Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sporting Saturday

Yesterday was a sporting day. Shawn played soccer in the rain, that could not have been much fun for him and it really was not a comfortable experience for us parents watching in the cold and pouring rain. It has been the only game I have been able to catch this season. His team lost by 1 in the last few seconds...
Then in the afternoon/evening Matt had his last home game in town. Now we have a month of away games to try and organise around. Ballina, Port and then Tamworth. Then State League is over for the season. It has been a fantastic experience for Matt, hard on all of us at times, but so worth it overall.
Today is Sunday as we prepare for another very full week ahead... I thought Winter was time to stay home and hibernate?

*edit* I just checked that the post went up OK and noticed that our sporting events are proudly brought to you by Nike! :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Over a week!

My posts are getting further apart sorry.
Work has been keeping me very busy. I don't start full time until the 5th July, but my hours are so long that I may as well be full time now. I do however, have today off, all day!!! :)
I came across this event on my travels this morning.

Mobile phones are very handy things... They are really playing a fairly large role in the photography world at the moment. Not that I think that is a good thing, or a bad thing...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Buddy!

Yesterday, Shawn hit double digits. I think he had a great day, even with the school athletics carnival being on the same day. It was meant to be a cool 8 degrees!
So, we started the day with gifts by the fire.

This is the cake we had been working on for 2 days. Shawn wanted an Oreo Icecream cake, just like the one Grandpa got him last year from Dairy Queen. This is what we came up with. Crushed chocolate and plain Oreos mixed in with icecream. We made it in layers with a dark chocolate layer in between. Ice Magic and Whipped cream on top! It really was soooo good :)

After school, the boys walked home with Shawn, we sang and did the cake thing, then headed out for an evening of LazerBlitz. I now want to play LazerBlitz for my birthday...

The groovy kid in the hoodie stayed the night. I think they actually got a few hours sleep!
I am so very proud of you Shawn, you are a fantastic son! I love you xxx

Monday, June 7, 2010

It is official!

I have been keeping a secret... well trying to keep it a secret ;)
Eastmon Digital is where I work casually (very casually) on Saturdays and have for the past 3 something years. It was announced tonight, to the staff, that in a few short (very short) weeks, I will be taking on a full time role as the store manager... I am very excited, but so very nervous.

I will miss my kids, not getting home until at least 6pm, 5 days a week, will be hard. I will miss my husband, he now gets the job of Mr Mom. We are so fortunate that his job has a great deal of flexibility, so I can see the kids to school and preschool and he will be home to pick up Liberty and be home when Shawn arrives home. I will just miss out on more than I ever wanted to and we do so much as a unit of 4... I know it is my choice, I know people do this and I am not the first and will not be the last, it is just a huge leap for me (and since it is my blog I can say what I like!) I don't have to do it forever if it is not working out. I know exactly what I want to gain from working and that is travel money!

Anyway, that is my news for today!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Today was basketball Sunday for us.
We dropped Matt at the stadium for his warm up and then headed out to the UNE to check out the wildlife. These guys were very friendly and Shawn was thrilled he got to touch one! This guy was busy having a scratch.

So after the UNE visit, it was back to Basketball. We usually run the canteen, very nice job to have as it is the only place with a heater :) The last quarter Miss Lilly came and sat with us and Shawn did a great job keeping both girls occupied.

Unfortunately, Armidale did not win, but it was a fantastic first half! After the game we headed out to Moore Park and sat by the fire for after game drinks and chat. Then it was home for the bike ride we had promised Liberty since Thursday. Thursday was Matt's birthday and we got him a new bike... Both Shawn and Liberty now want new, white bikes just like Daddy!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Not much to report really...

We are so busy, but just with life in general. Shawn with school and sport, Matt with work and sport, Liberty, just being 4! :)
So here is a pic I took a few weeks ago from the Sawtell headland. It was the first weekend the Whale Watch cruise boats started for the season... We spotted the whale, and the boat was not far away.

Promise I will do something exciting to report on, soon - ish :)