Sunday, July 24, 2011

Enjoying the small things

There is a blog i have been reading that is slowly but surely touching and changing my heart. I have been moved through her writing and have made some huge realizations about my priorities. This wonderful woman has dealt with all life had thrown her and come out the other side with a brand new passion for life and an apreciation of how special it is when you hae babies.


Anyways, from this reading has come a re-knewed passion for taking photos of my kids and spending a few momments of each day to just hold them, love them, and remember them at the beautiful ages and stages that theyre at.

I am off shopping tomorrow for canvas and paint, i have a new project, my new favoite saying " Please excuse our mess, we are busy making memories"

On that note i will say goodnight, i have a warm bed waiting for me.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

0 bellow bike riding!!

Here in sleepy New Zealand, its not only the middle of winter, its the school holidays!! In our home this mean lots and lots of fights, arguments, noise, mess and a LOT of fun!!!

The past few mornings we have woken to brilliant sunshine and FREEZING cold temperatures, perfect for bike riding it would seem! At 7:30am, when the temp is in the minuses, my kids are begging to go outside!! So armed with slippers and dressing gowns, off they go!! They will spend a good hour out there having a blast! It warms my heart seeing them play together so happily!! (well, that and my hot cup of tea by the fire!!)

The calving season has begun very slowly with just 2 claves being born!! The 1st was a teeny premature little girl, who the kids and i have taken under our wings! She is being bottle fed, cuddled, kissed and very much loved! Its such an amazing thing to see you kiddies enjoying new life and stomping round in sawdust and mud, It is just such a blessing to have a farm to raise boys on!

On the topic of boys, there will be another one joining our wee family in december!! We are all unbelievebly thrilled to be able to have another life to welcome to our crazy world!!

Well, the sun is shining and the kids are off dancing to LOUD music, so i better go and supervise!! I hope you all have a chance to get out and enjoy some fresh air today, be it brilliant sunshine or pouring rain!