Saturday, February 28, 2015

9/52

 Him:  Our first homegrown pumpkin....{getting harder to get him to co-operate for these pics.}

Her: A week of not feeling well.

My 52 weeks Project

Joining in with Jodi's Project 

Thankful List

* We had some rain this week...short but wet

* Time at home to be organised for the week

* No waiting Dr appointments...two days in a row.

* Available sisters to help out with lifts

* Tea dates with my sisters

* Giggles over vintage finds

*  Willing friends to take over shifts for sick ones

* The cool breeze that is most welcome today

* Clean sparkling windows and blinds

* Moments that allow you to share your heart with a stranger

* The official last day of Summer....hope of some cool change around the corner

* The ease of mind that comes with a positive result

* Last minute changes in routine that allow some home time

*Picking pumpkins from the garden

* Time to hang out on the couch 

#1017 Finding romantic words penned in a letter that made us all tear up.


Counting my thankfuls to add to my "happy file".

Monday, February 23, 2015

Photo a Day Week 8

#47  From where I stand the little bit of gardening we did has cleared the way.


#48 Fresh  out of the oven...Coconut Macaroons


#49 Cacti adorn the Bedside of our teen


#50 Matching...the stories are getting less scarier.


#51 This is me..it is Friday...my day off and I was meeting a friend for coffee at the foreshore.


#52 The Routine on a Saturday morning...courtesy of my lovely husband.


#53 Macro 


Using the Photo a Day prompts from here.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

8/52



Him: Warming himself in the sun

Her : This birthday has gone on and on...continuing to be spoilt.

My 52 weeks project

Joining in with Jodi's project

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thankful List

* Routine....

* Adventures on train trips to the city

*Stepping out of comfort zones

* Lovely families to spend my days with

* Friends to begin adventures with

* Fans to move the warm air around the room

* Willing mates to give lifts

* Friends willing to change arrangements to accommodate

* The power of prayer

* The crawling into bed at the end of the day

* The staying in the bed at the start of a day

* Discovering more new pumpkins in the garden

* Surprise parties that were a surprise

* Picking just the right gift 

* A learner driver.....hmmm I need to think on this one!

* Being prepared all week with meals for each night despite the crazy schedule

* A job that allows working school hours

* Timers on the x box

* Technology that allows the kids to play with others from their own home

* Cast off free furniture from school

#1000 The weekend is almost here

Oh I did it....counted to 1000 thankfuls in my day to day going

Where to now.........well keep counting.....there is never an end to the things that fill my day( whether I acknowledge them or not)....I live a blessed life....

I read the other day about having a "happy file". This whole exercise is my "happy file"...

My record kept of God's simple blessings, those moments in time with a little extra spark.

It will be something I can look back on when negative thoughts and situations crowd in...my very own stash of happiness.

So here goes

#1001 Those on the journey with me.....building their happy files. 


If you haven't read One Thousand Gifts do yourself a favour and grab a copy

Monday, February 16, 2015

Photo a Day - Week 7

#40 So much Energy inside this room....somewhere new for us each week


#41 Trying to get my daily dose of Inspiration


#42 This is on our wall outside....lots of this happening around here .

#43 Pointy


#44 Why so much sweet Temptations  lying around our home.


#45 My Love...even after some hot and sweaty gardening


#46 Spots..happy 16th.


My photo a day project

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Oh My Sweet 16 ...

 It's been a busy week around these parts...

New routines...new after school activities....new school day times....but the biggest one of them all was

our girl turned 16!!

No big party was wished for....no extravagant present list was made....


Just a chocolate cake with added chocolate and  sugar sweet colour.....


I ignored some of those wishes and gathered her friends for a little surprise dinner
 

I couldn't let the day go by without a little fanfare.....I needed to acknowledge that she arrived in our lives 16 years ago!
 
There was ONE BIG ask though ....to be at the licensing centre as soon as they opened....

To pick up her Learners Plates!!!! 

Are any of us ready for this moment.....how does one prepare for the moment when your child gets behind the wheel of a car?

It was just a little trial......a smaller car is needed....one with a handbrake in easy reach ...not a foot brake!

We have all come to the understanding that there will be panicked raised voices from time to time.....there is to be no tears when such a time comes.... and we need to dig deep and find those nerves of steel!!!

Many have gone before us and succeeded......she will indeed and so will we!!!!

Happy birthday sweetness.....enjoy the ride because this year will fly by faster than the last 16 have!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

7/52


Him: Breakfast smoothie before a big day ahead

Her: A big week...sweet 16

My 52 weeks project

Joining in with Jodi's project

Monday, February 9, 2015

Photo a day 33- 39/365 ( week 6 )

#33 Mail - Loving using this cute stationery I received at Christmas time


# 34  Flash thunderstorms gave us a little Water for the gardens.


#35 Is it bad to use food as a Reward?
 

#36 Something Blue - a gift 
 

# 37 A trip to the hairdressers always makes me smile
 

#38 Stripes - sewing elastic on new ballet shoes.


# 39 In my bag- way too much...essentials include..snacks for anyone hungry and sunscreen in our hot weather.


Photo a day prompts here.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

6/52


 Him and Her: Do we really have to do this Mum?...yes we do!!!!
                                             {Year 5 and Year 11}


My 52 weeks Project

Joining in with Jodi's Project

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Thursday Thankful List

*The most awesome camping experience .

* The idea that we will camp again hopefully sooner than later

* Slow entry back into the work tasks

* The billowing winds tonight that may cool things down a little

* Happy kids with new teachers

* A year eleven timetable that is the best

* Acceptance into a new small group

* Enthusiastic families ready for playgroup fun

* Part time jobs 

* Timers on X-box machines

* Excited mates to be united back at school 

* New opportunities for our dancer

#979 That feeling of crawling into bed at the end of the day.

My other lists are here.

Monday, February 2, 2015

26-32 /365

#26 Three is a row...baby magpies watch us pack up our holiday
 

#27 Our first morning back at home after holidays....
 

#28 Strange days indeed.....long time since it was this price.
 

#29 Summer
 

#30 Fave food..hands down.
 

#31 On top....
 

#32 On my plate...the neighbours grapes hanging over our fence.
 

My photo a day project

Sunday, February 1, 2015

5/52



Him: Taking advantage of a late late afternoon swim as the sun went down.

Her: This girl can get away with wearing just about anything.


Joining in with Jodi's Project

Friday, January 30, 2015

What I learnt from going Campling Part 2

#14 The camping etiquette of zipping up your tent and knowing that it's entire contents will remain untouched


#15 The nights are shorter and the mornings come earlier
 

#16 The quiet was very refreshing
 

#17 Some campers love to use every bit of the time allowed till sound curfew to have a good time
 

# 18 Making the dash to the toilet block in your PJ's is considered OK....well once a day anyway.
 

#19 There is always a quiet grab for more land as new neighbours move in.
 

#20 The feeling of zipping up at the end of a day and cocooning in is unique.
 

#21 Caravan people get extra spaces for parking their car
 

#22 Loud whistling kettles are offensive to beer drinking nomads
 

# 23 That beer o'clock begins at breakfast most days.


 #24 That fresh caught fish is always the best meal to have when camping
 

# That we had the best time and are so grateful that we got to do some camping without totally roughing it.
 

and just because.....beautiful pics of Shelley Beach - Albany and the spectacular sight of seeing hand gliders taking off.


and that was our holiday....we are resolved to try some more camping....thanks this time to my awesome sister and her family for lending us the camper trailer.....we may be hitting the camping store to find a tent that would suit our little family and try some more adventures.

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