Friday, 24 December 2010

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Proud mummy post

Emma receiving an award at our final assembly.. Well done Emma on your hard work and commitment to learning!

I wish I had been able to get a better pic.. but unfortunately I was working in another part of the school at the time and was only able to dash in and grab a quick snap on the mobile from the back of the hall. A HUGE thank you to one of my work collegues who watched my little charge so I could see her get her award.

Moving on

Zack is off to college next year. This week is his last week at highschool. Here he is, looking all handsome and grown up, ready fir his leavers dinner. Good luck next year Zack!




Monday, 29 November 2010

Sunday, 28 November 2010


Uni is finished for the year and results are in and I am very happy! I finished the year with three distinctions and two credits. I have now officially completed the first year of my teaching degree. It took 18 months to do so and I still have quite a way to go but, I did it!! Only a few more weeks of work and then a much needed break till February.

Time to relax and enjoy life again, meet my family and enjoy some time with my hubby.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Almost there..

When I am not working, this is where I spend all my time studying.. literally.. my family haven't seen me in months :p

I am so thankful for my extremely supportive husband who holds it all together during semesters, without him I could not possibly follow this dream.

Only a couple more week and semester 2 will be done and I can put my uni studies away till February next year!! After 18 months of study I am really looking forward to a long summer break.. bring it on!!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Dreaming of summer... sighhhh

(and thankful for great iphone apps that scratch my photography itch!)

Monday, 19 July 2010


I have had the winter blues, snowed down with work and study and cold dreary days its hard to find the beauty in this season, but if you look hard enough.. it is there.

Sunday, 18 July 2010


Anyone who runs a 10km road race in the pouring rain must be a little bit crazy.. right??

My hubby did just that today.. well done hun!


Sunday, 13 June 2010

Happy 6th Birthday!

Emma celebrated her 6th birthday today. It is hard to fathom sometimes just how quickly my baby is growing up. You're a beautiful little girl xxx



and I just have to add this one... not wanting to share the limelight on her birthday at


Friday, 11 June 2010

Thursday, 10 June 2010

My beautiful girl

Too some time out today to take a few quick pics, I really do miss my photography but for now it must take a back seat to my studies.


Thursday, 3 June 2010


I've been very busy with work and study but am finally on semester break for a few weeks so got to take some pictures of my precious little niece. I wish I had lots more time for photos now!




Monday, 24 May 2010

Birthday boy.

My littlest boy turned 8 today.. not so little anymore I guess!
Happy Birthday Ethan!



Thursday, 29 April 2010

Bathroom renovation

We've been busy this past two months tackling the renovation of our bathroom. Other than getting the floor recemented we have done it all ourselves. Originally we were JUST going to renovate the bathroom, then decided it would be a good time to create a separate entry to the toilet which currently shared with the bathroom. Of course then we decided if we going to tile both these areas we might as well go right out through the entry and into the laundry... isn't that the way renovations always go??!



Gutted - we discovered pipes that had been slowly leaking over the past 5 years.
Bath gone

Back entrance and laundry with newly built doorway to toilet.
Before shot

New and EVEN bathroom floor.
New floor

Relocated window and new bath.

Lots of tiles and new toilet.

Tiling and grouting was the most time consuming part of the whole job

Finished.. well almost. Door an d window frames still to go in and some painting.. but I love how it turned out.

Monday, 5 April 2010

New niece!!

This week saw the arrival of my beautiful new niece.. Welcome to the world Ebony!!

Picture 001

Saturday, 27 February 2010


Ethan and Emma were out early this morning watching a thunderstorm that went overhead, from the safety of the deck of course!

They were outside early watching the lightening during the thunderstorm we had this morning

They were outside early watching the lightening during the thunderstorm we had this morning

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

A new chapter

I am sitting at the computer.. the house is quiet.. ALL the kids are at school. They will all be at school everyday now. No lunchtime pick ups, no 2 days a week. All week. I delivered the eldest to his first day of school some 12 years ago and this year he headed off to college (Year 11). I have had children at home with me ever since. I was a SAHM mum for 10 of those years so this is quite an occasion.. a new chapter of our lives.. of children becoming increasingly independent of me.

I'm sure some would expect me to say I am sitting here with a box of tissues, a blubbering mess, but lets face it.. 5 kids.. 12 years.. I was VERY ready for this day to come. If anything I am sitting here proud of having raised 5 children who are confident and independent and who were excited about heading off to school and waved ME off without a tear. I was ready.. and so are they.