Andrew’s Big Birthday Gift

We already have 2 kids that have left home and now live in the city and we know these moments are not nearly often enough.

Abi just got back from Europe a couple of weeks ago. We are so glad to have her back.

Last weekend was the first time, since Christmas, we have had the whole family together. Abi had just flown in from her travels in Europe, Sam had picked up Jenna down from the Auckland Airport.

All arriving in time for Dad’s Birthday.

What a great weekend it was! We all slept together in the yurt.

As if to celebrate the occasion we had a Hungi with a group that was up for the weekend. This was followed by a trip down to a friends house for her party and a lamb on a spit.

The next morning me and the girls made a half dozen birthday pies for Andrew to share with everyone. Thanks to …. who sent us half a dozen pie tins from America! Only a small bit of pie was left in a tin for Andrew to smuggle back into the yurt for a mini feast of his favourite dessert.

A great weekend.

One of those great times when your smile goes deep down inside from the top of your head to the tip of your toes.



  • deanna on April 20, 2013

    How am I just seeing this now? LOVE the family picture, love the pies. I just snooping around remembering your visit! Hope you all are well. =)

  • Cathryn Camisa on January 17, 2013

    I love that shot…

  • Jessica on October 17, 2012


    • Jessica on October 17, 2012

      At second glance, it almost looks like Hannah was pasted in there! I like the addition to the family. xo

  • Tammy White on October 5, 2012

    Awesome photo! I almost didn’t recognize Elizabeth!

  • Lisa Jackson on September 16, 2012

    Great photo. Everyone looks so happy.