We were blessed with eight beautiful days in sunny Queensland this past week. Â It was a much needed break from our everyday life. Â Each day was filled with many adventures and swimming too. Â As it is daylight much earlier in Queensland, I was up every morning at 5.30am with the kids. Â It’s so much easier to get up when greeted with beautiful sunrises over the ocean and a warm breeze blowing. Â Moonrise was just as spectacular. Â Our apartment was directly across from the beach and on the first floor, so we had an ideal position to watch the world go by. Â I caught myself on numerousÂ occasions lifting my face towards the sun, soaking in the warmth, knowing we are soon to be in Winter’s grips.
We visited a couple of theme parks, Dreamworld and Seaworld. Â Scarlett is at the age now where she is keen on trying most of the rides. Â In fact, so much so, she went on quite a few rides more than once. Â Tenneille got more confident as the day went on and tried some thrill rides too. Â Jairah, well he is up for anything! Â Especially if it involves water, boats or planes. Â But the highlights, the animals!
We had theÂ privilege ofÂ meeting a friend who IÂ originallyÂ ‘met’ via a craft forum in person. Â She was just gorgeous as I had imagined and we had a delightful morning tea at her lovely property. Â It was such a good time, I forgot to take pictures.
Of course the holiday wouldn’t have been complete without children fighting, meltdowns and the fun behaviour that tired children so wonderfully display. Â Alas, we survived and made it home. Â In fact, the flight back couldn’t have been better. Â We sat the girls in the row in front of us and Jairah was seated between Greg and I. Â We were surrounded by families with young children and the girls managed to make friends with a couple of children in front of them. Â Was really sweet watching the girls interact with the other children and made the flight home rather fun.
I think the post holiday blues have settled in for me today. Â I know I will get over myself soon enough, but I also know it’s a sign that our time away was really special and will certainly give me something to reflect on as the grey winter weather sets in.