Family Life + Summarizing

Hello pretty people! We are back from a short trip to beautiful Tairua {located at the Coromandel Peninsula}.Yes, we have been busy over here. I have lots of new things to share with you and not enough time. J. and I have been organizing our little home, moving things around, cleaning, traveling, preparing lots of salads, gardening and making some extra room for Lia’s toys. But mostly we have been ‘dreaming’ with having a long- long relaxing day, which do not come as often as before.

So last night after Lia went to sleep {now she mostly sleeps through the entire night- which makes mom and dad very happy these days :) }-I turned on the kettle and make myself a cup of chai. I sat down and snuggle on the couch with a blanket and my cup of tea. Everything was quiet and it felt good to have a spare moment to relax. After a while and as I was going through our photo archive a sentiment of nostalgia and happiness cross my heart and images of past moments kept coming to me like it was yesterday. My childhood… my grandfather, the flowers from J. ,our picnic by the sea, finding out I was expecting Lia, our last trip to Argentina, the time I saw our baby girl for the first time (one of the most wonderful experiences in life), the laughs, the challenges. It just makes my heart jump with emotions and I felt wordless, excited but mostly I felt a profound sense of gratitude. 

Many of these moments I shared with you and were photographed and posted in this blog. Over the years, this little blog of mine has brought me lots of joy, personal growth and fun moments with you my lovely readers!

And what started out as a way to explore creativity, today represents a little virtual home for many moments of my life. And you are part of them too. Thanks for your comment! Please know, I read every single one of them. 


In the meantime some photographs from our trip to Tairua and a brief summary of some highlights from previous years:


 /How to Plate Food like A Food Stylist

/Delight & Relax with a Homemade Chai Latte 

/A Touch of Green: Recycling + from drinking glass to flower vase 

/Picnic Winter Lunch + Picnic Lunch for Two Idea 

/ Savory French Toast Sandwiches + Easter Season Recipe + Breakfast

/ Juicing Up + Vegetable or Fruit + My Experience

/ My Vegetable Croquettes Recipe Featured @ BRIT + CO.

/ Beetroot LOVE + Salad Argentinian Style

/ Easy Baking + Persimmons + Chocolate

/ Breakfast Motivation + Plums in Balsamic Syrup



Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A lovely place that looks really peaceful. That salad must taste wonderful.



SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I remember those long days :) It's a busy life but so rewarding. It seems like just yesterday our girls were babies and now we are grandparents! Glad to hear all is well.

quicks said...

Hi Aldy! so nice hearing from you! I love every photograph you've posted :) Happy everything is going well with you and your family.

mango dash said...

Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table,but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.

Mango Drinks

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Mango dash, Hello There! Welcome :) Thanks for your lovely comment. Much appreciated!

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