Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday Thankful List

* Success in swimming lessons

*A smoothie with a friend- time worth spent

* That it really doesn't matter that my house is a mess

* Air conditioning

* Being inspired to keep sewing

* Picking up some pieces of inspiration

* Kids having sleep overs with cousins

* Knowing more people at a party than I expected

* The cooler forecast predicted


* My beautiful daughter and her ability to care

* The snuggles from the little guy

* Dinner cooked by a friend and the chocolates to go with it

*Being stretched to the limit- then finding some more

* Opportunity to meet new friends in real

* Being comfortable to chat about the things that mean a lot
*The reward to a holiday to relax away all the tiredness

*A beautiful destination to spend in with my family

*Surprises that just make all the secrets worthwhile

* A swimming pool that kept the kids entertained for HOURS

* The tastes ,smells ,sights and sounds of a new place

* The braveness of all to eat out of their comfort zone

* Friendships made 

* Being reminded that simple can be done

* Family that added to the bigness of the week

* Celebrating Australia Day with an international twist

* The luxury of not having to cook ,clean or think too much

* Grateful children

#285 A husband encouraging us to get healthy and shed some of that holiday goodness

  You can see my other thankful lists here...making my way to One Thousand

 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

4/52


Him : Using new skills to purchase some local treats.
Her: A little less game to get what she wanted.


Joining in with Jodi's Project

Bali

I feel like we have been on another planet for the last week.....well I guess we were in  another country ....time slowed a little ...stopped even....

We have spent a wonderful week in Bali...   We met up with family....
The kids didn't know until we "bumped" into each other poolside.......the greatest moment seeing the surprise on their faces.....
We stayed at a different location to last year.....suited our needs perfectly.....just far enough out of town to walk and take in the sights almost daily....

We spent a good amount of time relaxing and some time exploring by foot the sights, smells and sounds of the locals....
The weather was very mild....not as humid most days as we remembered...rain that came and went.....but when you are already wet for most of the time...a little rain didn't bother us....

We quickly got the tips from those who had been there longer than us...where to eat...where to drink...where to shop....
We wanted the kids to take something away...not just some local souvenirs but knowledge....memories....things they will remember when they are older....
It is a colorful, friendly and interesting place to live in for a little.....
For a huge percentage of the week I forgot we even had responsibilities at home.....the signs of a great holiday?
By enlarge the locals love Australians.....so it was a privilege to be apart of their efforts to celebrate our national day......they were so accommodating...not that we were expecting it....give me nasi goreng any day....

The people are so eager to please.....very endearing to both the big people and the kids too....always smiling , always wanting to learn more about you.....our country, our families....

So celebrations included their take on the Aussie fare.....not a bad job too......

We were only too happy to oblige in the entertainment...with the reward of their favorite beverages...

Being on holidays with family added an instant crowd.....

Pressure off us to entertain.....wonderful keen eyes to watch over their fun....
Dinners on the beach....dinners in the market...dinners by the pool.....
Experiencing the art of shopping.....not something I did well but luckily others in our party were able to accommodate the ones who were keen....

Having to be back in my supermarket shopping for the basics felt surreal....driving home in the peak hour just plain annoying.....we have spent a week of no rushing, nothing being to much effort ......a beep of the horn as polite as ever...

I will not lie...I did enjoy the lack of demands on me.....too cook...to clean.....to come up with the plan......

Daily mocktails to try and try again......
As the sun set on another holiday we have resolved to start the saving for the next....meet back with new friends that are working hard to make it in their world...aspire to see more than just their land....while we remember to be grateful for what we have.....appreciate the wealth of our life and treasure another bank of memories we have to store.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Slow time


Taking time to do the simple things....

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Friends in Real

 In the last little while I have had the privilege of meeting two very gorgeous woman who I have become friends with through sharing our blogs......

I live one side of the country and they both live in different states on the other side ....

They visited my beautiful state and I got to meet both of them....

Firstly Miss Prudence aka Lynda from A life of Charming moments by Miss Prudence Knits
What fun to meet not far from my home....and see dolphins while we chatted...



 Then I met Kell from Five Little Flags a little closer to the city.......


With both of these beautiful girls I could have sat and chatted all day......we share commonness in different ways.....kids, heart aches, blogging, being busy mums and even  occupations.

After meeting "in real" both of these gorgeous women, I found myself loving my blog space even more......it has given me the opportunity to meet and be inspired by other women who live far away but now I consider friends.....now not just "bloggy friends"

Thanks girls for letting me share both of your pics......the introductions were easier for them, as I appear on my blog in pics...they on the other hand are a little more shy.
Thanks too for looking me up...maybe i can return the favour one day.

Here's to new friends and sharing stories......pop over and say hi to them...their spaces are just lovely.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

3/52


Him: A Force to be reckoned with.
Her: Here to save the world.
{all the fun from our summer holiday programme}


Joining in with Jodi's Project

Friday, January 17, 2014

Camp Sonshine Day 5

 I was the official photographer through out the week...hundreds of pics taken....so many memories recorded...I can only share a few of the ones with my kids......





A week we spend planning for throughout the year.....it was successful for so many reasons...not the least because I am so tired and sore......

You can see my daily highlights here......

These are also my Loves for the week.......Hanging with cool kids, working alongside the most awesome volunteers, singing and dancing our way through the week, wildlife, water slides, face painters, friends,  and so much more....

Joining in with Meghan for Things I am Loving
 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Camp Sonshine Day 3

Today being Wednesday is....hump day....pass the halfway mark......

Wet n Wild Wednesday...... 


WooHoo too much fun.... 

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