Monday, September 22, 2014


Him: Taking his turn at working the class stall at the mini fete

Her: Finding her inner "Pippi Longstocking" - taming her very long locks.

My 52 weeks project 

Joining in with Jodi's project

Friday, September 19, 2014

This week's listening......

Listening to this a lot this week....

This is for anyone who has a lot going on........

Especially for those in my life, who are about to head into new know who you are....


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday Thankful List

* A quiet library  with wifi to do some overtime.

* A passionate teen who is always planning the future

* A new coffee shop in walking distance that may just become a new go to

* Monday date days with my man

* Knowing from past will all get done

* Friends who text to check up and keep it real

* The most beautiful of Spring days to soak up

* The all clear on a skin check.... Now for the me to get it done too.

* Extremely funny texts from our teen hardly containing her excitement over Something silly

* Nice teen friends to hang out with

* The resources at my fingertips  to enable planning ...what did we do before Google and Pintrest????

* The successful and generous outcome of a Playgroup fundraiser

* The abundance of homegrown produce I have given away this week...eggs, lettuce, lemons and kale.

  #767 Our thoughts turning to making a holiday happen soon

My other lists are here.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Him: Harvesting those really hard to get lemons

Her: Fresh lettuce leaves for her lunch

My 52 weeks project

Joining in with Jodi's project

Friday, September 12, 2014

Ten On Ten - September

Ten Photos over Ten hours on the Tenth of the month...

* Someone was finding it tough to start the day

* Still sticking with the green shakes in the morning

* Someone is back on the bike getting to work....

* Someone else tackled the jungle of a wardrobe...

* A new find at the op shop waiting for a new frame

* Loving the tasty lettuce just outside the back door

* Lots of promise on the lime tree

*  After school downtime ....after finally hitting that tough day head on.

* A new read picked up from the library

* The end of the day cuppa, little blog reading and mindless TV watching

Another month recorded.....joining in with Rebekah for her Ten on Ten 

Saturday, September 6, 2014


Him: Last day of soccer...he played hard and scored well.

Her: Running with her dad.

Joining in with Jodi's project

Friday, September 5, 2014

Thursday Thankful List

* Enthusiastic toddlers making a fathers day special gift.

* Doctors appointments landed on the same day that it is needed

* Family returning from overseas

* Time to catch up on the travel news with my sister

* Yummy perfume gifts

* Sunshine on a cloudy day

* Smiling babies that steal the show

* Leading parents in a dedication service

* Seeing my daughter and husband run together

* The dedication to get back on the bike and ride- husband not me!

* Fashion bargains waiting to be scooped up

* Restful nights sleep

* No more soccer training

* Night time prayers

#753 Loud radio playing when solo in the car

My other lists are here.

Let me know if you are joining me, in the comments and I will pop over and say hello.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Something has come over my family.......
and I am scared...... 

Photos are blurry because I was trying to be sneaky......I am so proud of both of them.....

now where are my runners???

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Life is like a box of Krispy Kremes

My sister and her family arrived home from overseas yesterday.....they passed through Sydney on their way  home.
We Western Australians are deprived of the Krispy Kreme they arrived  donuts in hand as a gift......

As we carefully made our pick and devoured them it got me thinking....... 


Life is a lot like a box of assorted Krispy Kreme donuts.....

There were choices.....and the choice as to which one to pick was quite difficult....most of them if not all, looked very delicious and equally deserving of being consumed....

We each had more than one type that appealed to us more than the others....

As each of us made their choice and enjoyed the spoils....some then relented that they had made the wrong fact, the one that someone else had chosen would have tasted better and  they began to focus on the one they had not chosen.......

Just like life offering up a variety of choices....we can often only  choose one option at that time....the pull is which way to go....what happens if I choose one then later wishing that I had chosen the other ...cause someone made it sound so much better than my choice.....

Wouldn't it be great if we could have it all......or at least a taste of all that was on offer.....

Just like our box of donuts and the tricky choice of which to consume......I find myself trying to teach my children that there are always choices....some leave a sweet taste of satisfaction and others leave us wishing we had chosen differently......but we always have a choice....and choices can be hard.

Trying to have it all....bypassing making choices is not a good option either....that often leaves you feeling over indulged, lethargic and plain sick to the stomach.......

Thanks sis for the treats......the maths lesson with the two left over was a fun lesson too!!!!!

***All photos from here.....ours were gone before I had a chance to get my camera out. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Spring Time

I know there is debate about whether this really is the beginning of Spring....

but there is definitely something in the air.....a change, a newness, 

that feeling that the days are going to bring more sunshine.....

with more sunshine there are changes in the way we live our lives.....what we do with our time and  what is popping up in the garden,

I think we are ready for some more sunshine in this house.......

Happy Spring to you. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014


Him: Class item at assembly this week

Her : In her happy place...listening to music for her next dance piece.

My 52 weeks project

Joining in with Jodi's project

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Him: Kung Fu Panda - Book Week 2014

Her: My gorgeous girl

My 52 weeks Project

Joining in with Jodi's Project

Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday Thankful List

* The invention of Skype...makes those far away seem close

* Soccer wins

* A happier husband this week

* Animal onsies and making life easier for book week

* Inventive teachers exciting their students

* School assembly items

* Possessing basic face painting skills to be able to help out in class

* Generous donations for a worthy cause

* Friends to share the load

* Easily convinced kids to hang at home

* Carpooling friends

* Free access to great books at the local library

* Yummy husband cooked meals

* Another sleepover with the cousins

* Worn out kids who take no time at all to fall asleep

#738  It's Friday!!!!

Counting my way to One Thousand here

Monday, August 25, 2014


{ Life can feel like my lounge room after a Lego playing session}

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately......

This year feels like it has been full of distractions.....

I have been distracted from some of the things I wanted to do well this year......

Read more books, be consistent in this space, be less grumpy with my kids, encourage less screen time for my boy, spend more time cultivating meaningful friendships, being there for my sisters and helping with their families, keeping house and good food on the table, being so much more organised at work, leading the teams I do, lots more super quality time with my gorgeous man.....

But I feel I have let myself be distracted...

I have let busyness get in the way...

Laziness to settle in......

The expectations of others to overwhelm me...

Let my strong roots come loose,

I have taken the path of least resistance too many times,

and yet fought battles I should have let go.....

Life at times has felt chaotic and retreating to the quiet, feeling like the only option,

Over scheduling and trying to be everywhere at once 

At times the urge to pack us all up and start again somewhere new and exciting is strong....

yet the pull of familiarity is equally as strong.

I have spent time reading how to quell the "chatterbox going on in my head" and listened today to Pastor Steven Furtick on how we can stop distractions squeezing the life out of us.

The year is not over and I know I don't need a 1st of January to make a change.....I can do very little about what I think is going to happen, what is happening around me out of my control or outside of my sphere of influence.....I can however remember I am in the place I am for such a time as this...make the most of opportunities, love my kids and my man as much as I can, be generous and keep counting the goodness that my life has going on right in this moment.....

Tomorrow will take care of itself and I will hopefully have what it takes to tackle it head on.....

{I can't imagine how much more out of control my head space would be if I allowed myself a Facebook or Instagram account......!}

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thursday Thankful List

* A be kind to me day that was much needed.

* Spending time reading some encouraging words to help with the mind state.

* Having friends that will pray

* Having my husband home all week....who prepared most of the nightly meals

* Delicious and inventive meals made by the Mr

* A kind hearted teen supporting a friend in need

* Good friends who look after each other

* A kind stranger helping me out of a predicament

* Cousins who just love to hang out with each other

* The silence that comes with having three excited boys fast asleep in bed

* Co-workers who step in to fill the gap

* A starving teen who raised money for a great cause

* The discovery of the green drinks to start the day

#722 Book week still a week away for us....hopefully time to come up with an idea.

My other lists are here....let me know if you are thankful for anything this week.


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