Thursday, January 24, 2019

Holiday Mode: OFF

I've spent a lot of time with the family over the holidays. More the kids than the adults. I'm in my last few days in holiday mode before we get back into the swing of things at work and school. There are a lot of changes at work that I don't really want to think about and there are changes/issues with the family that I've just decided not to think about.

What I have learned over the Christmas holidays is that no family is immune to problems. Not even mine. I knew this, but one little thing causes a ripple effect that results in you looking at people in your family a little differently.

For this reason, I am glad the holidays are almost over.

I love my family and I want them to just be happy with themselves, with what they have and with each other.

I'm glad I have Hubs.
She is a true fortification of love.

Monday, January 21, 2019

14 years of Jeston.

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019 - easily standing at 6'3".

Happy Birthday Jesticles!
It took me one hour to find 14 photos ... your birthday blog post is over next year.

Friday, January 18, 2019

3 years of Aavian.

Fresh from Heaven Avi.

Nice 1 year old Avi.

Terrible 2 year old Avi.

Just-a-straight-up-beyatch Avi.


It was a 'it's my party and I'll cry if I want to' kind of party.
She knew today was saved for her and she made the most of it.

I disappointed myself with the quality of today's photos.
It's been a long day and not a day for lugging around the DSLR.

 "Happy to you" AviVi!

Love you more than the others at your house ... combined.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Friday ... 32°

My former boss is amazing. She finishes up as the Kaihautu (Hostel Manager) on Monday. She wanted all our kids to go out to the campus again today so she could feed them all again after feeding them yesterday. I will miss her and her belief that the whanau way works best in the work place. She made my work year awesome.

14/22




Cross-eyed.

Late night chill on Marine Parade in Napier.

Larell & Hubs.


7/22

8/22

10/22



Rude Pania ..




... this was the moment I gave one of my nephews the 'laying on of hands'. Hub's was the only one who had compassion for him. Probably shouldn't have done it in public, but he was being a proper shit. You can figure out which one he was by who is missing in the photos. He got sent back to the car.

Sleep in tomorrow.
Cooler day tomorrow.
Might mow my lawns tomorrow.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The backward jump

We had the school pool all to ourselves today.

Coral

Shailyfish

Rome

Waimea

Jasiah

Zion

Jaamin

The Bebs

Larell

Jeston

Jasiah

... and then there was Hubs who was reluctant to jump backwards ...

.. who was as graceful as a dead swam ...

.. who instead jumped forward.

Maxed out at 31° today.
32° tomorrow.