What a roller coaster the last week has been! Nothing has been "normal" around here for days and the highs and lows of the week are finally coming to a close. I have been so excited to have James home after 6 months away in the UK. To raise the excitement even more, my Mum has been here, close enough to visit.... my brother has been up from Melbourne, and my Dad is back from a 2 month trip to the NT... So much family, but so little time to see everyone. Don't worry, I crammed as much family time as I could into the time I had!!!!
It was so good to have James home, but we only had him here for 2 days. He is now on his way to Perisher to work in the snowfields as he did last year. He'll be away for another 3 months. Those 2 days were crazy!
There was so much to do before he headed off again and luckily I had those days off work so I could do all that running around with him.
All the family got together for dinner the first night he arrived, and poor James was so jet lagged, but he did stay awake for dinner... He slept in the car on the way home though. I just had to take a photo of my mum with the Hogs Breath Cafe Hog!!! It was a great night and I was able to catch up with my Dad as well.
Earlier in the week I caught up with my brother for lunch and we had a wonderful day together. I took this photo of him along the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the view was fantastic.
One of the loveliest things about James homecoming was this...
He hadn't been home more than 15 minutes and the boys had their guitars out and playing together. I didn't realise how much I miss the boys singing and playing their guitars. I just love it when they get together and do this. At least they got the chance on his first day here... the second day was just chaotic!!!!
He's still driving today to get to Perisher, so I can't wait to hear from him when he gets there.
Even though all the time with my family was short, it was also precious and I loved every second of it. However it is leaving me a little flat today......
Those roller coaster highs and lows certainly take it out of me!!!
Hopefully I will be back to normal (as normal as I can be!!) soon... and actually do some sewing and stitching!
I also wanted to thank everyone who sent all the lovely wishes and left comments to enjoy having James home. I really appreciate you taking the time to say so many lovely, warm things and it is really appreciated.
Have a great week!