Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Every holiday is different, mostly through the girls you realise how things are changing and recognise how to mix it up for the next trip. This time we realised that wifi is important, that the girls do not currently enjoy sharing a bedroom, and that one bathroom is not ideal.
We were also reminded that we prefer the company of each others and our daughters over all others. That's not to say we don't enjoy friends, family, as we do very much, but we're so lucky that our children are such a pleasure to us, so interested and interesting, so appreciative and increasingly adaptable.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
My darling Dad's 70th birthday celebrated with family this weekend. There were pictures on display from the whole of his life, from him as a small boy, through the 60's and 70's with much longer very dark curly hair, to now. I don't think either of my parents change much, they don't look any older/different to me, just themselves, but I concede that they have changed, although I feel only for the better.
We gather with my side of the family only a few times a year. My eldest brother lives in the NE, as does one of his daughters and her family - the gorgeous mother of the two youngest in these shots, my great niece Aurelia and my great nephew newly arrived, Dristan.
It's lovely to get together, maybe because we don't do it so often it feels a real treat. So lovely to see our girls with the chance to take care of little ones, something they both enjoy so very much. Time seems to have gone so fast, I love where we are in our lives with our children but it so amazes me how quickly we seemed to leave that phase and get to this one, with children approaching young women. I can only imagine how my parents must feel to have three generations in front of them! I don't know that either of my parents expected to be a great anything, but we all are!
Happy Birthday Dad, it was a wonderful celebration of a wonderful man.
A weekend to Bendigo over the Queen's Birthday, a short trip, but such fun. The girls outside the Chinese Museum, us in a doorway and my favourite Charles Blackman painting, so beautiful.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
I reposted instagram photos for the 52 project, thinking I hadn't had my "real" camera out, when in fact I had, on the recent long weekend.
We went down to Barwon Heads for 3 nights and as per every other time we've been away my response was, we must do this more often. I don't think I'm a materialistic person, I can do without stuff, although it's nice, but I would spend more money on getting away if I could. I'm not sure I'd want a holiday house, although again I wouldn't say no, because we like to try different places, but relaxing, somewhere fresh, with my guys, is one of the things I love most.