Saturday, April 25, 2015

Thankful list

* The most beautiful weather...sneaking in last swims

* School routines

* Independent lunch makers

* New volunteers

* The support of family

*  Being able to see the learning going on our kids

* A job that I love

* The quiet and solitude of being in the house alone

* Impromptu gourmet pizzas

* Solutions to sticky problems

* Lots of time to read

#1092 Time carved out to sew

My thankful lists are here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

All this encouragement....while eating my breakfast.....

Monday, April 20, 2015

Photo a Day - Week 16

Paper - Some beautiful prints waiting to be framed for the teen's room....

Up - Being up there is becoming a constant source of fascination.

Dinner - Not the usual but they sure said it was tasty...

Where I work - A couple of days off this wont be so quiet come next week when playgroup  is back.

An ordinary moment - ahhh to have the time to have complicated beauty regimes...

Fluffy - The nights are cold so the slippers have been making an appearance.

Together- A rare moment that just had to be captured.

My photo a day project.

Saturday, April 18, 2015


Him: Being on holidays allows you to do things you ordinarily would say no to.

Her: You too are so alike....

My 52 weeks project

Joining in with Jodi's project

Getting Away...

Sometimes you just got to get away ...
School holidays are coming to an end...the weather is the most perfect for this time of the year....

We worked hard to get everyone free at the same time...

It's like that now we have a social and working teen.....

We didn't go very far and we only had the one night.....

But that is what memories are made of...little snippets of fun, spontaneity and each other.... 

There was just enough time to explore, eat yummy food {not cooked by either of us} read a good book and just plain hang out...

We certainly could have done with a few more days.....but ya gotta takle what you can and make the most of it.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thankful List

* A week of rainy school holidays

* A week of sunny warm school holidays

* Cool chilly nights and mornings

* Darkness upon arising in the morning quiet

* Big sisters who will take care of little brothers

* School holiday friendly working hours

* Lots of cousins to hang with

* Last minute getaways

* Fresh baked scones

* Evening cuppas with a friend

* Cake tins filled with homemade snacks

* Snugly warm and very soft blankets appearing

* Mates to come and hang with for a few hours

* Tree climbing boys

#1080 Cubby renovations  slowly but surely

My One Thousand Gifts List

Monday, April 13, 2015

Photo a Day - Week 15

 Shape - Our cucumber plants are doing well.....

Beauty - Our roses - say no more...

Breakfast - Taken alone in the semi darkness a full half hour before the next person arises...

Inspired - Someone was inspired to make some adjustments in our garden this week....{ I think having two fellow boy cousins for a play helped}

Dark - The end of the loveliest smelling candle to light the darkness...

This smells so good - The pizza made by the hubby...

Something green-  It does might heart good to see him enjoying this space.

My photo a day project

Saturday, April 11, 2015



Him: We have the hugest gumtree in our back I encouraged him to climb it....he surprised himself how high he got. He also commented on how he doesn't do it very often....

Her : School holidays and time to clean that bedroom...amazing what you find in the back of all those drawers.

Joining in with Jodi's project

Friday, April 10, 2015

Ten on Ten - April '15

Our Day....
Someone had to be up and at work for 7am this morning...{well two actually...the man of the house wasn't up for pics}

Not back to bed for some more book time....

Well it was wet outside....oh OK I drove the teen to work then came back and jumped into bed....

I did find someone else who was taking shelter from the weather....

I am hoping that our corn likes the rain too....

This Easter stash has been hiding in my wardrobe....apparently so people won't steal them...little does the boy understand that his mumma is the only  other in the house that would even contemplate eating them!

We did head out briefly to pick up the teen from work and pay a visit to the new Yoghurt place opened up...

I convinced the teen that her drawers needed sorting through before a much anticipated shopping trip next week....she has to do everything to music!

I thought seeing it was my day off...more book time was required...

This boy loves his cousins....and if his mumma wont take him to see them he decided to bring  them together on Skype....{they only live 15 minutes in opposite directions}

Joining in with Rebekah 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Photo a Day - Week 14

#89 On my table - This note was left by our ten year old...he had a funny rash on his tummy and I was out for the evening... {it turned out not to be chicken pox}

#90 - Two Tone- gifts made for my playgroup chocolate mix

#91 I hope this wasn't going to spoil his  lunch after the playgroup Easter egg hunt.

#92 This Building in our garden is under renovation.

#93 It is good....The one time of the year that it feels right to stuff yourself with Hot Cross Buns

#94 I stood here and watched the kids and their cousins have possibly the last swim of the season

#95 It was the eggs in the trees that had them stumped.

My photo a Day project......a bit tougher this week in what was a busy one.

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Him: Hard to capture him..darting around the garden on the annual egg hunt.

Her: Don't be fooled by the smile..what she is really saying is "I like to hunt but there is no way I am eating any of it!"

Joining in with Jodi's project

Friday, April 3, 2015

Thankful list

* The beauty in words of grieving parents

* Meaningful conversations

* Easter week at playgroup

* Hiding hundreds of little eggs for lots of little people

* Seeing those little people happily wandering through my big girls secret garden

* The amazing helpfulness of my team of volunteers

* Gifts of hot chocolate mix to give away

* The simplest of crafts to delight the youngest

* The most perfect of egg hunting weather

* The sigh of breath that comes with a school holiday break

* Sitting in the dance class and being in awe of their movement

* Good Friday church gatherings

* Impromptu afternoon tea hosting

* A little more time to garden

* The deliciousness of hot cross buns

* The anticipation of chocolate eating 

#1065 Meeting the loveliest of people on this journey of life


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