A picnic for our bear!

We celebrated Byron’s two years of life at our favourite park down by the river.
A teddy’s bear picnic was the order of the day. The looming rain clouds and then the down pour didn’t dampen our spirits even though we did get a bit wet!


Name tags for the teddy’s!

Picnic food!


When talking about his party Byron was very clear that he would be having cake and candles and that is what he got!

We give God…

our many thanks…

for our fun, colourful, miracle boy!

Love Martine

The Royal Brisbane Show – the Ekka….where dreams come true…

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….

…patting the very tired animals at the end of the day…

…driving a plane…

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!

Love Martine

There is a time for everything ….jasmine, dates, thrifting, being born….

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!

Thank you Euro Vida we enjoyed our breakfast :)


There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born, a time to heal, a time to laugh, to dance, to embrace, to mend, to love….
God has made everything beautiful in its own time…
Ecclesiastes 3
Love Martine


We had a lovely little weekend getaway to Gympie and Noosa and it was nice!

A really nice shop…

A very nice man…. :)

Nice belly… (and beach!)

Nice company at happy hour….I was loving the fruit mock tail!

Nice art….the paper sculpture on the shelves of Bistro C at Noosa are my mums creations!
I scootered off (not literally) to the NICEST day spa…

Ikatan Day Spa – I was reading their literature and Ikatan is rated Top 5 Day Spa’s of Australia – I was in good hands!

The little Balinese day spa huts are set in the most beautiful tropical gardens! Nice :)

Nice date…

Seeing my lovely sister-in-law Ang perform her own cabaret show! It was a fantastic Ang!

To end the day – the best gelati ever (I know the gelati is great in Italy but this little place in Noosa is pretty nice!). 

Love Martine

A little belated….

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 :))

Enjoying some French bakery treats while feeling very sick!

Byron loving the swings…

Dan’s masterpiece…the first one in our family to master choux pastry!

beach trips…

sunsets over our backyard…

Noah’s latest dress up craze…

Byron and his scrunchy smile helping me to do some baking…

a little bush adventure…



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! :)

Our fridge blackboard is experiencing alot of love lately… Can you see our latest addition??

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….

Psalm 27:8
My heart has heard you say,
“Come and talk with me”
And my heart responds,
“Lord, I am coming….”


Around here….

Lots of reading and knowing…
God really is here and He isn’t silent…
John 10:27 Jesus, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them and they follow me.”

We have two have groups from that meet in our home and we gather and learn about knowing God and experiencing His power and transforming love and grace in our lives through Jesus Christ. I love these times…encouraging, community, enriching…

I went to a wonderful women’s conference! The theme was FREEDOM that we have in Christ when we trust our lives and eternity to Him. The organizers of the conference showered beautiful treats on us and it was wonderful to be apart of!

Noah has started to learn a few letters…so cute seeing him learn and the hat above is his baker’s hat (for the letter B) that he made at kindy!

A little bit more baking…Dan and I made these raspberry scones, although they don’t look so great when you pile jam and cream on the top they came up a treat!

Just some random things from around here….