my dear friends Benjamin and Fiona invited us for dinner.the condition was i cooked with Ben for my birthday like last year.
we invited 2 other couples who over the last 18 months or so after meeting through our children at the same school have become firm friends.
nights like these are what life is all about.
great friends standing together in a kitchen, talking. cooking, laughing and sharing life.
then sitting down together to a wonderful meal.
thanks you Fi and Benny for making today one that i will hold in my heart forever.
another relaxing day. today we went to the Templestowe farmers market, and bought some plants and chestnuts, we then stopped at our local Strawberry farm and bought fresh berries as well as some delicious strawberry ice cream. after nearly 9 years in the area i have never dropped in here. it was well worth it with beautiful berries and quite reasonably priced. we then headed off to Kmart and bought soccer balls and some nets which kept the boys entertained all afternoon.
today was a beautiful today. the weather was perfect.
i had to drop John into the football so the boys and i went for a run around the Tan. i ran the boys scooted.
we had a lovely afternoon. we made it round and then stopped at the Observatory Cafe for a late lunch/afternoon tea and then wandered through the botanical gardens for awhile, stopping to buy a few plants at the plant sale before going home.
days like this are what life is all about.
it's my birthday today. I'm 38. i feel OK with 38 this year. (i think i would like to stay here for awhile!!)
a lovely day spent doing the things i love. a long run this morning then watching my boys in their school cross country and fun runs. then a coffee with two school mums. an afternoon to myself till i picked the boys up and then off to mum and dads for dinner.
a morning of running.
after dropping the boys at school i went for a run, then arrived back in time to watch Hugo come 11th in his first ever cross country. Archie competed in the p-2 fun run and completed 15, 150m laps in the designated 1/2 hour block.
well done boys.
on the way home we dropped our van off at a friends so he could build a seat for us in it,( and then all renovations are done )
the boys found these billy cart/bike things in his yard, and they were off !!!!
this afternoon we went down the hill to the local trout farm and caught dinner.
it was pretty easy fishing, put the rod in and pull the fish out in a matter of seconds. arch managed to catch the largest, oldest trout in the pond.. 4 years old and huge !!
i think the highlight was watching the man gut and fillet the fish and examining the gut bucket !!!
i think our caravan is a means to an end, that one day i will end up with a country property to call our own.
today was spent at a local market buying fresh produce and plants, relaxing in the garden and socialising with friends.
a mum to two little buttons, trying to find time to create.... a story of moments shared.....snippets of our life as a family.... a journey of creating........
stopping to appreciate the small things in life, my little buttons and all they have to offer...... sharing my love of cooking and entertaining..........