Wednesday, 30 January 2013

I want you...

to be a guest guru on this blog !!!
Last year I launched a series called Guest Guru with the idea being to get ordinary people to share there skills with others. You can see what amazing talent I've already had the privilege of featuring by clicking here or on the tap at the top of the page labelled Guest Guru.
all that it involves is a post on a topic you feel like a 'guru' in. it can be anything from a recipe you love to something related to your job or even how you keep your toddler entertained all day cos lets face it ,this blog is a hodgepodge of may things so anything pretty much goes. If you have a blog you'd like to share I'm open to Blog buttons and links back to your own space of the interweb. I don't have a HUGE readership but there are a faithful few who hang around with me on a regular basis.
Please contact me either by leaving a comment or on the blog facebook page. You'll even get an awesome button for your trouble :)

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Monday, 28 January 2013

you know you haven't blogged in a while when...

1. You have 3 weeks worth of photo's on your camera of events that need to be blogged about.
2. Your father comments that it's been a while since you posted house updates
3. You have nothing new to link up in a linky party you try join every week
Apologies apologies!! Although I'm hoping you'll cut me some slack since i gave a pretty good reason (well in my opinion) for why I haven't been around much in my last post .Thank you so much for all the messages and love we've received about our news :) we're over the moon and continue to pray all will go well :)
with that being said here are some (late again) house pictures
Ceilings are in the bedrooms/bathrooms/kitchen. The electrics have (mostly) been run . we're just waiting for our electric metre approval to finish that off. The foundation for the patio has been built and we'll hopefully have a slab in the next couple days. The whole house ,inside and out, has got an undercoat of paint.
Theres also stuff going on that we can't see but that's very important! Our water's been connected and all the little holes that birds (or worse bats) might be tempted to make homes in have been filled and the roofs been waterproofed!
Its still a very long a tedious process and it looks like it will never get done, I'm praying very VERY hard it starts to move a little faster as our February 15 deadline creeps   gallops ever closer. Plus I had a nightmare that this baby would come before the house! EEEK!!!!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Hey baby :)

Well the cats officially out of the bag (facebook official makes it official right ?) . We are expecting our rainbow baby in August (3 August is the official date :) ).
We hesitated telling people until we felt it was very safe but after going for a twelve week scan yesterday and with baby 'Sprinkle' measuring right on target at 12w 2 days , we decided it was safe to start shouting from the roof tops (or through the Internet as the case may be).
I made the photo below my cover picture and waited for people to put two and two together (pun intended ;) )
almost immediately the comments started pouring in :)
we are very excited (as are the Grandparents ).
Here's our little ones first beauty shot ;)
he/she can also be blamed for the lack of posting around here. this first trimester has kicked my butt!! I've been exhausted and sick but thankfully things are starting to look up:)
Please keep us in your prayers
the 3 of us :)

Thursday, 17 January 2013

very behind house update

Hello 2013! you have arrived with a BANG!!! the last few weeks have been chaos in all parts of our lives. With that being said please appreciate that this post is late, about a week late... i took the pictures on willies phone and then kept forgetting to send them to myself .

Excuses aside since our builder have come back they have kicked the action into high gear! the amount accomplished has been incredible! There is still quite a way to go but i really can't complain about what has been established (I'll try and get updated pictures tonight! )

our last update left us at a roof :)

we have since moved on to ceilings :)
the black plastic (which is oh so stylish) was put up to keep the wood trusses safe while the builders were on holiday over December. The windows that fit into that space will hopefully arrive soon.
These photo's were taken last week but the progress since then has been massive! The plastering is done, electrical is pretty much done, ceilings are in the side wings, stoep foundations are going in, the whole house has been primed, plumbing is almost done :)
We've given them a deadline of February 15th... hold thumbs they make it :)

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

two years later

Hard to believe that this time two years ago I was having my make-up done to get married!! So much has happened in between and I've been blessed with a wonderful partner to share it with!
You the best <3

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Word for the year :)

First off Happy new year :) I know I kind of fell of the wagon over the past few weeks but the combination of year end/holidays/building drama/exhaustion kicked my butt !!
I haven't made any New years resolutions this year, because honestly I'm really bad at following through with them. Instead I decided to pick a 'theme' for the year and to run with it.
This years theme is :
2012 was a difficult year in many ways. Lots of changes and challenges reared their heads and sometimes it felt like I was just pushing through from bed-time to bed-time. In 2013 I want to fill my life up with things that matter and do more than just exist.
The Mirriam-Webster online dictionary defines thriving as

Definition of THRIVE

: to grow vigorously : flourish
: to gain in wealth or possessions : prosper
: to progress toward or realise a goal despite or because of circumstances —often used with on <thrives on conflict>
All three of the above sound pretty good (although growing in wealth/possessions is not necessarily what I'm aiming for it would be nice ;) ).
Whats your theme /word for 2013?
The Lettered Cottage