My now husband proposed in June 2014 after almost six years together. It was a cold wintery night, but that didn't stop us enjoying a private yacht trip around Sydney Harbour and him getting down on one knee.
We set the date for early 2015 and got to planning the wedding, as well as an engagement party with our family and friends.
Life started to get a little bit busy, as you can likely imagine. I was finishing off my final year of my midwifery degree and trying to plan a wedding in less than 10 months. For those who know me, you'd know I'm a little bit of an independent sort and not one to ask for help - I'd much rather do things myself. I enjoyed every minute of our wedding planning and we had everything we wanted for our day. In January, we finally organised an engagement photoshoot with our wedding photographer...
Somewhere in between the weddding planning, work and study (not to mention life in general) we found a house. After spending numerous weekends scouring the real estate guides and websites, and traipsing around the majority of North Eastern suburbs, we settled on what we think is a great first home. We moved in a week after I started my new job as a midwife in one of the main maternity hospitals here.
And then, on April 11 2015, the wedding day arrived. The weather was perfect, and the whole day was a dream. Everything went to plan, and we had the best day of our lives.
So that's how our lives have changed in the last year. We've now been married for 2.5 months and we're settling into our newlywed lives quite nicely. We're honeymooning in August when I have some time off from work so we're looking forward to a well deserved getaway.
With all the life changes, and my absence from the blogging world, I thought it a good time to start afresh with a new blog and a new focus. There will always be a strong focus on my crafts (card making, off the page and Project Life) but I will also incorporate our every day lives into this blog and share recipes, home ideas etc as well. It'll be a mixed bag but I'm looking forward to it.
I've also had a bit of a break from my handmade business and the market scene but intend to pick that back up again this year and will no doubt share that here as well.