Thursday, December 31, 2009

Now 4!

Our little one is now four!
I can hardly believe how much she has grown.
We spent part of our day celebrating with little friends in the back yard.... playing traditional games and enjoying the summer with a swim...
And we ate the (back up) cake after the icecream cake had a bit of a landslide the night before.

But all was a success.... along with the mushroom house.... her birthday gift from Mama.

complete with dolls of course...

We shared the evening with extended family...for more celebrating.... and somehow we managed to fit in some reminiscing...looking back over photos and little video snippets of her life so far. It was a lovely day... albeit a tad tiring for us all so close to Christmas.
Now I can take a breather!.... and smile widely over the (many) photos and the memories.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Isn't the best thing about Christmas that brilliant sleepy eyed smile at ten past five in the morning??!!!

....and the relief you feel when all those hours making turn out to be rewarded in the best possible way!
And just so you aren't in suspense about dolly's name..... it just so happens to be....(drum roll)
Snow White Katelyn Honey-Bun

(at least for now anyway...)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Retreating in the Glasshouse Mountains

I have just returned from an absolutely beautiful yoga retreat in the Glasshouse Mountains.
Once again I feel so blessed to have been in the presence of like minded and inspiring women and in such a gorgeous natural setting!
In the MYSHA session I ran, we meditated on our roles in life
Self at work, Self at home, Self at leisure or Self in Spirit
We created action self portraits and later wrote our own Ode to Self.
It was a creative unfolding journey inward.... and a process coloured with flow and some obstacles too.... and in all of our experiencing we cultivated mindful awareness and gentleness with our Selves.

We honoured our Selves in sacred ceremony, sharing our inner work and play, we sang our hearts wide open and we basked in the collective glow of auras building their brilliance.
And best of all, we grew the living flame of the sacred feminine for all women, everywhere!

Here are some photos for you...