After patiently waiting for 12 months Noah got to finally got to go to the Ekka!
A train ride was the mode of transport to arrive at the beloved Ekka with Dan.
The army stall was a winner….as was driving a dodgem car (with a little bit of help from Dan), eating a strawberry ice-cream and getting a Lightning McQueen showbag….
Though the toys may not last out the week from the show-bag…the memories will last and until next year – thank you Ekka for being a place with five year old dreams can come true!
Dan and I enjoyed a date this morning out in our local community….
The beautiful jasmine was blooming and reminded me that soon our bubs will be here!
Ikatan Day Spa – I was reading their literature and Ikatan is rated Top 5 Day Spa’s of Australia – I was in good hands!
Angourie….the beach for pro surfers, wave watchers and some of the biggest waves I’ve seen in a long time! Stormy weather had made for HUGE albeit dangerous waves so we enjoyed watching the surf from a distance.
There is a great bush walk down the beach just the right distance for five year olds and pregnant mums!
I was happy to perch my pregnant self on a rock while Dan and the boys enjoyed a bushwalk through the sand dunes and over the rocks.
Also did I mention…. these three are the best!
Love you Dan, Noah, Byron and junior (I bet you will love watching the waves with us next time we are in Angourie!)
ps. Love your mustache Dan!
The storm had washed in LOTS of foam and Noah was like a pig in mud! Gleefully rolling and foaming himself up in the remnants from the storm the day before.
…and did I mention the sea eagles! We saw so many and each time they reminded me of God’s strength and how in Isaiah 40 God speaks of when we HOPE in Him…
Today I am celebrating another birthday!
This is the best one yet – presents from my loved ones, our family was blessed with a yummy breakfast with a lovely couple and the day is just getting started!
This year of life I want to live this Psalm every moment of the day….
I lift my eyes to the mountains -
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth!
He will not let your foot slip-
He who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, He who watches over Martine will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you-
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm -
He will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
My birthday song….
…’lil Masterchef in the making helping me make his birthday cake…
“But mummy I won’t watch when you decorate it!”
I love that when Noah saw his birthday cake he exclaimed to me, “Mummy, thank you so much for my cake. I love it so much!”
These photos are from the last few months. Its awhile since I’ve blogged, the haze of constant nausea is lifting! Yay! The photos above is Noah doing his “school” work…he insisted that the 3D glasses would help him to read :))
How has your week been? A little bit of Valentines love? Dan and I enjoyed a really great lunch at a restaurant near where we live called Two Small Rooms. On the night we got engaged we celebrated with a beautiful meal there. It was really nice to go back and enjoy some fine dining! Ahh… I LOVE when someone cooks for me!
Yep! A little bubba growing in this tum I’m twelve weeks pregnant and have been experiencing the extremes of morning/all day sickness and a cocktail of hormones. I was VERY relieved yesterday to have my third scan in this pregnancy and see a strong beating heart and a very wriggley bub! After a scare a few weeks ago and the stress of not knowing what was happening with our little one, I’m one relieved mumma-to-be!
An encouraging verse I read today….
My heart has heard you say,
“Come and talk with me”
And my heart responds,
“Lord, I am coming….”