Saturday, April 19, 2008

Smiley Saturday

I have to start doing this... thanks to GEMISHT and LIGHTENING for this wonderful Idea..
smiley saturday.. what today to I have to smile about...
  • I should really be thankful for the rain... it means that we have never been on water restrictions like half the other country.
  • The kids are home on holidays, this first week has gone by quite fast.. they are being good so far, have been helping out.
  • I am thankful that tonight when I called into Bilo, my window wasn't smashed in like a few others.
  • I am in love with my new fridge!! and the money we saved when I talked to guy down :)
  • I have made contact with a very good friend over seas, through the marvelous site Facebook
  • And last but not least, I am grateful for a wonderful husband who has been a huge help this last week at home when he hasn't been able to work because of the rain.\

I hope this post finds you all well!!!


PreSchool Pics are back....

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Whats in a name............ my Names Meaning

What Chandelle Means

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Leaving On a Jet Plane.......

........ I will be back on Sunday Night LOL

Glenn decided that since I was alone for the time I was... I deserve a break. So i am off to Brissy on thursday Morning to spend the weekend with a great friend of mine.
Now I get to pack.. and leave the kids, the house & all that up to Glenn... Ahhhh lovely :)

Bear being a Loving Daddy & more

Our kittens....

Misty & Dynamite
3 Kitties... nanny, smokey & ginger

like mother like daughter

Monday, April 07, 2008

Adventurer Camp

Adventurer Camp was held at Crosslands this year. Its not that far to go.. and a fairly easy drive if you avoid the galston gorge.
We took off around 445.. got there, set up.. The big girls set up their tent and we set up the camper.. ok, so i had to help them just a little LOL
Friday night we had nice warm pumpkin soup for dinner. Natalie on the other hand ate when she turned up.. we barely saw her. Although she did let us know where she was going and with who. She had an absolute ball!!!
Melanie was still in recovery mode from her Year5 camp to Crusaders.. so her plans were to veg out. that she did to a fine art... must get it from her mum ;)
The little 3 ran wild!! they had heaps of room to run... they couldn't go too far, so that was good. Benjamin had fun kicking the ball around. he is a champ at soccer.. it must be a boy thing... lol
the program that was planned kept the kids busy.. lots of worships, and activities. learning about their surroundings to get their habitat award. they had challenges to make them think.. Absolutely Awesome.
Saturday night consisted of red faces.. as the camp had their color bands on..(we were in the red team this year) we separated into our groups and came up with an act... Mel & Nat had a lead role in one.. and they did a great job! I had kaitlyn & Rachel on my lap which meant i couldn't actually video it.. hopefully i can get a copy.. and everyone got a lollypop for participating.
Each Adventurer was given a bag, with things in it, including texta's and a torch.. there was a comp about who could decorate their bag the best.. and Nat won in her group..
Sunday, they had heaps to do including the pool activities ( I swear it was freezing, but the kids disagreed lol) capture the flag, orienteering (learnt from Phil how to use a compas, and get clues to finish their activity sheet)
It was finished up with a game of tug-of-war. boys against girls, red & blue against green & Yellow, then adults v's kids.. was heaps of fun :)
Now to be home and recover LOL
Finish unpacking, catch up on washing... and all that good stuff!!!!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

bad blogger (yet again)

oh wow... where does the time go. I apologise for the time gap in my posts.. must be better blogger.

ok whats been happening?

  • Jameeka turned 2, which required a birthday party.. Kids had heaps of fun and crashed when we got home.
  • Our Bear got the snip, was told that he would be quiet... HA yeah right. he was tearing around the house that night as if nothing had happened.
  • Swimming carnival... Mel kicked BUTT! she won 2 events, and came places in all the other races.
  • Stuka puppy also turned 8!!!
  • Benjamin got croup :(
  • Mel was supposed to have her first Pathfinder's campout but was cancelled due to bad weather :( bummer
  • its MARCH!!!
  • Its Erins Birthday (Nat's bestie) and since our families are close like family, we kinda celebrated most of the weekend LOL We went bowling on saturday night after they had adventurers. had heaps of fun bowling. Kaitlyn & Rachel enjoyed their first time too..
  • Friday the 14th, Glenn flew in.. and when we went to pick up the 3 little ones from preschool Benjamin saw him and laughed, and laughed and laughed!!! was so funny.
  • The saturday was Nat's 9th birthday!!! we went to church, and had a BBQ tea with family.. was lovely!
  • The sunday was Nat's party @ Mingara.. was a fun day of swimming.. and it was lovely to have P and her kids join us as well.. 2 hrs of water activities.. and I made a butterfly cake for her..
  • Glenn flew back to townsville :(
  • The 3 little ones had their preschool photos.. that was interesting.. they will be back in a bit. can't wait to see them
  • then it was Katya's (our triplet) birthday. oh Man can D throw a 4yo's birthday party. Water fights, food, mayhem... great time (Thanks d xoxox)
  • 22nd was Glenn's birthday. we had celebrated the week before.
  • it was also Easter.. and we are chocolated out. Our neighbor had an egg hunt in their yard for all the kids. Lovely gesture. chocolate chocolate everywhere!!!
  • 28th was Tala's birthday (ben's girl) and she is a big 2 now!! yipee!!!
  • I had the dentist, and dr that day.. as well as fridge shopping.. have decided on the fridge.. now just to make sure it fits in the gap we have...
  • saturday we vegged out in the morning, and in the afternoon we headed out to dad's place. where they decided to shout us Macca's... oh they learnt a lesson with taking 5 kids to macca's lmao!!!
  • Kittens - one has gone to its new home :( the other are going soon. they are 8 wks tomorrow. as much as i love them, i can't keep up with them.
  • And now its official... We are not going to move anywhere near townsville.. Work hasn't worked out up there. the company is disorganised and no one wants to work for them... Glenn is flying home on thursday.. and Has work lined up.. looks like it will be a good job down here.

Well there you are folks.. the last month's run down. I will add some photos of the last month very shortly!!

Love to all