The last few weeks have actually been quite amazing. After having a baby you don't quite feel as though you 'fit' into your own skin, your hormones are everywhere and you are learning an incredible amount in a very short space of time, just from having a baby. This obviously excludes all the regular things you have to do, cook, clean, feed baby, look after siblings (if you have more than one little soul), EAT, SLEEP, you get the picture. Its hard!
Today, I feel at peace. My mind is happy with everything and everybody I have surrounding me in my life. I have amazing friends, most of them nowhere near me but always with me. I have an amazing family that just keep proving to me over and over how lucky I am. Today I am taking nothing for granted, I am appreciating everything and thanking everyone in my life for making it a better place to be.
I usually trawl the internet for quotes, I love quotes because however you are feeling, someone older and wiser has probably said it somewhere before. So I will leave you with this quote, and a picture of my newest steady purpose :) Have a great Friday!
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose — a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
— Mary W. Shelley, English Novelist (1797-1851)
I love impromptu shoots, they always turn out the best, because you have no hype, or build up of what your expectations are for the day. Here are two gorgeous models Ashley and Jolie rocking it out and looking absolutely lovely. Fun afternoon and some good vintage reworked pieces from RedRock fashion. Enjoy guys, some pretty pictures for they eyes...
Its a funny thing motherhood. You feel on top of the world one moment, and something small can bring it all crashing down. I have learnt that my children's happiness effects my happiness, in a very profound way. This is something I only touched on with Noah, for the the most part he is always happy and smiling and just generally beaming out sunshine left,right and centre, but with Aurelia, it resonates so loudly it is unbelievable. Noah was the calmest, most placid baby anyone could have every asked for, and to this day he has not changed. The amount of intelligence and wisdom in those young eyes have taught me patience and and incredibly deep love I would never have otherwise known if he did not come into this world. With Aurelia, she is a whole new level. She is not calm or placid at all. She works on two modes at the moment, sleep and scream, there is no inbetween...but today after a good month of crying and fussing and wanting to tear my hair out we had a breakthrough. And this is why motherhood is worth it, and even if you feel low and like something is never ending to the point of being soul destroying, remember the silver lining...the break in the storm, it happens and when it does, its so damn worth it :) I cant wait for more moments like these, the sun was shining today, and I caught every ray :)
The abacus is a little bargain from Ebay, if you get to know anything about me is that I am a bargain hunter and I love things that have been used and loved. This was a present to Noah, he is mad about counting and adding, and maths in general...he loves it, and so do I!