40th Birthday Party for Him

A husband who asked for a house party during Covid-19. That was a rollercoaster of is it happening, is it not happening….over and over until the actual day! Thanks ‘rona’!

But it happened. He knew the date/time but didn’t know the theme, who was coming or what he was eating!

Some helpful hands and a husband who took the 2 year old away for the morning so we could set up in secret…and the party was a success….even if restricted to a maximum of 50 people! But SOOO thankful that we were able to get there in the end > inspite of Covid-19.

Amazing food catering/delivered hot by xxx and the decoration/set up all InDesign’d by yours truly thanks to some intense Pinterest searching!

Lots of fun – LOVE a good party and designing, seeing it all come together…and of course seeing a happy hubby πŸ˜€

2nd Birthday Party – Aeroplane Theme

A 2nd birthday party in quarantine is better than nothing…and happy two year old faces know no different!

All the theming, printables, treats, cake and posters were all ready to go for a second birthday for our little boy. I’m not going to say it wasn’t stressful. Cause it was. The introduction of a worldwide pandemic a month before his birthday was NOT expected….who could have! But nevertheless, we made the most of being in quarantine in Queensland Australia and became thankful that we could at least be all together – and safely together in the peak of Covid-19.

My little boys face was worth it! When he realised what was happening – the joy it brought to me – the best!!!

that ‘little’ announcement

What a ride it’s been (and what a long time since I blogged its been!).

  • 6 years of trying for a baby, (3 x failed IUI’s) where we were told we would struggle to conceive naturally and that IVF was the only way (with male infertility & “ageing eggs”)
  • 1 1/2 years of being on the adoption journey and loving every step closer it got us to meeting our child

Then, in one positive pregnancy test, it all changes.  Our planning, our longing, our desires for children were coming, no matter how, they were coming.  We’ve always felt that no matter what, God would make us parents in some capacity.

And now….here we are, 14 weeks pregnant!!!

I don’t think I would have ever been able to close the door on adoption, its been too close to my heart with my dad and close family being adopted.  But I didn’t have to close that door, God did.  He had other plans.  Plans that are promised clear as day in His word.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, β€œplans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Our hopes of conception that were always constant, even though we were told otherwise.  Our hope that He knew, every step of the way.  He gave us comfort and a crazy peace and knowing that everything would work out how it was supposed to in the end.

That finding out, some 10 weeks ago now, was a day where my faith was just lifted to a different level.  Where feeling blessed didn’t compare with knowing we were blessed by the hands of God. Where believing reaches knew heights because He is perfect in all His ways!

“The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He. Deuteronomy 7:14 NIV

That we are now on a new journey which I am still comprehending but completely amazed by and can’t freakin wait for!!!  A journey with a baby due in April 2018 that is already off the charts in length, all thanks to a 6foot 7inch tall husband.  Bring on anything I say!

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