Monday, March 5, 2012

The Warmth of Early Autumn


We had such a magical weekend here at The Beetle Shack. The humidity of Summer has given way to the warmth of early Autumn and on Sunday afternoon we made the most of it. Under the shade of the magnolia (which is hastily losing its leaves)  we set up the slip 'n' slide for a little family 'slide off'. We soaped that sucker up, prepared our launch pad and wasted the afternoon away.








Laughter came easily and once again the blessings of family were real to me.

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19 comments:

  1. You just can't beat the fun of a slip 'n' slide. Where were they for all those years? Thank goodness they came back. x

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  2. Looks so rad! Love the photos, and am super jealous. We had rain, although in QLD not as bad, but glad you were able to have so much fun! :)

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  3. Gorgeous photos, Em! And Dave's beard is quite impressive!

    I love slip and slides... but I can't help but cringe the whole time thinking someone is going to break something! xx

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  4. My word, these photos are something. You've captured those moments just perfectly through them. Just truly wonderful backyard memories. Your babies are SO adorable Em xo

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  5. My goodness that looks like awesome fun! Love your photos you've captured the light and colours so perfectly.

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  6. Em!
    These photos are too gorgeous!!!
    Especially the fourth one of your little man! So cute!
    Looks like you had a fabulous weekend! Jx

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  7. Looks so fun! These warm, sunny days feel like a gift. Kellie xx

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  8. Looks like you all had the best time.

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  10. Lovely photos filled with fun and sunshine!

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  11. You make me want to pull my finger out and do a camera course! they are amazing. Glad to know the diet stuff is helping. Watermelon was a killer for us, and grapes too as it is just so easy to eat a bucketload and then turn into exorcist child. melx

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  12. I love this time of the year..well in Sydney of course. Not over here. Hooray for Autumn. xx Ps Fun fun photos Em.

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  13. simply lovely. what a beautiful family you have. savor all these memories. so much love, kathleen

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  14. It was a magnificent day Emily, looks like a load of fun and no tears! I styed in most of the day working on a couple of DIY projects. Here's to crisp day ahead.

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  15. Ummm....you have a white picket fence and the best looking backyard in history. I'm so jealous!! Looks like such a fun day. How beautiful is that time of year. Love it x

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  16. Oh What fun!! I have such fond memories of slip and slides as a child and am very pleased to see them still in use! Sounds like you all had a magical weekend.

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  17. great photos! looks like they had loads of fun.
    C xox

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em