Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Just popping in to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!
I hope everyone went trick or treating, ate lots of
candy, or at least handed out treats to cute kiddos!

Unfortunately, not too much goes on in New Zealand
for Halloween. We still dressed Seth up and took
pictures in the park. I had to do something for
this kid's first Halloween!
This year he went as Max from 
Where the Wild Things Are.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Thicker Than Thieves

I took a drive up to the Hibiscus Coast
this afternoon to visit my sister, Christen.
We had a lovely drive around the coast 
listening to our favorite band, Tilly & the Wall.
 They just released a new album so, of course,
we needed to have a drive around together.
Our favorite track is called 'Thicker Than Thieves'
We've probably listened to it 10 times already :)

We took some photos as the tide was coming in,
right before the sun set. It was pretty much
the most amazing time of day for pictures.

oh, and I may have gotten a little carried
away splashing around in the shallow water.
who doesn't love a good puddle to jump in?

yep. loving it way too much.
the aftermath..


Today, we are celebrating our 24th birthday!
I'm just waiting for Christen to get here,
so we can start our day together with coffee.
(of course!)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

As I impatiently await the arrival of my sister,
I thought I would share some of my favorite spots
in Auckland that I plan on taking her to.

My go-to cafe is Coffee Supreme.
They have the best coffee in the city
& we have some friends that work there.
Double whammy!

Cornwall Park is a beautiful place right
up the road from where I'm staying.
It's the perfect place for picnics and walks.
It's where Matt & I took our engagement photos
4 years ago. Plus, there's a ton of sheep
wandering around, which is fun.


I also love The Chocolate Boutique,
for obvious reasons.
I haven't stopped by since I've been
in New Zealand, but this place was a 
favorite of ours last time Christen and I
visited Auckland!

She & her husband, Tim, arrive at 7:30 
tomorrow morning. Tim's family, Matt, Seth,
and I will all be there with open arms.
I can't wait!!

Old photo from 2008. Still love it :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Nearly Seven Months Old

I can't believe how quickly the months have flown by.
We have been so busy since Seth was born. We've moved out
of our beloved apartment in Indiana, moved in with my parents
for the summer, flew to New Zealand in August, and have been
staying with Matt's parents ever since.

Thankfully, I've actually still gotten to soak up every little
moment with Seth. I've been trying to keep up 
with his baby book and my little baby journal. 
He's almost fully crawling already. He's kind of commando
crawling and is totally able to move around that way. 
I think he'll be running around and getting into 
everything before we know it!

Lately, my days have consisted of hanging out with him. 
Matt has been working with his Dad during the day 
and from home at night. 
This leaves lots of quality time with Seth :)
This morning, we had a nice time watching cartoons in bed 
while it rained outside. Oh, how I love cozy morning 
with this babe.

Here are some photos I snapped on my computer. 
It's pretty much impossible to do anything on the computer 
with him around. He'll dive onto it every time.

yep, these are my favorite moments.
And I'm okay with taking way too many photos
to the annoyance of Seth. He's only this little once :)