Saturday, November 5, 2016

Another Sister!




















It took very little time to realise what a special lady Master J had befriended over the last five months. There is so much to love about Miss J! We had the pleasure of spending a few short days together, including a visit to Iluka on Monday. The Iluka Nature Reserve never disappoints with its World Heritage listed rainforest right by the seaside. 

The rainforest walk meets the sea at the Iluka Bluff, where we all enjoyed searching among the many rock pools, spotting an amazing array of wildlife, including sea snakes! After spending the last 24+ years staying in safe areas, watching over our many babies and small children, I also am now having a chance to wander freely and explore - and loving it!

We even spotted some whales out to sea, a beautiful way to finish our walk. A very pleasant Monday afternoon indeed. 

Tuesday afternoon brought the beginning of a brand new adventure. Master J proposed to Miss J! And she said YES! He broke the news to his siblings by asking them if they would like another sister (we have six daughters and two sons). They were all very surprised - and very pleased! Master J doesn't waste time when he makes up his mind about something. The 'JJs', as Miss E (8) calls them, are now busily planning a wedding for early February, (just after Master J's 22nd birthday) before the 2017 Uni year commences. Exciting times ahead!


*Master J is studying engineering - his shirt defines Engineer as "Someone who does precision guesswork based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge. See also: wizard, magician". Love it!
**Miss J is studying teaching at the same Uni and has a wide range of interests - but not sport.
***Text for each photo will appear as you hover your cursor over it.  :)

25 comments:

s.c said...

What a great surroundings for the youngsters to grow up. Happiness and joy for all.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I was wondering if Miss J was going to be 'more' than just a friend/sister, and she is! That is such wonderful, happy news. Congrats to all of you. I am sitting here with a huge smile on my face and joy in my heart for this young couple.

The photos were outstanding. Such interesting and unique creatures with beautiful surroundings.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Erica Sta said...

Wonderful story and lovely too, dear Karen... Fantastic captures of nature. Great foto of all together.
Greetings from Augsburg

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thank you S.C., Lorraine and Erica. They are a wonderful couple. Our three older daughters were together in Sydney while the 'JJs' were with us, two of whom haven't met Miss J yet.

Dirk Rosin said...

fine bilder !

Cloudia said...

Such a fine day. Thank you for inviting us along

Julie said...

Congratulations - what an exciting and busy coupe of months you Will have.

Susan said...

Congratulations, that is very exciting news. Lots of fun and planning ahead.

Kim said...

Oh how exciting, happy and special times ahead for you all! Congratulations!

flowersandhome said...

Such joyful news. Congratulations! They are a beautiful couple. They look like the perfect match! Wishing them a full and happy life together.
And as always I am totally amazed by the wonderful nature you are surrounded with. So great you get to enjoy it freely as well now Karen.
Love,
Marian

SarahZ said...

Such wonderful creatures you have seen and handled!! Amazing photos! And love that you are enjoying the freedom to explore with your wonderful brood! And such exciting times and news with the JJs!! My heart swells for you all!! xoxo

Kirsten said...

Such a lovely day at the beach. Congratulations to your sweet family!

Marijke said...

Congratulations Karen, how exiting!

DeborahGun said...

How wonderful :-)

Sue said...


What wonderful and exciting news about J and J! I am so happy for all of you!!!!

Mary Huey said...

Lovely pictures of the tide pools!! And happy news, too!!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a lovely couple, and what wonderful news!
A very big congratulations to all of you.
xo.

Erin said...

Wonderful, wonderful news!!! Transitions and excitement all rolled together. It amazes me to see how families and hearts can expand :-) It feels like only the other day he was a sweet, little boy. Love to hear the details, where the wedding etc when you have a moment.
Love to the JJs, and to you all xxx

Anita Johnson said...

Such joy!

diane b said...

A great walk and great news.

CountryMum said...

Oh what joy to welcome a new member to the family.

Judy Martin said...

I have enjoyed looking at your blog, full of beauty and family love.
Congratulations to all of you in regard to the engagement.
xo

amanda | wildly simple said...

I gathered this from your instagram post/comments. Congrats to you all! Another sister and a wedding to look forward to! It's wonderful to hear good news and see happiness.

Cathy said...

You are in the midst of the wedding weekend...sigh. I am so glad you directed me to this missed post. Too much is happening in your life for me to stay away for so long. Blessings to you and your family.

They appear as a beautiful couple. I will be looking for wedding photos.

Jeanne said...

This young and beautiful woman is so lucky to become a part of your family! Such a lovely story!

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