It's been an awesome past week in NZ, spending time with family, enjoying my cousins wedding and post wedding celebrations, walks to the city, helping babysit my cousins kids, helping to prime another cousins house, sailing out on Auckland harbour, eating, eating, eating....and more eating. As i came to posting up photos, i realised that i hardly had any photos of the wedding, in particular, the bride and groom as i was concentrating so much on doing the video for them. But i did manage to get in a few other shots with other cousins. While my time in NZ was at times full on (at one stage there were 8 of us staying together at my aunty's place), it was generally a really relaxing time and a real blessing to be able to get away and spend with family.
When we got back to the Gold Coast, we were pleasantly surprised by a new 'pet' turtle that we found in our backyard. We're still trying to work out how it got there. We did release it back into the canals, hopefully it'll come back again.
For those who pray:
- praise God for the opportunity go spend time with family
- praise God for safe travels
- pray for my final month in Sydney, to spend the time well and be able to catch up with everyone.
Here are a few photos from the past week:
One of my few shots of the bride and groom
With most of the cousins
Trying to be creative with a rose and chocs given out at the wedding
As I was taking photos of the wedding flowers, this bee just happened to land in the middle of the shot
with mum sailing out on Auckland Harbour
dad with our surprise turtle
Mackay and Louie playing on the beach
the suckling pig at the post wedding celebrations
the fruit platter we made
trying to do a Donna Hay eskish photo of Iona's cupcakes
another attempt with the Nutella cupcakes
attempting some actions shots with the kids
Plus some other random experimental shots around Auckland