Last weekend we had fun.
On Saturday Jonny and I headed off to Brisbane. We had a busy day planned.
First stop was all about me though and my six weekly colour refresh/cut with the fabulous Stevey at Blow Salon Brisbane…
Can I just mention, NEVER have I been able to go six weeks between hair colours before. I’m blown away (pun very much intended) 😉 by this achievement.
I’m no longer having my roots done. Nope. I’m letting my
grey/white natural dark colour grow through, but mixing this up with blonde highlights.
So much easier to maintain and I love it!
As soon as I was finished, Beckie and Jonny came to collect me, we then headed off to lunch with our besties.
It was Andrea’s Birthday on the 13th. So we needed to celebrate.
What better way than the Veuve Clicquot combi at Gas Works? If you’re in Brisbane, the combi is there Thurs- Sun alll through October.
Anyway, these guys are family to us. We adore them, they have been our friends forever.
Thankfully, our kids have managed to build a strong bond too.
We met at Hatch & Co at Gas Works to catch up, relax and just be together.
The nicest part for all of us is, no matter how long we are apart, we all fit back together in a heartbeat.
Lunch was lazy and fabulous – two families were reunited in love and friendship.
During lunch, Beckie’s forthcoming graduation was a topic of conversation.
We are all super excited to celebrate with her.
Actually, I don’t think I’ve told you about this yet beauties.
Yep. The official ceremony is on December 19th at 10am – eeeek! But we will be celebrating the day before too.
Seriously, to say Beckie is ecstatic about finishing Uni, is a pure understatement.
It’s been 5 long years and although there will be more studying to come when she starts her graduate job – she is fully over being a Uni student.
The graduation is the carrot that is being dangled…but to get there she still has a mountain to climb.
So for the next 4 weeks, huge assignments and exams are the only thing standing in her way of 3 months of freedom.
You could say, the end and the celebrations are in her sights.
Beckie’s life in Brisbane is wonderful.
But just lately, it has been a bit of a roller coaster.
Her social calendar has been fit to burst – she’s been having fun, mixed in with the odd touch of drama.
She came home a few weekends ago, to let it all out.
Some things she needed advice on. Other’s were just the kind of things she wanted to get off her chest and share.
To be honest, before she came home, I could tell something was wrong.
Call it Mumma intuition, but I just knew she wasn’t right when I was chatting to her on the phone.
So when she announced ‘I need to come home and get away from Brisbane’ I breathed a sigh of relief.
When she arrived, after hello’s and hugs and general excitement, we sat in the garden for a few hours having a good old de-brief.
One of the many things I love about Beckie is that no matter what is going on in her life, she always wants to share those high’s and low’s with me.
In my eyes our relationship is like a gift. We are the perfect balance of Mumma/Daughter/Best Friends.
Which means I’m privy to some (not all) of her thoughts, hopes and dreams.
Yes, at times that can be difficult.
Sometimes we crazily wind each other up.
But at 23, I can assure you she is not afraid to tell me. And when she does tell me off, I act all wounded for a split second, and then I instantly apologise!
Yes, driving back to the coast on Saturday evening after such a lovely afternoon, I realised just how lucky I am to have such an amazing daughter in my life.
She is fiercely loyal, kind, compassionate, and at times, super sassy (I adore her confident sassy side).
She has ambition, she has big dreams to fulfill.
She also loves her family hard. This is the side to Beckie that truly melts my heart.
And talking of hearts, Beckie’s might have a big fancy state of the art security system around it at the moment, protected by the most intricate combination lock – but it’s just waiting for Mr Right to crack it open though.
Because when I think of all the beautiful and exciting adventures that are just around the corner – it makes my heart sing with pride and I can’t help but smile with anticipation, at just how much love she has to give.
I know. Patience Bev. Patience.
Can you tell Beckie is my world? But if you are new around here, this is her birth story which explains in more detail why she is My Sunshine.