Excuse me while I readjust my breathing apparatus.
I feel as if I have re-entered earth's atmosphere again after a journey to somewhere stellar.
These photos are just a sample of what I've been up to in the last few weeks. It has been a whirlwind of family events, with the added dimension of hosting visitors (S's in-laws) from Japan ... with of course S and E's beautiful wedding in the middle of all the excitement. (Pictures of the wedding aren't quite ready for public viewing yet.)
R took this photo just after SEA arrived at Christchurch Airport Christmas Eve. (At last I had her in my grip!)
Of course having A with us, meant Christmas day was all the sweeter ...
Here are the little cousins meeting up for the first time ...
Outings and trips and meals were arranged, executed and consumed, in rain ...
and (thankfully) sun ...
And then all too soon it was time to say good-bye
We will see them again in September when R and I plan a trip to Japan. By that time A will be walking.
As I write this, they are still en route to Kyoto. The house tonight is very quiet.
'Time and place / as elusive as air / as solid as this ground / I stand on. / Here, where I am placed / at any one time'.
Monday, 12 January 2009
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Gee whiz, I'm glad to see you!!! What a gorgeous gorgeous child A is, gosh.
And you, my dear, are FAR too young to be a grandmother. Eventually, you will enjoy the quiet you describe. I do, though I love the noise too.
Love the last two photos with the hat. September will come around quicker than it seems possible right now.
I'm back to work tomorrow and seem to have done nothing whatsoever in my break.
Becky - Thanks Becky - I really miss her. Roll on September.
Catherine - Thanks - I know you're right, but it does feel so far away at the moment ...
Aw what a cutey! The hats shots really rock. It must have been bliss to finally hold her. She reminds me of our cousins two wee girls, half Scottish/half Japanese they are beautiful too.
apprentice - I miss her a lot.
What? You'd rather have all this fun instead of blogging? ;)
Welcome back! I love the photo of the two wee cousins. They are so beautiful!!!
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