Cottage Life

Sunday, August 4, 2013

We had a lot of fun while we lived at the cottage.. most of the fun we had doesn't really have its own blog post, but i want to record that chapter, so i am dumping a heap of instagram pictures here to record our cottage life...
I tried to make them smaller and go side by side, but it didn't work for me, so i'm just going with it like this...

And this, is what we refer to as our 'cottage life' ...

We made our first meal together.

Gavin built us a wardrobe. 

We went to Nandos.

We went to the movies. Think the movie was 'Argo' .. it was good.

Our niece, Emma was born. I took her pictures.

We went to the botanical gardens.

Found this picture of 10 year old Gavin (far left)

Had dinner with Camilla & Cameron

Folded and delivered catalogues to make money.

Enjoyed sunshine.

80 days until our wedding!

Folded more catalogues...

But we were happy!

Summer was gooooooood...

We enjoyed living 10 minutes drive from the beach.

The chookens got friendly.

Morgan came to stay.

And brought gifts.

It was only 73 days. But who was counting?

Gavin grossed me out by adding cheezels to his milk.

Morgan & Gavin bonded.

Then bonded more.

We lit the fire in summer.

We folded more catalogues.

We got Gavin a car. Well, mum & dad did.

We got a tv! (and no longer had to stare at the wall ;)

We rang in the new year with good friends... By playing a 4 hour super mario bros marathon on the wii.

Toasted to the end of 2012 and the start of 2013. All of us got married in 2013 - already a good year :)

The chookens got bigger.

Summer was good to us again. 40 degrees celsius!

Our nephew, Thomas got baptised.

40 days til the wedding.

Our friends, Elle & Jacob got engaged... and had a cute garden party.

We got a late engagement pressie!

Gavin started working for a marketing company.

I ripped the leather in my car with my engagement ring.

Nana & Papa sent some love.

Kiara came to stay and we perfected the art of iced chocolate making.

I made Gavin lunch.

We enjoyed the beach... again...

We spent time with our nieces and nephews.

We finally got the tv working.

I started work at subway. Again.

Jory came to stay and we went to the zoo.

We had our interviews for the temple.

We picked fresh flowers. And got married somewhere around here... 

Got a wedding photo printed as a poster.


Gavin cooked...

I discovered what's important enough to him to keep on his desk.

I made our sister in law Bec a really cool birthday cake.

We ate the cake.

I got tonsillitis (as soon as the wedding was over).

I still had tonsillitis and spent a week in bed watching Land Girls. Zoe made me some soup.

We found a mouse. Or two. Or three.

We went to salamanca market without jackets or umbrellas and got caught in a huge storm. We will have to go back.

We enjoyed the rest of the storm from our warm bed watching movies all day.

I cut Gavin's hair for the first time.

He will tell you that it didn't go well.

We had some packing helpers.

Gavin studied.

We babysat.

We packed some more.

We enjoyed the beach one last time.

We visited the Huon for the first time.

Gavin modeled to test a photoshoot location.

I did said photoshoot with these two...

We got our wedding photos!

We packed and loaded the cars.

We had some packing and moving helpers...

Who got distracted ;)

And then we said goodbye to our cottage life and hello to the new stage of our life...

Somehow '3 bedroom house life' doesn't quite have the same ring to it... but we love it :) 

Life is good. 

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Nettie's Blog said...

i LOVE this post Makayla...when you look back at things like this in your life see how much you learned and it shaped your that little cotage..XXX

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