Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Last Night at Home

I wasn't planning on blogging tonight but I just cannot bring myself to go to sleep. Knowing that it is only a matter of hours until I leave my wonderful home is haunting me. I put Nathy to bed and told him that we would be starting our trip tomorrow. He started crying and asked me if we could come back to our house when our holiday was over. :-(

We have just spent an awesome evening with our most amazing friends. Some awesome photos (and some not so awesome, thanks Jac) bought back some wonderful memories. We are a very very blessed family to have such a wonderful network of people.

We were commenting a few nights ago how sad it is that we let life get in the way of having such wonderful experiences with our friends. When did we stop going out on school nights, when did dinner parties become all too hard, when did we need to be home in time to put the kids to bed so they weren't grouchy the next day and when did it become OK not to see people for 4 years? (Peter & Trisha :-)

I am going to try and live life slightly differently, using this trip as a good starting point. It is like that email that always does the rounds.

"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth."

Neil's new saying is that "Life is not a dress rehearsal People." Why do we always take the people we care about the most for granted. Why do we let our so called busy lives get in the way of creating beautiful memories.

Plenty of time to sleep when we are dead. Lets give this life thing a damn good crack. Bring on the next adventure. xoxo


  1. Have a fantastic trip you guys will be missed....

  2. Hey Hemmo's, sorry we didn't catch up again before you went. Have a great time! Looking forward to your posts!
    The Barlows

  3. Just remember Neil if you are dancing please wear jocks!! have an amazing adventure guys & all the best for a brilliant future xx

  4. Hey Tan, looking forward to following the trip!
    There's a serious case of time evaporation happening in our house too.... =(

    Cas. =)

  5. Good luck and I look forward to some photos (but not of exchanges)

  6. At least you've done something with your time - 3 children, we've just indulged ourselves and travelled. Now you're travelling too so we're very envious. Hope you have a wonderful time. Tricia & Peter

  7. Live Live Live. Looking forward to reading about your adventures