Tuesday, January 29, 2013

oh happy day

 Yee Haa. I may be just a little excited today. Actually there are a number of things that make me happy today.
Ill start off with today...and work my way backwards.
The exciting news of the day is that the kids went back to school today. A little earlier than some of your kids...but...we started the holidays way back at the beginning of December, so its been a long one. Joe woke up and was ready, dressed, fed and had made his lunch before Miss Joy had even woken up. She had surprisingly slept in longer than usual. Weird.
They have new Smiggle back packs and duraseal covered books, all ready to start the new year. What can I say, I loved school and they do too.Both of them are starting in a new class room and with new teachers. Aw they are growing up. 
Zak zak also went to play school this morning (his one of two mornings a week), so I had the whole morning free. I met a lovely friend for coffee and breaky. 

And then I went and saw a movie, a tear jerker. I don't normally cry in movies but the movie "The Impossible" was incredibly emotional. Its a true story survival tale of a family caught in 2004 Boxing Tsunami. Amazingly realistic  I saw the trailer when I went to see Les Miseables and got I got teary just watching the trailer!

Yesterday I went to a beautiful baby shower. We had to bring a baby photo, and do the match the baby photo with the person game. Surprisingly every single person guessed me right?!

What a cutie. Recently I was visiting with my uncles, and they told me about when I went to Fiji as a baby they would carry me through town showing me off. What a sight that would have been, a couple of Indian teenage boys showing off a chubby little white baby. They relished in the ooh and aahing apparently.

Remember last post about me mentioning going to Christchurch? Well its all on! Plane tickets with Paisely Jade are all paid for. Rego is in for the blogger conference. I have picked all the social-able electives, because really the only reason I'm going down  for is the friendships. The only reason I blog really is for the friendships to be honest. Looking forward to spending my birthday weekend with some groovy gals. 

Speaking of groovy blog girls. I caught up with  Gail and Meghan on the weekend. Meghan has been planning her Northland trip for months, so to finally have it all happen was very cool. Of course the Whangarei Bloggers tried their hardest to behave in public, but we always seems to be the rowdy ones in the place. Too much laughing. Meghan assures me we didn't scare her off...talking about death and heaven and colonoscopies at the dinner table. Oh well that's just how we roll. 
And so lovely to catch up with Gail after following her China travels for the last couple of years. Amazing chick and amazing family. Her kids are almost exactly the same age as mine. Quite uncanny. 
The lame blogger I am, I forgot to take pics. Fortunately I am always sure that Paisley Jade will take her camera...or have her instagram machine. See here for the fun 

See what I mean about the friendships? I would never have met these girls if it weren't for blogging.What I have learnt from my couple years of blogging is if you want to make friendships through blogging, you connect though commenting on blog posts. Commenting shows you care and a reciprocal relationship can be built. It is silly to assume that because you comment on someones blog, that they must in turn do the same to you...it wont always happen, so don't be offended. just keep it fun people!
Well that my 2 cents worth today.

Any hoo where was I? Oh yes...things that make me happy today. 

Finding a quiet place on my new swing seat to read the Good Book.

Enjoying Christine Caines book "Undaunted", and looking forward to getting into the next biography. 

So much to be thankful for.
Oh happy day.

{ ADDIT: I just wanted to add in that bit about the comments thing...am I in NO way fishing for more comments for MY blog...im happy with the fact that anyone besides my family reads it all...I was just merely writing it for some peoples benefit who haven't quite been able to find friendship yet...that all :) }


Leonie said...

Can.not.wait for school tomorrow!
And then Im taking myself off to see that movie because I found the trailer really emotional too!

And you were a cute as baby Jackie...definitely can tell its you!

See you for our party on the plane! woohoo for april birthdays.

Widge said...

LOVE everything in this post J!
Laughed out loud at your image of your uncles carrying you around Fiji.
And that movie looks amazing.
Can not wait to finally meet you face to face in April!
man I totally wish I could hang out at a Whangarei bloggy catch up sometime, you guys sound heaps of fun...maybe one day hey!!
My kids are all back to school tomorrow whoooooooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Miriam said...

Yay!! I love when everything good comes in on top of itself. Can't wait to meet you soon :o) and on your birthday too - rad!

Rachel Kate said...

Always enjoy reading your blog... even if I don't comment ;)

meg said...

Oh I got all teary watching the trailer at the movies too. I'm actually not sure if I'll go and see it because I might just cry so hard and freak people out!

Clare Hubbard said...

What a cutie pie! Awesome to see your kids are all ready for school... Isaiah has been at the ELC at our school since last Wed and is doing well. Love your posts Jacksta!

PaisleyJade said...

That movie sounds awesome, as do your books. Love this post -school is crazy!!

Sima J said...

Ooo those books look interesting you'll have to let us know if they're any good when you're done ;-)

Meghan Maloney Photography said...

It was a very HAPPY day meeting you - I love the look of the books you are reading - would you loan either out when you're done?! I too want to see that movie (but a bit scared to at the same time) and what a happy wee bubba you were - think I'd have guessed you from a line up!

Ange - Tall, Short and Tiny said...

How cute are your kids?! Gorgeous photo. I've heard such good things about 'The Impossible', sounds like a tissue-toter for sure!
Eeek, I'm so excited about April and meeting all you awesome girls in Chch - I went for all the social options too. Fun times!!

Gail said...

So loved catching up with you. And your kids are gorgeous. Gorgeous.

Look forward to hearing about that Christine Cain book. I havent read anything by her in AGES.

Sophie Slim said...

Hope your kids have had a great first week back!

That movie trailer! MY GOODNESS. I'm a pregnant ball of tears right now. :'(