Friday, May 29, 2009


We've had Kindy testing, D's been away on a work conference, Eric's gotten into my make-up at 5:30AM & coated his lips in brown lipstick, I spoke at a Cancer Council morning tea, Bonnie gave herself a cracking big egg a few days before school photos (rolling eyes), & TODAY I put a deposit down on a little second hand HONDA JAZZ (not the exact one in this pic, but it looks like this). I feel very grown up trading in an old car & getting a "newer" one. Just in the nic of time - the petrol I was pouring into the other tank was going to send me broke!!!!! 

Now I'm exhausted...ready to flop into bed...zzzzzzz.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Internet down...

TOTAL internet withdrawals! People have had babies, gotten seriously ill & all sorts has been going on - to which I've been oblivious!!!!

I've been to a delightful mothers day with the Preppies. I've been reading great books - with the internet down...not a bad thing at all. I've been getting used to driving an automatic car again as a friend gave us his old Lexus. ('Lemon Lexus' we call it as it's not in very good nick. Just spent a bomb just getting it drivable...perhaps we can trade it in?) I have my casual teaching number now so am gearing up to head back into the world of education as a teacher (rather than "just" a parent) & I switch between enthusiasm & terror at the thought of getting up in front of 6 foot teenage boys again...I've been learning about the money making jewellery rage that is Pandora - my niece turned 21 & I bought her ONE PIECE of Pandora which cost a bomb for something so small...surreal!

David is going well. His Drs are all really happy with his progress! Gaining strength at Pilates & enjoying work. Fighting off the flu at the moment though...

We are all just back from a late lunch out at the local cafe. Beautiful to relax as a family again. There were days when I didn't know if that would ever happen again...

I'm madly writing lists of things to do, setting goals & praying, learning more about myself & trying to soak up things that resonate with me to prepare for the months ahead. I am going to beat this osteoporosis & work on getting fit. Back to the gym! I am going to do some new things in my life instead of always hiding behind my health & my children. I am going to join the prayer group at church. I'm going to get stuck into some casual. I am going to achieve some personal goals & work on some relationships with friends.....I feel like it's New Years without the start of the year!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers Day...

Mum & Nan - don't know where they are, don't know what year...but I loved them both dearly & miss them both so very much. 
Especially Mum. I so wish she could have been here through some of the tough things we've been through over the last 10 years...
How I'd love to hold her one more time, & introduce her to my beautiful children.
Missing you today Mum! 

Friday, May 8, 2009

~Max & Lucy~

Forever loved & remembered. 
Especially today. 
Happy Birthday little ones...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Flat Stanley & friends...

One of my friends in America sent us Flat Stanley...he had a good time with us. I hope he makes it back to the USA in time for the school assignment?!