Dave and I headed to the coast for the weekend to visit his Mum and celebrate our engagement with some of his family. I had such a nice time, we went whale watching, bush walking and had a picnic on Saturday. Dave’s nephew was visiting too so the bush walking came about because he wanted to show us how he wasn’t scared to go into the ‘forest’ because no monsters lived in there.
I was singing ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ but was asked to be quiet as no bears live in this forest and I was being silly.
This little nephew lives in Orange too so he drove back with us on Sunday. He was so well behaved the entire trip and then as we were just getting into town and less than 5 minutes from home he says “I hate it in here, we’ve been driving for forever.” I hear ya buddy, I even slept some of the way but he was awake the entire time, busying himself with books, maps and a happy meal toy. We tried to play I Spy but it is really hard to play that game with someone who can’t read.
Nephew – “I spy with my little eye something beginning with D”
Me – “Dirt”
N – “No, not dirt”
Dave – “Digger” – (All construction equipment is called a digger.)
N – “No, not a digger”
The guessing goes on until I eventually give up.
N – “It’s the sun sillies”
On Saturday night after our day of picnicing Dave’s Mum, Nan, Aunty and I were sitting around the kitchen table talking weddings. I was telling them my ideal wedding dress will likely be some sort of lace kaftan when Dave’s Mum asked if I’d ever seen photos of her wedding, which I hadn’t.
She pulled out the album and it was so fun looking through the photos, she was married at sunset and wore an incredible white maxi dress with a plunging neckline, sleeves that turned to bell at the elbow and it had cutouts around the bottom. It was like something from Free People.
It was a lot like this, but less cheesecloth looking and more crisp white cotton.
I remember photos from my Mum’s wedding but will have to get into the albums when I’m home next, I think her dress was a nude colour, or maybe peach and she had plaits in her hair. I think I’d do plaits too.
And here’s a close up of the ring. I’m obviously colour coordinating my nail polish to the stone here. Enthusiasm.
The ring is an antique made in 1912. The stone in the middle is an amethyst, and the others are diamonds. The band is yellow gold but the face is white gold. I love it so much and have wasted a lot of time over the last few weeks staring at it.