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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