Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Just wanted to show you how lovely my husband is. As i was teaching my class he came in and put this on my desk. The note reads:
Because you are so special, so lovely, so kind, so beautiful, so sexy and so addicted to coffee. I have made you this little special treat.
All my love for you! xxxooo

Monday, June 28, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

happy weekend...

Tomorrow is my 26th birthday! yay! My lovely husband is taking me away to the beach for the weekend. I will load some photos on my return!
Happy Weekend everyone xxx

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day 7 of happiness...

What would i do without the Internet. It makes me so happy when i log into my email account each morning and see in my inbox an email from my friends or family. Sometimes i even wait to read them when i can really sit down and enjoy every word. I guess there are negatives to the Internet too like i don't use the phone enough, but imagine my phone bill if i did! and i do love the good old mail. There is nothing like a hand written letter.

Thank you for the emails friends! xxx

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day 6 of happiness...

My darling husband is coming home from his camping trip today! i cant wait to see him again. It has only been 4 days, but things are just not the same without him. They say that distance makes the hard grow fonder. well.... i don't think i'm fonder, but i relies now how much i enjoy having him around!
He's also very good at making me smile! 

Monday, June 21, 2010

day 5 of happiness...

So today hasn't been the best of days, nothing seemed to be going right! but.... i'm looking at the bright side of life and so i just smiled through it all. Its amazing how different you feel even when things are not going so well, if you just smile it doesn't seem so bad. 

Here are some reasons to smile more often: 

1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive. We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away -- but a smile draws them in.

2. Smiling Changes Our Mood. Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.

3. Smiling Is Contagious. When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you.

4. Smiling Relieves Stress. Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you'll be better able to take action.

5. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System. Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling.

6. Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure. When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?

7. Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin. Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug.

8. Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger. The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don't go for a face lift, just try smiling your way through the day -- you'll look younger and feel better.

9. Smiling Makes You Seem Successful. Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and people will react to you differently.

10. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive. Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It's hard. When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that "Life is Good!" Stay away from depression, stress and worry by smiling.

So just smile! 

Day 4 of happiness...

I love Sundays, its my favourate day of the week. Ben and i usually spend sunday mornings in bed watching a movie and drinking great coffee but this week was different. I spend Sunday morning in bed, drinking good coffee (made by me, so not as good as Ben's) and reading a book that i started months ago and never had time to finish. Im reading 'playing the field' by Zoe Foster. Its a fun, light read, great for Sunday mornings.
What a great way to start the day!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 3 of happiness...

(sorry this is late but the Internet was down yesterday)

Hello weekend! man am i glad to see you!

 My husband is away on a camping trip with some of the boys and left on Saturday afternoon. Normally i would tell you how i hate it when Ben leaves and i miss him, blah, blah, blah. BUT this week is happiness week so instead I'm going to say this: Its so great to have some time to myself and do all the girly things i love. I washed my hair and but a treatment in, I painted my nails red, i put a face mask on and then had a cup of tea and chocolate while i watched a movie about Esther called 'one night with the king' all things that i wouldn't have done if Ben was home.

I'm happy for some time alone. xx

Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 2 of happiness...

Well hello my lovely friends this morning as i was walking to school i could see in the distance one of the little darlings from my class looking at me, waiting and waiting for me to get closer. Then he ran with his arm out wide and a huge smile on his face. I dropped my bags, stretched my arms out and picked him up. If that wasn't enough to make me smile he then said "Love you miss" and gave me a very snotty, dirty kiss on my cheek.

Now to give you some background on this little boy: His name is Moses and he is 4 years old. He's been in my class this term and i know I'm not meant to have favourites, but he is differently my favourite. He comes from a very sad background where his parents spend a lot of time at the pub drinking and don't take care of him. But although he has had a hard life he is such a happy little boy. He loves to entertain and is very naughty but because he's so cute all he has to do is show his cheeky little smile and all is forgiven. I love him! and maybe this is why i have to be here at Karalundi, to show his some love.

sharing the love makes me happy!

PS. i would LOVE to show you a photos of Moses but because of privacy i can't, sorry.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 1 of happiness...

Well it wasn't hard to come up with what has made me happy today. I was woken up, as i am every morning with a lovely latte. My husband is the best coffee maker i know! and i get to wake up to not only a lovely latte but a fantastic husband who gets up early just to make me one because he knows how happy it makes me.
Thank you Ben! xx

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I have just finished reading the latest issue of Madason Magazine and was very pleased, the best issue in awhile. Maybe it was just the timing, i haven't felt all that happy lately and this months issue was all about being happy. So i have decided to just be happy!, maybe being happy is a choice. i need to focus on the things that make me smile and let go of all the stuff that makes me sad. To help me remember this i am going to share with you all something that makes me happy for every day over the next week. welcome to happy week!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

This time last year...

Well it was about this time last year that one of my greatest friends, Marissa and i were getting ready to visit the 'holy lands'. We were lucky enough to be able to have the 5 week trip payed by HECS so it felt like an opportunity not to be missed. Marissa and i were the only non- Theology students and we really thought that it was going to be harden then it was. We learnt a lot about the people on the trip and i realized how important it is not to judge people before you get to know them. (Ris you know what i'm talking about)

The trip was amazing and we saw so much! i can hardly remember what we did now. But the best part was that i was able to share it with my wonderful friend. Marissa and i have know each other for as long as i can remember and she knows me so well and after that trip we became even closer. Not only did we just see some amazing things but it has really brought the bible to life for me. I was able to walk were jesus walked and experience so many different cultures. It was truly a life changing experience.


So I've been feeling the need to get crafty of late, i really need to find a hobby. Ben and i have spent the last few months watching 'one tree hill' and now that we have watched all that we could get our hands on i need to find something else to pass the time. My hobby needs to be something that i can do in the desert, so i need to be able to buy the things i need online or from the supermarket. I was thinking about doing some baking but, Ben isn't into sweet foods (crazy i know!) and I'm trying to slim down before I'm a bridesmaid in my friends wedding. so baking is off the list. So I've been looking online for some inspiration and i came across these cool pom poms. I have a heap of tissue paper at school and i can get it from the supermarket and online! so that's what I'm going to be doing this weekend, i think they will look lovely in my home. They would also be great for a wedding or party of some kind.

You can also buy these lovely pom poms from here
 so if mine don't look so good i think i might buy some here.