Friday, 29 May 2009

Trails and Outward bound

Just a very quick post tonight. All of our children are away for the night, Cody has an 18th birthday to attend at some high country station. Aimee is looking after Uncle Davids children's for the night and Camden is away for the night as he is heading off for a hunting trip with friends early in the morning. Ye Harr, for the first time all year we might not get woken up before 7am on a Saturday morning!!
Andrew and I are about to watch a movie so that will be nice.
Our exciting news for the week was , firstly Aimee completed the Rail trail this week , she was the first girl home and bet a good chunk of the boys as well! Go Aimee!!!
Now, she was still buzzing about that when she found out yesterday that she scored the Outward Bound Scholarship from her school and received a bonus $200 from the principle!! So again...Go Aimee!! It has been one of Aimee's dreams since form one to go to Outward Bound so we are thrilled for her. But I have to say that she is welcome to it, as she has chosen to go in the next school holidays...the middle of winter. Swims in the sea every morning and cold showers.... Crazy I reckon. Aimee sure does not take after me!!

Now just to finish, I have a couple of photos to share with you. I opened the door to wave goodbye to Camden as he headed for the bus stop on Tuesday morning and this is the scene that met my eyes as I glanced over our fence.... spot the frost on the hills and grass, and the mist rising from the river....
Half an hour latter I braved the chill to pop out and take a second photo
Its little moments like these that I often do not take the time out to notice... and goodness me, I must remember to stop more often. How wonderful it is to life in the country..I should add the only sound to be heard was the river flowing in the distance
Message to self.... Be thankful for the small things in my life

2 comments:

Annasmama said...

Hi Sonya, oh wow, the image that you see outside your door is unbelievably beautiful!!! How peaceful and calm, so good for the soul.
Really enjoyable view.

Congrats to Aimee, what a success!!!

And for you tow: Enjoy your day off, your free time without kids! ;-))
Hugs from Renate

Robyn said...

Hullo, wow that is fantastic news about Aimee, what an amazing opportunity. Have a great night too!! Love me xxxxxx

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