Tuesday, July 21, 2015

the sunset series..

Another birthday, another sunset..

My darling husband and the middle guy share July birthday's only one week apart.  My two Cancerians.  So it was back to the beach to soak in another winter sunset.

It's been a big year for us already, with lots of challenges thrown our way.  A 'one step forward, two steps back' kind of year.

This man who I am so blessed to call my husband.  

This beautiful man with all of the integrity, honesty and pride.

He is humble and generous and loves with all of his being.

He is compassionate and determined and so very wise.

This man who is an amazing father, husband, son and friend.  He deserves the world's weight in goodness and light.

He makes us laugh every single day, and we are so lucky to be his family.

(all pictures by him, except the one of him x)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

the sunset series..

Our beautiful middle guy turned eleven yesterday.

E L E V E N !

It was a very big, and very happy day, of going to the movies in town with some friends, timezone fun, dodgeball in the backyard, cake and, in keeping with tradition...a sunset walk.

It was sooo cold, we could see our breath in the still, icy air.

We wandered, marvelled at a lone surfer braving the arctic water, and we watched the enormous waves crash in with such effortless force.

There was some shell collecting and dune climbing.

There was a dash to rescue the baby girl from being dumped by an unexpected wave, and there was the filling of sea water into my boots because I was not quite quick enough to save us both!

The colours were beautifully pastel and serene before the darkness swiftly moved in.

We went home with cold faces and pink cheeks to warm showers, and birthday fish 'n chips, and we curled up on the couch for movie night.

All a little bit perfect really.

Happy Birthday darling James! We're so glad you had the best day x

(photo credit: all pics by Nick)

Sunday, July 5, 2015


winter legs, because how could I not

winter wanders, collecting treasures in the dunes

a little girl, sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe its true

"one pona time.." reading a bedtime story to her toys

catching up, and joining in with jodi here...