Every year, for almost the entire the month of January, I have to endure something both hideous and torturous. Its the same, year after year and you'd think I'd have learned by now that its coming and figure out a way to put a stop to it?
Yes its called "watching the tennis" and my husband likes to punish me with it year after year. This brings back boring, horrible memories of having to sit through the "Summer of Tennis" season with my mum when I was a kid. Just the sound of that tennis ball being struck back and forth, back and forth, the grunting, monotonous line calls and slow commentary makes me want to drift off to sleep. The sound will forever remind me of lazy, hot summer days and long boring school holidays!
My husband of course just laughs and tells me this is his payback for him having to endure 11 months of the year with endless cooking shows (seriously, how can he not enjoy Jamie Oliver?), dancing shows and reality TV. So for the month of January, I act like a very patient wife and endure with limited eye-rolling. We only have one TV in the house (the other TV is in the studio) so there is no escape! And to make matters worse, miss 7 loves it too so they love to tease me about it!
But now, alas, the finals have been played... and while my poor husband mopes about the fact that its finished for another year (and there is now apparently nothing on TV worth watching), I'm silently and secretly doing a little happy dance... hehe... and now back to our regular programming!
Do you have to put up with your significant other's TV shows, for the sake of peace, too? Which show is it at your house?
Lisa and her extended family shared a lovely afternoon with me in a fabulous park recently - all was not too fabulous to start with though as when I arrived on location, my favourite shooting spot was fenced off and being dug up by excavators! Not happy!!
All was not lost though as we had plenty of other areas to explore and of course the adorable Master Leo and his new baby sister Layla to keep us occupied!
Here is a few of my favourites from the day!
Thank you Lisa and your beautiful family for sharing your morning with me!
Happy New Year! Ok seriously, where have the last few weeks gone? One minute it was Christmas, and the next, the kids are about to start school. I don't know about you, but its gone really fast! Our lazy holidays have been blissful - lots of swimming, catching up with friends, riding quad bikes and days out. My husband took some time out and we enjoyed a few sleep-ins, late nights and just relaxing - its been heavenly! We've been trying to get back into some sort of routine this week though, no more late nights or sleeping in - its time to get back to normality.
Next Monday will be a big day here when our littlest one embarks on his school journey - Prep! I would not say he is excited, in fact, any mention of starting at "big school" is met with a shrug of indifference. Not even new lunchboxes, book-lists arriving, new school shoes and uniform try-ons has sparked much interest. There is a little bit of anxiety going on and its caught me a bit by surprise. This is in stark contrast to miss 7, who is dying with excitement to get back to school and find out who her new teacher is for the year.
Me - I'm excited for what the new year holds - its the year of big plans and working hard to achieve those dreams.
I'm so looking forward to sharing a wonderful 2017 with you - I cant wait to meet many new faces this year - it is gonna be awesome!
Following on from the last two blog posts (here and here) our second day of fundraising shoots on the mountain was blessed with a beautiful clear morning, sunny skies and lots of smiling, happy faces! Here's a few of my favourites from this session:
I have one more day of these fabulous mini shoots to share - I absolutely LOVED meeting so many new faces from the community during these fundraising days! Until next time...
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.