Dear Blossom, the jibber jabber coming out of your mouth is astonishing, it just doesn’t stop! Looks like you’ll soon be clocking up your 20,000 words per day and with three girls in the house, Daddy may officially need a man cave to hide in. Dear Bubbles, your incredible cuteness simply can not be denied! Looking down at your sweet cheeks makes walks in the rain and hiking back up the ‘Mount’ so worthwhile. Dearest Daughters, thank you for keeping me company as I journey through motherhood with you two.
Just about managed to do a spot of Easter decorating amongst the ongoing unpacking from our house move. Pictured above are just a few symbols of new life on display in our home, reminding us that we too have new life thanks to Christ Jesus. God is good!
‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, a new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!’ 2 Corinthians 5:17
Happy Easter, sweet readers! How have you been celebrating?
These are some of the inserts from our family gratitude journal during March, reminding us that God is good and that we are blessed!
What have you been thankful for this month?
I do realise that it is the very end of March, but I bring February’s Bake Off to you incredibly late as I unfortunately had two failed Bake Off attempts last month. I had originally hoped to make brownies for my birthday / Valentines weekend, however my brownies turned out much more sloppy than the squidgy-fudgy goodness I was hoping for. I then attempted a different brownie recipe the following week but still had no luck. My fragile baking ego was at an all time low and then with the added delay of our house move I’ve struggled to get back on the baking wagon this past month.
I needed something simple to restore my faith in home made goods, hence, the Rocky Road. My lovely friend passed on the recipe she uses, which is really easy to adjust and always a crowd pleaser. Blossom was especially pleased to ‘help’ me with this Bake Off and by help I mean eat digestives and shout “choc cake” at me throughout the entire process. Thankfully they were successful and scrummy, restoring my hope in baking and sparing me the wrath of Blossom!
What brownie recipe do you use? I’m determined to successfully make some one day!
We now have a new house to call home and we feel incredibly blessed!
Not only is our new home located in the outskirts of town, an area we have been keen to live in for a few years now, it’s within walking distance of our favourites shops, restaurants and cafes, a park and our church. But best of all this home comes with some outside space!
I’ve been craving a little garden to nurture, somewhere to plant some lavender, grow some veggies and somewhere to let Blossom run wild and free – which as you can see above, is working rather well!
What vegetables are you growing in your small garden? Any tips?
Dear Blossom, at not quite two years old it would seem you already have a flare for home decorating. Displaying your toys is becoming quite an art and I was particularly fond of this one, such an improvement to the boring TV area. Mummy could learn a lot from you – potential career as an interior designer maybe? Dear Bubbles, you can laugh, you can laugh, you can laugh! Well it’s more of a short chuckle at the moment and still rather elusive, but it keeps Mummy and Blossom attempting baby friendly stand up comedy nonetheless. Dearest Daughters, thank you for bringing joy and beauty to the everyday ordinariness of life.