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Delanie
Melbourne
Writing about life, whatever takes my fancy
Interests: Scrapbooking, Traveling, Photography, TV, Movies, Reading, Cooking, Baking
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After asking for an updated family photo for quite a while, a gift voucher for a family photo session was waiting under the Christmas tree for this lovely Mum and Grandma. Her daughter had even prearranged a date and time with all her siblings signed up to be there. It... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at and so I don't forget photography
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At 14 months and 2 weeks old, Amelia is: Saying mama, dada and up frequently. Excited by dogs and birds. She has a word (maybe it's a sound) for each and loves to spot 'do' and 'bir' for a chance to say them. Very chatty. At home, or when she's... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at And So I Don't Forget...
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This layout was based on a sketch from the Simple Scrapper March membership collection. It's just a simple list of things I am loving right now. I printed my journaling onto white cardstock and cut a title from the same cardstock for a subtle effect. The 3x4 card and chipboard... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at And So I Don't Forget...
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These two sweethearts are full of personality and as different as can be. While big sister was easy-going and happy to please, little sister kept me on my toes. I love the mix of photos that resulted, the pretty smiles and the energy and enthusiasm that bubbles over. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at and so I don't forget photography
1. Today was a wet, cold and miserable day that made me long to snuggle back down into bed. I am not looking forward to winter in the slightest, but need to get organised a buy a new coat and boots. 2. Yesterday, being the ANZAC Day public holiday, we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at And So I Don't Forget...
That little body of hers is filled with personality, no doubt about it. Good percentage of it cheeky. ;) She has a little armchair, that used to be my Mum's when she was little, and crawls up onto it, sits back and has such a 'queen of all I survey' look.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2017 on Happy Easter at And So I Don't Forget...
No doubt she's a chocolate-lover like her Mum! Let me now if your order is delivered, as I could definitely do with one of those myself. I was watching a few videos of Milly last night from when she was only a few months old - you forget how little they were!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2017 on Happy Easter at And So I Don't Forget...
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...from my chocolate fiend family to yours. It wasn't my intention to be so absent here; life just feels so very full at the moment. But I don't want to forget the wonderful, surprising, exhausting, delightful details of our life right now, so I'll do better. Be back soon. xx Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at And So I Don't Forget...
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Just look at those glorious curls! There is no doubting who these two young cuties belong too. :) It was a wet and miserable morning when we met up in the park, although the rain cooperated and cleared with perfect timing. A fitting Melbourne summer's day for this family who'd... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at and so I don't forget photography
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Seeing fathers loving on their little babies has to be one of my favourite things in the world. Little miss Mia of the incredible blue eyes and gorgeous chunky thighs. It was a grizzly start to our photo session, which later made sense when she popped a tooth. (Discovered when... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at and so I don't forget photography
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Happy 1st Birthday to our wonderful Milly. Baby girl, we've adored you from the moment we met you, and with each giggle and 'proud of myself' grin it becomes harder to remember our lives without you in it. It hasn't always been easy, and I think we've been learning almost... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at And So I Don't Forget...
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I'm quickly learning the challenge entailed in taking a family photo when two young children are involved. With one child, patience, encouragement and some giggles will generally provide that moment of everyone smiling at the camera. Two young children though, looking and smiling at the same time.... We might get... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at and so I don't forget photography
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This photo is a favourite of their Mum's. She has a sent me a photo of it, printed out large on canvas and up on the wall. That gives me all the feelings! It's such a privilege to be invited into people's lives to capture precious moments for them, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at and so I don't forget photography
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New Year's Eve I headed outside with Milly and my camera to have a quick and impromptu photo session. I need to do this more because I love these photos. These expressions and poses are (or were, because she changes so quickly!) the ones I see everyday - her thinking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at And So I Don't Forget...
I do read your Amelia posts with interest, and get a laugh every time when it takes me that moment to realise 'different Amelia'. Thank you for your kind words. It's easy to forget it probably took 6 months till we really knew how a Milly day should go, with nap times, feeds etc. I can be such a homebody though, I do need to make sure I'm pushing myself regularly to get out the door and do things. Particularly now that Milly is just fascinated by new things. :) After a gorgeous day yesterday, in true Melbourne fashion, it's a wet and miserably day here today. While I try and make the most of our remaining summer, enjoy your lengthening days. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2017 on State of the Household at And So I Don't Forget...
It was a 38C degree day here when you wrote this message, so I think we could both do with some weather moderation. Mind you, today it's very wet and grim. The joys of a Melbourne summer. ;) The boat isn't new; actually Mike's has Korka longer than we've been together. I only went out on the boat once last season as Mike worried it would conk out in the middle of nowhere and Chip would pick that moment to arrive early. Mike's currently dreaming of owning a yacht, but that is years away at best. You are so right about balance being something that is never truly achieved, needing tweaking as the demands and seasons of life change. I struggle with waiting for things to play out though, wanting to know how everything will work out right away. Thank you for your business encouragement! My goal for this year is to go down to two days a week at other job, with the photography going fair way to pay for that 3rd day.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2017 on State of the Household at And So I Don't Forget...
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Milly: Starting to walk! She only reached 11 months old on Monday but she's happily taking a few tottering steps whenever the mood strikes her. We're best to not particularly encourage her because if we hold out our hands and call to her she gives us the biggest smile and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at And So I Don't Forget...
Thanks Mary-Lou! Doesn't Milly make the sweetest little elf! :)
I hope 2017 brings you something more joyful to mark the passing of time! :) I am so not ready for my little baby girl to be one! Those 45 weeks seemed to have disappeared in the blink of an eye.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2017 on Amelia: Week 45 at And So I Don't Forget...
Yep, I had one too! :) There are wooden blocks in Milly's, although purchased separately by her grandmother and not in a set. I see Claire in her too, and body type especially.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2017 on Amelia: Week 45 at And So I Don't Forget...
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Dear 2016, You were one hell of a year. You were the year I met my Milly, and for that you will forever be a favourite. You saw me from 32 weeks pregnant through to having a 10 month old baby girl. An incredible little person who has preferences and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at And So I Don't Forget...
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Look at that grin! As of Christmas Eve we hadn't managed to take a photo of Milly standing up on her own; the stints were so brief she'd dropped back down before we could grab our phones. Now though she's constantly up and down, up and down, with her balance... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at And So I Don't Forget...
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Wow, it has been a busy month! Mid December I decided to put working on my December Daily album on hold to prevent myself from feeling completely bonkers, and blogging was even further down my to do list. I did get the first week of my December Daily pretty much... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at And So I Don't Forget...
Merry Christmas Mary-Lou and Mr Man! It's not yet 9am and the A/C is already on; top 36 today is current predictions. It's going to be a hot Christmas!
Thanks PP! It would have been in your Christmas card but I'm not that organised! ;)