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I ❀️ this photo so much. I felt so beautiful and loved on this day β€οΈπŸŽ‰ Venue: @tarurekaestate
Photographer: @mere_street
Make up artist: @julesyfordemua
Love: the Turners (we DIY'ed that part)
He didn't want to walk anymore so he was telling dad to keep moving πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Mr "Strong Independent Toddler Who Don't Need No Parents" πŸ™„πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ Anyone else going through the same tiny dictator stage??
New bride be like... πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ‘ˆ πŸ˜‚ Juuuust kidding... I still let him out to see the boys if he's been well behaved πŸ˜‰
No clever comment. Just wanted to post another wedding photo 😍

I'm going to have to up my editing skills so my IG feed keeps looking pretty once I run out of wedding photos πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Yesterday I turned 28.  Growing up I always felt people were "adults" when they were 27 (because you basically round that up to 30, right?!), then when I turned 27 I laughed at my old self wondering when I'd start feeling adult.  Wondering if you EVER feel adult.  I sure didn't.

Then my 27th year came and went, and as it came to an end with my 28th birthday, I realised I'd done a lot of adulting without actually feeling like a grown up.

We started 3 businesses. We made the decision as a couple to become completely self employed.  We had meetings with scary (not actually though) bank people and accountant. We parented a toddler and a preteen simultaneously. And heck, we got married just to top it all off.

What amazes me though is that we did all that, and had pockets of "oh my god we're old", but for the most part we just put our heads down, butt up, worked pretty damn hard - and had FUN.  It didn't feel quite as serious and adulty as I thought it would.

Year 27 was pretty bloody incredible, and as it turned out, a pretty pivotal year for me in terms of life and adulthood. I can't WAIT to see what year 28 will bring! πŸ“Έ of pure joy courtesy of @mere_street who I wish I could afford to pay to follow me round and capture my whole life in photographs because she's amazeballs.
That moment when you feel like you could burst with complete happiness ❀️ πŸ“Έ: @mere_street
All my heart in one photo 😍

It was so hard to pick the first photo to share of our wedding - our amazing photographer @mere_street has somehow managed to already send through a bunch and we absolutely adore them ALL!! But this one is so special - just after we were announced husband and wife with Hunter already clinging to Craig's leg, Ashton came running up to complete our first post-marriage family hug.  I will never forget that moment ❀️❀️❀️ Get ready for a LOT of wedding photo spam over the next few weeks!! With love,
Mrs Turner xxx
Oh my god.

Today's the day we head off to our venue.  Tomorrow we get married.

Ahhhhhh!!! 😍😍😍 I woke up before 6 this morning and got too excited to go back to sleep πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I feel like today's the start of the actual wedding process.

I'm so excited!

Thanks @rizzos_pizzeria... Nothing like gelato to instantly get the tiny toddler tycoons to sit still for a minute so us mums could finish our lunch! #mumlife
We were at the mall this morning and Hunter was wandering around everywhere saying "hello" to everyone he walked past. It was super cute.  Then we walked past an elderly lady, and he said "Hi Nana!" πŸ™ŠπŸ™Š So I quickly told him she wasn't his Nana, and luckily she just laughed and told him her name was Patricia, so he said "oh. Hi Poppy-party"... Close, right? πŸ€”πŸ˜‚ I almost apologised to her about the Nana thing.  I was about to say "sorry, he doesn't understand" - but actually, he DOES understand.  When kids call all men "dad" or all elderly women "Nana" or even all animals "ducks" or "dogs", etc, it's actually showing that they've learnt how to CATEGORISE, which is a highly valuable skill to have.  It's something we take for granted, and when our tiny tots make these "mistakes" we laugh and say how cute.  And it IS cute - but it's also freaking amazing how smart they are, to have naturally figured out the identifiable features that group certain people or objects into a category.

Kids are so full of surprises and wonder.  It's so amazing seeing how much they take in and learn ❀️
Heard of vision boards? Did you know they are freaking awesome to use in your parenting as well? I was recently sent some gorgeous vision board stickers for @thedailygoalgetter and was like YAAAAAAAAS PROJECT TIME πŸ™Œ I've written a blog post about the what, why and how of parenting vision boards - link in bio, check it outttt #lawofattraction #visionboards #LinkInBio
Little moment of love yesterday as Daddy buttoned up his shirt ❀️ I can't bear the thought of cutting those curls off one day!! 😍😭