Fresh eyes and friendships…

I love having visitors here at Granite Glen. That fact is pretty well documented - even if I do struggle at times to fit it into our schedules. (Fun when we do though!)

It’s so nice to have a great excuse to just SLOW DOWN for a bit, SHOW OFF our little bit of the world, and remember the IMPORTANT stuff.

Like great environments and awesome friendships…

tj_8969 eThose who have been around here a little while will know that my mate Jen makes me grin.  We have grinning competitions actually, and she wins hands-down.  How’s that for an awesome smile? Impossible to resist, really…

Her second visit to us came right amid my recent health discoveries, and I admit I used it to distract myself properly from the dramas unfolding there. Is that naughty? It was just so lovely to laugh, and catch up and watch our kids get to know each other too.

We managed to turn on a magic sunrise…

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Although most visitors snuggled deeper into their doonas for this one! LOL.

sunrise_9179 eMagoo and Macaroni, and Dash and Violet had the loveliest time…

tj_8990 e deep discussions about equestrian equipment…

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And trying it out (nice work!).

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Meeting iTunes

tj_9196 eMiddy the black witches cat….

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And OF COURSE Bay Leaf the bombproof cow.

tj_8996 eThere was lots of natterin’ and relaxin’ too…

tj_9002 fBefore some bush explorin’…

tj_9011 eUp the creek…

tj_9004 eWithout a paddle (or helmet)…

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Or shoes…

tj_9026 eOr cares-in-the-world…

tj_9028 eThey actually wanted to go swimming in the river too… clearly kids from sub-zero climates.  Brrrrr…

tj_9014 eHeeeeyyy… Sexy LA-dy!

(TJ Rockin’ the gumboots and the Big Girl camera!)

We did let the kids do some exploring around the river…

tj_9055 fWe all watched very closely…

tj_9052 eWith appropriate beverages in hand!

sunset_9044 eJenny, her sexy Mama, and my famous neighbour (and aunt) Bron of Boogal Cattle.

sunset_9060 eWho is married to this bloke – my uncle Tex!  I love this pic of him…. at sunset. He’s an old romantic, don’t ever let him tell you otherwise!

tj_9061We waited for a decent sunset (to round out a pretty nice bush day)… it looked a bit subdued and we almost gave up…

And then…

sunset_9088 eBoom!

sunset_9110 eMagic…

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Magic with some sweet little posers…

sunset_9121 eThat’s what I’m talkin’ about!

And to top it all off, our resident wanna-be musician got a lesson from a pro.

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TJ sharing a couple of tricks with an unblinking Dash.

How amazing is the world we live in?  For a ‘virtual friend‘, whom I met online about five years ago (we can’t recall exactly how) this girl brought some very real (and long-lasting) smiles into our lives.

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Thanks for sharing your gorgeous family with us!  And let us share a bit of our world with you… was lovely to see this place again through fresh eyes, and see our friendships echoing in our kids.

PS For her take on this same visit (she was quicker off the draw this time than me) check out Jen’s blog here.

4 Responses to “Fresh eyes and friendships…”

  1. Friendship is grand and oh so important for our existence! Lovely post.
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  2. She visited right when you needed that grin the very most.
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  3. Good friends and nature. You can’t get more healthy and healing than that! Xx
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  4. Fantastic timing on her visit. The kids look like they all had a great time. Hope your health is holding up.
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