Monday, 27 October 2008

My blog has been very neglected lately - but we have been very busy in the Marzie household. Extended family has been to visit us here in Australia from the USA and Tasmania! We are just getting back into normal programming.

WARNING: photo heavy post

We all headed up to Bright which is in the beautiful North East of Victoria - a perfect spot for families - there is so much to do for everybody. The weather was absolutely perfect - we spent most of the time out of doors - bikes, kayaks and walking. The 9 cousins had the best time together - 8 boys and one girl!. Bridie is the newest addition and as she lives in the States our times together will be few and far between. I had my 'baby fix' looking after her a few time and of course, I sewed a few dresses for her and you will see some of them in the photos. She really is a beautiful baby - in nature and to look at (or maybe I am just a very biased aunty!)

The only downer was a tummy bug was going around and knocked us all around for a bit. The good thing about kids is that they bounce back quick! The adults took a bit longer to get back into the swing of things. We heard a couple of the hospitals in the area were quarantined because of it too, I think it must be the change of season.

I am now having to think about the real world again - like housework!

Here are a few snaps of our time in Bright.

Sleeping Baby
Sleeping Bridie
The Rail Trail Bright Victoria
The track right next to our house
The View from my Breakfast
Breakfast view
gorgeous gardens
I have a new lens for my camera
My new lens
Bridie wearing a dress I made for her
Bridie in the dress I made her Oliver + S
Handmade shoes
Bridie wearing a dress I made for her

A portrait
Laughing Bridie
Cousins playing in the creek
Cousins throwing rocks in the river
Cousins Riding in Bright

Bridie and Grandma
Bridie and Grandma


Hoppo Bumpo said...

Your niece is adorable! What great photos.

A trip to Bright would have been beautiful (maybe without the tummy bugs though?).

Linda said...

oh she is such a sweetie! great photos!! Shame you all got sick but it looks like a lovely spot!!

fi said...

what lovely shots cathy, so glad you had a good break.Miss you lovely, fi xox

Cascade Lily said...

Cathy, Bridie is so cute I am commenting on this post a second time! Love, love, love the outfit you made for her. Too cute. She is gorgeous too. Sorry you all got sick though!

Louise said...

Cathy she is absolutely adorable. What a sweet little face and what a lucky little girl to have all those lovely cousins to look after her. Gorgeous photos of the boys too. Loving the little outfit - you are soooo good at the children's clothes. See you tomorrow!

mixtapezine said...

those photos sum up what life is all about
treasure every moment
you are ace my love
justine xx

traceyboop said...

Oh Cathy, the dress and booties you made Bridie are so beautiful... you make such lovely things. x

periwinkle said...

looks like a gorgeous place - your niece is so cute and her clothes adorable ( especially the shoes )
lisa x

Christie said...

I don't know what kind of lense you got, but those photos are fantastic!

broderie said...

beautiful photos of a lovely time spent with family in such a lovely place. that baby would melt any heart, beautiful bridie!

Corrie said...

awwwww they are all such cute photos and how cute is bridie!!!!!!!!

Rachelmp said...

What beautiful photos! Looks like you had a great time Cathy