I’d be lying if I said things haven’t been hard over the past wee while. Moving, when you still love the place you currently live, is no easy task. I’ve been a complete emotional mess throughout this whole process and yesterday when we found out that our moving company probably won’t be able to deliver our stuff on time due to Christmas and New Year being smack in the middle of our move, I emotionally burst at the seams 🙃🙃🙃 even though I had been quuuuiteeeee the madam (🤦🏻♀️) @timothyjoseph brought me home flowers at lunchtime just to put a smile on my face because he’s literally the kindest person alive. 💐🌷🌸 he’s the calm in my storm, I tell ya. We then remembered that we have packed all our vases into boxes... 😂😂😂 11 days till D-Day! 〰️ P.S. I made a wee video update and the link is in my bio, if you’re interested!
💥💥💥 BIG LIFE UPDATE! 💥💥💥 Soooooo... we’ve been keeping a little something under wraps 😱😱😱 WE’RE MOVING TO NELSON!! In 12 days time (so soon!!) we’re packing up our car, saying goodbye to this city and driving up the country to move to our new home. We’re super sad about leaving Dunedin (seriously, don’t even get me started 😭 it’s been a rough emotional roller coaster so far!) but we’re really excited about the opportunities that have opened up for us up north and to see what this new season has in store for us. Leaving is going to be so hard - Dunedin, you will ALWAYS be home. ❤️ No doubt about it. The community we have down here is incredible and we’re so thankful for everyone who has made our life here in Dunedin so rich. We will miss you all! If we know you personally and you want to catch up before we leave, send us a text or flick us a message- we’d love to grab coffee- what a whirlwind this has been and it feels so good to finally put it out into the universe!! BRING ON THIS ADVENTURE with you @timothyjoseph ✨
Definitely not feeling as fresh faced today as this photo may suggest after our 2am rude awakening last night.... (anyone see our stories? 😂 #ZOMBIES) Downside of living in an apartment block? THE COMMUNAL FIRE ALARM and all the issues that can come with it 🙄 sat outside for 30 minutes with the other tenants only to find out that there wasn’t an actual fire (thankfully!) but that it was a wiring/pressure issue in the buildings sprinkler system... the no fire part was fab but the being-forced-outside-at-2am part... yeah NAH 😩👎🏼 the alarm was SO loud and went on for SO long that I swore I kept hearing it ringing in my ears long after it had stopped... 🤦🏻♀️
It’s extravagant, it doesn’t make sense, we’ll never comprehend, the way You love us 〰️ @bethelmusic
Ohhhhh it’s beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS 🎄🎄🎄 maybe not the kind of Christmas you see in the movies (definitely not), but a kiwi Christmas indeed— bare feet, beach days and driftwood Christmas trees ❤️⚡️ what does Christmas look like where you live?
ESCAPING IS SO FREAKIN’ GOOD FOR THE SOUL 🌈🌈🌈🌈 @jule_nara 〰️ make the time to get away guys, whether that be from work, from study, from the everyday mundanes of life... you’ll feel so REFRESHED, I promise you! 🌟
GOOD MORNING beautiful people ⚡️ Tim and I have a big day ahead of us- starting the weekend with a bang 💥 love love loveeeeee weekends spent with him, even if they do revolve around work and cleaning our apartment 🙄 lets do this 🤟🏼
HECK YEAH IT’S THE WEEKEND 💥
Sitting here writing lists and DREAMING BIG for 2018 🌟🌙💫 I used to hold a lot of fear when it came to having big dreams because I was scared of failure, but I’m learning to let go and just focus on working hard & making them my reality! They say that the best kind of MAGIC happens when you step outside your comfort zone, right? 💥⚡️🌈 on that note- what do you guys want to see more of from me? 💁🏻♀️ lemme know!
So much to organise, so much to do.... my to-do list is of insane levels and all I wanna do is hang out with my friends, wrap presents and make gingerbread men. 🙄 making sensible adult decisions is HARD.. 😬
A happy and adorable little corner of our home 💫
Definitely ticking things off my Christmas to-do list today! 🎄 starting to feel very FESTIVE up in here ☀️🎄🎉❤️
Spot the little @timothyjoseph ⚡️
This photo was taken by @samantha.heather a few minutes before we found out that the bus that was taking all of our guests to our reception hadn’t turned up to pick everyone up 😂 a memory that’s funny in hindsight, but at the time.... 🙄🤦🏻♀️🤟🏼😂 So glad we can laugh about it now! 🌈⚡️ did anything go hilariously wrong on your wedding day?!
Flip, I am just obsessed with him 😍 shooting by your side is always the best @timothyjoseph and boyyyyy do you look good with a camera slung around your neck 🔥🔥🔥 #marryme 💍 p.s. this LANDSCAPE- what a dreamy combo 🌟
👆🏼 accurate representation of my face today when we rounded that corner on that dusty, gravel road and saw where our bride + groom were taking us for their bridal portraits. 😱 not joking when I say my jaw DROPPED. Mountains upon mountains upon mountains... seriously guys, our job is the coolest and takes us to the coolest places! I feel like my face is always like that 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 when I’m shooting! 😂 if you’ve ever had photos taken by me before, you’ll remember how excited I can get during photoshoots (queue the happy dances and the squeals) and today was certainly no different 😂 #timothyandarianaphotography
Of all the holidays we choose to celebrate as a country, why is Thanksgiving not one of them, NZ? 😔 Today (and everyday) I’m thankful for my God who knows and hears all things & loves with endless abundance, my patient, giving, hardworking and ridiculously dreamy husband 😍, my family- who are EVERYTHING (and my new sister! 💍 YES to adding to the sisterhood @yollyrosalie), the two precious little girls who call me Aunty and who always put a smile on my face, friends who are more like family than anything else, and the fact that THIS 👆🏼 is the country we get to call home. 🌟 HAPPY THANKSGIVING ❤️
I will never ever ever get tired of this place. Alien land 👽 girls trips are so good for the SOUL! P.s. I can confirm @fenellachristensen and I now know every lyric to T-Swizz’s new album after playing it non-stop over the past few days 💁🏼 I mean, that’s what road trips are for right? 😂
GIRLS TRIP! 🦋 I’m off on a girls trip in Central Otago with my gal @fenellachristensen over the next few days, and today’s been incredible! So much sun, girl chats, good vibes, & good beats (hellloooooo T-Swizzle’s new album) ✨ am I jinxing it when I say summer might ACTUALLY have arrived!? 😱🙌🏻 24 degrees and feeling on top of the world 👌🏻 bit scared for the 29 degrees forecast for tomorrow! (You Aussie’s will be laughing at us haha 😂)
Thick and thin. 🖤
CALLING ALL YOU BOOKWORMS: What’s the last book that really made you CRY? 📖 I’ve got all these piled-up emotions and I feel like I need a healthy outlet 😂