Saturday, December 16, 2017


Today we head up to Auckland to spend the day with Steve, Bex and the boys.... as it is Dante's 5th Birthday.

There isn't a big party planned, they have far too much on right now with their move happening in under a week!

So, just a little gathering of a couple of his friends from Kindy and us.

While we are up there we plan on doing a drive by of their new home, and have a look around the area.  I want to show Keera her new school too.

She is super excited!  So many changes for all of them... new home, new car, new school, new SISTER/DAUGHTER!  

So as you can imagine, it's going to be a BIG day for everyone. 

We are leaving asap, so I better get a move on.  Luckily, we have a friend here in town coming over to check on the puppies for us a couple of times today, so I don't have to worry about them.  Yaaaa.

We should be back by dinnertime... so catch you then!


ABOVE:  I made a couple of Mug Rugs (Coasters) last night.  I had forgotten how much fun they are to make.

4.50 pm:  And finally home after a long, hot, enjoyable day.

Some photos:

ABOVE:  Hugs with the Birthday Boy.

 ABOVE: Lunch time!
Silence... for just a little while.

ABOVE:  Happy snaps during the day.

 ABOVE:  Gorgeous wee Sophie, hasn't been all that keen on Steve before today... but TODAY?  Decided he was rather lovely! So bloody cute.

ABOVE: Sophie's Mummy, Nicky.  LOL... sorry Chick... you really did set yourself up for that picture!   At least you tried... I was no way in hell gunna do it.  *smiles*

After the party, we went over to check out the new house/school and beach.  Which was nice... lovely area to be living in.

Then we went back to Steve and Bex's for a little while before coming home.

Puppies and Coco were just fine, such a relief to find Coco STILL at home!  I was worried she would do everything she could to escape, but NOPE, we have finally foiled her best attempts obviously.

10.41 pm:  After dinner we had a visit from Russell and Ange, which was lovely.  We might see them on Christmas Day all going well.

Time to sign off for the day.


  1. Happy 5th birthday to Dante. Have a wonderful day up in Auckland ☺

  2. Happy Birthday to Dante. Hope you all have a great day.

  3. Have fun today - exciting times ahead for everyone and Happy Birthday Dante!!

  4. looks like u have had an awesome day

  5. What a beautiful picture of Steve and Dante...

  6. Happy Birthday Dante!! Looks like a fab party and I had to laugh at the quiet for a minute part. My nieces and nephews parties are rather noisy too.

  7. Ahh I missed saying Happy Birthday to Dante so exciting school.....


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