiful green paddocks.

IMG_1932We saw some great logs…

IMG_1987As we walked through paddocks.

IMG_1937There was the most beautiful little lamb

IMG_1883But the poor fellow is very sick 😦

IMG_1895Later we walked along by the creek.

IMG_2053It was such a beautiful day!