kate5kiwis: flashbacks


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Monday, January 24, 2011


i've known fleur for nearly thirty years. we met in skool, and shared our teenage years together. now our kids are teens. this summer, famille fleur ventured to NZ and our two families spent new year's week sleeping marae-styles at our place. even though we see each other only once a year or two, our kiddos have an instant connection, which is pretty amazing, and makes me so happy. these few escapades were captured on fleur's daughter's vintage camera.

these are our kids! and lookit, they're so grown up. their freshness and zest for living make me go all gooey. it's an amazing and wonderful thing to have such beautiful people in our lives, sharing the same sorta antics we used to share. i have that circle of life song from the lion king playing cheesily in my head, but really, i am so blessed.


Blogger Steve said...

Loving the 70's style retro pics! Gotta love old cameras!

1:02 AM  
Anonymous rb said...

Yeah, fab photos.

And it is so good to hear and see someone raving about teens. I love them too but all too often all you hear (here in the UK anyway) is moaning about how much trouble/stress they are!

3:56 AM  
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4:51 AM  
Anonymous Hay said...

in LOVE with those pics x

11:54 AM  
Blogger SoozNooz said...

Somehow in blogging world I missed this post. I love it - the photos capture today and yester year gorgeously...missing you all to the moon and it just doesn't seem right that we were not there :( xx

11:03 AM  
Blogger FaerySarah said...

Hiya, sorry to be a pain but I couldn't find your contact details on your blog - can you fire me your email addy? It's just for the KMB database - would help a bunch!!!

xx Sarah

5:27 PM  
Blogger SoozNooz said...

You must be busy......missing you

6:49 PM  

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