Thursday, December 6, 2012

Girls Weekend in Sydney

As soon as I saw this I absolutely knew I had to be there! I'm a musical queen and I've been going to musicals and ballets since I was a young girl. My mum introduced me to the beauty of the stage and I have had a love affair ever since. Legally Blonde, I knew, would be no exception. It was only playing in Sydney and I did not want to miss out on the chance of seeing it, so a trip to Sydney was planned. It was my cousins birthday and she wanted to go to a few destinations in Sydney as well, so we made a weekend of it! On the 17th of November we woke up at 3.30 in the morning and flew down to Sydney for a jam packed and totally awesome weekend! My 2 cousins, my aunty and myself. The four of us let loose in a town of shopping , markets, coffee shops and restaurants. Hello dream weekend.

We spent most of Saturday shopping. I hate shopping. I know, crazy right, but unless I'm on a mission, I just don't like it. Sydney however, was a different surrounding, different atmosphere, a whole new ball game. I enjoyed it. Shop after shop I kept finding little beauties...of course I didn't buy any of it but I just enjoyed looking around and dreaming. The day went fast and it was time for dinner. We went to Jamie Oliver's new Resturant in Sydney and wholey moley was it cool and wholey moley did I eat a feast. A gluten free feast I might add! Yes that's right, Jamie Oliver had gluten free alternatives for every meal! Thanks Jamie! What a champ! Oh my gosh my meal was to die for! It was a prawn and chilli pasta. I died and went to heaven. I ordered the main size and smashed it in less than 10 minutes. Just to be able to order a pasta meal from a fancy Resturant was simply heaven to this coeliac.

Our bill - you seriously couldn't get this price if you tired! Tre cool!

After our dinner was loved, adored and almost married, we walked on over to star city for my favorite part of the night. Legally Blonde!!!!

Ok I am really going to struggle with finding the words for this Musical. It was freaking HILARIOUS! I was totally not expecting it to be so funny. I love love loved the movie and when I saw that Lucy Durrack, ERIKA HEYNATZ, Cameron Daddo and my favorite person in the world, Rob 'Millsy' Mills was performing in it I just knew that it would be awesome. It seriously was THE funniest musical I have ever seen. The actors were all brilliant and I honestly could not choose a favorite! Erika's totally mind blowing performance with the skipping ropes however completely topped my list as one of the greatest scenes of all time! That girl rocked it! It is coming to Brisbane now so you MUST go and see it. The music was awesome, the story line was spot on and the actors were truly brilliant. Oh and who wouldn't love an entire show of Millsy ;-)

My OOTN ~ Fluro and Nude! Love!

Yes I lined up after the show at the stage door just so I could meet him. My 20 year old self would have been dying right now. Who am I kidding, my 26 year old self was dying haha

Sunday was spent at Paddy Markets and Darling Harbour. More of a relaxed day but still great to get out and see the sights and experience new things. Actually a big huge special mention to the 'Mecure hotel' for putting on an amazing buffet breakfast that was completely gluten free! Every single item of food was labeled either 'gluten free' or 'contains gluten' so there was never a question. I felt so relaxed and at ease and once again I ate a feast. Thank you so much 'Mecure hotel' for going that little bit further to provide for your guests. This coeliac once again appreciated it! 


Sunday night saw us flying home just after sunset. The flight down and back could not have been any more perfect. For a severe motion sickness sufferer I think I can safely tick flying off my list. A swing in a park...forget it...but flying...I am all over it.

What a show. What a feast. What a flight, What a weekend. Everything was perfect. I could not have been happier. Thank You Gilly, Bobbi and Cassi. 
It was an Awesome girls weekend away. 
Love you all.

x S.K.K x

Leaving Footprints

There comes a time in everyone's life when you have to choose. You have to choose who you keep in your life and who you choose to let go. Then there are the times when life chooses for you. When friendships for whatever reasons fall apart and you struggle to keep them alive. A few years ago I fought hard. I fought against everything I knew and I fought to keep a very special friendship alive. Unfortunately life threw in obstacles and wires were crossed and we had to accept that life was putting us on separate paths. Heartbroken and confused I took the time to move on and try not to let it effect me too much. I must confess I never healed. I always wondered! Wondered how their lives turned out. I always had the 'what ifs?' I missed her, I missed him, I missed our Tuesday dinners. A lot has happened in 4 years. A lot of life's most special moments have happened and I've missed them. I always think about her and our friendship. On her special days, on her sons birthday, on News Years eve...all those days we created special memories on. It's been four years and I'm not ready to let go. That has to mean something...right?

x S.K.K x

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Warrior Dash 2012 Baby

4.75 kilometers of mud hills broken up by 10 obstacles that challenged your strength and worked every muscle in your body - this was the Warrior Dash!

We left home at 6 in the morning and took on the 2 hour drive to Mount Kilcoy, home of the Warrior Dash 2012. I was a complete mixture of emotions, scared, excited, nervous, pumped. 

Our Team! 

I literally had no idea what to expect! My biggest fear were the obstacles. I have never done anything like that in my life. I "trained" for the obstacles, and by trained I mean I took a pump class twice a week to try and increase my strength. The 5K I knew I could just wing on the day! Ha ha ha oh my goodness how wrong was I! When I say mud hill I mean total mud walls. Massive hills that where complete mud slides. It was a mission. I was so not prepared. There was no down time. The entire course was mud hill after mud hill with no break of flat. It was 10 times worse than a cross country event. The hills were muddy and completely uneven. Thank goodness I strapped both ankles before the race. I thought the obstacles would be the would be the challenge of the day but the actual 'running' course was the real test. But you know what? I did it! We did it! We didn't 'race' as a team, we all went at our own pace and this was all good. I was so proud of them all! I don't think any of us had any idea of what we had gotten ourselves intombutnwe took it it head on and had a ball!

I always look back at this! Just to remind myself that I can do it!
I am strong and I can do anything!

and now...well now I am totally addicted and I want to do more! Well I AM doing more! There are 5 races next year before my main goal...TOUGH MUDDER! The biggest thing that WD taught me was that my mind is ridiculously powerful. I already knew this. Over the last 2 years I have been learning that I need to trust my soul and listen to my mind. No matter what I want to do, if I believe I can, then I will. WD was the biggest test and I passed with flying colours. It was seriously one of the most exciting and challenging things I have ever done and yes I know I have said it before but man I'm proud!
x S.K.K x

Friday, November 9, 2012

Warrior Excitement!

See these crazy kids! Tomorrow we are taking on our first mud run! Pumped can not even begin to explain the excitement right now! I have never done anything like this in my life! Basically it is a 5K obstacle course through mud! A.W.E.S.O.M.E! At first I thought to myself that I was crazy and that I really really needed to be a hard core athlete to do it, but after reading into it, and talking to people about it, I realised that it's not a race and the aim of the game is to have fun! The reason why I love it so much is because its not about speed, it's about having fun, pushing yourself and working as a team! We have a team of 8 but I'm sure the boys will fly through! The boys are fast, fit and crazy! Boys you better cheer for us as we cross that finish line! There's my course team up there! Amie and Sarah! Amie and I will be pushing our bodies to the limit and taking on a challenge of a lifetime! I was worried because I can not run a long distance but it's only 5K and its completely broken up by the obstacles! Thousands of people from around Queensland are joining together to have fun! We will be waiting in line watching people from all walks of life taking on crazy challenges! The obstacles will be my ultimate test. But I'm ready to take it on. Rob is dying! He is frothing at the mouth excited! This is his scene! This is what he craves! This pumps me up! I love that we are doing this together! E.X.C.I.T.E.D! I seriously can't even write because I can't find the words to say how excited I am! If I do this and conquer this I will truly truly be able to call myself a Kirkpatrick Wife. BOOM! I'm excited for the trip up there. I'm excited to see the course. I'm excited to run with thousands of strangers as we all help each other through crazy obstacles. I'm excited to get dirty. I'm excited to party hard afterwards knowing that I set myself a goal, believed in myself and succeeded. Most of all I'm excited to do it with the most amazing girl I know! Its all going to come down to our will power and our powerful minds. I have not trained! How the hell I'm going to pull myself up a rope and over a wall is beyond me but I'll do it and it will be bloody awesome! We will be bloody awesome! 

We are going to SMASH IT!
Wish us luck! 

x S.K.K x

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Special Addition

On the 29th of October 2012 we welcomed another beautiful little princess into our family. Rob's brother Nathan and his fiance Cass gave us our 4th niece. Rob and I are very lucky as we have 6 niece and nephews to love and adore. 3 boys...3 girls. Complete perfection.

 I would like to introduce you all to our beautiufl little niece "Isabelle Sue" 

Daddy, Oli and Isabelle! I adore this photo!

My heart hurts when I look at this photo! I long to hold her and cuddle her! 
Nathan and his family live down south so I am desperate for Aunty cuddles!

Look at this special moment! I will treasure these 2 forever!

How amazingly beautiful is my nephew! So proud of his new baby sister! 

x S.K.K x

Thursday, November 1, 2012


It's funny how life works. I feel I have done a lot of growing over the past 2 years! It's been a huge ride and the ups and downs have really shown me who I am, how I want to live my life and who I want to surround myself with. A lot of my friends have been through a lot of challenges over the past few years and I feel that I have been there the best I possibly can! I've tried to be their strength, their support and give them all the love I have to give.

 Now as I face the biggest challenge of my life I realise that I need to give this support, this strength and most of all , this love, to the person who needs it the most! I need to give myself a hug and tell myself that it's going to be ok! 

Today I wrote on my mirror to remind myself to be kind to myself. I deserve it!

x S.K.K x

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

For more Wordless Wednesday fun with Trish over to My Little Drummer Boys



x S.K.K x

Monday, October 29, 2012

Music Monday

 "Let me love you, until you learn to love yourself"

I am such a fan of R&B. The rhythm and soul within the music just gets me every time. Ne-Yo has been no exception and I have loved every single one of his songs that he has released. I am a complete 'pro' at Sexy Love on the singstar let me tell you. When I heard his new song "Let me love you' I couldn't help but groove. I swayed my hips, I tip toed and I fist pumped. It has everything a good song needs to get me pumped. It has an awesome build up at the start and then when that chorus is party time. I listen to this song every day, at least 4 times a day...literally. It is my kids FAVOURITE! They bop, they twirl, they clap, they sway and most of all they laugh! It has become a favourite in the kindy room and a before bed time ritual.

This song just makes me so happy. I guess because it has helped the kids and I to really bond. We forget the toys and the games and just put this song and dance. The laughter that fills the room when this song is on is just priceless! It warms my heart more than you will ever know. I love the lyrics..."Let me love you, until you learn to love yourself" I realised this is what I do every day! This is one of my motto's that I put high on the list in my job! I did as a nanny and do now as a day care provider. I love them. I cant offer a lot ,but boy do I love them! No matter what happens, no matter what they do, I will love them and show them that even though they are away from mum and dad for most of the day, they can trust me and I will love them. I am their biggest cheerleader. I will teach them to love everything about themselves and no milestone is too small to not be celebrated. I fist pump and high five my kids all day long, showing them and teaching them love.

Lets get the party started this week and listen to some awesome music! Head on over to my beautiful best friends page and 'link up' with us! Perfect way to start the week


x S.K.K x

Sunday, October 28, 2012

I Heart My Body

The 25th of October was I Heart My Body day put forward by We Heart Life and celebrated by women everywhere. I get excited for I heart my body day. My twitter, instagram and blog roll is filled with inspirational women telling their story. Taking photos, sharing words and over coming fears. Women all around the world are standing up to pop culture and saying hey look at me...I am beautiful. If you ever have a bad day you need to go and read these beautiful women's stories. The inspiration you get from their stories will just warm your heart. Each year I get inspired, I get teary eyed and I get pumped. I am secretly fist pumping every women from behind my computer screen and cheering for them for just simply being themselves and being amazing. This year I joined in. I took 2 photos and 2 photos only. No make up, no cover, just me.

I don't, however, have a story. I'm not a mum. I haven't carried children in my body. I haven't overcome a huge obstacle in my life. I'm just me. 26 years old. Happy and healthy. I guess that's my story. I'm happy. I have no problem what so ever with my body. I've been very blessed and I have never had any body issues growing up. My body is not 'flawless', it is scarred and has been hit by the effects of puberty and growth but I still love it. My hips are covered in stretch marks from a crazy quick teenage growth spurt, I have a large scar on my stomach from where I had a tumor removed. My face is constantly breaking out, making me look like a pubescent teenager. These are my features. These are my 3 to choose, to highlight, to celebrate. They are who I am and they make my body mine. I'm my own perfect.

At times I do fall into the social trap of thinking it is unacceptable.That I should cover them up and pretend they aren't there. Why? If I feel comfortable in a bikini at home then why shouldn't I feel comfortable in a bikini in public! Its just a mark, its just a scar. It doesnt effect how I feel about you, how I will treat you or how I will act. If you look at my body and cringe and think 'I would never be seen in public showing those flaws' then I pray for you. I hope one day you learn to look beyond the markings on our bodies and look into the eyes of people and see them for who they are and not what they look like.

Stretch marks. scars, saggy skin, 'flabby' tummies. Embrace it, love it, enjoy it. I love feeling free and not worrying. Be confident in your own skin. It doesn't define you, so do not let it hold you back. If you love yourself and are at peace within yourself this will shine and radiate through your eyes and I promise, I absolutely promise, that this is what everyone will see...not the stretch marks or scars.

Today is not I Heart My Body day but I delayed my blog for a purpose. Shouldn't every day be "I heart my body day"? Go on...look at yourself in the mirror and be proud. You don't have to post it on social media but do it for yourself.

Look at your body. Love your body.
After all, it is the case that holds together your beautiful heart and your precious soul. 
Be proud.
I am.

x S.K.K x

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

~ Joining in with Little Drummer Boys Wordless Wednesday ~

x S.K.K x

Birthday Girl

I am so proud of you and no matter what...I'm always here!

You're our star! Shine bright my girl!

x S.K.K x

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Our Ruby

She is now 18 months old and is bringing us so much love and happiness every day. Who knew a bird could bring so much joy to our family.

 Her favourite time of the week is shower time! I take her in the shower with me most days but only twice a week do I allow her to get right under the water and have a full bath!

Nice and fluffy after her blow dry! 

She loves fresh fruit and vegetables mixed with a couple of nuts. Yesterday I discovered she loves rice so I will start giving her some every time we eat rice at dinner. Whenever I eat a piece of fruit she always gets a bit of that as well. Shes not a big eater...she'll graze a bit but then get over it. She is completely obsessed with her parrot mix I give her so I'm happy that it gives her everything she needs.

We love taking her on walks and bike rides. She just holds on and takes in the world around her. I always ride very slow and its a nice bonding time. 

We love our Ruby girl...We couldn't imagine life without her!

This is her latest video of her talking! She talks ALL day long! We have never trained her, this is purely from listening to us! 

x S.K.K x