"...a lot of people are always waiting for 'one day', when they'll have the opportunity to start living differently. But you actually have to make a conscious choice to do it - one step at a time. It is very important to try and honour at least one some of your dreams along the way. From the moment you lose your health, it's too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it."

"By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, you may not need the income you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle."

"Happiness is a daily choice and its a moment-to-moment choice. We all have our challenges and go through struggles, but there's always an opportunity to find something beautiful in among all of it. And each time we can do that, 
we're finding a moment of happiness when we're in the midst of pain."
Quotes written by Bonnie Vaughan, Good Health New Zealand Magazine
I have been a very busy bee lately, been doing as many hours as possible at work (an attempt to bring in as many dollars as possible before the heat of summer hits and all I want to do is hit the beach!) and have been working on a brand new project. I have been enjoying this blog so much that I thought it was time to start a new one. I haven't had the "official launch" yet, but you can get a sneak peak: www.healthytoes.weebly.com

This new website is focused around fitness, healthy foods and generally living a healthy lifestyle! I have been having a great time putting it together, photographing all my foods and blogging about my fitness. Fun fun fun! If you have any recipes you'd like me to include, just send them my way (preferably with a great photo you took of your masterpiece) and I'll put it up!!! It's all about sharing the wealth...aka delicious knowledge!!

In other news, this past weekend Luke celebrated his birthday and it was a lot of fun! We had a few friends over for an evening, Luke wore his beautiful birthday gifts from our roomies and fun was had by all. The next night (his actual birthday) we went to Terri's place for dinner and got to meet her new baby cows. Boy they are cute! I had one suckle on my fingers and it was such a unique experience!! I loved it. 
Dukey's Birthday Outfit - orange coloured because of his love of cheese!
beautiful pirate cake made by our wonderful Terri
baby moooo