Saturday, December 26, 2020

Christmas morning 2020

Our annual Christmas morning family photo - 2020

Our Christmas morning family photo is looking a little different this year.  Thanks to his chemotherapy, Simon has lost all his hair and is now a baldy.  

Thankfully, though, we are all still together.  Josh turns 21 next week, but is still living at home, so the family is all here Christmas morning for our traditional family portrait.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Lockdown Family Photos

What do you do on a weekend during COVID-19 Stage-4 Lockdown when you're not supposed to leave home?  Yesterday we decided to have some fun taking family photos.  

There was another reason for getting some new family memories, apart from being stuck at home with nothing to do because of Corona Virus.  Despite six months of chemotherapy last year, Simon's Pancreatic Cancer has returned and he needs to start a different chemo programme.  This new treatment will make him lose his hair, so we wanted to get some photos before he becomes a baldy.

Yeo family photo
L to R:  Joshua, Bradley, Simon, Mandy & Karla

We also made a video of the fun we had taking our latest family photos, 
you can watch it on YouTube here... https://youtu.be/kF4osIdGz2Q 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Made by Mandy

So this family blog as been around for more than 10 years, and Simon has had his personal blog for some time too.  Now Mandy has her own website, dedicated mostly to her resin art, with some other creative stuff planned for the future.

Check out Mandy's brand new website at madebymandy.art 

Screen-shot of Mandy's new website


Thursday, December 26, 2019

Christmas Morning 2019

2019 has been a huge year for our family, as I have fought (and hopefully beaten) pancreatic cancer.  With all of that behind us, before you know it, Christmas morning is upon us. 

Since 2010, we've had a tradition of taking a family photo in-front of the tree on Christmas morning, before any presents are opened.  With our eldest son, Josh, almost 20 years old, I'm not sure how many more Christmas mornings the five of us will be all together for a family portrait.  After such a stressful year, I'm so glad we were all at home this Christmas to continue our family tradition.


Saturday, November 16, 2019

Embarrassing the kids

We recently spent some time going through some old home movie footage of the kids as they were growing up, and put it together for a video on YouTube titled "Embarrassing my Kids".  The title probably gives you an idea of what to expect, but thankfully the kids are good sports and had a good laugh at themselves when showed the finished product.

It's not a short video, but take a look, I think you'll get a laugh out of it as well.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Christmas Morning Family Photo

Yeo family photo, Christmas morning 2018
L to R: Mandy, Brad, Karla, Josh & Simon - Christmas morning 2018

It's become a family tradition to get dressed and pose for our family photo on Christmas morning before any gifts are opened.  Even though Josh is officially an adult now, he's still one of the kids who enjoys opening presents Christmas morning, so it was good that we were all still together and able to continue our tradition.

This year I've also made a "Behind The Scenes" video of us getting this family photo done, check it out on YouTube...  

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas 2017

Every year on this family blog, we post our Christmas Morning Family Photo.  2017 is the last year before our oldest, Josh, turns 18 and officially becomes an adult.

We've agreed that when Josh is an adult, his appearance in the family photo as one of the kids will be optional, but hopefully he sticks around!

L to R - Josh, Mandy, Brad, Karla & Simon - Christmas morning 2017
Josh, Brad and Karla with their Santa Sacks