I'm Em, Emily, and this blog is my happy place.
Here I share the highs and lows and all the fun in between of juggling marriage and motherhood with distance and demands. I love my family, they are my whole world. We love nothing more than spending time together, which is something we appreciate now more than ever after spending so much time apart due to Todd's job. I blog about my life, the ups, the downs, the good, the bad and the beautiful.
I am many things in my day to day life and this blog is the one place where I can share it all.
I am an Air Force wife.
I am a mum of 3.
I am Australian.
I am a crafter.
I'm a baker.
I'm a sewer.
I'm a DIYer.
I'm a creater.
I'm a painter.
I'm a prayer.
I'm a dreamer.
I'm a reader.
I'm a reformed pessimist.
I'm a fashion lover.
I'm an accessory junkie.
I'm a tech novice.
I'm a chocoholic, with no intention of reforming.
I'm a morning person and a night owl, which isn't a great combination.
I'm sensitive, for myself and for others.
I believe in the power of sharing our everyday stories. I believe that there is beauty and purpose and fulfillment to be found in among the nappy changing, piles of laundry and sinks full of dirty dishes. I believe that our lives have purpose and if we listen hard enough we will find out what that is. I always try to have my ears open for this very reason.
I love the imperfection of something handmade.
I love the smell in the air just before it rains.
I love candles, especially scented ones. I always have one lit.
I love owls.
I love peanut butter and chocolate, in all its combinations.
I love bubble baths.
I love coffee, too much.
I love a hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream every night once the littles are in bed.
I love coke with lots of ice.
I love reading in all its forms. Blogs, books, magazines, newspapers.
I love taking photos, they are far from perfect, which kinda makes me love them more.
I love glitter.
I love fresh flowers.
I love diaries, note books and to-do lists.
I love the idea of summer, but my heart loves Autumn.
I love Todd, I still get butterflies when I hear his car pull up in the driveway.
I love date nights with him, whether they are at home or out somewhere.
I love my babies, they make my world go round.
I love my faith in God, it has never left me. It's a part of me, I couldn't lose it even if I tried.
Since starting this blog I have reignited the spark within myself to create and embraced the enjoyment in life regardless of the end result. I have changed and grown so much and I know that this blog has had so much to do with that.
For that I will always be eternally grateful.
Please join me on this adventure. Its going to be a long and sometimes winding road...
But we have love...
And nothing else matters...
Oh and for those who have asked, yep the name of this blog comes from the Metallica song of the same name. It is our song, we even had the Symphony & Metallica version of it in our wedding.