La Familia

I went to Melbourne in March.

On the way

In Brunswick

@ the maze

At Brunetti’s

Carlton

My Grandmother turned 90 and we had that side of the family celebrating with a dinner. It went ok, considering my cousins and I don’t know each other. My beautiful son was engaging and chattering… he had a ball!

We went to the Hot Springs again, discovered a new favourite bakery, went running on the beach, visited derby leagues and went op-shopping. My grandmother is now 90, we’re worried about some of the decisions we need to face for her and the implications for our Brisbane family… We’ll see. That seems to be the mantra of 90 – wait and see (and hope).

It wasn’t the trip I anticipated, I was going to do so much more, but it was a tender one. I suppose that’s why I’ve waited 6 weeks to share photos of my family… family. It’s the most important part of my life. The family I was born into, the family I was fortunate enough to be given with my partner and that which I’ve created through friendship. More super soon.

Easter 2012

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The boy made this for us before we got out of bed on Sunday morning! Super happy and proud of the munchkin (not so much of my housekeeping… so much flotsam and jetsam on that blasted rug!)!

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One of my fave parts of the Easter tradition…

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter!

We woke up at home, went to lunch at the spouse’s Aunt + Uncle’s home, then popped in to say hello to an unwell derby spouse, went to visit the new home of a friend and then went to Kangaroo Point Cliffs to watch the sun go down whilst doing an off-skates workout with a few other skaters. The boy especially enjoyed running around like a crazy fellow and laughing at everyone doing their exercises….

A busy day, but easily one of my favourite Easter Sundays in a really, really long time.

Family, friends, sunshine and chocolate… how could it not be?