Hello blogging world!!!

This is my first official blog and am sure there will be many many more to come:) I signed up to start blogging a couple of months ago, thank you to my wonderful neighbour Lolly for helping me:) but the rollercoaster of life hasn’t allowed me to start until now!

So where do I start?? My name is Natalie Trew (previously Winters) I am 32 years old and a wife to a wonderful husband Kane and a mummy to 3 beautiful angels….Bailey 6, Sienna almost 4 and Mia who just turned 1! The most important role of my life as it stands, is being a mum….no other job could ever compare!

My background info: I was born into a magnificent family with two loving parents Gary and Carol and twin sisters, six years older than I, Michelle and Peta.  We had a great up bringing.  Mum and dad always worked so hard to provide us with what we needed and we will always be indebted to them.  I did my primary schooling at Woodridge North and my high schooling at Woodridge High where I was school captain in year 12. We have always been a very sports orientated family as the girls and I mostly played netball.  I was lucky enough to represent the state for netball in year 7 and continued to play rep and state league right up to the age of 19.  When I finished grade 12 I got into university and studied primary school teaching…..I have currently been teaching for 10 years.

My life now as it stands is truly magical! I have been so blessed with so much (plenty of ups and downs) I feel like I am a very lucky lady! My husband and I have been together since we were 17, 15 years this year!  We have created a wonderful life together. We bought our first house 10 years ago, which we currently live in, an investment property, cars, enjoyed many holidays together, especially our trip to USA 2 years ago. But the best thing we have done together is becoming parents and creating our 3 little treasures, who we love and adore more than life itself!!! (Seriously my heart aches every time I think of them)!!!

My starsign is Aries so obviously I can be fiery, Id rather call it passionate…lol! I love to be creative and enjoy craft work in the form of scrapbooking and decorating. I am a neat freak, ok maybe a little bit OCD but I have calmed down since having the kids:) I love shopping and am a fashion queen – in every way!!! Of course my favourite colour is pink so you can imagine how excited I am everyday having two girls! My pet hate is people who have a lack of commonsense and it really annoys me when people don’t put things back where it belongs!! I love socialising and have a wonderful group of friends who I adore and appreciate everyday! My mum is my bestfriend, my sisters come a close second and my dad is my hero! A part from my husband and kids, I could not live without my parents and my sisters and their husbands and kids! Speaking of kids I also have 3 nephews and a niece who are like my children as well and I am very lucky to still have two grandmothers and a grandfather!

I have been thrown a few curve balls in life! We have lost some close family members at such young ages to cancer. As a mother I have 3 out of 3 children who suffer chronic middle ear infections and have been in and out of hospital getting grommits, adenoids out, a daughter who has allergies and a son who has been extremely difficult. My own health has had issues too.  2 years ago I was diagnosed with a tumour in the right side of my thyroid.  After getting half my thyroid removed it was discovered that the tumour was benign (thank God)!  I thought that was going to be my biggest health curve ball, but sadly I was mistaken! Last year when I was 37 weeks pregnant with my daughter, I was diagnosed with a heart condition – a dilated aorta! It was the most scariest time of my life being told that I could have died giving birth to my daughter….from that moment on my life has changed forever!!!!

I don’t sit here and dwell on the bad things in life, I look at how blessed I am to be able to experience life! I’m not saying that I don’t have the occasional melt down or cry when things go wrong, I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t! I do get sick and tired of going to specialist appointments for me and the kids as I could think of a million wonderful things I would rather do. BUT I believe things happen for a reason and life is about learning. If I didn’t go through all the things that I have been through, I wouldn’t have learnt anything!

So that just about sums up me and who I am! From this day on, I intend my blog to be a reflection of learning, in relation to many different aspects of life that we stumble across. I’m hoping my blogging  journey will one day help me write a book!

palm beach 2012

105 thoughts on “About

  1. Congratulations on your official blog launch!! How exciting! Blogging is so much fun and it’s a great way to reflect on your life, and appreciate all the wonderful things in your life.
    You have a great positive energy and I look forward to reading more!

    Thanks so much for including me in your links – I am honoured! :))

    • Why thank you:) Like I said I really enjoy reading your blogs and with the help of you and some other blogs Ive been reading, you have given me the inspiration! I love to learn and I love to teach! By blogging my experiences in life, Im hoping that I can teach people something…even if it is something small:)

  2. Hello I just saw your post on the mummy smiles page and thought I would have a little look at your new blog. I love reading blogs by other mummy’s, they’re my guilty distraction in life. I enjoyed reading your first post and look forward to reading more xxxxxx

    • Thank you Kate. If you go to ‘about’ on my blog page that was the very first peace I wrote! Im glad you enjoyed it! Im really loving the new challenge. I love to learn and I love to teach so my aim is to teach people through my blogs….even if it is something small! Keep a look out this week for my 10 kg weight loss challenge! Have an awesome week…..:)

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