Our first Scout Camp

Last weekend, Chance and I both participated in our first ever Scout camp. The group that the three boys belong to (Darby and Julius are currently Joey Scouts) are so fantastic and they regularly run camps. They always have plenty of male leaders, but sometimes they need a female volunteer to come away with them,…

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70th extravaGRANza!

In case you haven’t heard, it’s Gran’s 70th birthday month! It began in early October and is just starting to wind down now. Mum decided she wanted to have a few celebrations so that she could actually really catch up with different people from all walks of her life and really enjoy each occasion. And…

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A sneaky Sydney trip

Oh wow. I really don’t know how almost two months have passed since my last blog post! It’s not as though nothing has been happening! We are certainly heading towards the tail end of the year, which for us means two birthdays, school and Scouts break-ups, Christmas, New Years, and all the things in between,…

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Long Service Leave

A few months ago, I was telling Kate that Marty had some long service leave that he could take this year, and she kindly pointed out that I had been in my current job (parenting) for over 11 years now, and was due for my own long service leave! I was so pleased she pointed…

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Snow Trip 2022! (Post 1 of 2)

Wow. Just wow. This trip was three months in the thinking/planning/making, and we were rewarded with an incredible experience that the kids will be talking about for years to come, I’m sure. Or at least until the next snow trip they are already planning… When Marian said to me, over Kris & Kate’s kitchen table…

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Stuff’s been happening

We’ve had visits and parites and all sorts of fun things happening around here in the last few weeks, and it’s nice just to have a record of it to look back on the smaller stuff as well as all of the big events. Like a lovely visit from Julius’ Fairy Godmother Hayley from Rockhampton….

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Julius is 5!

Oh my heart. This kid is just the greatest. He is kind, has the loveliest manners, makes me laugh every day, loves music and singing and has all the dance moves and then some, he adores his brothers and sister and loves being around people. He gives us kisses and cuddles at every opportunity and…

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Mother’s Day 2022

Aaaaah Mother’s Day. It has been a bit of a mixed bag for me over the past decade, but the last two have really come through with the goods, and all from very simple pleasures. Last year was really amazing and special and ended up being very healing for me. This year, we had a…

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