10 years!

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Today is our 10th Wedding Anniversary!!!!!!

Mr B, love you to the moon and back! xxxx
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6 years since September 4th 2010

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Its crazy to even think of a time before the earthquakes and before eqc, house repairs, road cones, demolition, constant change to the city and aftershocks and its only been 6 years since it all began

6 years on I still annoyingly feel frustrated........ 
frustration over the whole repair process as we are still having our house levels and land checked from shoddy repairs done in 2013

I feel like shouting "if you had done it right the first time we would't be dealing with you 3 years on" but we live and learn to appreciate all the cracks in other people's buildings 

Some times slapping a smile on and letting it go is the best plan

I would like to think I'm older and also wiser

I have learnt to value good friends and the resources around us that are found when we reach out and have good honest conversations with friends

I would like to say I'm resourceful and confident, and more am willing now to give most things a go as I teach my boys many life lessons

I am so thankful for Mr B, he is my calm, reliable and very sensible rock

Sometimes its easy to want to get off this crazy train when its the same old rinse and repeat but honestly I don't think I would have it any other way

I am so thankful to have had time to get involved in all the things the boys do
(and it was a huge surprise to get a Coach of the year award) 

I am enjoying watching the boys grow. 

This year feels like a blur but we are trying to make sure we stop and celebrate the good stuff and take time for hugs.

I am enjoying creating a home for my family. 

A friend commented that she was worried now I am back to work that there will be less crafting and creating. 

Crafting and creating bring me so much joy and peace, I'm sure there will be another quilt, weaving, or crochet project in my hands soon enough.

Here's to progress while heading in the right direction where ever that will be.

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Where I Am Right Now- August

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Making : dinner with help

Cooking : easy dinners

Drinking : hot water

Reading: Harry Potter

Wanting: more sunshine and less rain

Looking: more like a responsible grown up

Playing: string games

Deciding: what to wear each morning for work

Wishing: for more patience

Enjoying: finished projects

Waiting: for more crafty time

Liking: my comfy new shoes 

Wondering: how easy it would be to make onion rings like this at home

Loving: hugs

Pondering: how to make things easier when life is a little chaotic

Considering: buying a new bag

Watching: football

Hoping: this doesn't all sell so I can keep them

Marvelling: at my two monkey moos!

Needing: a few more hours in the day to craft

Smelling: all the flowers

Wearing: layers

Following: the Olympics

Noticing: How well Master B did in his presentation

Knowing: simple projects bring great satisfaction

Thinking: I need to find another book to read

Feeling: grateful spring is just around the corner

Admiring: my beautiful new niece

Buying: work clothing

Getting: used to our new routines

Bookmarking: knitting projects

Opening: packages Mr B orders

Giggling: at how awesome I am

Feeling: a little disappointed it didn't snow here

You can find the list here
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Where I Am Right Now- July

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Making : drinks with lemons from our lemon tree

Cooking : eggs on toast

Drinking : soda stream with lemon

Reading: up on how to play the boys card game

Wanting: more donuts and dates with Mr B

Looking: back at all our recent holiday photos

Playing: gutter board

Deciding: which direction to walk the dog

Wishing: I could go back and get Master W's rock I left at the top of the gondola

Enjoying: family time at the park

Waiting: till my garden is full of flowers again

Liking: hugs with my now 8 year old

Wondering: what colour to choose next

Loving: awesome photos

Pondering: if we are all just a little bit broken underneath our nice exterior and if some people hide it better than others

Considering: another road trip

Watching: the boys have deep conversations while digging the garden

Hoping: good changes take time

Marvelling: at how well plants grow when you forget about them

Needing: more hours in the day to create and craft

Smelling: lavender

Wearing: all the clothing

Following: the weather forecast waiting for snow

Noticing: how little clothing this child wears compared to me

Knowing: I am good at what I do

Thinking: that I should really take advantage of the sunshine and put on some washing

Feeling: warmth from the sun

Admiring: our awesome family

Buying: food 

Getting: quilt inspiration from Instagram

Bookmarking: recipes

Opening: replacement lego post

Giggling: at the Master W's concern and thoughtful approach for the worms in the soil and Master B's go forth and dig it all approach

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