Monday, April 22, 2013

Cherie, Lois & Phoebe's adventure

Yesterday Cherie and the girls flew to Seoul to see Cherie's family for four weeks. She said that the trip on the plane went very well and the girls were great. What a relief  for Cherie and a good start to what will be a lovely time of family reunion. We miss them already!
Here are our three special girls on the plane....

Monday, April 15, 2013

Birthday lunch

I had a lovely lunch with the family followed by a visit to the National Arboretum which was opened earlier this year. 

Phoebe is three months old. She is beautiful and very settled.

Our lovely little Lois will be two years old on April 26th.

 My birthday lunch at our favourite cafe.

 A trip to the arboretum after lunch to see the views of Canberra. It was windy when we reached the top but the view was great. Stuart borrowed his dad's hat!

This year marks 10 years since the fires that changed Canberra's landscape significantly, with around 500 homes and four lives lost. 

Since 2003, everytime there is smoke in the air, worried Canberrans call the radio stations or the police to find out if there is a dangerous fire here or whether it is a controlled burn.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Weekend at the coast

 We had a great time together at Denham's Beach. 11 of us! I worked out that it was my 8th year away with these wonderful friends.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter in Canberra

We enjoyed  spending Easter at home. Our church services were very meaningful and we had a chance to catch up with family, enjoyed going to the Folk Festival on Saturday, helped Cameron at his house for a little while on Sunday and had a very pleasant afternoon tea with a group of neighbours yesterday afternoon. We didn't quite get to the bike ride we had thought about going on! I think I am well enough to do that again, which is nice. Rick has wanted to go for ages but I have been too achey. He rides to work two or three times a week and enjoys it very much.

It was very special to spend time with Lois, Phoebe, Stuart, Cherie and Cameron when they visited us over Easter.  Lois had a busy time on Friday and Saturday, playing with her little friend Melody, who visited  with her mum and dad from Sydney. Lois was a bit unwell with a cold but still tried to enjoy being at Grandma and Grandad's house yesterday.

Here are some shots of  Phoebe... now two and a half months old. She seems to be no trouble at all for her mum and dad. Cherie is planning her trip back to visit family in Seoul in a few weeks' time. This will be exciting for her and all her family in Sth Korea, but she is understandably a little bit apprehensive about the plane trip with two little ones.