Saturday, November 28, 2015


Him: Convinced him a walk along the beach before dinner would be a great use of the beautiful evening.

Her: Lots of time considering and researching her plans for next year.

My 52 weeks Project


Him: Dont you just hate it when someone wants to wrestle you right in the middle of a serious game?

Her: ( A victory dance) She has had her learners for a few months now....but finally we have cracked the nerves and she is totally off and running driving now. 

My 52 weeks project

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Him: Even when he appears to be alone feels like we have all his mates in the room too...Technology!

Her: Loving her non school days routine.  

My 52 weeks project

Friday, November 13, 2015

Which Shoe?

 This week I did something I haven't done for a very long time......

Put myself in a unfamiliar situation.

With all the changes our family has undergone in the last 4 months it seemed that now was just the right time to make another adjustment.....

I have stepped out and taken on a new role outside of the home....and this one doesn't involve play dough or paint!

I am excited if not a little overwhelmed at learning something new.

Yes it has been a little crazy with the scheduling this week

But I have great support behind me and encouraging me to stretch and try those new things...

and best of all I have a girl who is keen to see me succeed and is right on hand to help me decide the important things which shoes were the best to complete the look I needed to step out into this new adventure with.

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Him: He was not impressed at all when a trip to IKEA was needed.....his worst nightmare...a little silly fun with a mini trolley did lighten the mood a little - or was that because he knew we were almost done there!

Her: Making her lunch for the very last time for this school year....Year 11 - TICK

My 52 weeks project 


Him : His faithful companion is never far that he doesn't even realise that he has him tucked under his arm.

Her: It has been a great year for her....busy but rewarding.

My 52 weeks project


Him & Her : One of our new favorite places to hang out is coming together.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Big Stage

It is no secret for anyone that knows our girl...she loves to is what she wants to do......
and I am pretty sure dance IS WHAT SHE WILL DO

This year she was accepted into WA's flagship contemporary dance company CO3

It has been quite the commitment travelling to the city 2 nights a week and a whole day on the weekend...but what we thought was going to stretch us to breaking point has come and nearly gone and we have all survived.

She has thrived in this adventure and developed in many ways not just her dancing....with just one year left of school she is growing in huge confidence that will see her most probably fly the nest sooner than her mumma will be ready for.

This week she has had a taste of what life would be like as a big league dancer.

She has just completed 6 performances at our states premier theater. Being in the youth ensemble has given her the experience to dance on the biggest stage she has had the opportunity to and dance along side the adult company dancers.... 

Wow it has been a big week for us all......but we are so proud of her and can see that she is certainly determined to follow that dream.

Now to get her up for school tomorrow and complete her final week for the year!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Smelling the roses

A sneaky little outing was organised to surprise my sister for her birthday.
We headed up into the foothills and visited the Masonmill Gardens for afternoon tea.

It was a lovely girlie afternoon and especially beautiful to enjoy the surroundings
The roses were in plenty as were the everlasting flowers

We enjoyed rose infused lemonade and delicious sweet treats

Always lovely to hang with my girl and extra special---my beautiful sisters...

Gotta  love surprises.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


It is sports carnival time of the year......

We were requested to come and watch...(wouldn't miss it) 

As we positioned ourselves at the finish line for the great photo op, the thing I noticed was how much I enjoyed watching our boy run with his mates

It wasnt really that important which place he came  although it is important if you are 10 years old....I loved that in each of his races he ran alongside or between his best mates.....

Now it is a very long time since I participated in a running race at a carnival...but  I am still running a race....the race of life.....

Watching my boy and his mates made me think about this race I am running....what makes it more doable is that I am running along side and in between mates...friends....a life partner.

Together we will head towards the finish line....the people I surround myself with have the same end prize in mind...they look across and offer words of encouragement when the legs are tired.....or the straight stretch feels like it is going on forever.

My hope is that my kids have that experience too.....never to have to run a race alone but always surrounded by like minded people who will encourage them to keep going and finish well.



Him: Sports carnival time....running with good buddies

Her: She is a determined and focused young lady with her sights set high.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Last week among all the chaos and busyness of renovating.....

We remembered......well, we always remember , every day, every moment of every day....

but for one day it is all a bit more real

Real that another year has passed

Another year without her

11 to be exact

It wasn't the quiet simple day that I like

but it doesn't stop us remembering

Others remembered too...that helps in a small way

A difficult space of time..........


Monday, October 26, 2015


Him:  He is getting so tall and "lanky" my little guy. 

Her: Still on a high from a dance performance there was an impromptu late evening dance class on our freshly laid new floor. 

My 52 weeks project

Friday, October 16, 2015

Seeing the beauty

Sometimes you have to look a little deeper and closer to see the beauty.
Look past the mess and chaos
Block out the demolition and destruction 

In the midst of renovations it is hard to see the beauty that will be the end..... 

 Luckily my husband found some beauty going unnoticed in the garden outside all the chaos and brought it inside.....


I am so grateful for the opportunity to be in this mess....creating a space that we have waited a long time for......

But I do wish we were on the other side now!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Simple Play

The renovations at our place are well under way......

and I am not one to waste ....

So playgroup returned today and what fun they had with a little of our "rubbish" 


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