Life Moments ~ Why I look forward to the weekends…..

I work two jobs. I have three, utterly amazing {but lazy} teenage boys. I have an adorable husband who is my rock. My iPhone is my lifeline ~ if I forget it or misplace it, I have a true sense of ‘panic’ {pathetic I know}. My day starts 5am, a run or walk down by the lake, followed by a quick shower, some tooth brushing, a splash of lip gloss then off to job #1. I adore this job. It truly is my passion. I’ve always loved this job. From my first day at University to the present ~ the passion has remained, unwavering, untainted. I was always meant to be a nurse, I know that. After eight hours, I get home. My other passion is cooking. Don’t get me wrong, I havent always loved cooking. I only discovered it last year, and found I was actually quite good at it. So, I dig out my recipes and cook. I chill with my family watching trashy shows like {gulp} ‘Todders & Tiaras’ and ‘Wife Swap’. Just like my love of trashy magazines, I’m drawn to them. It’s my evening escape. I do this for 3 days a week. For the other 2 working days of the week, I do my other job, ‘this‘ business, and its great 🙂

I do one photography session a week, which means my weekends are usually free. They are bliss. I still get up at 5am, I still go for a run or a walk. The difference is I can ‘breath’, I can relax. I have no demands on my time by others. My boys are old enough to look after themselves. I have the time and space to meet with friends, cook, paint my nails, do my blog and have some genuine ‘me’ time. Never underestimate the time you need for yourself. I cannot believe, that even up until last year, my life revolved around doing ‘stuff’ for other people. It was a constant drain. This new year, I decided that I don’t have to do this. I can say no, and breath and enjoy my time. Steve Jobs once said“your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life”.  How true this is. So here I am, enjoying my weekend before I start another working week. Yesterday, the only thing I had to achieve was getting new school shoes for Ollie{can you believe the little man is now a high schooler}? Today, I’m walking along the beach, shopping, meeting friends for a catch up and of course, enjoying time with my gorgeous man. This is life, this is how to live it. It might not be glamorous, or rich to some, but to me it is perfect 🙂 I truly appreciate and love each and every day, and I’m thankful and grateful to be here, enjoying our life, surrounded by those we love, and who love us back. So here’s to many other weekends to come over 2012 🙂 xxxxx

‘Our’ weekends, the Instagram way 🙂

instagram images of every day life

Noosa Heads Photography ~ Senior Portrait Photography

Beauty-full Miss E, on a warm summers evening. 🙂 We had a blast and Miss E was a pleasure to work with. Thank you so much, and here is your sneak peek. 🙂 xxxxx

vintage styled photography session with girl bicycle milkshake

portrait photography seniors posingvintage styled bicycle photo shootgirl on a bicycle with roses in basket

Noosa Heads Photography ~ Senior Portrait Photography ~ Sweet Sixteen…….

What a beauty-full start to 2012.  Not only a stunning sweet sixteen year old to work with, but amazing sunlight, and a gorgeous location. It truly was a blissful late afternoon in the sun. Fingers crossed our wonderful weather continues for the rest of 2012 🙂 x

teenage girl sitting on a chair in bushland senior portraits

seniors portrait photography

girl sitting on a chair in a field, backlighting

Sunshine Coast Portrait Photography ~ Sweet Nature

for a sweet natured young girl who adores the Australian bushland as much as I do. Thank you Miss L for a beautiful, serene and natural session. Cannot wait to catch up soon so you can view your gallery xxx 

natural light photography session in bushland australia

natural light photography session in bush land noosa heads


you all a wonderful 2012 🙂

To all my beautiful, friends, family and clients, thank you so much for all your support over the year, I really am very grateful and blessed. Our Christmas this year was nice and quiet {just the way we like it}. The boys got to stay in their PJ’s all day, and chill out on their computers, and I…… to cook {it’s ok, I actually love cooking – ‘now’. I never used too. A couple of years ago,  the most contact the kitchen and I had, would be when I occasionally bumped into it in each in the middle of night, but now I’m nearly 40, I’ve found myself deliberately heading to the kitchen to cook 🙂  I even know where the pots and pans are kept! How things change}. So, along with a brand new bunch of cook books, I spent my day cooking, listening to Frank Sinatra, and towards the end of the day, drinking a bottle of white.  Not sure it can get any more perfect than that.

Thank you to our family in the UK for sending over gifts for the boys, the British chocolate went down a treat {Dad}! We’re hoping {oh so hoping} that 2012 will see us spending Christmas and New Year in the UK! I’m so excited. So fingers, toes and everything crossed that we can make it happen 🙂 We have a lot to achieve in 2012, but are nothing but determined.

So, at the request of my family, here are a few snaps from the day. Yes, I abandoned my Iphone for my Nikon {I feel a love affair for all things photography starting all over again} 🙂 

christmas and new year 2012 in noosa flowers cooking christmas in noosa heads frankie magazine iphone

christmas 2011 in noosa heads

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