Friday, August 6, 2010

We're IN!

We have been waiting-ever so patiently- to find out which secondary college James got into and today was the day!


I'm just so happy as it's the school I went to and there will be so many opportunities for him to follow there. I still can't believe it!

I wanted to tell EVERYONE and for some reason I really wanted to tell my grandmother-Mum's mum-but of course she's in Heaven and no-one has worked out how to ring her there. I don't even know why she was someone I felt I had to tell as I haven't thought about her in a long time.

Have a great weekend all!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Two in A Week!

Busy few days with the primary school running the school production of Little Red Riding Hood-The Melodrama! DS8 is convinced it will be the local paper 'cause it's news, Mum' but I think I will have to disappoint him.
It was a fantasitc show and both boys enjoyed themselves on and off stage. Can't wait for Showtime, to see how DS11 goes-my star!.

Have a great weekend-we have footy-all weekend.

Stay safe

Monday, July 19, 2010

Woo hoo!

Ok so I've been away for awhile-things happen but I'm back-can't say how long for this time but we'll see.

What's happened? Well for one thing-the Junior Footy Season has just finished and my DH decided to coach the U9's Mistake? Well in some cases Yep! but on the other hand-No. Thru the love of junior footy DH has made some great friends-both on and off the field. As well as supporting the players and urging them on, he has been able to put himself out there and make himself accountable to the parents, supporters and the club. DH is a shy petal and for him to get out there and work with these kids is a miracle in itself. Unfortunately he won't be able to coach the U10's next season due to work constraints but I know he'll be out there supporting his DS8 and his mates every Sunday morning!

Go Scoresby!

P.S. might also have something to do with the bucket of Gatorade deposited over him and the mud thrown at him at the last match-finely organised by the DS8!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Where Have I Been?

the canoes at Chowder Bay Me and cousin Dave



The Opening Ceremony

Well that's about it!
Jamboree was out of this world. An amazing exeperience!
It was held in Sydney at Cataract Park in Appin not far from Campbelltown. Over 13,ooo scouts and leaders in one campsite for 13 days. infact, we were the 35th largest 'town' in NSW for those 13 days.
We had hospital, media centre, food for all, a Mall, food vans, Krispy Kremes! A small pionner village, a daily newspaper, a meeting place for the leaders, a massive transport area, a mini and main arena etc etc etc.
There are only 1050 sleeps til the next one! It will be held in Maryborough Qld! Bring it on!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Busy, busy , busy!

So it's been awhile, I know. Sorry! But what have I been doing?

Well there's family, scouts, work, caft shows (have done 2 since we've caught up) and catch up with friends etc etc etc.

Family-boys are growing up and getting involved in everything-footy, scouts, school, swimming,drama. Stu was one of the coaches at Auzkick this year and looks like he'll be head coach for u9's next season.

Scouts-well it's getting closer to AJ2010 and there are heaps of activities to plan and organize. In fact last weekend, we did a top ropes course and I did the Leap of Faith-a jump off a 10m pole-totally unreal!

Work-both jobs are busy-completed stocktake at Bunnings last week and we are doing a project at Fonterra

Craft-not getting a lot done but am still participating in GNI's and going to SERS.

Housework-as someone said-clean houses are overrated! so I'm sticking to that one, but am working on it. It didn't get messy overnight so it's not going to be cleaned up in a day.

Tonight we are having a family outing and going to the Footy so that will be fun.

Hope all are well.

Talk soon!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Where Have I Been?

Well, it has been awhile really hasn't it? What can I tell you about the last two months?
With scouts, work (I now have 2 jobs), boys, school and trying to be a housewife, things have been busy.
Over the Labour Day weekend in March, I completed Basic Training for Scouts at Gilwell Park in Gembrook. The bonus of doing it this way is that instead of being away for two weekends, I completed the course in one. It was a great weekend and made some really great friends(Long Live the Koala Patrol and Campfire!)

The following weekend it rained and rained and rained and where was I? Camping at Clifford Park canoeing. Stu was at the Bushfire Benefit Concert and the boys had been billeted out to our lovely friends (thanks Mary and Carol). Thenon the Sunday, we had our annual albeit late Christmas Celebration at my Mum's family in Sunbury.

From then on, I've worked at both Bunnings and Fonterra (milk and yoghurt!!) over the last two months and tried to play Mum and Wife.

Better go. Getting late. Talk soon with the update.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Christmas Traditions

I tried to show you early what we do at Christmas time but it didn't work, so I will try again.

At Christmas time we visit the cemetery at Arthur's Creek. Why? Well because most of my Mum's relatives are there and as most of them died in December, it seems to be the most appropriate time to visit. We usually make it a family trip and have been known to pull up on the side of the road and have a picnic. Last year, however, Mum and Dad went on their own and we didn't go. Doesn't matter, we don't have to go every year until DS7 Glen, asked when are we going to the graves with Grandma and Grandpa. I told him, we weren't going as GM and GP had already been. He was most disappointed and told me it was fun to visit the graves. I asked him was it fun because of the afternoon tea Grandma took. He said yes. So I said if i take the same afternoon tea, we should go. of course he said. So off we trotted.

There is more to this story now as Arthur's Creek is very close to Kinglake where the bush fires have been and still are. We will take the boys up to the cemetery at Easter time under the pretext of visiting the graves, but to show them the devastation of what the fires have done.

The cemetery sits on a hill and you can see all around. Mum and Dad have two plots up there and Dad reckons it's because of the view as to why he wants to go there.