Monday, 30 April 2012

{weekending}

This weekend was all about this little man being born. My brother and sister-in-law brought my beautiful nephew into the world in the early hours of Sunday morning. His big sister stayed with us, waiting for his much anticipated arrival!


While we were waiting his arrival, the girls killed time by doing experiments and riding their scooters. The weather wasn't overly kind, so a lot of the scooter riding was done on the deck out of the freezing wind. {You wouldn't know that Winter is nearly here with the choices in clothing that my children insist on wearing!!}















Another weekend has slipped on by. Tomorrow is the start of May. How on earth did that happen? This year is just slipping by.

What did you get up to over the weekend?

Saturday, 28 April 2012

{this moment}


{this moment} - Inspired by SouleMama. A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember.

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Happy weekend x

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

snap it {water}



Blue Lake.
This photo was taken during Summer.
It was with my iPhone and not edited in anyway.
The lake is in a town near where I live.
It turns this bright cobalt blue every year, usually starting in November.
It's kind of taken for granted during the Winter months.

I make an effort to stop and just take it in when it makes the change.
Something so beautiful must never be taken for granted.

Linking up with Sarah over at Faith Hope & a whole lotta Love.
Why not head over and have a look. x


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

anzac

{taken at the War Memorial in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea}

COURAGE :: ENDURANCE :: MATESHIP :: SACRIFICE

Words that link together what ANZAC Day truly means.
Men and women of our country, standing up for what they believe is right.
Standing side by side. Looking out for one another.
Fighting hard battles, and sometimes even dying for their country.
This is one of the most important days of the year in Australia.

Nearly two years ago, I visited the War Memorial at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
This was after I had just endured the 96kms that is the Kokoda Trail.
I wanted to walk in these soldiers shoes.
I wanted to feel the hurt they felt.
It got me. Right through to my bones.
Those graves.
Some of them were only boys.
As a mother, a sister, a wife - it breaks my heart.
These men, and all those that fight for this beautiful country of ours.
They are the heroes that we celebrate.
They are what makes this country amazing.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
LEST WE FORGET.







Monday, 23 April 2012

lately..








































With everything that has been going on, I've taken a lot of photos but they haven't made it here. Instead of a photo overload {although this is a semi-overload} I've taken a selection of bits and pieces that have been happening of late.

:: A bus trip to Port Fairy for the Folk Festival with beautiful family - listening to bands on the lawn, dancing to buskers on the street & chatty cousins enjoying each others company.

:: A trip to country Victoria for Easter camping, again with our beautiful extended family. This annual Easter tradition which comprises of doing a whole lot of not much - eating, motorbike riding, yabbying, eating again, reading, sitting by the camp fire & did I mention eating?

:: Picking the apples & figs that are ripening on the trees, before the birds feast on them. I'm a bit of a lazy gardener. I don't cover our fruit and veg, so I can't complain with sharing with the birds - I just have to get my share before they get theirs!

:: Less and less blue skies as the days become cooler. Good bye to the beautiful sunshine, and making most of being outside when he pays us a visit.

:: Planting succulents which I used to hate, but now love to bits. I'm seriously becoming a Nanna!

:: A special 30th birthday party for my beautiful sister in law. It was 80's themed, hence the over the top, teased, high side pony! Even a fake beauty mark. I totally wanted to be Madonna when I was growing up. Perhaps a little too Papa Don't Preach for my father though!

:: Indoor games and baking when the weather turns blah and the kiddos are sick.

It was back to school today for the two eldest girls. The small was still not feeling well, so I didn't worry about sending her off to kindy. Turns out that was the right thing to do, as they don't go back until next Monday! My brain needs some sort of kick start to get it working again at the moment. 

Happy Monday people! x