Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Home Sweet Home

I will return to my series about lovely NZ yarnies, but I snapped off some photos of my kids in our house the other day and just love the simplicity of them.

Maybe it's because of where we are at the moment, after the rollercoaster ride of deciding to sell, trying to buy, having multiple offers on our place and finally deciding to stay put regardless of the dream offer, we're completely at peace with our decision to stay in our home, with the excitement (it's exciting at least in the planning phase!) of building on.

So, the other afternoon, we were just hanging out at home and I took a few photos. I must admit, since having a new camera, I actually get it out less, but I do love the photos it takes, even if I don't understand most of the settings yet!

Incidentally, anyone who is my friend on facebook, this is the same afternoon that Penny took my 24 hour lipstick to school for 'news'
These last two pictures are a little special - Penny is about the same age as this little blossom tree, a tree which always reminds me of my Dad. You might not be able to see it in the pictures, but it's now sporting a big patch of blue paint which matches the fence...the tree kind of got in the way when I was painting the fence - it all adds to it's story right?
The tree is blossoming at the moment, just as my gorgeous little girl is. And there she is, sitting outside the place we've chosen to be our future home, not just our 'it'll do for now home' as we'd always considered it before. 
Watch this space, the plans are being drawn up at the moment. The building is likely to begin in February and no doubt I'll need to look back on this post and remember times when I felt more at peace with the process. 


  1. Wow, we have just done exactly that - decided to stay put instead of sell and buy and transform our "it'll do for now home" into our dream family home. We finished a couple of months ago and now live in the best home we could ever imagine! Has been a rough ride, though, so be prepared to lose a few nerves on the way and to spend more money that you're prepared to spend. Good luck! :-) Sabine

  2. Hi Julia, what gorgeous photos of your littlies!
    Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we're running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at: http://isawyoudancing.blogspot.com.au/p/blogtoberfest-2012.html
    And we're kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
    Kat xxx