Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tonight, for the first time in months, I sat down and pulled pictures from my camera.

You see, my reality is this:

No matter how hard I work, no matter how many books (blogs, inspirational quotes…) I read or how often I practice mindfulness I will never have enough hours in the day to do it all.

In my head (a strange and often misunderstood platform of reality), our lives are balanced on a set of scales. In my head these are gold and of the vintage variety… feel free to get creative.

I can do anything in this life, but I jt do everything.

I can have a great job, earn good money and have amazing friendships but family and relationships take a backseat.

I can have a great family an incredible relationship with my husband but friends and work might not be at the level I would like them to be at.

I am not implying that one could not have everything they desire in perfect balance, merely that I have yet to strike that perfection for longer than a moment, and I'm alright with that.

For now creativity is taking a backseat and I'm okay with this because in three short months life, as we know it will be tipped onto its head.

So while life has not been lived through the pages of social media, it most certainly has been lived.

For those of you convinced I've fallen off the planet, or using this blog as a social gps for the family here's a few snapshots for you.

I should have photoshopped in a tan…

The annual Christmas Snap

All spruced up for Anzac Day 2016


Saturday, October 10, 2015

We stole away, you and me,
One summery Sunday morning. 
Down by the sea, you and me
One summery Sunday morning.

We collected bugs, you and me
One summery Sunday morning.
We talked of farts, you and me
One summery Sunday morning.

When we're old you and me,
We'll remember this day and smile
When we stole away to the sea,
One summery Sunday morning.


Friday, October 9, 2015

Against many people's better judgement (including our own), we spent a large portion of last weekend in the car with the crazies.

I'm not going to lie to you there were times when it wasn't pretty, but when a good friend gets married who wouldn't walk over hot coals.

Check out Jules - sister takes wind swept to the next level…


For the Griffin family at least...

20 early Saturday morning starts
10 team members
1 "Player of the Year" 
Pride…pride in spades. 

Way to go Willis! 

Love your biggest fans


K&J's- 2015 EDITION

Monday, July 20, 2015

I've been editing a few pictures tonight and came across this. 

That moment when your children genuinely bond with those of our closest friends is a thing of great beauty. Particularly if that bond does not involve a strangulation hold … yes Julia I'm talking to you. 

Love these two crazies. 


Sunday, May 31, 2015

The coolest thing about magic is that the closer you look the less you see. 

Watching your kids grow up is a little like having front row tickets to the magic show of your life. You're so close to the action, you forget how far you have come.

Then one day **POOF** out of seemingly no where it hits you. 

You've magicked up this fully functioning mini-human that can do incredible things. Proper people things. 

Today our biggest school boy built this entire Lego creation all by himself. Like a boss. 



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I love a decent adventure. 

At University I was always up for a Wellington to Auckland roadie (for you non-New Zealander's that's a cool 10 hour one way trip…)

When I was living in Melbourne we jumped in the car and hauled it up the Hume to Sydney (for you non-Australian's that's a 12 hour one way trip). 

At the beginning of this year a girlfriend and I did an overnighter to Mangonui…8 hours of solid driving. 

What can I say…I love the journey. Which is where I'm at right now. Enjoying the journey.

Somewhere between studying, working, writing and giving our family milestones the attention and energy they deserve is right where you'll find me. This doesn't leave much room for photos or blogging and for that I've got no doubt you'll forgive me. 

There will come a time when my journey will return me here, and when that time comes I can't wait to share everything that has been underway. 

Here's a snap from Easter - I've had the Tongariro Crossing on my bucket list for some time now and I finally managed to knock the bastard off. Quick plug for the Ruapehu Farm Chalet in Ohakune where we stayed - great value and surprisingly spacious for a large group (we had 10, with 2 x under 5's). 

Much love 


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