Friday, February 8, 2013

A Grateful Week

Tomorrow is a great day - tomorrow we go away on holiday. Yes it will probably take us over 8-9 hours to make it to the coast, but we will meet up with friends and celebrate a very special friend's wedding. We then get a week of beach action before heading to the big smoke for an engagement party for one of my cousins.

Each and every member of the family is busting with excitement and it's been a busy week trying to get things sorted before we go. I am one of those people who cannot go away unless my house is spotless, there's no washing hanging around in baskets and my lawn must be mowed, so it's keeping me on my toes.

I am grateful though for my lovely mother-in-law who looked after my kids so I could finish the packing and the cleaning unhindered.

I am grateful for my sister-in-law for keeping me supplied with vomit bags, because the reality is we will not make it to the coast without at least one vomiting child, and I would rather be prepared than spend my holiday trying to get the smell out of the car.

I am grateful for my Muddy Organiser's care and kindness, looking after her baby brother when I need her to just take his hand to help him walk somewhere or keep him busy while I complete a task, she continues to amaze me with her thoughtfulness.

I am also grateful for my hairdresser, for fitting the kids and I in for hair cuts before we go away, for knowing my kids so well that they are comfortable enough to let her wash their hair and cut it without clinging to me like they used to.

It's these little things that make me smile this week and that I want to link up at Village Voices for 52 Weeks of Grateful, graciously hosted by Maxabella Loves. It's definitely worth a look.


  1. Have a fabulous trip - sounds like it will be a blast!

  2. Once you've got all those little things sorted the trip's sure to be fab!!!
    Hope you all have a great time

  3. Have a wonderful time away Nat! That image is gorgeous! xx

  4. Happy holidays, Nat! Have a brilliant trip and enjoy the beach. x

  5. Have fun on your holidays. I was that spewy child on our family holidays, but never fear it's worth it when you get there.

  6. Enjoy your break. The drive to the coast will be worth it. Are you like me and sigh with relief when you see the water. Makes me feel happy and light just to see the ocean!

  7. Sounds like you're all set to go Nat. Have a gorgeous time. Lisa x


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