Everyday Musings


We moved a few months back (something I’ll share about in a different post) from being an easy three miles from the ocean to more into the mountains and among the redwoods – though only a mere minutes from one another it really did amaze me at how quickly the landscape changes in this area.

I’ve always been an ocean girl and I still consider myself one, but there has always been a special place in my heart with mountain ranges that held redwood trees. With the ocean I’ve always felt connected. Connected to myself. Connected to those far from me. Just all around connected…as it in fact connects our world. So, much to my surprise, I learned a very cool fact about redwood trees this year. With redwoods you won’t ever see them growing alone, because in order to survive they are a type of tree that needs to be grouped together…in a community so to speak. Even just a small grouping, they are trees that can’t survive alone. Beneath the surface they are all connected by their root system…surviving off of one another. What an incredible picture these massive giants paint, without each other and their resources they would not exist.

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Hello Again

I’ve been gone a while, not intentionally, but maybe in part because with life’s many changes my mind was full and attempting to write any of it down publicly or personally seemed daunting. But I think I’ve moved past that and really have a desire to pick writing back up as a whole.

I can promise you it won’t be great writing, super deep and meaningful, or even funny…but it will be me sharing again. A bit of the road I have traveled this last year and a half and what is ahead.

Sorry I have been gone so long, but I’m still here and still very excited about documenting all the fireworks through this life of mine! Including a bit more of this little firecracker!

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Learning to Drive without GPS

Here we are eight weeks later and what feels like a life time ago has also flown by! I think back to those first few weeks with Grae away for work and Adelaide and I learning our way around Santa Cruz and parts of Silicon Valley, beholden to GPS to get us around and now today about to take the shorter ways home and being confident in getting around without the use of GPS or my phone.


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Back to the Basics

With so much change in the last few months, moving – to be a part of a WHOLE other post, quitting my job of eight years, and starting our own business, just to name a few of the changes; along with making time for Graeme, giving a large portion of who I am to Adelaide, I have realized that I can’t give up on myself either so that means specifically carving out time that is my own. And that time is mornings.

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New Zealand for the Win!

Gosh, I am so behind in the blogs I have been writing, but I am not giving up and still going to post about things that happened MONTHS ago, like the, RUGBY WORLD CUP!

Graeme being from New Zealand and myself having the heart of a kiwi we are FULL supporters of New Zealand national teams, specially the rugby national team, the All Blacks.

I love the sport in general (see here for details about the game if interested). It is a high contact, strategic, fast paced game and I just happened to get introduced to it by a pretty special and unique team, the All Blacks.

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I Love a Good Story

With the LOADS of time I have had to be patient and sit still in feeding Adelaide I have found myself on the hunt for enjoyable and interesting television. I have now been through several tv series and keep up with the random shows we record throughout the week, along with re-watching some of my favorite films.

This week I was looking for something a bit different. Just to change it up a bit. Being fascinated by Oprah and her whole story I looked up OWN to see what I could watch on demand and remembered she had this newish series called Masterclass. So I flicked through to see who the latest “teachers” were, Justin Timberlake and Ellen DeGeneres. Both people fascinate me and if you know anything about me I love a good back story. I enjoy knowing what make people tick.


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Sweet Adelaide

I can’t believe we are going on almost three months of life with Adelaide, sweet Adelaide. And can I just say all my fears and worries about being a parent have totally slipped away. Yes, I am sure I still do and worry about things that only “newbie” parents do and worry about, but it has been my deeply rooted fear of “I am going to totally fail at this Mum thing” fear that has faded away.