Monday, September 17, 2012

you might want to read this one

* last week was insane. everything i'd felt here, was entirely tipped on its head(how to be this at home?). this was my deepest dread about coming home.
* however, part of the chaotic feeling may be related to the fact that, in 10 days, we are heading BACK up north!!! so life is generally utter chaos saying hello-goodbye to friends, unpacking-repacking bags...
* this time we won't be in our shed, but instead we'll be staying in a house overlooking the harbour. swooon~~
* we will be spending our summer on the beach. i have even bought  myself some togs (swimsuit) for the first time in EIGHT years to celebrate!! yeww~ i might even do a Wardrobe Wednesday post in my togs just because i am that excited!! ha, yeah, maybe not...
* i have also been having a date every morning with Billy Blanks in an attempt to RID myself of my matronly upper arms! ewww, what IS that? (reality of my age, that's what.../sigh). it feels nice to exercise a bit, but it also kind of makes me feel like vomiting. i'm so pathetic...
* despite vowing and declaring never to have housesitters with kids again, we are. this time we have done/will do a few things differently. we feel peaceful about it.
*so, basically, what i'm really saying is prepare yourselves for an ONSLAUGHT of beachy, summer posts. i hope you don't mind and i'll try not to show off too much, promise.
* and if you're headed to the Cape this summer, stop in or give us a toot on your way past! 
*i should also mention, the candles in these photos are novelty candles that actually flicker. and don't get hot. and are completely edible...see?
(ok, not really but anything is fair game when you almost-7 months, right?)
x

19 comments:

  1. DEDEDEDEE!!!! THAT IS SO EXCITING!

    Well done you for taking another adventure and having peace in your heart! These are the days you will remember xxxx

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  2. Way cool! Sounds just perfect for the summer. Will you still be there in late January when we come up on our Northland trip (19-26 Jan)? If so I'd love to pop in and say hi xx

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  3. Lucky you guys :) I am quite envious of your summer harbour home. Trips away help you gain perspective and I know just how invaluable our one week was. Have fun :)

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  4. Looking forward to the togs WW!! Ha ha. May all be peace in your heart in the midst of the whirlwind of sorting and bye-ing and all those other things xxxx All His best to you xxxx

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  5. Dude! Woweee! Must admit, I'm more than a little jealous (not that summer in Nelson is too shabby!)
    xo

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  6. wow exciting! for how long this time? thinking of you's as you pack,unpack and settle in. x

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  7. Sounds magic! Have a brilliant time :)

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  8. Oh that sounds so wonderful, lucky you!

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  9. Sqeee a summer at the beach !! !! Got to love it !! !!
    LOVE those candle photos

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  10. It's all happening at your place.
    I can't wait to see all the sunny happy photos.
    x

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  11. hope you guys are actually ok? looking forward to seeing more from up north.

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  12. Sounds fantastic! I'm sure you'll all have a ball.
    Fingers crossed these house sitters have more manners.

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  13. Bring on the onslaught of photos I say :)
    What an exciting adventure to be spending summer in such a lovely part of our country...you do know I am so very envious of you right now.
    Really hope the next whanau who are housesitting have more respect for your belongings.
    x

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  14. I just want to say how much I like reading your blog. Having five children AND being an amazing mum who does all that cool stuff you write about? Big, big respect to you! :) Where do you get the energy? :)
    Also, your house swapping family vacations are a great inspiration. I'd love to be able to do the same once I start a family.
    So thank you for sharing your thoughts, deeconstructions and observations because they might just be shaping the path of motherhood I would some day like to take. :)
    Best wishes,
    Lucie

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  15. Brilliant. Have fun and bring on the sharing

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  16. I love the last photo!! and so can't wait to visit you this summer up north, lots of beach visiting to be done/sunbathing :)

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  17. Whoooooooooop!!!! Northland will (re)welcome you with open arms!!!! Already planning a trip to visit you! Will bring Stace and Cam this time xx

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