Friday, January 18, 2008


I can't believe a whole month has past since I last blogged. We've been to the end of the earth and back - o.k so the signpost at bluff probably isn't exactly the end of the earth but close enough.

27 days, 942 photos, 53 one way bridges, many hours driving, 6 nights in a tent, beautiful dry summer weather and a million family memories made.

There are an unbelievable amount of e-mails, blogs and forum posts to catch up on - if anything really important has happened you'd better let me know!

Sorry if you live somewhere near where I visited and we didn't catch up. Plenty of excuses to give - ranging from no cell phone coverage, to timing etc... but basically I was too chicken and I figured you'd all be busy having a good time with your own families.

Here's a quick overview of what I've been up to:

Christmas with the cousins - spot the kid who didn't want his photo taken.

Becka riding the neighbor's horse - no our back lawn is not big enough for one of her own!

The butterfly place in Dunedin - really worth going to if you live anywhere near.

Our accommodation in Cromwell. Crazy place where the temperatures were in the mid 30's yet there was snow on the hills. The lake was just beautiful and much time was spent close to the water.

The blue pools somewhere on the way to Haast. The water was icy cold.

West coast beaches in the evenings were stunning...

although the waves were a bit aggressive at times.

The famous glaciers.

I have done absolutely no scrap booking for what seems like ages, even the smallish bag of scrap supplies we dragged around the south island didn't come out of the car. Of course I've made up for that in photos and memories that are now bursting to be scrapped - lets hope I haven't forgotten how.


Haylee said...

Wow, sounds like you had a lovely time. Beautiful photos, but I can't believe you took almost 1000 photos, ok yes I can, I would have done the same! I think I took about 200 photos on Christmas day!

Hannah said...

Welcome home!! A whole month away! Wow, I can't imagine how much fun you must have had, getting away from everything and making family memories.
I love the photos, and I'm positive you haven't forgotten how to scrap, so I look forward to seeing them on layouts in the near future! ;-)

Vicki said...

Welcome home Beverley. Sounds like a really fantastic holiday and love the photos.

Good luck with the sorting and scrapping of them.

Yvette said...

Nice to 'see' you again. It sounds like you had an awesome holiday. I can't wait to see some awesome layouts from your adventures.
You forget how to scrap? Never!

Karen L said...

So good to have you back Beverley but it does sound like you have had a wonderful time away. We also had a month away and I haven't scrapped in simply ages either, although i might try and remedy that in the next little while. Your photos look terrific and I can't wait to see what you scrap with them.

Trina said...

Wow, looks like you had a wonderful holiday. Gorgeous photos! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

Mrs Frizz said...

Yep me too - gorgeous pics ... look forward to seeing your creativity. Was looking forward to seeing you as well ... ya chicken - said nicely, honest!!!! I don't bite - too often!!!

Next time, no excuses. Promise?!?!?!? [Hannah will tell you I don't bite].

Trace said...

Welcome home! Looks like an awesome trip - those blue pools look so all the photos.

Shell said...

You've taken some gorgeous photos so imagine how wonderful all the layouts you'll make are going to be! So pleased you had a wonderful family time :)

Debbie said...

Welcome home Beverly, sounds like an amazing trip and can't wait to see all your pics on layouts!