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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Frenchman's Bay

Here again...wow... I'm even impressed with my self and that takes a bit of doing. (Must admit, though, that my dear eldest daughter has pushed me along by sorting and uploading all the photos.  She heads back to school soon.....In case you, by now, are really expecting this trend to continue)

On Monday, being a public holiday and all, we went out to Frenchman's Bay with some other family members...It was a gorgeous day with great weather....

The beautiful beach




                                                   Lucas had a great time (aka: making a mess)

Our lunch...(well, along with mounds of some wholesome and healthy fruit and salad items)

                                                            Shiana posing for the camera

After lunch some of the older kids decided to play a game of volley-ball with this ball...
and lines in the sand marking the "net".  It kind of worked, well they had a lot of fun anyhow, and that's what counts, right?




The younger kids entertained themselves in various ways....on the canoes and swimming in the water...


                             Ashlyn and Nathan swimming/running through the water and sea-weed.

Some of the older kids also decided to commute themselves (by water) to a rather high rock a fair distance away where they proceeded to run and jump off it into the water.  All was good and well until we spied them and started imagining all kinds of horrific possible head injuries and accidents (those kinds that kids just don't think about).  So the dutiful fathers commuted (by land) to the aforementioned rock and generously told them they could all have one more jump under their watchful eye (which apparently prevents slipping and sliding???) and then that was it.

aah, 'twas a good day...  school time is approaching far too quickly.

Monday, January 28, 2013

on the right track...

I am here and so soon after the last post. So far the resolution is working...

Just been going through old (yes, rather old when talking in day-by-day recent events) photos and found some pre-summer holidays photos...

When Ian and Nad were in Albany...'twas so good to catch up.

Here the kids are getting reacquainted (didn't take long) 


 
                                                 Shiana and Jono-Buddies from way back...
                                                            They had a lot of fun together!

 Kirilee loves taking pics...

Talking outside
                                                            Ashlyn and Caleb in the cubby
                                                
                                            Benjamin and Lucas...Check out the size difference:)

While they were here, Ashlyn also had a culture day at school. All the students dressed up as someone from another country. Ashlyn dressed up as if she was from Papua New Guinea, of course! Jono and Karlyn also came into school that day and joined in with the PNG dressing up...

Ashlyn all dressed up like a Papua New Guinean
Ashlyn, Jono and Karlyn at school. I made Jono's wig for Ashlyn, but she hated it.  Thanks, Jono, for loving it being so kind and wearing it all day (just to make me feel better)!

We could celebrate Nadia's birthday while she was here...and what better way to celebrate than out for a meal with friends.  Good food, good company and lots of laughter.  Friends are such a blessing.


                               

                         
aah.. blog done and dusted for another day/week/month....


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Okay...

Okay...so here it is...it's a new year (has been for almost a month already, I know) and I am back.  See the thing is, like so many others (yeah, I read other blogs :) ) I have made my mind to try and blog more often.  I often have blog posts going through my head but they never seem to make it to the screen.  Why not? Just because they don't.

Mostly I reason with myself that blogging isn't important and so it goes on to the backest back burner there is.  And it's true, in the broad scheme of life, blogging is very unimportant.  Sure it is a way to keep up with family and friends, but there are many other (probably much better) ways of doing that.  So no, it's not important, so it really is okay if it stays on the backest back burner...but...

I do like to write (actually it's type nowadays...use words, whatever) but I mostly don't sit and do it because it means other IMPORTANT things are not happening... but really blogging is one of those ways I can write, while in the process convincing myself that I am doing so to keep in touch/connected etc, etc with my family and friends.  And thus, blogging = enjoyment without guilt (well sometimes a little guilt, but reduced guilt anyhow).

Make sense?  More than likely not.  But here's to.... trying.to.blog.more.

Or not?

We'll see...