Category: Family

Puffing Billy

Denise, Anna, Grandpa and I went to Puffing Billy on Monday. We had a picnic by the lake and caught the train back to Belgrave. Anna had a ball, and when the train was going in a straight line kept asking where Thomas was (who dutifully appeared again on each corner).

Ice Cream

Taken by Grandpa on 27th Feb. [photopress:IceCream.jpg,full,centered]


A couple of weeks ago, after the 13 week scan to confirm the new bubby is all good, we went out to celebrate at a Chinese resteraunt. The following expressions ensued.

Amy’s Ride

Yesterday dad and I participated in a cycling event called Amy’s Ride which is named after Amy Gillett who was killed in Germany 2005 by a motorist. The primary objective is to foster a shared respect between cyclists and motorists on the road. I have always found this ride challenging as it follows December, Christmas …

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And so ends 2008

Here we are on the last day of 2008 and what a busy year it has been. I can only imagine with a second child due in July 2009 that next year will be just as ….. crazy. On Boxing Day I tried to take a couple of portraits of the family so we could …

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Christmas Day 2008

We celebrated Christmas day at our place again this year and hosted 30 family members. Many thanks to everyone who attended at brought a great spirit of generosity and friendliness. [photopress:ChristmasDay08.jpg,full,centered] Anna certainly enjoyed herself; with so many presents and people to play with she didn’t stop moving all day. We hope you had as …

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McKenzie Family Letter – 2008

[photopress:AnnaChristmas08.jpg,full,centered] Here we go for the second annual McKenzie family Christmas letter. The usual relentless lifestyle we lead continues unabated with our ongoing involvement at church, work, committees and social activities. Denise is on Vestry for the first time at this parish, spent plenty of energy working with the Teenage program including a weekend camp …

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Congratulations Jo & Darren

Congratulations and we hope married life treats you well. [photopress:Jo_Darren_7.jpg,full,centered]

Courage & Joy

It is almost exactly 12 months on from from the loss of baby Lani. The anniversary of her birthday was celebrated with a fabulous family and friends BBQ at a park in Moorabbin where we also got our first look at Lani’s baby brother, Simone and Rob’s second child Beau Flynn who was born in November …

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True Colours

Anna showed her true colours on Fathers Day this year [photopress:FathersDay2008.jpg,full,centered]