Sunday, 27 February 2011


My delightful boys in their Sunday best.  Aren't they just the cutest?

Blessings to you all for the week ahead. 

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Brag Book

Although not very computer savvy (ok not at all), my Mother is a little excited at the idea of this blog, because she gets to see pictures of her grandchildren more often.  So, this one's for you Nanna (and thanks Dad for showing Mum how to view this).

A few pictures from the last few days at home.  We have had extremes in weather this week.  Monday was unbearably hot and found us camped out in the airconditioned bedroom.  Tuesday found us also inside but because of the rain this time, closing windows because the breeze was too cold - definitely not complaining.

Isaac playing Barrel of Monkeys - remember that game??

Eddie took this photo - pretty clever hey?

Just because we found leftover Christmas crackers

Isaac playing Play Doh without eating it (that is leftover lunch on his face)

Computer time (love Sasha's look of concentration)

Eddie playing golf (a belated Christmas present received this week)
The boys playing Guess Who in the air con (they LOVE this game and we are asked to play on a daily basis)

There you go Nanna, there are my cherubs.  The great thing about starting this blog is that I get my camera out more often.  Definitely love capturing my men at work.

Bless you all,

Monday, 21 February 2011

Meal Plan Monday

The lovely Vic at Home Revolutions is hosting a Meal Plan Monday link up - my first link up, how exciting! 
This week is a budget /clean out the pantry and freezer type meal plan.

Honey/Soy Chicken with rice and steamed veg

Slow Cooker Stroganoff

BBQ chicken and salad

Vegetable stir-fry

Possible dinner at friends (if not, leftovers or something simple).

Hopefully next week will be more creative.
Happy meal planning everyone.

Saturday, 19 February 2011


Ever since my husband and I made the decision that homeschooling was the path for us, I have been reading everything related to that topic that I can get my hands on.  An annoying part of my personality is that as soon as I decide something, I run with it instantly.  I need to know absolutely everything about the topic, and in this situation it meant almost mapping out the boys’ whole 12 years of schooling (I am only slightly kidding).  Without realising it, I have actually put a lot of pressure on myself to be organised and have everything in control that I have neglected just being!  My eldest has not yet turned 5 and for Queensland the compulsory school age of a child is 6.5.  A sweet homeschooling friend gave me some advice to just chill and enjoy my babies while I can and today I gladly took that advice.  Instead of reading a homeschool how-to manual, I actually reached for my Jane Austen omnibus edition.  Sitting out on our front porch watching the boys “help” their Daddy with yardwork and just be boys, I soaked up a few chapters of Sense and Sensibility.  Definitely a need for more balance in my life. 

Following are some moments of our day.  Happy weekend everyone.

My Leisure Reading

Boys helping Daddy unkink the hose

A reward for their efforts

Friday, 18 February 2011

I Did It

Well, I've done it.  I've started a blog.  I honestly didn't think I would have the time to maintain a blog but I'm finding that as I see my boys achieve so much or say something profound, I want to share it with everyone and have a record of it to look back on - and there is only so much you can share on facebook.

So welcome to my blog, although at the moment I can count on one hand how many will see this.  But welcome anyway - you are loved.

The purpose of this blog at the moment is a selfish one - to let my family know what we are up to; to record the fleeting moments of our daily lives; and also to create an interest for me.  Eventually when I master the technical side of things I would obviously love to be more of an encouragement to those who may read this - but first I think I need to develop a thicker skin to handle criticism, disagreements or disapproval.  For now, simple is good.