Hi! I’m so excited you’re here today. My vision for this blog is to share with you, my reader. To share photos, stories, recipes, tips, and more! Let me begin by sharing a bit about myself.
My name is Tilly. As you might have guessed from the name of my blog, I am Canadian… and American… and Kiwi! I was born in Canada but grew up in the US, in Washington state. My family’s home is about twenty minutes from the Pacific Ocean and about thirty minutes from the Canadian/American border. Right now? I live in New Zealand! Two years ago I came here to visit my sister for six. months. Yes! Six months! It was kinda crazy to drop everything and come to another country for so long… but it was the adventure of a lifetime and look where I am now! While I was in New Zealand in January I met a handsome man named Jared… and in August we got married! Since then our lives have been busy between moving, applying for visas, getting a puppy, and having a baby.
Photo by Kim Gasper Photography
My husband and I love the Lord, and are involved in our church. Our church has a bus ministry and we love getting to teach the Bible to the precious kids who come. We both love children! In the United States I worked as a nanny for several sweet little girls. When we first got married, my visa didn’t allow me to work so I stayed home. Once I finally got a work visa I began working part-time as an office administrator. Now that we’ve had our first child, I am staying at home taking care of him and working from home on my blog and budding photography business.
Photography has always been a passion of mine. Since I was a child I have loved picking up a camera and capturing the world as I see it. My first camera was a simple point and shoot, and when I turned 11 my parents helped me buy a DSLR camera secondhand. I started out with a Canon Rebel and a kit lens. My mom is a photographer and she has taught me so much about photography. As she has upgraded her cameras, so have I! My current camera is a Canon 5D that she gave me. Some of my favorite images are ones that I’ve taken on my travels in the USA, Canada, Colombia, Malawi, New Zealand, and Australia.
As you might have deduced from the previous paragraph… I love travelling as well!
What else? Reading! I have been a reader my whole life. I remember when I was a kid, sitting on the couch on a hot summer day, reading a whole volume of 5 ‘Pony Pals’ books in one afternoon. I remember reading an Alex Rider book in bed and I was so fascinated that I couldn’t stop reading even though my eyes were drooping and it took all my willpower to stay awake. I don’t read as often as I’d like, anymore, but still enjoy it when I do carve out time for it.
I also love cooking and baking. I didn’t cook much before Jared and I got married because I was so busy, plus I lived at home and my mom cooked. Now, I cook almost every day. It’s so fun trying out new recipes and being creative with food!
So… that’s me in a nutshell!