Wait it Out

I’ve been neglecting my blog a little bit as of late so for those blog stalkers (yeah you know who you are!) of mine – I’m sorry. I’ll try and be a bit more consistent.

Went to Tasmania on the weekend and for a few extra days. Went for a wedding and a bit of a family holiday. I’ve got a lot of pictures so I might post them next time. Tried my hand a few nature-ish type shots.

Love this photo.

And sit here cold?
We’ll be long gone by then.
And lackluster in dust we lay
’round old magazines.
Fluorescent lighting sets the scene
For all we could and should be being
In the one life that we’ve got

Imogen Heap – Wait it Out

The Cherry Blossom Girl

Does anyone else have the words with friends ap on the iphone? It’s scrabble and you can play with your friends! It’s great!

I’ve got an assignment due on Monday that’s worth 60% of my grade, I started in yesterday. Whoops.

Going to see Paramore on Sunday night with Georgia. Relient K are supporting. Should be a pretty sweet gig. Hope my assignment is finished in time. And that it doesn’t rain.

Love Sophia Bush. Quite the hottness.

“There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is the finger of God on a man’s shoulder.” Charles Morgan

I love Friday’s. It’s so quiet in the office that I can steadily work whilst listening to my ipod, blogging and preparing mentally for assignmenting. Anyone is free to bring me study treats this weekend! I’ll be cooped up in the office at Mum’s for sure.

I’d sooner buy, defying gravity. Kiss me goodbye – I’m defying gravity! And you can’t hold me down! – Wicked

.love.love.

Friendship

Friendship is possibly the great thing in the world. Lately I’ve been reminded just how lucky I am.

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.. it has no survival value; rather it gives value to survival. C.S Lewis

On Sunday night I got to see 3 of my best friends. They are not the most perfect people in life but they are perfect for my life.

.Tegan.Laura.Emily.

.Tegan.Laura.Emily.

Tegan Churcher

I met Tegan Churcher when I was 9 years old. I moved to a state called Tasmania because my Dad was becoming the minister of Devonport Church of Christ. Tegan’s mother, Sharon, was in charge of all things creative there. So that’s how we met. Unfortunately we’re still friends to this day and she can still remember that I wore a nightie the first time I met her. Tegan Churcher is my bestest friend. We have been friends for 12 years now and it’s a bond we’re proud to say is a little bit freakish. Tegan loves interior design, Jesus, trying new things and thankfully, she loves me. She has great taste in music & in fashion. People say we look alike. I think that’s a lie. We are the same person, she is just 10 times better looking than I am.

.Tegan.Churcher.

.Tegan.Churcher.

Laura Fraser

I don’t recall the specific time and place that I met Laura Fraser, although it was much later on in life than when I met Tegan. Laura and I started to become friends in Science class. We actually really bonded over this little personal joke we got going which was N.E.R.F’s. It’s basically a nerdier way to be a nerd. But let’s face it.. I gave up being a nerd or a nerf a long time ago, LF is still going strong. Which is actually one of the the things I love about Laura. She’s really intelligent. Sometimes she misses jokes but don’t let that fool you. Laura Fraser will do great things. Laura Fraser is crazy, I love crazy Laura. Laura is a brilliant writer, artist, dancer, speaker, thinker, photographer and friend.

.Laura.Fraser.

.Laura.Fraser.

Emily Averill

I never really met Emily Averill. She’s one of those people that everyone that you know, knows, so then you end up knowing her. What I will say is though, that from the moment we started talking and hanging out.. give us like.. 3 months.. and we were at best friend status. Laura, Emily & I did so many things together and I think the 3 of us sort of became a thing. Emily Averill is different. I think she processes the world differently than the rest of us and I really like that. She’s an insane artist. She should really be making a lot of money out of what she does. She’s a brilliant singer, although she really doesn’t think so. She’s a little more than insanely good looking. Track pants & baggy t-shirt or a lbd – she’s stunning. She’s a great friend, girlfriend, sister & daughter. Her relationships are fresh and exciting, and despite being two years younger than me, I have learnt so much from being in her life.

.Emily.Averill.

.Emily.Averill.

Rebecca Mumberson

I really clearly remember the first time I met Bec Mumberson. Clearer than the three girls I’ve already mentioned. It was at Grade 9 camp on a bus. I’m very pale and had put sunscreen on my face and rubbed it in, and then put another layer on my face sort of like zink, just to be a little bit weird, but also for extra protection. Bec looked at me with utter disgust as she rolled her eyes ‘Look, do you realise you have sunscreen ALL over you face?’. I told her yes I did, and went on my merry way. Our friendship has frown over the years despite the rough start. Rebecca is kind, thoughtful, persistent, clever, gorgeous, engaged, creative and a really great friend. So many of my happiest memories are filled with this wonderful lady. I can’t wait to be a part of her wedding day.

.Bec.Mumberson.&.Nathan.Whitecross.

.Bec.Mumberson.&.Nathan.Whitecross.

Some of the other gorgeous people who I’m lucky to do life with..

.Emma.Kelly.Jess.

.Emma.Kelly.Jess.

I love birthdays and I love birthday parties. I think the greatest thing about birthday parties is how self centered they can be. For one night, it can pretty much all about you. There’s sometimes nice about showing a person how much you care about them, but choosing to stop being selfish for one night. Plus there are presents and cake. Two things I’m rather fond of.

Kristen.Amy.Aj.Steff

Kristen.Amy.Aj.Steff

.AndyWilliams.BlaineSwanborough.

.AndyWilliams.BlaineSwanborough.

.Chloe...Casey.

.Chloe…Casey.

.Rachel.Atwood.Matt.Jensen.

.Rachel.Atwood.Matt.Jensen.

These two are engaged. These two are pretty cute. Alone they are lovely people, but together they are maybe even lovlier. I love lovely friends.

SteveLimkin.WillSwanson.RuthLimkin.

SteveLimkin.WillSwanson.RuthLimkin.

This photo is at the airport. I love that friends support you. That’s what friendship is I think. If you set out on a new adventure, in God, in your career, in life – friends are there to support you.

..Sarah..Holmes..Sarah..Starrenburg..

..Sarah..Holmes..Sarah..Starrenburg..

Friends celebrate life together. They get dressed up and they dance together.

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Jess.Emma.Shannon.Chloe.Chris.Steff.Liz

 

 

.Friends.

.Friends.

 

 

 

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.My20thBirthdayParty.

 

A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.– Anonymous

I think I’m pretty lucky. The greatest thing about this post is, there’s a lot of amazing friends of mine who aren’t on this page right here. I’m lucky to have them in my life as well.

For the love of Tegan

My best friend Tegan Churcher, is in Tasmania right now. Not only is she my best friend, but she’s also been my housemate for the last year, and a damn good one at that.  I talked to her on the phone today (ashamedly the first time since she’s been in Tasmania) and it was like weights were lifted off my shoulders. I’m in a stellar mood right now simply from talking to her. Is this friendship — I think so! We also talked about how in our old age, we aren’t becoming softie’s but in fact are getting worse at expressing our emotions. (We forgot to say love you and miss you at the end of the conversation). So in an effort to redeem myself, and express more of my undying affection for a great friend. Here’s a tribute, in words and picture, to one Tegan Maree Churcher.

Tegan

Tegan has great fashion sense. You wouldn’t think it was possible to look that good considering how little she spends.

19th Birthday

Tegan is a committed friend. The above picture is from my 19th birthday dinner in QLD, even though Tegan currently lived in Tasmania. She also does a brilliant fish face.

Ikea

Tegan is a great shopping partner. This is us at Ikea – she’s also really great a home decoration kinda stuff. And curtseying with her shorts.

Designing Women

She loves Jesus, a lot. This picture is some proof, us at the Designing Women conference at Northside church.

Us

She’s easy to talk to. Sometimes, too easy. And we talk long into the night when we should be asleep. Great conversationalist.

Christmas

She really loves Christmas. Tegan is Christmas, almost. I always planned my trips to Tasmania at Christmas time, because Christmas isn’t the same without her. I love singing carols with her, Christmas shopping with her and Christmas eating with her.

Teegs and Steff

She’s supportive. I think that’s really important. I always feel loved and supported, like she’ll always be on my side. Unless I’m flat out wrong – then she’ll tell me. 🙂

sandgate

She is seriously, seriously good looking. Not many smiles better than that one you see above.

tegan-and-mikhail

She loves her boyfriend Mikhail a lot. Despite the fact that he burnt her with an iron.. (it’s not what it sounds like – but still!) Oh and look at that hair.. hot!

cold-rock

She enjoys some good cold rock – where the rocks are cold. Tegan is great with personal jokes, we have countless personal jokes, including cold rock.

Tegan and Steffany

She’s my best friend. And I love her a lot.

A Tasmania House Christmas

Tegan, Emma and myself named our unit ‘The Tasmania House’.

It is named this mainly because Tegan and Emma were born and lived all their lives in Tasmania.. and I lived there for a about 6 years. Hold the Tasmanian jokes please.

This Christmas will be our first Tasmania House Christmas, and sadly, our last as we are all off on our separate ways next year. But I thought I’d post the picture, because I think it’s a decent achievement for my first Christmas tree. In inherited it from my parents, who bought it the year I was born. So I guess it’s symbolic or something.

Christmas Tree

Making a come back…


No.. unlike the title of the post might suggest.. this isn’t going to be a post about all my amazing comebacks… (although I’m thinking of doing that next week).. this post title is more just to indicate that.. I haven’t completely given up on blogging.. I have just had the most hectic kinda 8 or so weeks of my life..

Update:

New (ish) workplace: Oh.. my. Best move I ever made… ( I hope they are all reading this ).. besides the fact that I’m getting paid to hang out with a lot of people I really like (again, I sound like I’m sucking up), there’s lots and I mean LOTS of food. I’m kept busy.. which you may have noticed, due to my lack of blogging.. although I’ve noticed.. like no one blogs these days! How sad! But yes, what was I saying.. I’m kept busy, this I acutally like.

Weekend of Honour: Boy! What a weekend.. Late nights which turned into early mornings at the church… pretty dressy.. my curling iron chucking as spas on me.. a really really early morning so that you all could hear the really really spendid choir. My oh my.. The choir!

Trip to Tasmania: I went away for a week down to Tasmania. To visit, some family (hold the rude jokes) and some friends down there. I stayed with my best friend Tegan. The weather is great down there.. No I didn’t come back with a disease of some kind.. the disease everyone has down there actually isn’t contagious.. and no I didn’t die from a raging bush fire. Although I did spend the second night while I was down there, preparing the house I was staying at for one. Bush bashing.. while under the threat of a potential bush fire that was up the road – is actually quite fun!

And well.. that’s all I can be bothered updating on.
I haven’t died.. as some people seem to think I have.