Monday, March 26, 2012

Sadie Meg Russell

My new niece, or shall I say, my new favourite girl, arrived a few weeks early on February 23 at 6.06pm, weighing 7lb 12 oz, and has brought so much love to our family, it's hard to even imagine our life with her not in it - happily laying in her moses basket, owled eyes and plump cheeks. 

Sadie Meg is just beautiful; my sister Sophie and her husband Justin couldn't have created a more perfect pink package if they tried.

She's growing quickly, being spoilt daily, and cuddled copiously as our family welcomes my sister's first child, my parent's first grandaughter, my eldest sister's first time at being an aunty within us sisters, and my first niece. *

*Not to mention, Sophie's obsession with bunnies and mice, alongside their own wooden ironing boards, clothes lines and cane chairs. A girl can never have too many bunnies, I say... or in fact hair clips, floral rompers, crochet rugs and vintage pieces, which Sadie has plenty of.

Friday, March 2, 2012


And, no not the flour-type. I didn't spend last weekend sneaking in to people's rooms and throwing flour in the direction of their faces.

What I did do, was spend Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Jake's lovely mum, Leanne and his sister Ashleigh, browsing shops, antiquing, and drinking plenty of coffee.

I was in Rockhampton, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new addition to our family (more on that later), and during those three days, I got to spend lots of time with Jake's family who have a house in Gracemere.

We hit the shops on Friday morning, and sourced the most beautiful antiques. I got a gorgeous bevelled edge mirror (which I've been hunting down for months) and some lovely floral saucers for tea cups. 

We stopped in for coffee, had a jam drop or two, and had a lovely time in each other's company.

It was the icing on the cake, to the best weekend of the year - welcoming my beautiful new niece Sadie Meg. Oh, she is just lovely, and there will be many posts obsessing over her button nose, owl eyes and thick dark hair very, very soon!