Saturday, 24 September 2011

Finally ...

... The Holidays - they have arrived.  I know it probably seems like we haven't been here long enough to earn a holiday, but Cameron has been issued with 5 weeks because he has too many holidays up his sleeve - and I tell you, it is perfect timing.  Cameron has been doing a lot of overtime lately and even though it isn't too taxing in our small town, it just makes him unavailable.  Because a colleague has been very sick, he has been working 11 days straight with 3 days off for a little while now so we are ready to chill for a while. 

Next week we've booked in for a few local activities in Rockhampton for school holidays - things like a trip to Heritage Village where the boys will be able to feed animals, milk cows etc, then a couple of trips to different train museums for a train ride and kids crafts with goody bags and so on.  The boys are excited and I will try to remember to pack my camera for show and tell next week!!

Last weekend we had a lovely overnight visit from my sister, her husband and 5 beautiful children.  It was a full house but it was so much fun and lovely to see her precious crew growing up so fast.  Took a great cousins shot (oldest to youngest) this time, so we'll be able to compare height changes over the years.  My sisters are like my best friends and it is very hard to catch up and I feel sad when they leave, but this time I was determined to make the most of it and enjoy what special time we had.

My nephew kept forgetting names, so was calling his cousins "bro".  Love that Eddie dressed up for the occasion.

Can you tell we are sisters?


The cousins - aren't they a gorgeous bunch?

I am truly blessed,


  1. Hi Amanda, It looks like things are settling well for you and your fam. Thanks for your message I really appreciate it :) Be sure to take loads of pics and share your adventures too. Family is so precious. Noone understands and accepts us so completely - You're so lucky to have two sisters!


  2. I hope you enjoy your holiday. I have learnt recently that a "down time" day in between exciting events helps the holiday to go much smoother.

    Best wishes
    Jen in NSW

  3. Thanks Jane, pics to follow soon (am forming a few blog posts in my head).

    Jen, I agree with the downtime. It can all be a bit much for our littlies sometimes. Looking forward to reading part two of your holidays.