I realize that I am essentially the worst blogger in the world, but today I feel the urge to update you all on what has been taking place in our lives over the last year. So much has changed and if I write a major post I can finally feel up to date to post on a more regular basis.
Where to start. Essentially Isaac and I have been working like crazy and enjoying our tree house life. Auckland now feels like home, we are so blessed with incredible friends and community here. I feel rooted now, finally having carved out a piece of NZ for myself, graduating from 'Isaac's wife' at last! I am very thankful that life has transitioned for us as I was definitely over the tumult of our arrival and first year. Its good to finally feel home at last.
If you were not aware, Isaac works steadily for Meadowlark, a brilliant jewellery company led by a husband and wife team. He manages a lot of their production, transforming pieces and setting stones which he thoroughly enjoys. I also have been working a day or two a week for them which has been really nice.
Isaac also is always creating with wood and also makes his own jewellery when he finds the time.
Here are some of his latest creations:
|Kauri and Italian Poplar Screen|
|White Gold and Green Stone Wedding Band|
|Turquoise and Silver Pendant. This was my 34th birthday present from Isaac. He wanted to make me a badge of honor to acknowledge my leather art achievements. So sweet and totally made me cry!|
|Turquoise and Silver 5 year wedding anniversary ring. (Also cried)|
I found it difficult to balance Spiro and work. I was growing weary and needed to take some downtime. I also needed Spiro to die and resurrect itself as so much of my inspiration was in Canada and I was finding it hard to find my creative flow in the context of NZ. I am still going through this to a certain extent but have definitely regained some inspiration and have been making and designing heaps at the moment. Here is a sneak peak at some new stuff which will be on sale soon:
|Brand new braided flat|
|Lamb Shearling Vest|
|Gold Deer Neck Wrap|
|Cognac Deer Clutch|
|Dark Brown Deer Hand Bag|
I also have some incredibly exciting news. Isaac and I are pregnant! We are both crazy excited to meet our little one that is growing steadily in my belly. Its such a beautiful experience to be bonding and growing our little son or daughter. I am 32 weeks this Sunday and getting VERY big! Tying my shoes and bending over is a whole new experience! I have been working hard to transform our tree house into a baby friendly environment and honestly can't wait to meet our baby in two months.
|28 Weeks! Woot!|
Here is a photo of me and my dad in healthier times:
|Love you forever dad...miss you.|
|My favorite picture of my dad at 21 I think.|
|Had to put this in. Grade 8 Graduation night!|
|Dad in NZ|
|Also love this one...dad at 12 I think.|
Love from us to all you beautiful people out there...we will try to be more regular in letting you know whats happening in our world!