Monday, September 08, 2008


Today will the my first day in my new home ON MY OWN... Stew will be at work and the kids will be at school. Me Mum has left for Tauranga .... so after I have taken the kids to school I will come home and do the housework and then move into the garage to make a start on sorting it all out!

Below are some family photos from yesterday:

Rena meeting Great-Grandma for the first time...

Left to right: Huston (6), Amanda, her fiance Andrew and Joel (4 in a fortnight).

Four of our six grandchildren playing on the playstation... of course Brylee and Griffin call us Mum and Dad, so get a bit confused when the others come and call us Grandma and Granddad.... in the end Griffin was calling me Mum AND Grandma for fun! They do know we are both to them.

Gordon and Kelly..... Rena's Mum And Dad.

Andrew and Amanda.... due to marry on January 9th, 2009.

Great-Grandma and Rena at the table, this was the first time Rena had been in a highchair! So bloody cute.

The MOST DARLING photo of the day... Rena asleep in Granddad's arms.....
Righty-ho.... off to make a start on the day....
- kids to school
- housework
- garage to unpack a few more boxes.
RICK: ha ha ha! Thanks for the laugh mate, why I'd NEVER sue you! You are too nice! And talanted. lol
I have not gotten anything done yet, had a delightful visit from a fellow AUCKLAND BLOGGER (Lynda) and her wee grandson F. It was really neat to feel like I live here, to get visitors even! Thanks Lynda for such a lovely visit... and for NOT bringing evil cookies!
After my visitor left I went SHOPPING at the Manukau Supa Centre... Bunnings in fact... and got a new front door mat, a door stopper for the front door, decals for the glass doors, some wood for the linen cupboard shelves .. and some white pebbles for a pot. THAT'S ALL FOLKS!
End of Day: I've spent most of the afternoon marking out the glass doors for the frosted decals.... I've finished now! Stew is due home shortly and I must get dinner.... left over Spag Bog mince with spuds me thinks.
NSV: Been a good girl, getting lots of exercise... friggin tired in fact. nite nite.


  1. Looks like a nice day with family!

  2. AWW Rena is such a cutie! Love the picture of her and granddad

  3. Beautiful photos, Chris, and of the first of many family-filled days in Auckland.

    I love your kitchen; the whole house looks great.

    PS. Once you venture out shopping, can you please keep an eye out for cheap ski/outdoors shops? I need cold weather gear for the UK and think NZ in November might be a good place to get it. Thanks mate!

  4. Anonymous9:15 AM

    Hi Chris, great photos, am so glad that its all worked out for you all finally. Enjoy your new home. I hope to be up there sometime next month, but don't hold your breath.

    Talk to you soon.

  5. Love Rena, so cute.Makes me alll clucky again.

    I can't believe how much Teddy has grown, yourt new house looks great Chris, and good luck with the garage.

  6. Loved the photos Chris:-) Your girls are gorgeous. And Rena is just adorable!!!

  7. CUTE is that last picture! LOVE IT!

    Looks like fun was had by all!

  8. Chris!! Why, umm, yes. As a matter of fact, I did "pinch" your photo. I meant to tell you that I was stealing from you, but, well, I just never got it done. Sorry, and thanks for being so kind as to not sue me or anything. I mean... you're not going to sue me -- right? Hee Hee

  9. Love the pic of Rena and grandad thats so sweet :)

  10. Looks like a lovely family day. I love your kitchen in the background too.

  11. Looks like you are really turning your new house into your home, especially with all those visitors over the weekend and today!

    And how lovely that you can see the grandkids more regularly, but they won't be on your doorstep every 2 minutes hehe

  12. OMG. That lil Rena is such a little angel!! Might we arrange a marriage for her and my Ben? How cute of a couple would they be???....distance could be a problem, but we've got 20 years or so to figure it out. ;)

  13. I hate unpacking and we're still not finished from when we moved in to our current home last December. ;)

    Looks like a great day with the family and the kids are really cute.

  14. Lovely to hear you are settling in. Super photos. Rena is gorgeous!

  15. It must be so weird living in the same house as Stew after how many months apart!

  16. Rena is so cute. Sometimes I still call my little one a baby even though she's three now.

  17. Oh i just love the photos, must get copys of them for little Rs photo album.


  18. Love the photos... So nice to have the house back though eh!!

  19. Awww what lovely photos of everyone and looks like you all had a great day.

  20. AWWW cute baby! Looks like ya'll had a great time. Love the pic of baby Rena and her great -grandma:)
    and YAY for the exercise.

  21. I love unpacking in a new house :o)
    Awesome pics! That Andrew is pretty cute :oÞ

  22. Oh my goodness...that little Rena. What a cutie-patootie!

  23. Chris-

    I am so glad that you are enjoying your new home. It sounds wonderful! I enjoyed seeing the family. Being close I am sure that you will see a lot more of them and get to enjoy the grandkids way more often!

  24. you have a beautiful family...

  25. Aw!!! I'm so happy for you! Family visits and such a sharp house. Sigh. Yay.


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