Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Life In QLD!!

It only took about 9 months to get around to it, but i'm finally back into blogging!!! Better late than never...! Right...? Haha. So I thought I should start off with a catch up post about our new life living in QLD!!! First of all let me say- we LOVE it up here. We definitely miss our family and friends back in Sydney, but... thats about all we miss!! :) Since we got here we felt as though we were on holidays, and 6 months later and the feeling has never left! We moved to a suburb on the Gold Coast called Palm Beach. We had two "must haves" when looking for a place to live. Josh's was a view of the beach, and mine was a dishwasher!!! We were blessed to get both!!

This is what it looks like pretty much every night as the sun goes down. Its really so beautiful!

(I didn't take a picture of the dishwasher, although it too is pretty awesome!!).

So in preparing for this post I picked a few photos from my phone which will catch you up on life for us over the past 6 months. (Ill do another post with pictures from Josh's phone next week).

Sienna discovered the ipad!!!! Its a blessing and a curse! She is totally addicted to it, which is great when you need to keep her busy for 40 mins (She will sit through an entire episode of hi-5 LOVES IT!!) but its also a curse because EVERY time she see's it she demands to watch it. So we hide it around the house so she cant see it. (We lose it alot!! haha).

This present from nan nan and pop pop was also a blessing and a curse! Awesome because she loves them so much, but hate them when they are all over the house!!! :)

She LOVES sharing protein shakes with mummy and daddy! I literally have to hide in my bedroom so I can have my breakfast in peace and not have to give it all to her.

We also got Dreamworld passes so we could meet up with Matt and Jade and the kids. We LOVE doing this and look forward to summer when we get more use out of the water park too! This is Siennas face when she see's the wiggles performing at dreamworld!! She has become totally obsessed with the wiggles and her face lights up every day at 10:25am when there show comes on TV!

Uncle Matt teaching her how to be "gentle" with the Kangaroo's.

For a little while this became her favourite spot in the whole house. In this shot she is eating some coconut there, but we would often find her there playing with toys or reading a book, or just chillin... I don't really know why she likes it so much... looks really uncomfortable to me...

Matt and Jade and the kids usually come every month to spend the weekend which we LOVE!! I get so happy when I see the cousins enjoying spending time together!

This is Pacey and Sienna in there make shift "home theatre".

Working together on some interior decorating ideas!

Oh yeah.... and this happened!!!!

I love my baby boy!!! But more about that in a future blog!!!

We love going for play dates at Matt and Jades place. They got chickens, which is so cool and Sienna loves to play in the pen with them!

I love how Sienna just wants to do whatever Leo is doing!! I also love how Pacey is in charge of Taj in the back ground!!! I totally didnt even realise until I was looking back through these photos!! haha! 

Pacey being the best "cousin mummy" there ever was!

So for the first week, Sienna wasn't very interested in Taj at all... This is her eating her grapes and pretending he isn't there...

But now she ADORES him! Often i'll be in the kitchen doing something rather, and I turn around to see Sienna "playing" with Taj and sharing all her toys with him. Its the cutest thing ever!!!

Yep- thats garlic and salad dressing from the fridge... She also tries to feed him all the time. She thinks if its near his face, its working!!

What I really love the most is when Taj is crying, she brings him her "boo boo" (her blankie) and puts it on his face... (literally). The reason I love this so much is because I know how much she loves her boo boo, and seeing her give it up to try and make him happy just melts my heart!!! Love my sweat heart girl!!!

She is such a great big sister, and just loves her baby brother!

Sienna was helping me get the room ready for nan nan and pop pop to come stay, when I came back into the room she had made herself in the bed!!!

Sienna also loves shoes... hers, mine, dads... anyones... 

And sunglasses!!!

And the WIGGLES!!! I love her face when she see's them coming on TV. It's like happiness mixed with a bit of dis-belief... So cute!

Well thats a wrap! Suffice it to say that we are loving this time of our lives and feel so blessed for all the good things we have and the joy we feel each day! 

PS- Love QLD but.... GO THE BLUES!!!!!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

My Husband- The Super Awesome Health Coach!!!!

My husband Josh Davison has been coaching people with weight loss for about 8 years now and I have to say- he always gets great results for his clients! I recently realized that without really knowing it, he has been coaching me ever since we got married almost 4 years ago!! Below are pictures from the shots we took for an engagement photo. So this is me around May 2010 weighing 64kgs.

As I said without realizing it, I started living by basic health principles Josh taught me once we were married. I don’t remember changing anything drastically, I just started eating what he eats because I was now shopping for myself and a husband. It’s pretty safe to say that its common to put on weight after you get married, but it was the complete opposite for me. I began to drop weight and feel really good. I used to nap most days, but I started noticing that I would lay down for a nap and couldn’t even sleep because I wasn’t tired. I was actually a little upset by this, because I loved my nanna naps!!! J Anyway, as time went on I continued to loose weight and I got to the smallest I had been my whole adult life (about 53kg). Awesome!!!

Then I got pregnant!! So after our first baby, I was surprised how quickly I lost the baby weight and got back to my “pre- birth weight” by just living the same simple health principles and eating well. What added to my surprise, is that I lost even more weight and got down to my smallest ever- 51kg. I don’t think the number is actually that important, but I was just surprised that it was easy to change my body after pregnancy (something I didn’t think was possible)!! Below are some photos in April and July 2013 (This was less than 6 months after having a baby).

Shortly after these photos I became pregnant again, and am currently less than 2 months away from full term and still only weighing 59kg. Which again, I’m not that concerned about the number, but what did surprise me, was that I realized the other day that I’m almost full term pregnant and still weigh less than the day I got married!!! So as you can see, my husband is great at what he does!!! He has developed a 12 week wholistic weight loss program where he coaches people one on one via phone or skype through their weight loss journey and is having great success with those he is currently coaching. If you want to know more about the program or have any questions for Josh, PM me on facebook or leave a comment on the blog and we would be happy to help you out. 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Davison Family Weekend

Every year the Davison family plan a long weekend getaway. This year we went a few hours down the South Coast to a place called Huskisson in Jervis Bay. We stayed in cabins on the beach, and it was a fun filled weekend. In total there were almost 30 of us there. We spent most of our time at the beach, snorkelling, swimming, BBQing, eating treats and shopping. It was an awesome weekend!

Josh actually surprised me with a night out to dinner and our long weekend started on Thursday night. He took me to a place overlooking Cronulla beach called Sealevel. I have been there once before years ago and have been craving their seafood platter ever since. Thanks hun!!

Then on Friday we drove down to Huskisson.

Sienna loved doing her exercises outside with Pa in the mornings

One morning I was doing something with Josh on the computer and I realised Sienna was really quiet.... when I turned around she had climbed herself into this tub and thought it was the BEST THING EVER!!!

On Saturday when we were at the beach I was laying on the sand talking to some of my sister-in-laws, the next second when I turned around towards the water I see Josh and Sienna on the stand up paddle board.... Josh was so excited as it was her first time on a board.... he hopes it was the first of many!!

After all that fun in the sun Sienna was exhausted! I love seeing her passed out like this...

Then on Saturday night Josh and I went to one of his friends weddings at a beautiful Winery near by. It was lovely and a nice night out catching up with some of our friends. There was a photo both so we couldn't resist.

Awesome weekend! Cant wait till next year...