Friday, April 29, 2011

The Cubby

It has been raining for days now and sending us all a little stir crazy. Washing is hanging on the clothes horse as it has been for many days. The dryer has been working overtime and the electricity bill is no doubt sky rocketing. So, whilst Noa was soundly sleeping, Inda and I ventured out on our morning excursion to... the cubby.

We were most fortunate to receive this beautiful cubby as a hand me down from some friends whose children are now grown. It was handmade by Grandpa and is filled with alot of love. We feel very priveleged to have inherited this gem.

After a paint job, appliances, decoration and some essential chalkboard paint had been added, it has really begun to feel like ours. We left the outside untouched as it oozes what i love most about it.... character and history.

Many smiles to be enjoyed....

Sunday, April 24, 2011


From that moment on she was my mother and I was her son. A more unlikely pair you will never see but that is what it was and i'd never known any different.
She looked around, smokey eyes wide with terror and swiftly scooped me up from under my shelter. My home. Wrapping the worn and tattered canvas, that I had been swaddled in since I was left under me boat canopy, tightly around my scrawny naked frame, I was roughly shoved under her white smocked dress and we began the journey to me new home.
Under that dress was the warmest I had ever felt in me life. My cheek gently rocked back and forth as it pressed softly into the smooth skin of her breast and after a few yards of her walking along the worn dirt road, I was sound asleep, safely resting in the arms of a hurt and broken girl.

The Empty Tomb

He is risen! He is risen indeed.

Am so glad Easter is much more than a giant rabbit creeping into your room at night and leaving you chocolate.

God keeps his wonderful promises. Jesus has done it. It is finished.

How can we ever thank him enough?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Harris Happenings

Our annual family holiday this year was to pretty Hat Head on the Mid North Coast of NSW. It had moments of chaos interspersed with moments of serenity which was a big achievement with two small girls in tow.

We were very grateful for the warm weather and sunny skies. Inda even agreed to have a turn on mummy's surfboard. Is it just me or does that shadow from the board look like a giant shark?

There were beautiful moments between the girls, which was just gorgeous because it has been a long time coming. Inda has warmed ever so slowly to her sister taking a slice of the attention she is used to. And Noa has reached a beautiful age where her entire face will light up when Inda walks into the room (even if she is squealing ten centimetres from her face).

The final chapter in our Hat Head adventure involved a dead car battery, broken thermostat, steam, NRMA and sitting on the side of the road, in the heat, with no patience for the two little people accompanying us. But it did make time for some family "happy" snaps.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Polly and Mabel

Ok so here they are. I am not too good with the whole 'stages of craftiness' thing. That is, to show you how I made them but here is the finished product.

Much happier with Mabel. I made her arms and legs chunkier and she is curvier than Polly, which satisfies my self esteem. I love her red hair which i think will match Noa's...




Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mr and Mrs Conrow

My brother wed his best friend Ness, on the 12th March 2011. What a special day. Thankyou Jesus.