Where I am right now - January

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Making : the most of summer sun sets

Cooking : potatoes from our garden

Drinking : hot water

Reading: New Zealand geographic articles about the 1929 Murchison EQ

Trawling: through family photos

Wanting: the boys cactus not to die

Looking: at wee coloured skies 

Deciding: what lunch boxes they need for school this year

Wishing: we had summer all year round

Enjoying: the sand at the beach

Waiting: for these two to finish reading every time we go to a bookstore

Liking: slow evenings watching the boys play in the garden

Wondering: when summer will return after all this rain

Loving: the boys kindness and helpfulness

Pondering: the movie Lion 

Listening: to birthday requests from Master B

Considering: holidays this year

Buying: lego for Mr B

Watching: the boys using skate boards at the Amazon surf store

Hoping: for more evening bike rides

Marvelling: at how much hair these three have

Needing: more opportunities to wear togs

Questioning: how are rocks made courtesy of Master W

Smelling: tomato plants in the evenings after I water them

Wearing: jandals

Noticing: how much they grow

Knowing: I am loved

Thinking: these two don't look that much alike?!

Admiring: adorable tiny pony tails

Getting: ready for school to start back...8 days to go

Bookmarking: how to make bead necklaces

Disliking: whining

Feeling: relaxed

Helping: other mums through this holiday period with shared childcare 

Hearing: "you owe me pocket money" every week without fail

Celebrating: Opa's 91st Birthday with cake!

Pretending: This actually says "you make me smile"

Embracing: the school holidays

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Where I am right now- the past few months

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Making : sunflowers grow from seeds

Cooking : toast + avocado 

Drinking : hot water

Reading: a stage play 

Trawling: through old photographs of the boys

Wanting: less chaos

Looking: out for nice summer sandals

Deciding: when to next go on holiday

Wishing: summer was all year round

Enjoying: watching these two grow

Waiting: for teeth to fill in 

Liking: family time

Wondering: what to make next

Loving: family road trips

Pondering: work/ family life balance 

Listening: to the sound of silence

Considering: intermediate school options

Buying: more lego

Watching: these three play with nerf guns

Hoping: for more afternoons spent at the school pool

Marvelling: 10 years with my love

Cringing: at all the toilet talk

Needing: sleep

Questioning: how long will the city will have these fenced off areas

Smelling: all the flowers

Wearing: jandals

Following: the boys while participating in tough kids

Noticing: its 6 sleeps till Christmas

Knowing: I am loved

Thinking: how awesome our family photos are

Admiring: how beautiful New Zealand is

Getting: out in the garden

Bookmarking: things to crochet

Disliking: the small part of skin I didn't sunscreen

Opening: umbrellas

Giggling: at hash tags being written in chalk

Feeling: like I blinked and we have 9 family Christmas photos already

Helping: teach my boys life skills 

Hearing: cicadas in the garden 

Celebrating: small victories

Pretending: there are no chocolates stashed in the the Santa on the coffee table 

Embracing: wonderful friends

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