Sunday, July 31, 2011

A photoshot with Eb, Mei and Devonte

We woke in Melbourne at our dear friends Ruth and Chris's place. They had looked after Eb while we went to the wedding and she was a little champion for them which is such a relief.

This morning we went over to the park and I took some 'snapshots' for some practice. We had a lovely hour or so and I'm happy with the results of the photo's.



this is one of Devonte's 'looks' :)






and then it was Mei in action....




















We then picked Graham's mum up and headed off to take her home to Alexandra...via Marysville, where the devestating fires had gone through just 2 years ago. Sadly Graham went more 'around' the town than through it....but I have a couple of photo's!



Saturday, July 30, 2011

A wedding....

It's been a long time since we've been to a wedding. I didn't want to go to Melbourne, but I was looking forward to the wedding.

Graham's nephew Bradley was finally marrying the mother of 2 of his 3 boys - Kirsty :)

They chose The Melbourne Aquarium and it was a beautiful venue. We only lasted until just after the speeches though because the music was so loud you couldn't talk (yep! showing my age!) and we had Graham's mum with us. She would have been the oldest person there and it was pretty tough on her. There wasn't much sitting room either - but gosh it was spectacular to have it all happening while the fish etc happily swam around us!

Here's some photo's from the night!

This is the room the wedding was held in...


The groom and best man (Graham's son) waiting...


Brad's youngest son 'Jett' coming down the aisle before Kirsty his mummy...


The beautiful bride....


the vows....


Brad oldest son Cormac...who now lives in Ireland with his mum


The new Mr and Mrs Boote


The kiss...


The cake x 2




The groom and his Grandmother


and with his cousin and his wife (Graham's son and daughter-in-law)


Father and son catching up...


cutting the cake

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Baby James at 5 months

Here is Graham's gorgeous grandson at 5 months....he's divine!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

2nd visit to the snow 2011

It's only a week since we visited the snow and here we are again. This time was easier because we got her earlier in the day and the girls got to enjoy some tobogganing time together. We went out for dinner while we were up there (with Susan, Dwayne and Sarah) and then made our way to the 'fireworks and night show' that we love!




















video

Meeting Noah for the first time....

Baby Noah is our little friend Austin's baby brother. He is 1 week old today and we finally got to meet this gorgeous little man who is so like his big brother .... only his Mummy has a bit more say in his looks! He is adorable and a very lucky little man to be born into such a gorgeous family.

Meet Noah....


Birthday invite photo...

Last year and this year I've picked a photo of Eb to use as her 'Birthday Invite' - this is the 6th birthday one.

Monday, July 11, 2011

My sister

Where would I be without my sister. We don't get to spend much time together these days and it was so lovely to have a few days together. So filled with love and wisdom. I love this photo of her...I love her xx



Thursday, July 07, 2011

Our first visit to the snow....2011

I love going up the snow. It's freezing and it isn't really 'pleasant' but it's fun! My sister and my niece Renee came up from Melbourne and I never dreamed my sister would agree to going up but she did and I was thrilled. Sadly, when we arrived, just in time to catch the gully chair lift up to the bowl - we found it wasn't operating and we had to walk up! Half way up the fireworks started....so we missed the ski show - but the fireworks were still great and Ebony and Renee still had fun! The snow is amazing - what a great start to the season!

snow making in progress...


the amazing snow on one of the buildings....


one of my favorite photo's of the night...


my little cherub enjoying snow ball throwing!


Renee enjoying the snow!


she looks so tiny!



Saturday, July 02, 2011

Cousins come for a visit....

We had such a lovely visit from Beccy and Lizzie *and their mum and dad! - here are some photo's of our fun times....