Sunday, May 3, 2015

18/52



 Him and Her: I wonder if  their dad's workplace would have be operating a little more efficiently with these two in charge.....

{Taken after a little tour of his now almost defunct workplace.}

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Such turmoil..




The world is in such turmoil....

We watch it, hear about it, are bombarded sometimes with too much detail.....it all seems too heavy...

The heartache of family's losing loved ones...some at the hands of others some from natural forces....
The enormity of the events of the past week are hard to comprehend

Even closer to home, the heaviness of the jobs lost in our community...families wondering what they are going to do....the uncertainty of whats around the corner...that corner being tomorrow.

It all weighs heavy....the despair that is filling our minds and hearts

I am praying....My God will not abandon those who cry out.....

Reach out and see if your neighbour is Ok.....


We are trusting, we are praying.

{Pictures are from our 2013 trip to Bali...}

Monday, April 27, 2015

The end is near...

We were lucky here in our state to score a long weekend....

So today we had something that needed to be achieved before it couldn't be done ....

You see...my husband has worked at the same place of employment for 20 years...and in a couple of months he will be made redundant...

Big changes in store for him...we just aren't sure what they are yet.

Anyways something we have wanted to do is take the kids on site and show them around where dad has been heading off to all these years.
It is an industrial site ( power station) and so it has been a restricted entry site to them until today.... 
I enjoyed my little tour as well....over 14 years ago I was part of a small team that lead educational tours around  the station.....we took school groups, uni students and interested groups of the public through...that was until 9/11 happened in which security became too tight.










I know one of the things he will miss the most is the beautiful view...shame industry sits on this beautiful part of the coast...

Both the kids loved the tour...both commented on how like a ghost town it felt as much of the workforce has finished up and the station has already begun being mothballed. They now understand how hard it is to get up and head to work each day.

Onwards and upwards onto new adventures...where ever they may take us!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

17/52



Him: Yes it will be cold...but just jump already!!!

Her: This week it is her mum and her.

My 52 weeks project

Joining in with Jodi's Project
 

Thankful list


* The most beautiful weather...sneaking in last swims

* School routines

* Independent lunch makers

* New volunteers

* The support of family

*  Being able to see the learning going on our kids

* A job that I love

* The quiet and solitude of being in the house alone

* Impromptu gourmet pizzas

* Solutions to sticky problems

* Lots of time to read

#1092 Time carved out to sew
 

My thankful lists are here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


All this encouragement....while eating my breakfast.....

Monday, April 20, 2015

Photo a Day - Week 16

Paper - Some beautiful prints waiting to be framed for the teen's room....


Up - Being up there is becoming a constant source of fascination.


Dinner - Not the usual but they sure said it was tasty...


Where I work - A couple of days off this week....it wont be so quiet come next week when playgroup  is back.


An ordinary moment - ahhh to have the time to have complicated beauty regimes...


Fluffy - The nights are cold so the slippers have been making an appearance.
 

Together- A rare moment that just had to be captured.
 

My photo a day project.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

16/52



Him: Being on holidays allows you to do things you ordinarily would say no to.

Her: You too are so alike....

My 52 weeks project

Joining in with Jodi's project

Getting Away...

Sometimes you just got to get away ...
School holidays are coming to an end...the weather is the most perfect for this time of the year....

We worked hard to get everyone free at the same time...

It's like that now we have a social and working teen.....

We didn't go very far and we only had the one night.....

But that is what memories are made of...little snippets of fun, spontaneity and each other.... 










There was just enough time to explore, eat yummy food {not cooked by either of us} read a good book and just plain hang out...

We certainly could have done with a few more days.....but ya gotta takle what you can and make the most of it.
 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thankful List


* A week of rainy school holidays

* A week of sunny warm school holidays

* Cool chilly nights and mornings

* Darkness upon arising in the morning quiet

* Big sisters who will take care of little brothers

* School holiday friendly working hours

* Lots of cousins to hang with

* Last minute getaways

* Fresh baked scones

* Evening cuppas with a friend

* Cake tins filled with homemade snacks

* Snugly warm and very soft blankets appearing

* Mates to come and hang with for a few hours

* Tree climbing boys

#1080 Cubby renovations  slowly but surely

My One Thousand Gifts List
 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Photo a Day - Week 15

 Shape - Our cucumber plants are doing well.....


Beauty - Our roses - say no more...


Breakfast - Taken alone in the semi darkness a full half hour before the next person arises...
 

Inspired - Someone was inspired to make some adjustments in our garden this week....{ I think having two fellow boy cousins for a play helped}


Dark - The end of the loveliest smelling candle to light the darkness...
 

This smells so good - The pizza made by the hubby...
 

Something green-  It does might heart good to see him enjoying this space.
 

My photo a day project

Saturday, April 11, 2015

15/52

 


Him: We have the hugest gumtree in our back yard....today I encouraged him to climb it....he surprised himself how high he got. He also commented on how he doesn't do it very often....

Her : School holidays and time to clean that bedroom...amazing what you find in the back of all those drawers.


Joining in with Jodi's project

Friday, April 10, 2015

Ten on Ten - April '15

Our Day....
Someone had to be up and at work for 7am this morning...{well two actually...the man of the house wasn't up for pics}
  

Not me...day off...so back to bed for some more book time....


Well it was wet outside....oh OK I drove the teen to work then came back and jumped into bed....


I did find someone else who was taking shelter from the weather....

I am hoping that our corn likes the rain too....


This Easter stash has been hiding in my wardrobe....apparently so people won't steal them...little does the boy understand that his mumma is the only  other in the house that would even contemplate eating them!

We did head out briefly to pick up the teen from work and pay a visit to the new Yoghurt place opened up...


I convinced the teen that her drawers needed sorting through before a much anticipated shopping trip next week....she has to do everything to music!


I thought seeing it was my day off...more book time was required...

This boy loves his cousins....and if his mumma wont take him to see them he decided to bring  them together on Skype....{they only live 15 minutes in opposite directions}



Joining in with Rebekah 

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