Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Summer part 2

Nessa envisioned this shoot with my nephew Ellis. They pulled it all together very well. Hubs was supposed to be in it, but got stage fright when she got to the beach.
Larell belongs to sister.
Kiara and Novah belong to my brother Reid.
Emma belongs to my cousin Emma.
Rome is a Livian - older brothers brood.
She did her own thing.

Friday, December 17, 2021


My mum found a photo on a stack of paperwork yesterday. An aerial shot from the 1940s.
I spent the afternoon cleaning it up. 

Schools out for summer

Let's throw back to 2016 when Hubs first started school.
To this morning .. her last day of primary school with one of her BFFs, Patreece.
Next year it's off to Intermediate, where she'll spend 2 years before High School.

Alas, school is over for 2021! 
6 weeks of children. 
Very scary.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving 2021

Big kudos to Nessa and Ellis who took care of everything this year. We had our own assignments and it all came together nicely. 

Ended our day with a visit to the cemetery to visit the man of the day.

9 years.

I woke up at 4.11am this morning. It was around the same time 9 years ago that I received a phone call from the ICU at the hospital. The message was to come in, things weren't going too well. 

Between home and the hospital is a distance of 10 minutes. 

When I got to the hospital I pleaded to go through the emergency department to get to the ICU. They didn't allow it so I had to walk another 5 minutes, the long way round, to the ICU.  

Sometime during those 15 minutes, Larry slipped away. 

I was met at the secured door of the ICU by his nurse who hugged me before she told me he was gone. She walked me to his room where he just looked like he was sleeping. 

I asked her to leave me alone and sat next to him. He was still warm. He was still warm two hours later when the undertakers came.

We celebrate Larry twice a year. On his birthday and when he died, which is Thanksgiving week. We remember him always. Our kids who came years after he died know him. He is a constant in our family conversations and is always on my mind.

9 years. We've adjusted to life without you, but you are much too loved to be forgotten. 

Summer part 2

Nessa envisioned this shoot with my nephew Ellis. They pulled it all together very well. Hubs was supposed to be in it, but got stage fright...