On this day 12 years ago, after moving to Darwin for my prince charming we got married.
It was a turbulent few weeks before the wedding where lots went wrong (we got stuck in Tennant creek broken down over a long weekend, bridemaid dresses got destroyed and had to get all new ones, I was soooooo sick) but we got there in the end and it was a wonderful day ♥️
I can’t believe what we have been through in this 12 years, from illnesses to infertility, through IVF, to our foster carers journey and finally adopting 6 wonderful, crazy kids. 12 years ago we had no idea how hard we would have to fight to get our family and at night laying in bed we would joke about having 6 kids. Turns out it wasn’t a joke hahaha.
Going from 2010 thinking we would never be parents to getting our first permanent foster kids in 2011 thinking our family was complete then 2013 surprised us with another 3.
4+ years of fighting to get adoption, lots of time away from each other with Nate’s military commitments, living apart for 6 months as the military was unable to keep Nate in Sydney another 6 months to wait for the court date.
Every step has made us stronger.
I would not want to ride this crazy rollercoaster with anyone else by myside.
Words will never be enough to describe how happy you make me and how much I love you.
I am not going to lie, this week has been a real struggle, from headaches that turned into migraines (if anybody has remedys help please) to kids that are just unsettled constantly (we have also had rainy weather).
Call me crazy but I am kinda missing the calm of staying home and doing nothing.
Getting back into the daily grind is proving to be hard. Really hard.
Took the trip up to @kenilworthcountrybakery and @kenilworthdairies today and it was well worth it!! From a perfect play ground to 1kg donuts, sausage rolls, meat pies, milkshakes, coffee and so many cheeses!! What a great day out!!! I highly recommend everyone head out to Kenilworth 💕
Now that we have our forever family, it’s time to get our home. For us it’s starting with the help of @mwcgroupau (Instagram) hopefully they can get the ball rolling and help us with the last piece of our journey 😁 the kids are so excited that we potentially could build our very own home 🥰