Wednesday, January 14, 2015

So much to tell you

Oh my, how can it be over a month since I last posted. As I type we have rapidly sped through the school holidays, with less than two short weeks left of the lazy mornings, evenings outside and dinner being late on the table.  AND NO LUNCH BOXES. Anyhow, the last few weeks of 2014 were certainly quite jam packed, so lets catch up shall we? So much to tell you.

School Breakup

The last time we shall have THREE children at our tiny school’s school breakup concert. Kate reached the end of year six. Doesn’t time fly, it really is true.


The Husband’s brother and wife (Kate’s godparents) and their kids travelled from the coast to celebrate Kate’s “graduation”.  The kids had a wonderful evening with their cousins.

Santa of course arrived in style.





The kids put on a short musical concert showing off their skills. To be honest, I didn’t really get to enjoy the night as I spent it flat out either serving drinks or food, or clearing away food.

And then school was over, with a last day pool party to celebrate.


McKenzie’s birthday

We also celebrated little cousin McKenzie’s birthday. She likes Peppa Pig. Her mum can ice a mean cake too.


City “break”

Mum has been in the city having treatment, staying in the wonderful Leukaemia Foundation units near the hospital. We went and “cared” for her during the first week of the holidays. We took her out for some fresh air most afternoons, and to run some energy off the kids.




Our shift staying with mum came to its end, and thankfully she was feeling a lot better by the time we left (the tail end of treatment week has her feeling unwell we have discovered) and we departed, fully loaded, handing back over to my aunt.  Kids wondered how we would fit the load of groceries in amongst the other shopping, but hey, like someone else said, if you don’t have to unpack the beer carton and stick them in one by one, you have heaps of room.


It rained whilst we were in the city, the biggest fall in how long. Very excited phone calls were received.  It feels so old news now, but the elation when it does finally rain, puts you on a natural high. Sadly, now some weeks after the event and little other than random showers since, has meant that elation was short lived. Concern that we won’t get any more still sits in our minds.

My sister in law took these photos.



Georgie FINALLY got her ears pierced 4 long months after her 10th birthday. As expected, she didn’t even blink.


And that catches us up  - until Christmas at least!


  1. So glad to hear that you received some rain. Hopefully there will be more to follow. Jenni

  2. Good to catch up on all your holiday events. Hope your Mum is feeling better. My sister finishes on Friday her 11 month treatment for breast cancer so we are celebrating that it is finally coming to an end. Hope the new school transition goes well. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

  3. Sending very best wishes for the new year, and hoping that your Mum is making a good recovery now, and that there will indeed be more rain for you. Lots of lovely, happy photos!

  4. It sounds like your holidays have been delightfully busy and family filled so far. I am sure your Mum really enjoyed the company and distractions aka kids being around, even if she wasn't feeling her best. Earrings! Yay! I hope there is more rain coming your way soon and I am so glad you did what I never have and stopped at that drum wall.


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