Hello to those of you who still drop in from time to time, I hope you're all well! I've been a very slack blogger... sorry!
Just a quick little post to let you all know that I've moved! I have a new blog/website http://www.tanyaryffphotography.com/ & would love for you to drop in & say hi! Can't post without a pic : )
Our new grandson Eli.
Thursday, 2 September 2010
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Way TOO fast & I don't like one bit! On the 14th April our youngest daughter turned 12, I'm not sure where the last 12 years have gone, but I do know that I have enjoyed every last minute of having this beautiful girl in my life. Tayla is a precious gift, one that I thankful for everyday, but don't for one second let her sweet face fool you, she can be feisty, she will stand up for herself no matter what... she is the youngest of the girls & she has three brothers & anyone with brothers, know how brothers can be!! at times she has no choice but to be feisty, grit her teeth & stand her ground & sometimes I feel sorry for her brothers.. the wrath of Tayla can be very unpleasant! She is my sunshine on a cloudy day, she has a big heart full of compassion & love, she loves her nephew & niece & they love HER, she excels academically, she CAN sing, she loves animals, she wants to be a Marine Biologist & just about everything she does, she does it with perfection, I'm am so blessed to be her mum, she fills our lives with so much joy & most of all LOVE. I love you sweet girl... to the moon & back & then some... xo
We had a little photo session to capture her first day of being twelve...
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Our long weekend started off with Sam playing soccer very early Saturday morning.. 8.30am!! they had a draw with Sam scoring a goal :) then it was home for a decent coffee & a movie marathon, it was the perfect lazy day. Sunday, was time to get together at the park and celebrate Dale's birthday (our niece's hubby) the kids had fun looking for crabs, climbing trees & playing in the water. One of the kids found some rope, they tied it to a pole & started jumping over it, there was up to 4 people jumping over the rope at the one time.. see pic below, even some of the adults got into it! The weather was perfect, it was a lovely relaxing day spent with family. Monday was a cruisey day, lunch & a little shopping... Tayla LOVES the stationary shop Smiggle, she received a Smiggle gift card for her birthday recently, so it was time to shop & this girl knows how to shop, pencil case, erasers, highlighters, pencils & pens that are scented, & she has money left for another trip to Smiggle, I think she was rather pleased with herself!! We are always amazed how busy this shop is every time we go there, which is a lot!! Sam (or rather dad!!) bought a Nerf gun, it shoots foam darts that have suction caps on the end.. he's had so much fun shooting the windows, my oven & everything else, but he hasn't shot the darts at anyone... well not yet anyway!! It was a great weekend, just what my little family needed! and guess what... this weekend is another long weekend & I can't wait :) The photos below are from Sunday at the park, have a great week everyone!
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Easter Monday was time for celebrating Lochie's 1st birthday. I can't believe a year has gone by already!! Lochie wasn't 100% on his birthday, he had a slight temperature & was just not his usual happy self, we think it may have his teeth.. it certainly didn't stop him from running around trying to ride his new bike, although he was far more interested in spinning the wheels on his bike than riding it! We couldn't get the candle to stay alight as the wind had picked up, somehow I don't think that bothered him, he was too busy grabbing at the cake, he did get a few handfuls, not sure if he was too keen on the taste of his cake! Lochie is growing up so quickly & we love spending time with him, he always has plenty of smiles & cuddles for everyone especially his Opa, these two have a very special bond & it makes my heart so happy!! In four months Lochie is going to be a BIG BROTHER!! We will be welcoming another little blue bundle around the end of August & everyone is very excited :)
I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend, until next time take care..
Monday, 12 April 2010
I hope you all had a lovely Easter! We spent most of the day with our children & grandchildren, which was lovely to all be together again! Later in the afternoon after the girls had gone, we headed down to Kurrawa beach, we couldn't believe how packed it was, there were people everywhere, there were hundreds of people swimming, they must have been Southerner's as it was quite cool standing on the beach let alone being in the water!!We still have quite a few Easter eggs hanging about in the fridge, but they belong to the kiddos, which is probably a good thing, I think I've had my fair share of chocolatey goodness to last me awhile! Needless to say all that smooth velvety chocolate hasn't been any good for my waistline or anywhere else for that matter!! Easter Monday was Loclan's first birthday, that post will becoming up soon, until then.. take care!