My Week in Pics – Serenity and the Outdoors

I just got back from a Road Trip! We travelled out to country Victoria for a bit of family time. There was patchy reception out there, so I’m checking in a bit late. I hope your adventures have continued!


On Monday the little dude cried and cried. I ended up crying too, rang the hubster at work, who rang a wonderful friend, who came around and watched the little guy while I went for a grounding dip. Coogee Ladies Baths just before they shut at sunset was the perfect circuit-breaker so I could go back and face the rest of the evening.

Coogee Ladies Baths


While I’m busy making some enormous shifts in everything in my life, these are words to live by.

The Everyday Adventure


Wednesday is mothers’ group day! I feel very lucky that I have an awesome mothers group and look forward to it every week. Here’s the baby gossip circle while we had our own gossip circle eating lunch.

The Everyday Adventure


Sunset at Coogee. Serene. Solo. Peaceful.

The Everyday Adventure


Road trip!!! My awesome sister and I set off into the country outside Melbourne (little boy in the back seat, big boys followed after work). We laughed, we lunched, we loved the open roads.

Samantha Sutherland




Mansfield is a lovely little ski town near Mt Bullar (one of the Victorian ski fields). So we explored cute little sweet shops, an amazing shed full of ‘stuff’ and played a very intense game of checkers*!

The Everyday Adventure


The Everyday Adventure


Hiking makes me happy, and I think conversation is better when we’re hanging out with nature. So we strapped the little guy into the ergo and walked up Mt Bullar.

Mt Bullar

And one we were up there, he smiled.

The Everyday Adventure

Now over to you!

What adventures will you have this week? Share your pics on Instagram using the hashtag #theeverydayadventure.

I’ll see you out there having fun!

xx Sam

*also called draughts. I would like to say I won, but I made a fatal error resulting in the loss of three kings, and it ended in stalemate.




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12 Comments on My Week in Pics – Serenity and the Outdoors

  1. nichole
    April 24, 2014 at 2:14 AM (4 years ago)

    I just love your weekly updates Samantha!
    Yay for the road trip and for making an adventure out of a small journey.

    • samantha
      April 25, 2014 at 9:05 AM (4 years ago)

      Thanks Nichole! I’m so glad you like them! 😀
      The adventure’s in the everyday 😉

  2. Beth
    April 19, 2014 at 12:22 PM (4 years ago)

    Love the baby gossip circle! And of course the cute family photo at the end. Those are so hard to come by (at least for me).

    • samantha
      April 19, 2014 at 1:38 PM (4 years ago)

      haha the baby gossip circle made me laugh as well Beth! xx

  3. Sarah Koszyk
    April 19, 2014 at 11:05 AM (4 years ago)

    What fun photos! I love hiking, too! So great to get out in nature and enjoy the weather and fresh air.

    • samantha
      April 19, 2014 at 1:37 PM (4 years ago)

      I LOVE hiking! I think all the best conversations happen during hikes, as well 😀

  4. Stacey
    April 19, 2014 at 9:38 AM (4 years ago)

    What a beautiful family…I can feel the peace and calm from you Thursday photo. Thanks for sharing what a week of serenity looks and feels like!

    • samantha
      April 19, 2014 at 1:37 PM (4 years ago)

      Thanks Stacey!
      I love that photo as well, captured just at the end of a walk at the end of the day…

  5. april
    April 19, 2014 at 8:43 AM (4 years ago)

    loved catching a glimpse of your week, samantha, through your gorgeous photos (especially the 3 sweet smiles at the end)! a life fully lived.

    • samantha
      April 19, 2014 at 1:36 PM (4 years ago)

      thanks April. Those are the perfect words for what I’m trying to do – lead a life fully lived. xx

  6. Angelica
    April 19, 2014 at 3:26 AM (4 years ago)

    You are an incredible photographer! What kind of camera do you use?! 🙂

    • samantha
      April 19, 2014 at 1:35 PM (4 years ago)

      Aww thanks Angelica!
      I just use my little iphone 😀


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