I was never one of those little girls who wanted to be a Mummy. It wasn’t that I didn’t want children, they just weren’t something I thought about much during my younger, more crazy years. I was so relieved when I met Ron, finally someone who I could imagine a future with, our relationship was [...]
Greg, Russell, Ron, Davis… this is for you men!
At about 9.30 on Friday evening Ron mentioned that the rugby club president was having a party on Sunday afternoon. Apparently his apartment had a view of the Rocks and the Opera house where an amazing lightshow is currently on display. It was late, I was tired and in bed watching Notting Hill and didn’t [...]
Today Ron and I are celebrating our seven year wedding anniversary. Ron suprised me with beautiful flowers and this evening we cooked a delicious rib eye steak and served it with a fresh spinach salad with sundried tomatos, red onion, pine nuts and feta cheese. Just when I thought that was it, he brought out another [...]
Last weekend we waved the girls goodbye as Grandad drove them home to their house and then we sat in traffic for 50 minutes trying to get out of Sydney. Finally we hit the highway and it was just like the old days, Ron and Sarah on a roadtrip together. We were staying in a [...]
(This was supposed to be posted on Friday but two bottles of wine and a vodka nightcap got the better of me – I have spent the rest of the weekend feeling rather poorly!) Anyone who knows me will know that I am proudly South African despite being born in Cardiff, Wales! I grew up [...]
Ron and I went to Brisbane for the weekend, on our own, without the girls, for a wedding. A very dear friend of ours married a wonderful woman and we had the best time celebrating with them. I took some photos but mostly just lived in the moment with my husband. It was like a [...]
Where did this blonde haired, blue-eyed baby come from? Does she look like me? Or is she all her Daddy’s girl? I am not sure, her personality is only just starting to reveal itself and what a joy and adventure that is!
Don’t worry, don’t panic loyal friends-in-the-internet! My internet holiday is from YOUR blogs, not mine. SO basically I am going to spend my time writing, taking photos and hanging out with my family instead of surfing my feed reader and catching up on what everyone else is doing. At the top of the Reichstag building [...]
Last night my husband and I shared an impromptu romantic dinner date. At our own dining room table. Somehow the stars aligned and we found ourselves sitting opposite each other, talking, making sushi and drinking sparkling wine. Inspired by my Dad who made delicious sushi whilst we were on holiday, I bought the nori, wasabi [...]
Can you see it? Sorry, still nothing to say, am using up all my brain power writing lists for a big family sunday lunch tomorrow and trying to get piles of clean laundry in the right places for packing. Wow, the end of November can’t come soon enough!
The wedding was great despite the extreme heat. The ceremony was outdoors but we all sheltered inside until it started and then raced back in to down cold drinks afterwards. The bride looked amazing, the groom got emotional which always gets to me and it was fabulous spending time with Ron and relaxing away from [...]
Today is HOT. Its currently 40.7 degrees C or 105.2 degrees F. Very, very, very HOT. For those of you reading in Sydney, you already know this. I hope, like us, you are tucked up indoors with the blinds down and the aircon turned up. Our little house is quite easy to cool down with [...]
I haven’t updated the blog on Ron’s leg for a while. Its two months tomorrow since he turned awkwardly whilst playing his rugby grand final and twisted his knee. 8 weeks since he had a routine arthroscopy and the surgeon discovered that he was missing a large chunk of articular cartilage on his knee joint [...]
This week Ron turned 36. I decided to spoil him because he deserves it and because he has had a rough few months with his knee injury, and because I love him a lot. When the girls woke up we all go into bed together to open some presents. Amy helped me wrap them and [...]
What follows is an extract from an email we sent to family this afternoon about our follow-up appointment at the Orthopaedic surgeon. Ron’s arthroscopy showed a signifigant tear in the lateral meniscus, some loose chondral matter (cartilage) and in an unexpected and bad twist, signifigant deterioration of the hyaline articular cartilage known as a lesion [...]
The patient is finally feeling better, he really doesn’t have a fun reaction to the general anaesthetic or the strong painkillers and last night he felt dizzy, nauseous and spaced out. After a shower (involving a large plastic bag and lots of masking tape!) and a couple of meals he is feeling much more like [...]
Saturday was a very sad day in the White household. Ron’s rugby team had all four grades in the Grand Final and in a desperate record breaking run of terrible luck, poor play and broken dreams – all four grades lost. I don’t want to go into too much detail because it still hurts to [...]
Dearest Ron, thank you for being the best father to our girls. You make this journey so much more fun, more exciting, more managable and I couldn’t do it without you. I didn’t think bringing children into our relationship could make me love you more, but it has. Thank you. With love xx S
I have two minutes to blog between holding my baby who never wants to nap and tending to my husband who is mandown after taking care of his girls all weekend. We are treading water over here but taking time to appreciate what really matters. This is Ron and Amy doing the happy dance because [...]
EVERY time I see Amy’s dolly lying around the house, abandoned, for a milisecond I panic and wonder where Stella is. Thankfully she has now grown past the creepy newborn size of this particular pink eyed, plastic monstrosity which is currently wearing one of Stella’s old newborn nappies. (I think Ron hides this dolly around [...]
It doesn’t matter how many funny faces I pull, I still can’t get Stella to smile as easily and quickly as Ron can. She sure loves her Daddy. I remember Amy was like this at this stage too. I think its something to do with the fact that I am there pretty much all the [...]
A happy White family at the rugby yesterday. It was great fun showing off Stella in her sling, people were amazed I was wearing her, most of the other new Mums had the prams with all the STUFF and hadn’t really considered wearing their babies. Amy was in her element running around and playing with [...]
Hey Luce, it wasn’t “bushranger Ron to the rescue” but rather a repeat appearance of Ron doing Steve Irwin! You didn’t meet this weird amalgamation on New Year’s Eve 2004 but Amanda and Greg and I did. How could I have lived with Ron’s annual winter beard for so long? God, would you look at [...]