Saturday, March 28, 2009

Gday all, Sorry Ive been in the land of the missing, just didnt feel up to blogging.
So what have I been doing, Not alot, the normal chores around the house and garden , shopping, im back bowling after having a couple of weeks off.
My family all came up for Gwens Funeral and stayed a couple of nights with me before returning home,.
Carol has now gone home after spending nearly 3 weeks in Yarra looking after Kayne, Rylie and Maddison While MUM and Dad (Brett and Donna) were away in Hawaii on business.
I promise to get around to visiting you all in the next day or two
Now on with a few photo's

Donna packing a few last minute items into their cases

Donna, Myself (Jen)and Carol
having a couple of drinks before they leave for Hawaii
L/R: Emily, Rylie, Maddison .Carol, Donna and Brett back home celebrating Rylie's 12th birthday

We had a nice dinner on the Deck at the local pub

A View of the newly refurbished Deck of the local pub over looking the lake.

Carol shouting a round of drinks,A very tired looking Brett after just returning home. from their trip.

Donna lighting the candles on the icecream birthday cake

Rylie blowing out the candles with Maddison's help with Mum and Dad looking on.
Thats all tonight folk



Blogger Gattina said...

Yes when somebody loved passes away the inspiration for blogging disappears. Nice pictures of you all !

March 29, 2009 12:08 am  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

It's good to see you back and blogging after taking some much needed time off to reflect on your loss and then enjoying such a wonderful time with family. I especially like Carol's photo shouting out ....'drink's around for everyone'!!! I'm so there. I need a cool one right now. LOL

March 29, 2009 12:11 am  
Blogger Ruthie said...

Welcome back. Enjoyed the photos. What lovely scenery you have there.

March 29, 2009 1:02 am  
Blogger Gramma Ann said...

It's always nice to have family and friends visit and I can see you all enjoyed each others company.

Have a fabulous week-end.

March 29, 2009 1:04 am  
Blogger Susie said...

Hi Jen,
We all understand why you haven't felt like blogging. Glad you had some enjoyable family time. That's always a good spirit lifter.

March 29, 2009 10:43 am  
Blogger Winifred said...

Nice to see you back Jeanette. Love the photos. Take care.

March 29, 2009 11:38 am  
Blogger diane said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of a close, dear friend.
Were you telling me off for climbing the barricade? Well there wasn't any sign and I wondered why the boulders were there as the wall looked OK on the other side.It wasn't until I walked further on that I saw the concrete ended and the rocks were wobbly so I turned back. I try not to let my age spoil my fun.
You sound fun loving yourself. I love the area where you live especially Beechworth etc. Hope you didn't suffer through the fires. You have a great pool for cooling off.

March 29, 2009 1:21 pm  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

So sad about Gwen and I can understand why you didn't feel like blogging, Jen.

Looks as if you had a lovely time catching up with family. Icecream cake...yum. Haven't had that for years!

March 29, 2009 3:59 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Jan ~~ Lovely to see you back, and to hear you are bowling again. I can imagine how lost you feel. I
hope Brian is doing OK. Nice you had family around you.
I hadn't seen the story of Faith before. Clever dog. I am a little better, and hope I will be OK when Peter gets here. I am having 2 granddaughters on Friday for a couple of nights. Good job they can both cook!! I haven't done much lately.John has been very helpful. I didn't Carlton to win by such a lot. I hope Ben Cousins
gets over his hamstring, bad luck in his first game.
Have been thinking about you dear Jan. Take good care of yourself my friend.
Love always, Merle,

March 30, 2009 7:33 pm  
Blogger Lady Di Tn said...

Nice family photos and what a grand place to have a drink. Glad to see your back. Peace

March 31, 2009 1:22 am  
Blogger Pear tree cottage! said...

O! Jen I am so! so! sorry bout the loss of your dear mate and friend Gwen. I simply did not know and enjoyed so much following all you gal's going ons up there and because I too have not been blogging I missed your announcement about her passing.

I know it is very late but please give her family my sincere heart felt wishes.

love to you my friend Lee-ann

March 31, 2009 10:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it must be hard getting back to a normal life. Is that even possible? Glad you're feeling up to blogging again. Thanks for visiting my blogs.
Hugs & blessings,

April 01, 2009 4:13 am  
Blogger Janice said...

Happy B-day Rylie!

I hope Brett and Donna have a great, but safe trip.


April 01, 2009 4:15 pm  
Blogger Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Sorry it has been a while since visiting... life has been crazy... and yep, we are finally getting started on the babies nursery... my baby... never thought I would be saying that word... though it is my 2nd baby now... my first one being my Cockatiel Barack who has been like a little child :)

April 03, 2009 8:54 am  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Jen. I understand that it must not be easy to go back to your normal routine. I hope things will get better.

Happy Birthday to Rylie. Glad you had a nice time with the family.

April 05, 2009 2:30 am  

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