Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Warm Glow











Master J batting in his second grade cricket grand final














Sunrise

You know how sometimes you have a very special day which  leaves you glowing inside and out, a heart warming and rewarding day in every sense. We had one of these days on the weekend.

It began with the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen from our back deck. I was tempted to grab my camera and run to the river where I may enjoy it even more but my mornings don't allow this. As the household woke we began to celebrate Miss E's 21st birthday. Miss G made fresh croissants for all as a delicious breakfast treat.

We watched three of our children play in two senior's cricket grand finals during the afternoon. "Our" team won both games. The third grade game (Miss G and Miss N) was particularly exciting as they came back in the last 45 minutes to win against an ill mannered team which had been undefeated all season. A sweet victory indeed.

My mother-in-love enjoyed watching her grandchildren play cricket too, even though the day was hot. As the sun sank low we headed home for a family birthday dinner and homemade black forest trifle birthday cake!

A day to remember, with a warmed heart.


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34 comments:

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow, beautiful sunrise! I'm glad your family had such a wonderful day - and a very happy birthday to Miss E!

Cinzia said...

Happy Birthday to Miss E!!! I have the same Mac because it is wonderful!!! You have a wonderful family, Karen!
Cinzia

Giga said...

Wszystkiego najlepszego dla córki.Cały ten dzień był szczęsliwy dla Twojej Rodziny. Pozdrawiam.
All the best for your daughter. The whole day was lucky for your family. Yours.

DeniseinVA said...

All wonderful photos and a delightful read.

Lisa said...

It sounds like such a wonderful day! Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Cathy said...

O, Karen...that is what my heart was saying...O, Karen how beautiful. Don't we have so much to be thankful for?

Tricia said...

That sounds like a wonderful day! Don't you just love those moments where you feel so happy and content?! Happy birthday to your daughter :)

Beth said...

The sunrise is beautiful!!

The birthday celebration sounds like so much fun. And homemade trifle cake. Yum!!

Gillian Olson said...

What a perfect day, and one to remember for a long time.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Happy birthday to Miss E! What a loving family you have.

geanina said...

what a perfect day!:)

Elise Lea said...

Beautiful memories for a beautiful family on a beautiful day! What more could you ask for! Congrats to Miss E on her birthday, hope it was as lovely for her as your pictures showed.

LisaS said...

Such a nice day! Lovely shots.

Linda R said...

Sounds like a perfect day indeed. Happy Birthday to Miss E. They sure do grow up way to fast don't they!

Love that sunrise shot.

Hugs~

Deanne Langford said...

Looks like a wonderful day! Congratulations to Miss E on her 21st!

Karen said...

So glad this day was perfect for you and your family. Nice sunrise shot.

flowersandhome said...

Beautiful pictures to remember this wonderful day by. I especially love the one with the birthday girl and the little sister in front of the delicious looking desert with cherries(?). Love those long thin candles as well. Never seen those before!
Happy Birthday Miss E!
Marian

pattisjarrett said...

Happy birthday, Miss E! It does look like a beautiful day from the start. That would be a sweet victory, as you mentioned. The cake looks and sounds delicious!

Nayana Donga said...

A very Happy Birthday to miss E, she looks very beautiful :) What a great way to start morning by looking at that sunrise, though I have to admit lately I am not a morning person but My son is going to start preschool soon so from today we have started a habit of getting early so it doesn't feel like that day is taking over on me ..lol

MaryL said...

So beautiful... you are TRULY blessed!! Happy birthday to Miss E!!

trishie said...

Sounds like a very beautiful and special day indeed. Happy birthday to Miss E.

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Kukkaiselämää - My flowering life said...

Such a beautiful sunrise! You had a lovely day! Happy Thursday!

Seeing Each Day said...

Yes, you're right, I did completely enjoy this post. Can't believe you have a 21 yr old - my goodness. There's so many happy moments in this sequence. And if it's not too late could you please PLEASE save me some of the Black Forest trifle. Renee

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Oh Renee, you are too late....it was absolutely delicious! I hope we see it around again - soon!

:)

Sarah Jane said...

Gorgeous pictures. I love it when a day goes perfectly from start to finish, when everyone is happy and everything is good. I'm glad to hear that you had such a day.
Sarah xx

PS I'd love to try making croissants, but have never actually looked for a recipe. :-)

s.c said...

Ha ,your on your best in telling and showing a little reportage of family life. Over a hundred years someone just picks out your blog and use it as a history of family life in australia. Well done.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Looks like it was such a wonderful day!! Those croissants looks amazing :)

amanda said...

What a beautiful day, it warmed my heart too, just reading about it.

When I think of you and your children, birthdays and activities, I think of one of my favorite little sayings pertaining to life with my own familly, "If you think my hands are full, you should see my heart."

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Amanda that is so true, beautifully expressed!

Filip and Kristel said...

Nice serie of pictures, love the smiles.

Greetings,
Filip

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

Days like that, surrounded by loved ones and happy memories, they can't be beat! Lovely images!!

Carole M. said...

beautiful family moments; great celebrations; well done

Nicky @ Awesomeville said...

Such lovely sentiments to go with lovely pictures!

Jeanne said...

So glad that you had a wonderful family day to remember! Hard to believe that your daughter is 21. She is just lovely and that cake looked beautiful! So many wonderful memories all of your children will have!

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