Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Meg's week....

I should probably be a little more discreet about this...not so loud and proud....not so exploiting of my children in this social media setting.......
but...what the heck...

I am so proud of this girl..... 

She had the opportunity to dance in a contemporary solo competition tonight - 13 dancers (who did a pretty good job) but our girl

placed second.........

She is such a gem....tonight she danced so beautifully , so mature, so sensitively....I am always in awe of her love and passion.......
 and the best bit......she is big enough to do her own hair, makeup and organise all her own kit...the only thing she can't do is drive herself to endless dance rehearsals....well not yet.

It is turning into a big week for her.....she begins her first part time job tomorrow. She also has one more dance to complete on Friday as part of a Hip Hop troupe......oh and we decided an impromptu repaint of her bedroom after 14 years!

Did I say how proud I am of her......she is determined, self motivated, passionate and just an all round great kid....

I have totally "jumped the gun" on the 52 weeks project for this week.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Him: His footy team won today....go the "Hawks"

Her: She has become a beautiful ballerina.

Joining in with Jodi's project

Friday, September 26, 2014

These Days of Ours....

...have been filled with....

Extra dance classes in preparation for end of year performances

Minis fetes at school to fund raise for playground equipment

Changes at our church that have been weighty to adapt too

Hosting grandparents at playgroup this week resulting in 250 coming through our doors

Making plans for the school holidays ....but not having too many outrageous expectations

Talking with old friends on the phone making plans to catch up soon

Booking plane rides to make the catch ups happen

Trying to find a rhythm for getting daily chores done when everyone is tired

Printing of resumes to snag a part time job

Arranging after school play dates

Having coffee dates with peeps

Trying to stay in touch with friends who need encouraging

Noticing the common daisy is providing some much needed spring colour in the garden

Organising carpenter quotes to get our house reinforced

Ordering books from the library to read over the holidays

I have spent time wishing I could be here in this space more often

Watching "The Bachelor" with my teen....oh I know....

Loving the beautiful spring days and not so loving the flash storms that breeze through

Giving our nine year old a little more responsibility

Some of our days seem tough, some seem filled with stuff, places to be...always places to be....filled with expectations and deadlines, more lists to get through and no more hours to do them......

But they are our days.....recorded here for us to remember the season we are in....for as surely as we get our heads around this season....another will be pushing on in and turn every thing on it's head......

Trying to be thankful for our days and all that fill it's hours.

 #786 and counting towards my 1000 gifts


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 territory......you 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 experience....it 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 delicacies.....so 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 choice.....in 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. 


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