a tale of two hearts

shopping and seafood

I stumbled across these pics the other night - they make me sooo happy. Maja's taken most of these.
I went op-shopping with them both and then ended up at Brighton for fish and chips.

We got Tanya a pair of jeans and cardigan for $15... not bad!
I think this was my first outing with my converse shoes - I recon I'm thinking "hmmm...how long will I be able to keep these clean?"
 Answer: Not long Tina!

tripping tuesday: mr wonderful...thank you

Below is the post I wrote after our trip to Adelaide.

We left everyone else in the house and jumped in the car to catch the last bit of sunlight. I had this crazy idea, I told you and you just smiled and said 'yep lets go'. You supported me 100% without flinching.

I wouldn't be half the woman I am today if it wasn't for your unwavering support.
There are a handful of things that I know I'm incredibly blessed to have in my life, things that make me realise that I'm happy to just 'be'.
Photography is now one of these things. That never would have been the case had it not been for one incredible man.
Today I want to say thank you to him.
My Mr Wonderful (aka J)

Thanks for being patient with me as I stayed up till all hours to learn and practice. Thanks for reading the manual with me to explain those tricky bits I didn't get. Thanks for letting me know you liked my photos even when I didn't agree.

Thanks for bringing me dinner every night as I work away on the computer (and for continuing to do so). Thanks for spending hours upon hours listening to me talk about photography. Thanks for coming to my shoots and being there just for moral support.

Thanks for picking me up when it all gets too much.

Thank you for loving me the way you do and for being so happy to see me enjoy something so much.

 Oh... and thanks for taking our little friend "mr tripod" and I on a sunset drive in the Borrossa Valley to capture these beautiful images of us.
These two kisses are just for you. xx

birthday cake

Having your parents tell embarrassing stories at your 21st is almost a right of passage into adult life isn't it? So when they don't get that opportunity I guess it's only natural they become a little more creative in-order to inflict the same sense of embarrassment.

I'm not sure what's worse - (a) an embarrassing story or two or  (b) having the whole family turn up to your work to sing you happy birthday?!?

The fact that mum was laughing and cringing at the thought of the latter tells me the answer is (b).

Happy 21st birthday Josh!
 Hope you were sufficiently embarrassed and sorry for the paparazzi invasions.
ps: that pie was aaaamazing!

josh is 21

We went out for Josh's 21st . It was a great night for a great guy. Happy 21st Birthday Josh!