in an attempt to inject some 'happiness' into my soul we decided to take a day trip to the botanic gardens and just be present as a family...well it worked (for that day at least) i actually remember stopping mick and telling him that i feel happy, it was a strange feeling because it was genuine and i hadn't felt that way in a long time. apart from the petrol the whole day cost us $20 for a family of 5 and that was spent on ice-creams for the girls and some treats from the bakery for lunch. what a wonderful way to spend 6 hours! wish we had worn one of those things that measures how many steps you take @_@
as you can imagine i took heaps of photos and i have just about included them all in this post!
enjoy3 reasons to get out of bed in the morning we saw so many ducks, we started seeing them in our food..can you see the little cheesy duck here on lili's bun?
we feasted on ginger and lime macaroons lovingly made by my super talented sister Anita...they really were divine.we marveled at how God could create such a leaf...the colours and the shape truly astounded us all.
aaahh my favourite part of the gardens.. the Japanese gardens. i really would like to recreate such a look in our own back yard but wouldn't even know where to beginby the way, i have not adjusted any colour on any of the pictures. after all the rain we have had the parks were lush and so alive..it really added to the experience. the bonsai house, this was a favourite amongst us bonsers ~_~ we saw plenty of these guys but this one had to be the biggest of the lot!
we ended the trip with a visit to the top of mount Cootha and took in a magnificent view of Brisbane. you could see the muddy river and could only imagine what the view would have been like at the time of the floods.
we had such a wonderful day together and for that moment in time i forgot about my anxiety and simply enjoyed my family. of course the rest of the week fell apart but hey here i am blogging about it which must mean i am trying to get myself out of the blue and into the brightness of happiness.
i am taking each day as they come, small steps, small victories, no pressure.
any tips on how you make it through your tough days would be much appreciated.
hope to be back soon