A Weekend in Hervey Bay

On the weekend The Big Man, the Pooper and I went up to Hervey Bay to visit our families and to celebrate the 30th Birthday of one of my good friends. We had a blast!

On the Friday night we went out for dinner and caught up with a lot of our friends for Cat's birthday. She was spoilt rotten and had a great time, so it was well worth it :)

The birthday girl Cat and her best friend Nat

On Saturday I hung out with my sister and niece. We went swimming (got to love 28 degree winter days), played games and started to organise my baby shower. That night the Big Man and I had dinner with his family to celebrate his birthday and his Mum's birthday. Lamb Roast, can't beat it!!

The Big Man and his Family

On Sunday (and Saturday) morning we took the Pooper to the beach. He had so much fun running in the surf, chasing his ball, chasing us, playing with other dogs and rolling in the sand. Then on our way back to Brisbane we stopped in Maryborough to have lunch with friends of ours that are also expecting a baby. It is always nice to spend several hours talking about babies and not feeling guilty about being completely obsessed with all things baby.

Sunday night when we got home our little cat Oliver was completely beside himself. We had left him out loads of food and water, but he must have got lonely. He was so happy to see us and spent the rest of the night crying whenever he couldn't find us. Poor kitty.

We had a great weekend! I am way to tired to be back at work today, but I keep telling myself I only have 11 weeks to go.....

I hope you all had a great weekend too!

T xx

28 Reasons

28 reasons why I love my Husband......

1. He is the kindest person that I know
2. The amount of stuff he knows is amazing and he can explain almost anything I need to know
3. He is very excited about becoming a Dad
4. He's really strong (and only complains a little bit when I ask him to move stuff for me)
5. He is a fantastic cook
6. He loves pets
7. He is really smart
8. On the rare occasion that he drinks he cracks me up with his drunken antics
9. He never yells or throws things (even when I do)
10. He makes me laugh every day
11. He has really good sense of what is right and wrong
12. Whenever I have a computer problem he fixes it for me
13. He helps me with internet stuff
14. People can't help but relax when he is around, he is so easy going
15. He never judges
16. He understands me
17. He always finds funny things on the internet to share with me
18. Growing up with him makes me fall in love with him more and more every day
19. He loves my family
20. He always smells good
21. He is very artistic and great at choosing colours
22. He understands that my whole world revolves around the baby right now
23. He isn't afraid to try new things
24. He is a great photographer
25. I love the way his eyes crinkle when he laughs
26. He is genuine and doesn't waste words
27. I can always be myself around him
28. He is truly a one of a kind, amazing human being

Happy 28th Birthday Seano, I love you!

T xx

24 Weeks

.... and exhausted. The next book I read that tells me I should be enjoying a second trimester energy burst will get thrown in the bin. Seriously.

I am still loving being pregnant and love seeing my belly grow, but wow, I have never been this tired in my life. On my days off I am managing to nap for 5 or 6 hours during the day and still sleep for at least 9 hours at night. At least I am getting good sleep most nights. I generally only wake up once or twice. I am hoping that I get some of my energy back before the third trimester, I'm not sure if I will be able to work up until 36 weeks if I get any more tired than this.

On a positive note, I am feeling the baby move all of the time. Whenever I sit down on the couch or lie down in bed he starts to kick. I also feel him moving most days whilst I am sitting at my computer at work. I love it! The Big Man has felt him a handful of times as well, the baby seems to have got over his 'daddy shyness' and will give Sean a good kick if we poke him or talk to him. The Big Man feeling a kick for the first time was a huge milestone for me and I think I managed to cry and laugh at the same time.

Hopefully I will keep getting a good nights sleep and get some energy back in the next couple of weeks. Fingers crossed!

T xx

Obsessed with Raspberries

Right now I am completely in love with raspberries. To the point where I think about them all day and have spent at least 5 hours in the last week googling raspberry recipes.

I have made two of the hundreds of recipes that I have found so far.

Oh my goodness, yum! This was amazing, especially seeing as it was my first ever attempt at a cheesecake. The only problem was that with only two of us in the house, we were kind of over it by the time it was finished. Small problem though really. Its only been four days since we finished it and I could definitely eat the whole thing over again :)

Raspberry and Custard Tarts

I made this last night, but instead of making one big tart I made 12 little ones.... and they are divine. Turns out though that the Big Man doesn't like custard :) Guess that means more for me!

I used frozen raspberries to top the tarts and after I was done I still had heaps of thawed out berries left over. So I sprinkled them with icing sugar and ate them by the spoonful. Obsessed, yes I think I am!

T xx

My Colour Personality

This morning I have been catching up on all of my favourite decorating blogs, trying to get some inspiration for my house (as per usual). I came across this quiz at Design Ties and thought I would give it a go.

What’s the first colour you see in the morning?
The pink and coral pillows and throw that I toss off the bed each night and stack in the corner of the room.

(The Big Man would never let me have the room this pink, but the cushions and throw are these colours)

What colour are your eyes?

What colour do you wear the most?
Probably blue or maybe grey.

What colour do you never wear?
Yellow, it looks really, really bad with my hair.

What colour do you wear when you want to feel sexy?
Black. Is that a bit boring?

What colour gets you the most compliments?
The other day I complimented when I was wearing brown.

What colour is your lipstick?
I always wear Rose or Pink coloured gloss.

What colour was your living room when you were growing up?
The walls were off white, the furniture was cane with a floral print and Mum and Dad decorated with Papua New Guinean masks and axes and stuff.

What colour was your bedroom when you were growing up?
Green was my favourite colour when I was growing up, so I had green curtains and dark doona covers with an abstract forest print on them. I got to choose the colours and patterns myself and I absolutely loved them.

What colour are your sheets?
White, with a white Doona Cover (in winter) or white blanket (in summer), white pillow cases and the previously mentioned pink and coral throw and cushions. We have had a few different colours over the years (maroon, white with a blue floral pattern, beige, black), but white is my favourite by far. I love getting in between perfect white sheets.

What colour was your favorite crayon as a child?
I loved the colour yellow.

What colour is your car?
We don't have a car of our own at the moment. We just drive whichever rental car is avalable, and they're all white. Boring. We are going to buy a car before the baby is born and it is most definitely not going to be white. I loved my grey Mazda, so maybe another similar colour.

What colour was your prom dress?
Being Australian it was a formal dress, rather than a prom dress. It was electric blue and made by my Mum. I still have it packed away in my box of special things that I plan to keep forever :)

What’s your favourite gemstone?
It's a tie between diamonds and emeralds. Diamonds because, well who doesn't love diamonds and emeralds are my birth stone and match my eyes.

What is your favourite flower?
Pink Peonies, I love them!

What colour makes you happiest?

What colour depresses you?
I don't know if there is a proper name for this colour, but the colour of sun-baked dirt. That is the colour of my backyard at the moment because we still haven't done any landscaping. For me it the exact opposite of lush green grass, which is one of my favourite outdoor colours. The greyish-green of sunburnt grass also makes me sad.

What colour calms you?
Blue, grey and white are all colours that make me feel calm.

What colour makes you grind your teeth?
Peach. Eugh don't even get me started on peach. Bleagh.

What colour would you like to try, but are scared to?
I am starting to use more Red. It's such a powerful colour, I really love it, but haven't used it until we moved into our current house.

So there you go, that's how I feel about colour.

T xx