Monday, December 31, 2012

RIGHT NOW





It's with sunburnt skin and bulging baby bump that I sit at this computer. Days have passed since i've dedicated any amount of time to the internet, abandoning it for real life, sunshine and the crystal waters of our local beaches.

Right now Dave is surfing, the kids are splashing in a little plastic wading pool, the dishwasher and the ceiling fan are competing for white noise domination and lego lines the floors of just about every room. It's a picture of domestic perfection.*

Tonight, once the kids have devoured the hot dogs I plan to make them, Dave and I will sit down with a cold drink and cheese platter and talk about the year that has been and the year that is to come. We might make a resolution or two, laugh about some of our adult tantrums (okay, mostly mine) and dream about a future where a mortgage does not exist.

We'll be grateful that we've had the opportunity to realise some of our dreams from 2012 (we did eat a lot of good food from our garden and manage to save a bit of money) and push on towards becoming a little less dependant on supermarket giants whilst resisting the temptation to become total food wankers in the process.

Whatever you're doing to bring in the new year, I hope it's fabulous.

xo em


p.s Tomorrow, on the 1st January 2013 i'll be starting the Artists Series I mentioned a while a ago. I've got some really exciting artists in the mix!



*as I typed that Zeph ran over Pippi's toe on a tryke. picture complete.


18 comments:

  1. Oh dear Lord Em! Your bedroom looks just like mine in 'The Truth' post! I don't feel so bad anymore but totally normal!!

    Have a lovely New year and I hope it brings all the happiness, wealth, health and love it has on offer :) You'll be welcoming a new little soul to the world next year - Very exciting...

    Sophie xo

    P.S. I have really enjoyed your space this year and can't wait to see what wonders you have install :)

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  2. I wish you the happiest of New Years! Thanks for keeping it real. :)

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  3. Happy New Year to you and your lovely family. I have really enjoyed following your journey this year. Can't wait to see what you have install for this space next year :)

    Casey x

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  4. Emily, it was SO lovely to get your comment over on my humble blog. Little words of encouragement can go such a long way! So thank you for stopping by to say hello. I've had lots of fun looking back through your posts and getting a picture of life with your little family. I will be keeping up with things (as best as possible...) from now on. I just loved being pregnant so I hope you are enjoying it 3rd time around too - what a gift it is that we women get to carry life like we do!

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  5. Emily,
    It blows me away that while you are sitting there underneath of a blowing ceiling fan, I'm sitting here cozied up in flannel jammies, socks and woolen slippers! A very happy 2 0 1 3 to you from Portland, Oregon. And, oh!, I am so excited about your new artist series!

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  6. perfection indeed. I just had to take a breather on the balcony while trying to finish my wrap post because the catfight next to me was going to break me!!! happiest of evenings to you and dave, em. looking forward to seeing what's in store for 2013 xx

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  7. happy 2013 Em...whilst we didnt become food wankers either...one of us (hint...not me!) did a barista course this year (just for fun!) and they are now officially a coffee wanker!...and is told so on a regular basis. She wants to do a more advanced course (yes they exist!) next year....ive hidden the brochure!
    all the best for the coming year...lots of excitment ahead for you. spread your wings, dont be afraid, live laugh and love!! ( i know you already do those things!)
    allison x

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  8. Happy new year to you, lovely lady. Wishing you a wonderful 2013... xx

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  9. Happy new year!
    I know 2013 is going to be a wonderful one for you and your family!

    I am so glad I found you and your blog in 2012...I look forward to spending 2013 reading your words and admiring your photos!

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  10. Food wankers! I love that term, i'll have to start using it! Happy New Year to you & your expanding little family, what an exciting year it will be for you all.

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  11. Glad i'm not the only one who has adult tantrums! happy 2013!

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  12. Glad i'm not the only one who has adult tantrums! happy 2013!

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  13. Love love love your words Em, can always relate to them so whole-heartedly. I haven't had a lot of time for the online world of late either, not so much by choice, but by circumstance. It's a beautiful time of year to just soak it all up. Happy New Year my friend, I am sure it will be a cracker for everyone at The Beetle Shack xoxo

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  14. Oh and yes, I have had a few 'adult' tantrums today also. I'm very disappointed in myself, giant over-tired baby I am ;) xo

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  15. Happy New Year to you Emily, and to your lovely family. I hope 2013 brings you much laughter and happiness. Gillian x

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  16. Happy Happy New Year Em! All the very best for 2013! :)

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  17. A very happy new year to you and your gorgeous family! I always love visiting you here. xo

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  18. Great to hear you are having some time out and enjoying being a fam of 4. Hope summer pregnancy is treating you well and you aren't melting. Always nice to have a little break, switch off all the distractions and tune in to family life 100%. That has been my aim these holidays and it's been a treat ;-)

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

xo em