Thursday, June 16, 2011

a lovely new toy

This was Jamie's gift to me for our 4th wedding anniversary. He sneakily picked it up in Melbourne last month when we were there on holidays. I remember playing with one of these that my mum had when I was younger, I think it might have even been her dads. Either way, I always felt so royal when I used it, although now I don't have to rifle through mums desk in secret to use one, I have my very own. Now to write and post some royal letters!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

four wonderful years

Today, the 16th of June 2011, my darling Jamie and I have been married for four wonderful years! How blessed we are, and how wonderful life is.

Wedding Video - Jamie & Kirsty from Kirsty Smith-Cottrell on Vimeo.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Batman’s Baby Room

Batman is now 29 weeks old, and his/her baby room is beginning to take shape. I want to keep it simple and obviously gender neutral for now. There are still a few bits and pieces that we need to get before his/her arrival, but we really are trying not to go over the top. There is so much advertising that says you NEED this, and NEED that, however I’m sure you could make do without most of it.
This was my first mother’s day gift from Jamie, it’s Batman’s first real toy named “Baby Monkey” after this silly video we saw a while ago.


It’s definitely winter here in Brisbane, and we’re making the most of it! We’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in our house – no air pump heaters for us. The fireplace is probably a lot more effort, cutting wood, finding enough twigs and newspaper, making it and monitoring it, but when the house is warm and you can smell that yummy timber burning smell, its all worth it!

I'm married to a Rock Star

My darling husband has been in a rock-bush-dance-band for years! It's made up of a few great friends and some ring-ins - they call themselves the Smashing Bumpkins. They are hilarious and fun! They mostly play popular rock covers which they've creatively tweaked to work with classic bush dances. They frequently have Saturday night gigs at birthday parties, school camps and youth community events like this one out at Warra (about 4 hours west of Brisbane). It's quite cool being married to my own little rock star.
(That's him on the drums)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Baby Shower invites are done!

I've finally finished fiddling with the design of my baby shower invites, and most were sent out over the weekend! I went with a double sided postcard style, to save on envelopes. Kept it simple with a red and white colour scheme - which will be used for the party as well. Its still not for about six weeks, but I wanted to get them out early, as everyones weekends fill up so quickly these days.

Week 27