I often get asked where I get my 3 year old Ava’s formal/church dresses from. I shop at places in Australia and Overseas such as Cotton On, Janie and Jack, Ebay, Zulily.. really all different places.
I wanted to share some links with you for dresses Ava has as well as other’s I’ve found that are formal so you can bookmark these companies for next time!
One- Lola Short Sleeve dress, Cotton On | Two- Laura Short Sleeve Dress, Cotton on | Three- Inga Tulle Dress, Cotton On | Four- Romantic Embroidered Dress, Zara | Five- The Maya Dress, Janie and Jack | Six- Plaid Ruffle Dress, Janie and Jack | Seven- Katanna Lace Dress, Bardot Junior | Eight- Cheetah Faux Fur Dress, Janie and Jack | Nine- Animal Print Dress, Zara | Ten- Loose fitting button up dress, Zara | Eleven- Jackered Window Pain Dress, Janie and Jack | Twelve- Embroidered Dress, Zara
You my darling girl are one of the greatest things your father and I have ever been a part of creating. I couldn’t help but let a few tears fall when I realised that you were not going to be my only baby come April. You have only known the undivided and devoted love of your dada and mama but come April there will be another set of tiny little feet in our home. I’m not worried about loving you less or loving your new sister as much, I believe everyone when they say that my heart will grow, but I am mourning the loss of not being a family of three anymore.
Over the past few weeks you have been spontaneously telling me that you love me- my heart feels like it’s going to explode every time – I image it’s how the Lord feels when His children tell Him they love Him, spontaneously.
You have been talking about the baby in mummy’s tummy almost every day- we talk about her eyes and ears and how she’s going to watch Banana in Pajama’s with you. We talk about how she is going to be your best friend and how you’re going to help mumma give her a bottle and wash her hair. I’m sure you will never remember doing this but often you check my belly with my iphone charge cord – one end around your neck the other against my belly- I’m assuming you’re copying the sonographer- you are one smart little girl my baby!
Today you asked to pray for the Baby. I bowed my head, you closed your eyes and you prayed “Dear Jesus, I pray for Baby Raegan, in Jesus Name, Amen.” You went on to pray for the stuffed animal that you were holding as well but I’m sure it’s because you were feeling the presence of God. I don’t know what your little heart was trying to convey to Jesus about your new sister but I know He heard you.
You are going to be the most amazing sister and friend… I know this because you are an amazing gift from God.
We love you forever and always.
Well, it’s been a while since I’ve been on here and so much has happened!
My husband gave me the whole guilt trip about letting this blog die.. well, here I am trying to resurrect it. WordPress has been less then inspiring so I’m currently looking for alternative platforms- send me your recommendations!
If you only follow me on here (i.e. not on Insta) you should probably know that I am now almost 25 weeks pregnant! I know- time is flying! I partly didn’t want to post anything as I hadn’t told work yet before Christmas (I was barely showing) but now that everyone knows- here we are! This pregnancy has been great so far- barely any sickness, I managed to travel to the U.S for 3 weeks with only mild tiredness as well as attend a 5 day Conference in our capital city- I truly am blessed with really great pregnancies!
Ava is getting used to the idea that there is a baby in mummy’s tummy- she has come with us to all of the scans so she often pretends to “check the baby” by putting objects on my stomach and listening for the heartbeat or pretending to look at the tv screen to see the baby! It’s very adorable! She’s also started calling the baby by name which has added a whole new dimension to it!
We are so excited to be adding to our family!
Working as a sales person part-time means I am on the road quite often for work. If you live in Sydney you know how chaotic the traffic is- it’s very organised chaos but still chaos. We live 22 minutes away from work when there is no traffic, but it can take me well over an hour in traffic. Not discrediting the blessing of having a car and being able to drive sometimes it can be very tedious! While I am 100% not a fan of long road trips, actually just last night we were chatting with a few friends who mentioned that taking a road trip and listening to podcasts hours on end is a dream for them.. I almost broke out in hives. Greg, my husband, listens to a podcast when he runs on 1.5 speed or something crazy like that. Who, in their right mind, runs 10kms and listens to someone speak on fast forward and finds it enjoyable?
I also like silence in the car- odd right? Greg has teased me about this since the day we met. I help to lead our Music Team at the church we attend- I am constantly listening to music to find new material or learning a new song, but when I am in the car I love the silence that it brings. If you think about life we are very rarely ever in complete silence. Maybe very late at night when everyone has gone to sleep but that’s normally the time I am trying to fall asleep as well! From the minute our babies wake up in the morning they are usually learning new words or simply cooing and ahhing. While they nap during the day we generally will watch something or respond to emails, or catch up on missed phone calls.
I said all that to say that while I’m not keeping up to date with a podcast every day I don’t mind an episode or two while I’m driving to and from work a few days a week. Below is a roundup of my top go-to’s at the moment. From motherhood to random facts I love the content these authors are creating!