23 April 2014

Project Life :: Week 16

It was a busy week this week, with lots of birthdays, Easter weekend and the usual amount of work. My Silhouette got a workout this week with some of the cut files from the Sketchbook class which starts soon. The photos were very colourful this week so I kept everything else pretty neutral.

22 April 2014

Our Wedding

Two months ago today, we (finally) got married. It has taken me such a long time to write this post, mostly because it's so hard for me to properly express in words (and pictures) everything I felt that day. Talk about an emotional roller-coaster! And it's probably best to warn you now, despite forcing myself to do an extreme amount of editing, this is still a pretty photo-heavy post!

Because we got married at home, we spent the morning finishing up last-minute details and getting ready together. We were both pretty nervous so it was such a blessing to have that time together, no one calms me quite like Shane!

I was so happy with my flowers, I may even have cried a little when I picked them up! Sadly, in the rush and excitement of the day, I forgot to take them with me when we had the rest of our photos done so these are pretty much the only photos I have with them.

Once my dad walked in the room, the flood gates opened and I couldn't stop the tears. Nerves, joy, excitement – that is one emotional little cocktail! Once we walked out of the house and into the garden, I felt eerily calm (for me) and just SO ready to do this.

Our ceremony was short, sweet and filled with laughter. We had written our own vows and although I could barely get the words out through my tears, I've never meant any words more. It was such a special gift to hear those words from Shane. I doubt I'll ever forget them (but luckily I have the original Word docs just in case!)

And after signing the marriage licence, it was done! It felt amazing. I think everyone else was happy about it too!

We headed back into the house for a champagne toast and a delicious luncheon. As well as many hugs, a few more tears and, frankly, the most excitement and joy I've ever felt in my life.

We all jumped in our classic cars (three Ford Fairlanes) and headed off on a cruise around town, stopping at a few locations for photos. It took us a while to warm up to the camera, and to be honest we never quite got used to being directed to "kiss".

Both our faces hurt from smiling and laughing so much. And considering how bad the forecast had been, the weather couldn't have been more perfect. (Okay, it could have been slightly less windy, but I was in far too good of a mood to even care!)

Because are guest list was very small exclusive, everyone got to come with us, which meant we got some awesome group shots...

And the obligatory shoe shot (my second pair of shoes, the heels were only for the ceremony, I'm much more of a sneaker kind-of girl).

The whole day really was... so hard to describe but I think this last one sums it up perfectly.

21 April 2014

Evolution of a painting

Much like life, there are times when you're painting you wish you could go back a few layers to when you really LOVED it. But you can't. Things sometimes happen the way they are supposed to happen, not the way you want them to. The best you can do is let it go and start fresh.

20 April 2014

Around Here

Enjoying the peeks of sunshine, painting up a storm, eating our share of mini-eggs, adding colour where ever I can.

18 April 2014

100 Happy Days!

Last month I heard about 100 Happy Days from A Beautiful Mess and decided it was exactly the mood-boosting, photo-challenge I needed. I even managed to get a few people from work in on the act.

Certainly some days are easier than others but I definitely find myself looking for more positive things during the day, rather than focusing on the negatives.

Although 100 days seems like a long time, I'm now on day 26 and I'm starting to feel like it is becoming a habit. Plus I love being able to look back through all my photos and remember all the happy!

You can join in at any time, for more information and to sign up visit 100 Happy Days.

15 April 2014

Project Life :: Week 15

Struggled this week to get going on this layout and to like what I was actually doing, but I carried on using my motto: just get it done. And in the end, I don't hate it. Which is good enough for me. Some weeks are just like that.

11 April 2014

Pinboard :: Getting Cozy

Credits :: clockwise from top left

08 April 2014

Project Life :: Week 14

I LOVE my Polkadot Party Mini Kit! The colours are so me. What isn't me, however, it the lack of daylight around these parts. It makes it so hard to get decent photos of my pages. Sigh, how many months until spring?

06 April 2014

Around here

Watching the mornings get darker and darker, enjoying the last moments of summer, not being the only one who is sad about all the rain, relishing the light when I can, finding ways to sparkle in the dark.

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