Our Start to 2012

2012 has started off rather busy for us.  The kids and I went away before New Year to my dad’s place, so Greg could get cracking on some of the renovations (yes, they are ongoing!).  My dad happens to live near the beach and his property boarders a river, so there were many fun moments spent outdoors including tractor rides, boat rides, fishing and swimming to name a few.  We were meant to come home New Year’s Eve, but decided to stay away a few more days as the weather was prefect for the beach.  New Year’s Eve was spent at the Cobden Miniature Railway, which put on a fantastic family night, full of train rides, sideshow rides and fireworks.  I can highly recommend it.  To top it off, the weather was a perfect summer’s evening.

Blue skies, how I love thee

Riding the trains

We came home last week ahead of my dad’s wedding which was this past weekend.  It was a lovely evening spent in a relaxing atmosphere.  I enjoyed catching up with family I hadn’t seen for a while and meeting some of my dad’s wife’s family.  I now have a case of laryngitis from talking so much!  Suffice to say, we are having a very quiet week.  Greg has gone back to work, not that he got much of a break.  Although he did a fantastic job of revamping our ensuite vanity and a few other jobs.  Will hopefully share more renovation photos soon, as true to form, they are not quite finished.

All the grandchildren placed a flower in the bouquet as dad's wife walked down the aisle

Jairah and Poppy

How has your start to 2012 been?  Jacinta x

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  • http://www.95acresofsky.wordpress.com Emmalina

    It looks like a wonderful beginning! I still find it odd reading blogs that are in summer when we are looking at snow!!! Our start was pretty peaceful, a feeling I’m hoping to continue with. It certainly was nice to have a break over Christmas! Like you we’ve still got lots of jobs to finish off, but we’re taking the time to recover and be a family so it’ll get done when it gets done!

    Happy New Year : )

  • http://pumpkinsunrise.blogspot.com swanski

    Thanks for sharing the lovely photos! I really like the one with all of your family, they are growing up fast!!

  • http://clover-seven.blogspot.com Tracey

    Happy New Year Jacinta!

    What a beautiful family you have! Like Karen, I love the family photo.

    Hooray for a husband who knows how to make things happen at home, my husband is the same way!

    I hope this year blesses you with much joy an happiness!

  • http://www.catfurtomakekittenbritches.com Christy @ cat fur to make kitten britches

    Happy New Year to you all! LOVE that family photo of you guys – just beautiful! (And, incidentally, so is your dress – I love it!) Looks as if 2012 is getting off to a great start for you and your family….I look forward to reading about your adventures this year – both in the home (renovations!) and otherwise! Cheers!

  • http://wanderwonderdiscover.com MJ

    Beautiful pictures Jacinta–I loved seeing your entire beautiful family! And what a wonderful start to your new year!! (except the laryngitis) May the joy continue!!

  • http://www.hurrayic.typepad.com/ Ellen

    Your family is lovely. Did you make your dress? Very nice with the pink sash. And oh…that header! What is that recipe? (something that probably tastes good, but I shouldn’t eat)