Sunday, November 25, 2012

Nickleback. Mum and I

Mum and I got tickets to The Nickelback Here and Now Tour concert in Sydney and decided rather than drive down for the concert (started at 9pm) and driving back home after we would stay the night in Sydney and have a mini Mum and Me break.

We had a fabulous time!! I do have to say though, that after the stressful drive into and around Sydney, checking in, getting ready and having dinner it felt like it should have been bed time lol. But we made it to the concert with time to have a few drinks and find our seats before the support act started.

Nickelback were amazing and put on a great performance, the energy and atmosphere was so charged you couldn't help but be swept up in it all. I loved sharing it with my Mum :)

Here are some photos that were posted by the venue on Facebook, taken by Glenn Pokorny.... Because of the light show it was difficult to get good photos, so here are the images by the professional....

Monday, June 4, 2012

Wedding rings and other things

To me my wedding rings are a symbol and display of my commitment to my husband, our marriage and the love we share. My husband shares the same belief and doesn't understand why some people choose not to wear them simply because they don't want to.

Up until the last two years, you can count on one hand the number of times my rings left my finger and these were due to re-sizing and surgery. In the past 2 years I have developed extremely bad contact dermatitis under my rings. I would wear them until it felt like my finger was about to explode and then air it out for a day or two before replacing them and starting the vicious cycle all over again. I hate not wearing my ring, I feel bare and almost fake without it.

Woodi works operating heavy machinery and due to safety requirements he must take them off before entering his workplace. At first Woodi would diligently put his rings (I say rings as Woodi thought it was only fair that he got a wedding and engagement band also :) on as soon as his week of working was through, but as time got on he would find himself forgetting more and more. He would be so happy when he remembered and got a full weekends wear out of them. Woodi had mentioned to me quite a bit that he would like to get his wedding band tattooed on so he would never have to take it off or forget to put it back on.

For our 7th wedding Anniversary I booked him in to get his ring finger done and thought what better gift to him than to get my commitment to him tattooed also.

Instead of wedding bands we decided to get each others initial, and I love them.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Dear Woodi,

In you I found my other half.....

Seven years ago to the day, we had a beautiful wedding. And to this day it still remains the most magical day of my life. If someone had of told me then, that I would love you more in seven years than I did in the moment we became 'Mr & Mrs'..... I would have told them it was impossible! I believed that my heart couldn't possibly love someone more than I loved you in that moment.

I was so very wrong, and have never been happier to be wrong. My Love for you has blossomed and bloomed one thousand times over since we married. My heart forever growing to hold all the new ways in which I love you. And I now know, that as impossible as it seems, my love and heart will continue to swell in all our years together.

Seven years ago was the start of a new life together and the beginning of a family, the gifts that our marriage has given me are endless and I will forever be thankful for you and all you give me in this life. Thank you for the past seven years of loving marriage, for all the magic you have poured into my soul, for standing by me in my times of struggle and celebrating my victories.

I look forward to many more years, beautiful moments and memories together, I know that with you by my side I can make it through the darkest of storms and there will always be light and magic in my life. We are one, for in you I found my other half.

Yours in love,

Traci xoxox

"May we always find shelter in one another's arms. May we always find warmth in one another's touch. May we always find love in one another's heart." Authour unknown.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Entering a new phase of my exsistence......

I have tried a couple of times to come back to my beloved blogging after a difficult period but each time it never quite felt right, I couldn't reclaim my little space with comfort and confidence. But I am entering a new and exciting phase of my existence and am a distinguished *scoff* 30 year old now.... and I really want to start blogging again about all the new and exciting (and the boring, mundane and miserable) things happening in my life right now.

BUT so many exciting things have happened while I've been gone and it doesn't feel right leaving such a huge gap in this little blog of my life - even if I'm the only one to read it....

I made some really big changes, and eliminated some negative people and influences. I spring cleaned my life and I have to say, when you clear out the negative it is AMAZING how much positivity flows in to your world.

I made a lot of new friends and started living life a lot more, all of which lead to me having the confidence to do this....
Change my look completely!! I really stepped out of my comfort zone here and the changes since have been many.

I started taking time out for myself - without feeling guilty! Time out used to be time locked away in my room or a candle lit bubble bath (which I still love and frequently enjoy!). Now time out is girls night out with my friends - going to Chicks at the Flicks and dinner, and going to the gym with my friends and family members.

My husband and I went away with our friends to CMC Rocks the Hunter - a country music festival for 3 nights! Kid free for 3 nights was such a weird feeling, something I wouldn't have dreamt of doing. Despite missing our kidlets we had a fantastic time, it was so great for Woodi and I to take time out as a couple and just enjoy one another. Something that we didn't do enough of, but are now making a conscious effort to do more. My hair (although shorter than it's ever been) was let down more in those 4 days than it has been in such a very long time.
We finally got the car we've been wanting for the past 7 years, a Holden Jackaroo! It's my new ride and I love it :o) We have taken it on a few adventures already, one of our fave was 4WDing on Stockton Beach. The kids thought it was amazing that we were driving on the sand and in the dunes. It was so much fun and I even worked up the confidence to take the wheel myself, it was really nerve racking but I felt amazing afterward.

The twins Moo and Boo started playing Soccer this year and after some falling through of coaches I was nominated and have been having a ball with it! Our family have been looking forward to having the girls involved in a sport that we can go along and watch, and are really enjoying it!! We have quite a little cheer family gathered for every game and Loo even wears a pair of the clubs soccer shorts to each game :o)

I started working again and started my own business with the Oasis Homewares franchise, it took a lot to put myself out there again. But I love the products and love working again! I have to admit I love the paper work more though than putting myself out there... It's been hard pushing through my anxiety and various other issues but I gave it my best shot.

For the moment though I am giving Oasis a little break, until I get on top of some of my issues. After over 12 years of suffering from depression and 5 or more from Social Anxiety I am finally on a new and exciting path. I have a team of doctors/specialists with a treatment plan that has me extremely hopeful for a better and brighter future where I can reclaim what these illnesses have taken from - but I thinks that in itself is a post... or three.

So it is with this new and promosing direction in life I feel I have reclaimed my comfort and confidence and want my little bloggy patch back to express my struggles and celebrations of these paths I am taking and the many improvements in my life.... I hope this is the first post back in a long series on Moodi Mumma's Musings xox

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My 30th at Old Texas Ranch

For my 30th B'day a group of my family and friends hopped on a coach and headed to the Old Texas Ranch for an evening of fun!

I had a fantastic evening celebrating turning 30. I was the 1st (of many in our party) to ride the mechanical bull, I was pulled up on stage to dance to the YMCA and ended up singing a song with the band :) We played games and danced all night, it was a wonderful way to celebrate surrounded by the special people In my life.

Last words from me in my 20's...

Well my 20's have been kind and cruel. They have seen me:
* get engaged
* had my Pop taken from me
* get married
* taken my first trip overseas
* fall pregnant for the 1st time
* have my beautiful twins
* move interstate
* fall pregnant for a second
* have my precious Loo
* Lose touch with my long time best friends
* watch my husband lose his nanna
* Lose my Grandma
* Remove negative people and influences from my life
* Meet some wonderful new friends

I am happy to say goodbye to my 20's and embrace my 30's... I feel they'll be my best yet :0)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

30 before 30.... running out of time!!

I created my 30 b4 30 list back in October 2010, and now the count down is well and truly on! I have 9 left and less days to do them in! It's becoming apparent that there are 6 of these that are not going to happen now.... but I'm going to do my darnest to complete the other 4!!


1. Create a list of things I would like to achieve/attempt before I turn 30

2. Buy a guitar Hubby purchased me one for my 29th Birthday :o)

3. Have guitar lessons

4. lose 30kg - Well I've let myself down on this one, but I will achieve it before I'm 40 lol

5. Got to a concert or festival Went to CMC rocks the Hunter :o)

6. Enrol in a photography course Booked in for just after my Birthday and I can't wait!!

7. Buy a Pro Flickr account

8. Organise a Flapper & Gangster 30th B'day Party Not Actually A flapper and gangster Party, changed my mind after CMC and went Wild West :o)

9. Dress up and go to the races - hat and all!! - Lost interest in this one, wasn't so important anymore.

10. Have a romantic weekend away with Josh Had a long weekend away together - not the romantic weekend I imagined but we had a blast :o)

11. Cook a cookbook meal once a week

12. Take the girls to Taronga Zoo - every time I planned to go, we would get asked to go and do something different. I don't think I can get this in before my Birthday now.

13. Go to Crystal Magick for Introduction to Wicca & Witchcraft workshop

14. Complete my Pre-Req's and have started Diploma of Community Services Work - I gave up on this course - well really gave up on myself :(

15. Get my Tattoo's for my girls done - So expensive and I just haven't be able to save for it with everything we have been doing this year. But I will add this to my 40 before 40 list too!

16. Get new Pixie Portrait (or other) done of family to include Lilli

17. Master my FlyLady routine and have my house running like clockwork

18. Have finances under control & Savings accounts operating as intended!

19. See a sunset & sunrise in WA - Another expense we couldn't spare in this busy year, I'm hoping to put this on my 40 before 40 too.

20. Have a girls night out Have had quite a few :o)

21. Drink Absynth

22. Finish the sewing project I started 3 years ago

23. Have my girls enrolled and attending dance lessons again

24. Be envolved in the girls school - canteen volunteer, reading etc

26. Make some friends, girls starting school is a good opportunity

27. Become more confident and happy in who I am as a person - not let others make me feel inferior

28. Buy supplies and learn how to face paint

29. Have people over for dinner at least once a month

30. Be the best Mum, Wife and ME I can be :o) Whilst I can always be better, I am always striving for it!

Wow!! 20/30 Only 9 to go.... and I'm running out of time!! :o)))) 21/04/2012
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