Sunday, January 6, 2013

STILLS: A WEEKLY COLLECTION {the holiday roundup}







1. Our holidays began a little like this. We all had a flu, knocking us out for days and meaning we missed out on a Christmas activity or two. On the bright side, it set a really lovely pace for the holiday season.
2. A Christmas sky. A celebration in the heavens.
3. The only photo I took on Christmas morning at our place. I was well and truly swept away in the magic of seeing my children unwrap their gifts. Composition, lighting and focus could not have been further from my mind.
4. I may or may not have bought these for myself my children. We went octanauts crazy.
5. Christmas with Dave's family. See those hot young ladies, I get to call them my sisters and i'm happy about it.
6. Seriously Lady Baby, must you be so bloody adorable?
7. Planting a new apple tree.
8. I made Dave and Zeph climb the back fence at my parents place to gather me oodles of hydrangeas. Their technique was interesting- Dave would cut one, pass it to Zeph who would then eagerly run to the fence and throw it at me.
9. Dinners on the back deck with the sea breeze, mosquitoes and an icy jug of lime cordial. Perfect? Pretty much.
10. Key Lime Pie. Made with love for a gathering of wonderful friends.
11. How we spent every other day.

I've just listed a few collections of vintage kids clothing for sale on my Facebook page, if you're interested pop over here and take a look.

If you've blogged about your holidays i'd love for you to add the link below so we can visit.

The Beetle Shack
The Beetle Shack

19 comments:

  1. Looks lovely- love the change of pace at this time of the year xx

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  2. Yeah, that Lady Baby shot had me with all her gorgeousness!!! and as for crappy shots chrissy morning, I'm pretty sure all mine are blurred rubbish...too excited about the kids excitement!!! looks like you had a wonderful festive season xx

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  3. Sounds like a lovely Christmas and a great way to spend the holidays (minus the sick part of course!)

    We're octanauts crazy too!

    xo

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  4. Yay to Capn Barnacles and his burly crew of...marine...people? My second boy has not let the gup thingy out of range and boy 1 is totally jealous... the octopod will reside here come march too... i quite like role playing Kwazi! And my ever conservative number 1 is partial to a bit of peso rescuing...

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  5. oh and how cool is the guppy thingy pipe thingy that connects to the captain! Such good play... yes I am a grown women enjoying plastic fantastic play with my 3 boys... shame?????

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  6. Would have to be my favourite set of stills so far! What a perfect Aussie Chrissie. And morning pictures...didn't take one single one...but I can still see their faces :)
    Wishing you beautiful days lovely Em :) x
    P.S. And why oh why are you selling all that heavenly vintage baby wear when you have a new poppet coming into the world this year...or is this just the tip of the iceberg ;) x

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  7. gorgeous pics Em. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and, your bump is growing beautifully :) x

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  8. A beautiful collection of memories there. Happy New year and happy summer days ahead . xx

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  9. oh my, what beautiful photos! Sleeping children are so perfectly yummy, aren't they?

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  10. Em, your photography skills are just beautiful, you have come a long way! xxx

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  11. Woah! How identical are your two in that first pic?
    We have nought photos of xmas day here..to busy enjoying in the festivities.
    That pic of your girl is seriously GORGEOUS!
    x

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  12. Hi Em, am joining in with your weekly stills and Jodi's 52 project this year. Am planning to treat my camera with the respect it deserves this year by learning to use it properly! Your photos are gorgeous, hope everyone's feeling better now. Happy New Year to your sweet family x

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  13. What lovely photos! That Lady Baby of yours is just divine, though not so much a baby anymore. Wishing you all the best for this eventful year you have ahead of you ...

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  14. Those sleeping pictures are priceless - so precious! x

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  15. Gorgeous & such a lovely collection! Sorry I am late......! thanks for hosting x

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  16. Ah Em - You make the cutest of kidlets! You should totally think about having, you know, like another one :)

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

xo em