Monday, 28 January 2008


When he was just a little baby dh and I bought him this Theodore Christmas bear in Myer. He quickly became attached and "teddy" went everywhere with us. It use to have alittle scraf that he would hang on to and carry Teddy around by. I remember when we first washed him and he sat patiently watching him dry on the line.. asking every few mins if he was dry
I love that he still wants to sleep with his "Teddy"

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Happy Australia Day!

(Mean't to post this last night so pretend the date on the blog says 26 January 2008.)

Friday, 25 January 2008


After taking a little back step in photography (ie hardly picking up the camera at all for a few months!) I have been feeling the need to get back into it and to get more creative. Normally I don't show much of the more "arty" stuff here but have decided to start posting more. After all its part of me, and while others may not get it, it makes me happy :)

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

What the ??

Hopping around the net today.. looking at random blogs, I found this...

Silicone Rolling Pin - Light Blue
I just hope that price is a misprint LOL!

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Home again

Last Thursday we headed off on a 4 day camping trip to the beautiful Musselroe bay area.
Day 1
All packed up and off we go...

First sign of a problem...

Bad fires mean't that we had to detour back and take a different route..

We eventually arrived and hour or so later than planned and got our camp set up. We take two tents.. the second is behind out main tent and is where the three older boys sleep. This was our first time camping at an unpowered, no water site. It wasn't as hard as I thought.. although the "long drop" took some getting use
We also learn't that you have to lock everything up to keep the possums out. We had one in our car eating some food the kids had left in there during the day and that night I heard the zip on the tent and discovered a possum trying to get in, cheeky things!

The older boys built a fire on the beach (as boys do)

and Brendon tried his luck with some night fishing.. (as boys do ;) he caught

Day 2
We had beautiful sunny weather and headed to the beach.

Day 3
It rained. It rained ALL DAY. We packed the kids into the car and headed off for a drive to a little nearby town for a few supplies and when we got back we found the boys tent wasn't quite as waterproof as it should be! We had to ditch their tent and move them all into our tent.. very cosy.. 7 people in a two room As well as drying out some bedding by the fire. It was an interesting day to say the

Day 4
We woke to a dry although dreary misty day and decided along with our other camp mates to pack up and head home. Of course 30mins into the trip home the sun shone brightly.. ah well.. we still had a great time although it has taken me two full days to get everything washed, dried and thoroughly aired out ready for our next trip in 10 days (complete with a new and more waterproof tent for the!

The possums weren't the only friendly pest.. I mean wildlife at the site. The wallabies were very friendly and approachable. they would sit right beside you while you ate just hoping you would feed them.. something we quickly learn't to discourage the kids from doing!

Something we s[potted on the way home.

Stopping for an icecream on the way home.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Emma's been happy to have her photo taken lately so I have been lapping it up..

Today we picked some flowers from the garden..

and put them in her hair..

Why go for one when you can have two!

this is the action shot for the day.. both dogs going for the ball in her hand.. one with a height advantage.. take note of flowers still securely in her hand..LOL

Ethan on the other hand has become a little more camera shy!

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Keeping cool

The weather has been fantastic and we have been spending a fair bit of time cooling off in our little pool. Emma and Ethan's confidence in the water has jumped ahead leaps and bounds.

Monday, 7 January 2008

4WD driving fun!

Back from our weekend and away and we had a blast. Lots of driving off road both on the beach and inland tracks. Jamie got to have a drive too and handled himself really well.. great driving experience for him. Even mum had a go and it wasn't as scary as I

Here are a few pics and clips. One of us bogged! (Taken on Zack's mobile.. no idea why its in Wasn't till we were through the other side of the water that there was a sign telling you which side to keep to.. helpful..for those coming the OTHER WAY!


Waiting for lunch

Jamie on the PSP... we are CAMPING.. put it away!

Bit deep...

Our turn!

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

New Driveway

Firstly... HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone and a thankyou to everyone who took the time to visit and leave comments on my blog last year. Looking forward to sharing more of our lives in 2008.

Now on to the driveway..just before Christmas we finally got the old driveway dug up and replaced.. YAY! Its so nice and smooth to drive and now we dont feel like we are 4wdriving up the driveway

A tight squeeze!

we have a couple of other projects on the go but I will post more about those later when they are finished. In the meantime we are off camping for a few days so i hope to have some real pictures to update the blog with soon!