Monday, August 31, 2009

Jungle Bungle

Finally Jungle Bungle is here..

I have spent the last week making 4 costumes. 2 Monkey costumes for Kaitlyn and Rachel, A jungle girl costume for Nat and a Lioness for Mel. they had their parade this morning, and didn't win any prizes, which I maybe bias but one of the girls winning looked not that great.
Now I'm not an experienced sewer, so I was happy with the turn out. And I hope to get more practice in the future as I really did enjoy it :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

such a slack blogger!!!

I know I know, I haven't posted since JANUARY! OMG that is terrible...

now that life is settling down a little, getting into a routine of blogging might just be possible.
for those that havne't heard, we are now in Toowoomba QLD.

Our landlord in Cooranbong evicted us, cause he had to sell the house. we had so much problem getting a house in that area. applied for well over 20 houses. and nothing. It was a hard road. lots of tears, and prayers.
Then Glenn's Brother suggested we look into toowoomba, and the first time it was suggested, I got my back up and said I wasn't moving there.. well the 2nd time it was suggested, we did.. My parents and Glenn's parents had the girls for a week.. we took Ben with Us, and headed up on the sunday night.

we had a look around at housing, and its $100,000 cheaper to buy up here. things looked brighter. I had a look around up here, and it grew on me. tuesday came, and we looked at a heap of houses.. finally at 4pm we came here.. its not a pretty house on the outside, but the inside we loved. it would suit us perfectly. that afternoon we put in an offer.... later it was rejected, just upped it a tiny bit, and voila it was accepted!!! wow scary! it was Under what we had planned on spending! Awesome.

we had a look at a church school here, and applied for the girls.
made lots of phone calls and arrangements before we headed for home. We drove home on thursday night. Ben slept once again. And then we picked up the girls from school, and told the teachers. I cried when I told the kindy teacher.

school broke up the following week, the truck was arranged, FIL was driving the 8t truck up for us. and we moved the following week. phew!

Our house hadn't settled, but we had to move in the school break. so we stayed with BIL & SIL until our house settled, the friday before Mother's day. Late in the afternoon.

I picked up the key at 4pm, and Met Glenn & BIL here with the first load in our house before Sabbath.

we got another load done on sat Night, and then Sunday did many loads after a macca's breaky. (for mother's day)
Mother's day, May8, was our first night in our new home... ahhh...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

playing with the Kangaroos

this Kangaroo, was laying down.. I walked a little closer to get a pic.. but he got up, and he was a big boy, he came closer and closer.. right in front of me. was scary as these guys change their mood like they blink. he just sniffed at me and that was it. then a lot more came closer to us. it was lovely. Kids loved it.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

camera fiddling

After spending the morning at a friends house and talking a bit about photography, I thought I would play with my GOOD camera that I have had for awhile now.. teach myself some techniques.

so i went and took some pics in the yard... these are my fav ones :)

yes the last one is a striped ladybeetle..
All the kids here are keen on finding ladybeetles lol

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Playgroup Xmas Party

today we had the playgroup xmas party.. kids had so much fun.. there was a jumping castle, and Santa arrived on the firetruck.. sirens and all. he gave each of the kids a present, then we had a potluck feast for morning tea. was a great time. even tho my kids wanted nothing to do with santa up close lol
this is just one of the photos I got today.. its my fav!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I finished the grocery shopping.. was travelling home on the F3 freeway and suddenly an explosion.. the steering wheel was shaking so bad I could barely hold it. slowed down and pulled over to the side.. look in the mirror and my tire, the rear tire on the right was flat.. I limped the car into the emergancy stop and look at the tire...

I rang Glenn to let him know what happened, then tried to get the nuts off, they were too tight. Called NRMA (Racq/roadside assistance) up to 60mins waiting time. . .

40mins later the guy turned up to help me.. he was done in 5 mins

I then drove to the tire place, had to get a new tire @ over $100. and then eventually got home.

At least, nothing major happened. I mean it was bad enough, but it could have been far worse. Accidents happen because of these things.. if it had been a front tire, I could have rolled the car.. I Was going just over 110kms/hr (the speed limit)


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Apologies for being a bad blogger......

Big Apologies for those who read our blog.. I have been a bad bad but busy blogger.

Its October already.. Breast cancer Month!!
Ok so catch up here....

  • July - we had a quick trip to Qld for David & Adele's wedding. Glenn's brother was remarried on July 13 in Toowoomba. Glenn had come down from townsville with his Parents and Randall and Mel & Nat met them up there as they went with Uncle Jeffrey. around 630pm the saturday night before hand I chose to drive up there with the little ones. Left about 815pm and got to toowoomba (in Qld) about 730.. just as I was coming into town we ran out of fuel... ugh.. 750kms after I filled up down here LOL Lovely Wedding. the Monday morning we got up and went to Movie World on the gold coast. left there, and chose to drive home.. After of course visiting with Rosemarie & Andrew and the boys. Got to Grafton and got a motel.. it was only midnight. then travelled the rest of the way home the following day.
  • My birthday of course was at the end of the month.. and we had a lovely time.
  • August - not too much happened. Keeping up with the kids.. figuring out where exactly I want to be in life.. and thats still a work in progress lol
  • September.. wow... september already. Yep we've been married 11 yrs now. And this year it fell on Father's day. My Inlaws came over for a BBQ after being away for about 4mo. they were only home a few weeks then off to travel for a few more weeks.
  • September I also decided to take on being a tupperware demonstrator. Its fun, I am with a great team and am really making progress :)
  • October.. the school holidays are here.. its a long weekend time and also a camping time :) we went to Allyn River, and had a fantastic time. Kids didn't want to go home, Nat jumped off cliffs and our old puppy dog came. he was worn out. And now the kids are begging to go again.
  • School holidays we haven't done too much. its been warm. We have made a sandpit for the kids, got a rooster & 3 hens (still too young to lay) and spent heaps of time as a family.
  • Glenn is still out of work, he's had a little work, but only 10days worth. Hopefully we will know something more in the next couple of weeks.
  • Kids go back to school tomorrow YAY they are excited as they have been getting bored at home. And then there is missing their friends. Summer uniform yay.
  • we have also had the twins assessment for school and its all a go ahead for next year.. its scary to think my babies are about to start school even worse when miss Kaitlyn tried on her uniform *sob sob*
  • Ben is finally looking ready enough to potty train, so the potty is out and ready to use this week woohoo

Well its dinner time, I promise to be a better blogger ;)


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