Saturday, April 30, 2011

this saturday i'm grateful for... no washing up

Aah, the longest Easter weekend in years. School holidays. Fantastic weather. This week has been brilliant. And I'm especially grateful for:
  1. No washing up. On the easter weekend our church has its annual camp. But it's more like a state-wide festival with more than two thousand people camping on show grounds. Laid on programs for the littlies, juniors, youth and adults alike. It's awesome. Hubby was a special guest hosting the morning music, cafe live, and a Saturday night concert. He asked if he could bring his family (and backup singer) and the organisers said yes. Highlights for me? Catered meals, no washing up, entertainment for the kids, and my first easter weekend with my husband in four years, which turned out to be a really wonderful holiday. Not to mention inspiring and refreshing.
  2. Easter Egg Hunts. After returning from our weekend away, we went home to an easter egg hunt of a lifetime. The lads were spoilt by their big sisters and after limiting the chocolate intake up until that time, our house is now overflowing with oval shaped chocolates.
  3. Wedding Dresses. Every now and then a wedding dress ought to be pulled out and the cobwebs dusted off. And thanks to Will and Kate's gorgeous nuptials last night, I was able to wear my wedding dress again (more at tomorrow's Fancy Pants). Althought a little tighter than 10 years ago, it still (just) fit. And for those of you who wondered if I would drip gravy from my Yorkshire Puddings on my dress, do not fear. It was all okay. The gravy made it to the inside of my dress instead (and made it even tighter)!
Happy Grateful Day.

What are you grateful for?


  1. When I first read the title post I thought it said grateful for washing up. Was thinking 'now what's that all about missy' but now I understand ....Yay No Washing Up!!!!! Looking forward to see the dress :) Caz

  2. Sounds like a great weekend and washing up! Love your gravy I enjoyed every bit of my royal wedding watching thoroughly.

  3. Haha - that's fab that you got back into your wedding dress - I chose much less fancy attire for my night at the royal wedding (my PJs!) Wasn't the wedding divine?! They are both so beautiful and so in love. Have a lovely week, Renee xx

  4. Great weekend, all churched up. I am just itching to see the photos from the wedding dinner!!! x

  5. Oh I am loving the sound of your weekend away...what bliss!!

    Looking forward to seeing your fancy pants tomorrow :)

  6. Sounds like you had a fabulous Easter. Glad there was no dish washing! LOL!!

  7. Thanks girls. It certainly was fun to watch the wedding with friends and good english fare. I just wish my dress had been a bit, um, looser!


  8. I must confess that I pulled out my wedding dress for the first time in 6.5 years last night too (inspired by your post yesterday!). I was tempted to wear it out to the pub but found it to be too big (Ha! I *was* 18 weeks pregnant, so not as exciting as it sounds!) - especially in the boobs region. Would have been fun though...

    I can't wait for fancy pants tomorrow!

  9. Your title remind it me that I need to turn on the dishwasher (and that I am soooo grateful for dishwashers).

    I am looking forward to fancy pants, wedding dress edition!

  10. Well done you for still fitting into your wedding dress!!! Funnily enough, although mine still fits I can only just get it done up around my middle, but the bust gapes really same size - but completely different shape :-)

    Can't wait for the pics!!!!

  11. I love the photo of your husband on the screen. Very rock and roll. Nice activity you have there for your church ;-)


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