29 October 2012

Week 42: Grateful for a holiday

I am a little late in publishing my grateful post for last week, so here it finally is.

My family & I have just returned from a relaxing beach holiday to Port Stephens. It was so nice to get away from Sydney and the day-to-day routines, the house (along with the endless housework) and have hubby all to ourselves.

After having such a crappy few months, it was nice to have some fun together and relax.

We all had a wonderful time and enjoyed being at the beach. I particularly loved going for walks by the water in the morning and taking in the views of the beautiful clear water.

It was "Cherub's" first holiday, and first time at the beach, she took a couple of visits to get used to the cold water, but by the time we were ready to leave, she had become our "beach baby", who loved playing on the sand with her sister "Popette" and being dunked into the water.

"Popette" loved building sandcastles, collecting shells and jumping up & down in the water.

So this week I am grateful for being able to go on a holiday.

I am grateful to take a break from the everyday tasks such as routines, appointments, housework, and daily stresses that two little cherubs can bring.

I am grateful to have returned home feeling refreshed and my batteries recharged.

I am grateful for getting a nice little tan, and that none of us got sunburnt!

I am grateful for the memories we made on our little holiday.

What are you grateful for?

I am linking up with Maxabella Loves over at Kidspot Village Voices.


  1. I love Port Stephens! Yay for you guys. I'm so glad you feel refreshed, Jules. It's often NOT the case after a family holiday as we so often know. x

    1. Thanks Bron...what's the saying "Happy Life, Happy Wife". It was definately what I needed :)

  2. I loved introducing Mia to sand, she was so excited by it and just loved it. Same with the water, though we were only at the river, haven't been to the beach yet. Will be interesting to see what she thinks of the waves.

  3. I was so worried "Cherub" would be eating the sand, amazingly she didn't! She loved running her hands in it, and playing with the shovel in it.


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