Friday, March 11, 2011


Aaah, the joy of holidays. Bumming around the house, getting those unfinished tasks done, and conducting proper research for our kitchen renovation sure has been delightful. But this week I am especially grateful for...
  1. Beachhouses. There's nothing better than looking at different walls for a few days, which gives you a little more appreciation for the home you live in the other 359 days a week.
  2. Unexpected Guests. At a friend's funeral my hubby bumped into friends from his childhood. They haven't seen each other for four years, so ended up coming over for dinner. And while I type this hubby and his friend are playing guitars while his sister and I sing harmonies (and their mother sleeps in our spare room). It's been a night of laughter and reminiscing (and lots of tok pisin - the language they all speak). It reminds me of our life in Papua New Guinea.
  3. Fun photographic opportunities. When a friend asked us to contribue to the card for her husband's big birthday bash which will this weekend, we were able to create the madness that was this photograph (see above). I don't see my husband this animated very often. (And if you're wondering, yes - we're saying "Hooray!") Memories are made up of these silly moments.
Happy Grateful Day.

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  1. You have the most beautiful family!
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Memories are absolutely made of moments like are a gorgeous family Kym :)

  3. What a fun photo, and a great idea for a birthday card! Now you get to enjoy the party.

  4. You are clearly a character-filled family and i love the photograph.
    Memories are the most important thing of all in life. Realised that when I lost my Mum in 2009.
    My reasons for being grateful are over at

  5. This picture is just priceless - so love the expressions on everyone's faces. What a wonderful idea to give to someone. Good luck with the kitchen renovation and thanks for your recent comments on my blog. N x

  6. You always have such a lovely list of gratefuls. Another gorgeous pic too xx

  7. you do capture your family via photography so well..

    Beach houses - i feel a smile just hearing the words! makes me think of sun, sand and relaxation. Bliss

    Gill xo

  8. life definitely should be silly - really does make the *best* memories
    have a great weekend

  9. What a great photo, just gorgeous.
    Have a great weekend in this beautiful weather xxx

  10. I love a good sing along and random catch ups are always the most surprising and amazing.
    Have a great weekend. :)

  11. I love a good sing along and random catch ups are always the most surprising and amazing.
    Have a great weekend. :)

  12. what a cute pic =)
    wonder if i could get my boys to sit for a family pic today??
    love it!

  13. fabulous photograph, such fun, laughter and happiness coming through the screen from it!



  14. Such a joyous family portrait! Soooo much nicer than those horrible studio shots where everyone is desperately trying not to crinkle their outfits.

    Happy day, Kym. x

  15. I just love that photo! You look so happy. :-)

  16. That sounds like the perfect family moment with singing and guitars. xx

  17. Your life in new guinea?? Cool!
    hmm, I had one of them ( a life in PNG) as a child...the only pidgin I remember is

    grass belong pikini imi all same papa. or something like that.

  18. oops, posted that before i finished...

    anyway, it means 'the babies hair is the same as it's dads'

  19. awesome!! what lovely things to be grateful for and that snap is just divine!! it seems to capture such fun, whimsy, fomance and love! i bet it will be one for your favourites for a while xx

  20. perfect family pic Kym! agree with Maxabella.
    sounds like a great reunion and memorable evening.

    thanks for the sweet message, feeling a bit better & I may even bake something ;)

    big hugs...and thanks ♥


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