a tale of two hearts

tanya's 21st birthday dinner

A few weeks back we celebrated her.

The girl in the white dress. She stole my heart 21 years ago when I first laid eyes on her tiny little body.

Tanya - I love you to the moon and back! I hope you know that to be fact each moment of everyday. 

Your presence has enlarged my heart and given my life a depth and richness that's only been made possible by loving you.  

Happy birthday muffin - can you believe you're 21!

Mum's face in the pic above...heheheh.

Love this image of you both. I have a feeling this one is getting framed in a matter of days...mum the high-res version is being emailed to you now :)

Oh and let's not forget the birthday boy who never seems to age! Happy Birthday Dad :)
We all love you so much Miss Tanya!! Happy birthday!

baking and cake decorating

I'm not exactly someone who enjoys baking or cake decorating but this was different. This was the first cake we were making for our little one and I really wanted it to be special.

I suspect this new world of motherhood is going to birth a whole new range of passions in me that have been laying dormant for close to 30 years...I'm really looking forward to it.

But even more than that I'm really looking forward to meeting the little person who's been tickling/kicking me and making me laugh over the last few weeks.

ricketts family

So thankful we get to do life with these three.

my 29th birthday ( + the birth of two nanna's)

They say it's better to give then to receive...so for my 29th birthday I decided I wanted to give our mum's and grandma 'a little 'gift'. I can't remember the last time I was so excited about a birthday dinner...the 'little gift' had been 10 weeks and 2 days in the making at that stage and it was so nice to share the news with everyone.

I have a feeling I won't have trouble remembering this birthday dinner in years to come :)