Who else can say they are a character in Guess Who? (unofficially). A very funny message to get this morning from my sister. ❤️
I love that FaceTime lets us have, well, face time with my family in New Zealand. Especially as it is Emily’s 7th birthday! How can it be that she’s 7 now!
Facetime also means the kids will know our faces when we arrive there in just over a month for Mum’s 70th… so they won’t spend half the time wondering who the strangers are. 🤪
Margaritas and corn chips… what more could you need to celebrate 22 years with your boyfriend… well 22 years and 1 day. 🥰
Today is Bill’s birthday! Happy birthday BillTheDoggin, today he turned 8… where does the time go, seriously.
My day started out with work, I have a deadline looming for a new site and I am a little behind after some server issues we had at the end of last week and into this week, so I’m in high gear getting that done… more about that when it launches next week. But in short, I’ll be chained to my desk all day Sunday and into Monday… fun times.
I did get away from my desk for a time today. A few weeks back I ran a promoted post on Instagram looking for local folks who wanted to model for us. I got a few responses, one hasn’t gotten back to me after initial contact, another cancelled on the morning of our shoot, but today one came through for us.
Today we met with Zach and his Dad at Carlton Gardens in Melbourne for a shoot. The day was threatening rain early in the morning, the winds were up and it was freezing, I was feeling sorry to be the one to drag Zach out into the cold for a shoot. But thankfully, the sun came out and we ended up with a pleasant 20°C and a mixture of sunshine and shadow throughout our shoot.
Zach is a 16 year old from Williamstown who has been getting into fitness over the last couple of years. His initial inspiration he says came from a comedy podcast he was listening to, something the comedians had to say sparked an interest and sent him on his journey. After a short while he says it became a passion.
His parents are supportive of his interests and it shows as his Dad came along today, at our request, to be around for the shoot. At 16 it was just preferable to have a parent along for the ride.
We made some great photos and I’ll be diving into the edits for those over the coming days but for now, a rushed edit from the day.
Following the shoot we stopped in with Sue and Lana for a quick visit. Lana threw together some viennese hotdogs with onion, bacon, and cheese. I certainly left their place full to the gullet.
It was quite the busy day and a fun-filled day for sure, well after I stopped working, oh who am I kidding, I actually like what I’m working on at the moment.
Today my family left Australia for a new life in New Zealand.
My brother in law Peter has a new job with a casino in New Zealand, having left behind Star in Sydney.
I trust it will be a good change for Peter, Jennifer and their two girls. They are also taking my mum along with them. She’s been assured she isn’t to become the live-in babysitter, but they are letting her join them as a way of retirement.
Mum has worked pretty much her entire life and she’s been living for others for all that time. I hope she finds a lot more time for herself and she has a lot of new adventures in New Zealand.
Having a GIF battle with my 4-year-old niece on her mum’s phone. At least I think it’s her, she pretty good at choosing replies.
Gorgeous photos by Helllo BABY Photography
Happy Mother’s Day to all mums but especially to my mum, the best mum in the world.
How she managed to raise four ankle biters without killing any of us is testament to how truely awesome she is!