Happy New Year!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Dear Olive,
For the past two weeks, almost until the minute we walked back in the door, this life felt so far away. Like the hazy idea of a dream I knew I'd had but couldn't quite recall. There was nothing in the cicadas, the country air, the 3 o'clock beers, the morning swims, the paddocks, the constant eviction of the creepy crawlies, to remind us of this life. Our only real purpose for each day: eating and having fun. Both of which we were happy to fully oblige. Today, though, we are back. And our flat that we'd forgotten to remember feels so small compared with the peaceful expanse of Papa's property. And this life, the one that for two weeks felt so far away, is all too suddenly our only reality. How can that holiday feeling leave so fast? It was such a fantastic trip, full of laughs and love - you had a complete blast, staying up late, eating ice cream for the first time, perfecting the art of the bush wee. We had a super fun christmas day with my family, and a new years brought in with a few friends over a BBQ. Without dissections of the old year, or predictions for the coming. It was relaxed, it was easy. It was such fun. And unfortunately, a distant memory now*. Happy New Year to all!
These photos taken on a particularly memorable picnic in the Promised Land, by the Never Never Creek. It is as fantastical as it sounds. On this day, the stars aligned for the three of us and it was all perfect.
*I really shouldn't complain too much, Shane doesn't start work for another week, so this week we're holidaying at home!








17 comments:

MamaJots said...

it sounds perfect and the scenery is stunning. happy new year Kellie. i always happy sigh when i read your posts...they are beautiful. i haven't left a comment in a while and with not too much care for new year's resolutions i have decided to make one though...more comments for dear olive. enjoy your holidaying at home...we certainly are.

Greer said...

Yay! You're back. Looks, and sounds, blissful. xx

melynda said...

wow sounds amazing! happy new year :) love your shirt and glasses. nice to have you back!

m x

raisedbywolffs said...

What a lovely holiday, it would be hard to come back to reality!
Hope this week passes slowly so you can ease back in to normal life.

Lila

Rinny said...

that looks and sounds beautiful.
I know that strange feeling when you get back to the city and everything is so close and noisy.

The Franglaise said...

Sounds like you guys had an amazing time! There's nothing like a holiday in the country, is there. The peace and quiet is so blissful, especially for us city folks! Welcome back to reality lady. It's not that bad once you settle back in. Happy 2012 to you, Olive and Shane! xx
ps: lovely to see you pretty face up on the blog :)))

Nell said...

Happy new year! Hope being at home isn't too sucky - nothing worse than those post-holiday blues. Especially when they're mixed with post-Christmas blues! Still, lucky Shane getting to be home another week. Ben nearly cried when he had go back to work last Tuesday.

Loving your shirt and glasses btw, and Olive's expression in that second picture is nothing short of genius xx

Tash said...

Oh Kellie it sounds and looks like you had an amazing holiday. And Never Never Creek in the Promised Land, well it sounds like the perfect place to make beautiful memories to look back on for your little family :) xx

Crystal said...

Gosh, it sounds like heaven. I am so glad you had such a magical holiday x

Nell said...

Ps. Kellie, it's a scarf!! Completely awesome isn't it?! Ridiculous and random, but awesome all the same xx

Lizeylou said...

Oh how I have missed you.
Happy New year to you and your gorgeous family. Sounds like your holiday was just perfect.

thejadeleaf said...

Beautiful pics. Nice to have you back x

one claire day said...

I've missed you! So glad to hear you had such an awesome time away. Hold on to that feeling, Kel.. don't let it dissolve too quickly!

That first picture is just magic - the love, the light, the nudie bottom. Love x

one claire day said...

P.S - her face in the second pic is tootes cute! x

marci said...

such lovely photos! and your scarf is gorgeous!

Kate said...

That looks amazing! I'm officially jealous. :)

Katyha said...

what an amazing looking spot, perfect it seems for a little getaway from the craziness of Sydney

 

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