Monday, 27 July 2015

Heads up Damage Control, there's a ring around her finger

[Lyrics // Motion City Soundtrack- "Together we'll Ring In The New Year"]
The historic and tranquil Shanklin Chine is now my favourite place in the whole world. Two weeks ago we sat down on a bench under a glowing yellow light. With the fog swirling in and a cool sea breeze refreshing our faces, Matthew got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I could write about the whole experience and share with you all the lovely words Matthew said, but if I’m honest after he ask me and I said yes, the rest is a blur. I cried, we kissed and I cried some more. I’ve now spent the last two weeks on a engagement high, that’s why it’s taken me this long to write about it. 

I never knew I could feel this way about someone. He makes the smallest things feel like the biggest adventures. And he can see the best in me, even when I don’t. I know Matt will read this. So my darling!! The adventures we have shared in this small time have felt like a life time. You have traveled to the other side of the world with me, brought a house with me, you’ve made me a mother and now you want me to be your wife. I am so honoured that you want to share your life with me. So thank you Mr Mr for being my best friend and prince charming, you truly make my life better and I love you. 
(sorry/not sorry for the bad quality photo. It was dark and my iphone take grainy photos but I didn't care. All I wanted was a photo of us the moment after Matthew ask me to be his wife. The best camera you have is the one you have with you, right!)
But before I go, I thought I would leave you with a nice photo of my ring (taken with my DSLR) because we all know when a girl gets engaged that's all people wanna see. "Oh your engaged Congratulations, now show me the bling!!!" I am so in love with this ring. It is 110% my style, simple, classic and just a little bit of bling. Matthew knows me well. 
Jrae "The Future Mrs H"
xo xo

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

What resolutions?

Last time I was here I spoke about resolutions, or more to the point why I wasn't going to make any resolutions this year. I told myself, and you guys as well, that I wanted to "keep it simple" in 2015. Because of the long list of things we had going on we our families and the house, I though it would be a good idea to keep the rest of my life stress free and simple.

WELL!! how wrong was I.

Our to-do-list has doubled in size, mostly because in January Matt and I found out that we are expecting a baby at the end of September. wow! huge news that took us both by surprise but gave us so much joy none the less.
(19 weeks, last week was the first week I felt like a pregnant lady.)

(12 week scan)
As of today I am 20 weeks, which feels so weird to say. And later this week Matt and I have our second scan, or What I like to call "Baby H's second photoshoot". I am so excited to see our little one's fingers, toes and all the little details. I think I am more excited for this scan than I was for our 12 week scan, I'm guessing it's because I kinda have an idea what to expect this time.

Now for a little disclaimer, I'm not going to be taking weeks bump shoots or posting about my symptoms during this pregnancy. Come on, we know I am not good at this blogging thing so don't expect a miracle. I might post a few things here and there, but nothing regular. Part of me still wants to keep things simple, and stressing about getting my blog is something I will not be doing. We still a million things to do in the house before baby H gets here, so a lot of our time, and money, is spent working on the house.

xo xo

Thursday, 1 January 2015


So it’s the first of January and I guess I should be writing about my amazing year and all about the adventures I’ve been on this year. And I should be sharing my goals and plans for the year ahead. But I won’t. Does that make me a bad blogger? Then again, I’m not a good blogger in the first place so what does it matter! Anyway I am so very grateful for the year I’ve had and yes it has been a wonderful year. Top of the list being that Matt and I brought our first home together. 

About this time every year you’ll find me writing a long list of things I wish to accomplish in the year ahead. But this year I’ve decided to keep it simple. We have a very busy year ahead of us, Matthew and I. With all the work on the house that needs to be done, the trip back to Australia in February for my sisters wedding and my family coming over here for Christmas later in the year I think we’ll have plenty of things to keep us busy in 2015.

Keeping it simple, maybe that is my goal for 2015.

xo xo