Growing up in Western Sydney, I was the middle child with an older sister and younger brother.
My family owned their own business so qualtiy time together was scarce as my dad was always working to provide for our family.
The most memorable times we shared were always at the racetrack. All 5 of us together, getting covered in clay and then falling asleep after the races on the way back home and always listening to Adam and the Ants.
We went to church on Sundays, however on Saturdays my sister and I played Netball for the Salvation Army. It was here that we developed a love for the sport as well as a love for the work that the Salvation Army does throughout the community.
We became involved in charity work from a young age and started out simply by wrapping presents in shopping centres at christmas time for a small donation (Salvation Army). This still comes in handy! Everyone who knows me knows that if they need something wrapped- I'm their girl! This venture into community service has let to a life of volunteering. Especially for the cause I am most passionate about- Preventing domestic violence.
My siblings and I were fortunate to come from a large family where we were surrounded by cousins, auntys, uncles and grandparents. My closest bond was with my Great Grandmother (Gran) Marjorie. To this day I cant help but smile at the thought of this amazing woman. Everything she did was for her family and I believe I developed my unconditional love for family from her.
A fun fact: We were raised in an equal opportunity household and this is something I have brought into my own home. The girls can ride motorbikes and the boys are great cooks!
Marriage-A Dream come true...
My imperfectly perfect other half:
Originally meeting in 2008, I thought Ricardo was the sweetest man I had ever met... We forged a wonderful friendship yet as time went by our paths went in different directions. One day we reconnected after driving past each other on the highway. We met for coffee and started dating. The surprise came in pit garage number 50 at Eastern Creek, he asked me to marry him. While the proposal itself wasn't romantic I knew i wanted to spend my life with this amazing, caring, funny, sweet man. I accepted and a year later we were married in Canada (Ricardo's birth country) in a small intimate ceremony.
Ricardo has supported not only myself but also my platform beyond any reasonable expectation. Owning and operating our family business, Moto Motion, means that Ricardo will be called away at unexpected times so the time we are together is always special. Our evenings are filled with family time and and there has never been a doubt in my mind as to whether I chose the perfect husband. Ricardo is more than I could have ever dreamt for and although he isnt perfect,(he's close) he is definately my imperfectly perfect other half.
The Baby 'CAN'cellier's
My baby girls and the apples of my eye.
Both born prematurely and needing time in Neo-Natal Intensive care, these gorgeous little creatures are my little miracle babies. I thank God every day for their existance.
Indianna, the big sister, born October 18th 2011 is my diva baby. Not one for getting her hands dirty, she loves playing with her barbies and dressing up in mummys jewelery. Indie enjoys watching classic movies like the Wizard of Oz and Shirley Temple or colouring in on the floor!
Montanna, the little sister, born June 27th 2013 is my tom-boy. More comfortable in pants and shirt than a dress, Tanna's first words were Mum, Dad and Bike (motorbike). At one and a half Montanna was already the proud owner of a pocket Ducati motorcycle. She enjoys playing on the swings, riding around and being cheeky.
While I have many titles the most prestigious title I hold is that of wife and mother. My family is my world, my everything.
I do what I do within society to ensure that they grow up in a positive environment and with the belief that they can achieve their dreams. Nothing is impossible.
"Imagine, Believe, Achieve"