Friday

the kids are alright









although i may be in the midst of report cards {one of the main things i do not like about teaching}, i was having a think about how blessed i am. i choose to live in a tiny place with not much to do, but have a man and pup to be here by my side. the sun shines everyday...and when it doesn't i have a cozy pile of blankets to snuggle up under. i have no real worries; in fact I'd venture to say many of us don't~ which is beautiful as well {trust me, I realise life is not always rosy and indeed can be grey}...
i work with some of the more disadvantaged but positive little kiddies around. every morning they give me a cuddle and at the end of school say thanks. they even giggle at my lame attempts to be funny. with them i feel like a princess. so this post is just images to remind myself of how lucky and in turn happy i should be {and mostly am}.
hope this week-end is a lovely one.
i cant wait for it to begin.
ashley

20 comments:

Martha Joy said...

thankyou thankyou! Those are cute little kids!! where do you work?

Missa said...

Aww, sweetness :)
Happy weekend to you!

rachel said...

what a great post :) it's a wonderful reminder how comfortable and blessed our lives are! have a great weekend!

♥ R

Michelle said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful post...

jeanamarie said...

beautiful seems to be the consensus here! i hope you get through your reports with out too much stress :)

Beaut!fully Br()ken said...

I lvoe this post of yours..n those kids are also so cute!! I lvoe your blog too :P

jEeRo said...

tHkx for your comment =)..
ya not every1 has a blessed life..
have a wonderful sweet weekend!

Martha Joy said...

that's awesome!! I'm hoping that I can go on medical trips to places like that pretty soon!

Susanna-Cole said...

Aw this is such a beautiful post, I love kids, they inspire me, and so often they teach me too! :)

And thanks for your comment my dear, hope you have a lovely weekend too! :)

xoxo,
S-C

Krissy said...

You are a lucky girl! Great pics :)

Maggie May said...

where do you live?

i love your attitude.

flossy-p said...

Gorgeous:
- faces
- thoughts
- aspect

.xx.

Caf said...

such an inspirational post...thank you!
the only way to be happy is to be happy in simplicity :)
-Caf

Bec said...

Hi Ashley,

I just discovered your beautiful blog after seeing your comment on the BrisStyle blog :) Your photos are absolutely wonderful, and I really love the quotes you find too!. These photos in particular have put a huge smile on my face, and I am wondering which part of Aust you are in? I lived and worked for a bit over two years in a school in Darwin which was a boarding school for aboriginal children from remote communities. I was a live-in boarding supervisor and tutor, and they were some of the most amazing years of my life. I still miss the kids so much - the way they would oooh and ahhh and clap and squeal when watching Neighbours (especially if there was a kissing scene :P) and the way they would cuddle in and play with my hair and say "Miss, why your hair so white?" I also secretly loved the way we would put them to bed each night in their own single beds and in the morning all the mattresses would be on the floor pushed together and they would all be snuggled up together. That always sort of made sense to me...

Anyway, sorry about writing an essay in your comments. It's been over 10 years since I left Darwin and your post brought back a flood of wonderful memories for me. Thank-you :)

mellimoomoo said...

Loved this post. Like the last commenter it brought back memories for me. I spent a great deal of time in darwin/kakadu many years ago and I still miss it.

knitting sprouts said...

magic post - thank you

Luhlahh said...

Hi Ashley,
I have just found your blog via Three Buttons' 'This Is.' I'm thinking through my favourite quotes to choose one for today.

Your blog is just lovely.
Cheers, Louise.

.girl ferment. said...

beautiful photos and sentiments!
Those smiles!

p.s i love the first shot with the children sand surfing

Becky said...

Sweet!

Bird Bath said...

so lovely to find your blog....