06 May 2011

Things I'm Loving 6.5.11

I have to admit it's been really tough to find lots to love about this week.

I've loved the company of Jackie and Heidi. Their company and help around the house and with the boys certainly made a tough week SO much easier to bear. I've not loved feeling very below par all week whilst Mark's been away with a rotten cold, sore throat, tickly throat, jaw ache and a couple of nasty nasty mouth ulcers to name but a few of the current ailments! I also have a renewed sense of appreciation for how much WE manage to get done as a team so effortlessly when we're both here playing to our individual strengths. Read: cooking and cleaning up after myself as I go is definitely one of his and NOT mine! 

I've not loved extreme busyness at work, which is unfortunately set to continue for the foreseeable future, but who wants to hear about that? Not you and not me!

So, casting this un-noteworthy week aside, at least last weekend, there was plenty to love. At a regular visit to our 'Best Little Zoo in the World'.

Loving a little ragamuffin finally sporting a haircut! 

Love how the fence and mama deer almost look like double vision in this shot! 

Love how up close and personal we get with our favourites! 
Love the otter's squeak and the gracefulness of the giraffe.

Love being able to go a little wild on the bongo drums in the African village 

Loving the new Emperor tamarin monkey enclosure all decked out South American style. It's so cool even I want to live there!

Loving the thought of poking my tongue to get hubby to pull finger with the kids!

 Loving the fact that in this pic these guys look nothing like the vicious Cape Barren Geese they are in real life!

Loving these beautiful Nepalese prayer flags dancing in the breeze over the Red Panda enclosure.

Whilst I don't love the thought of animals in a zoo, especially having had the opportunity to see them in the wild in Africa which is the most incredible experience, I'm also realistic that for most people, a zoo is as close as they will ever get to the real thing. And when you have a zoo as committed to the animals and to continual improvement as our 'Best Little Zoo In the World' is, it's always a wonderful, not sorrowful experience.

Loving the great value of the annual passes we buy - not only do they support the zoo with it's ongoing development, but they are such a good deal when one trip would otherwise cost $50-$60 for a family!

And last, but definitely not least, loving the words of friendship and hope in a wonderful card I received in the mail yesterday.

Her timing (not to mention God's knowing this was just what I needed!) was just spot on. It was my biggest highlight in an otherwise nondescript and un-noteworthy week I am glad is over! Thanks lovely lady, you know who you are ;-)

Linking up to the creative and clever Kristy at Paisley Jade


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you've had a rough week! I'm loving your photographs, they're gorgeous. Wellington Zoo was one of my favourite spots to visit when I needed some time out during Uni. Hope next week is brighter for you, Meghan :)

Renee said...

Love your photos in this post! Your littlies winter jumper is so sweet - I love it! Sorry that your week has been tough, but hooray - it's the weekend! Hopefully next week brings some fresh new days :-)

Catching the Magic said...

So sorry to hear you've had a tough week. It's been up and down for us too, with viruses making us feel well below par.

I adore your photographs - the one of Mylo particularly stands out - and Mark's hands having a good session on the drums (I love that a visit to Welly Zoo is a sensual experience of all kinds, not just seeing animals). Also adore those flags and your photos of them.

Really hope you all feel better soon. Big hugs x

jacksta said...

Aww... get well soon Meghan! Love those pics. Your new camera suits you :)

Penny said...

loving that camera! We had some time at the zoo last weekend too. :)

Anonymous said...

I love your little mans haircut and I LOVE LOVE LOVE his jumper! In fact I want it for me!!
Sorry you as well have had a not so perfect week.
Praying for you today..
Here's to a better week for both of us next week!!
xx Stacey

PaisleyJade said...

Sounds like it's been a rough week alright for you. Hoping you have a wonderful weekend, and so good that you could find some things that you loved too. Love your photography!!

Sammy said...

What gorgeous photos! I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend and get spoiled rotten on Sunday!

Jaz from Treacy Family said...

:-) xxoo

Anonymous said...

I love that even though it has been a tough week you can find things to love through the fog!
love the card
isn't it great when those things ocme at the t=right time....just when you need them?

love and light

alicia said...

Hugs to you my friend. So sorry you've been a sick, single mom. So unfair!! Now I feel so bad for complaining. Sometimes when we have these kind of weeks all we can do is hang in there and seek out the blessings. So, bravo. And beautiful captures at the zoo.


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