Archive for August, 2008

Aug 17 2008

Flowers and more flowers!

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Guess what this post is about? You guessed it, flowers! Yesterday Jared suprised me with some beautiful Irises. What I loved most was how excited Camden was about hiding them behind his back, it makes me think of him doing this for his wife in the distant future. I love the little glint in his eye! I love flowers, and I suppose I can be easily pleased, as nothing says “I love you” or “I appreciate you” like a bunch of fragrant posies. I guess I am easily pleased eh? Here is a picture of Stephanie holding the flowers, and then one of where they ended up, and another of some roses that I bought to cheer the house up the day before,. How spoilt am I?

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Aug 15 2008

My to do list!

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Aug 14 2008

Calendars and Cute Things.

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Today, the children worked indepedantly, which is always a delight for me. Stephanie went with Jared to college to help sort the boxes of books clogging up his office. What a great helper!

This afternoon I worked on the Dayspring Calendar that Stephanie has designed, she had the pages all mixed up, it was like a puzzel to know how to print it, but at last it is ready to print, yay! I will print about 120 of them.

The Cute things are in regard to my new pen found at Office Works for $5! What a spend thrift I am, but it was calling out my name!

I love these type of cheery things! I have a dish scrubber like this, it makes the hours at the sink doing dishes that much more sweeter!

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Aug 13 2008

Under the sea!

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We hurried off Tuesday morning to Melb, ready for a mission meeting, only to discover that I had  the date mixed up, it’s for Thursday not Tuesday, duh! Plan B was put into action…The Melb. Aquarium! We have a yearly membership, which I think is a bargain (if you actually like the place!).  Jared doesn’t like it, but the children and I do, so whenever we are in Melb. we pop in!

Last night I took Stephanie to the PLC open night, it was for girls going into year 9 or 10 next year. We wanted Stephanie to have a good feel for the place to see what she thought. She didn’t feel overwhelmed by it, although she did get some strange comments regarding having been homeschooled up to that point. We still haven’t decided, we have until next week. One thing that I was aware of, was that Steph has had a great education regardless of what anyone might think. It’s weird to think that we think it is normal to put 100 girls the same age together to learn, when else in all your life, are you surrounded by only the same aged people?  No doubt Steph could benefit from some of the resources, and it would make her more chatty, but is being reserved such a bad thing?

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Aug 11 2008

Green, and a little blue!

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No, I’m not sad, I’m just playing with words! Green is referring to Stephanie’s first Nappy Cake that she made, it’s for a baby boy! The picture hasn’t come out very well, but you get the idea. She is thinking of making them as a little business, but all up it cost about $40, so who really will buy it for $60? It has a whole packet of Huggies nappies, a homemade flannel backed baby blanket, two facewashes, a hat and booties, Bunnykins lotion, and a plush dinosaur rattle.

The next thing for my little show and tell are these magnets! They are for Dayspring Day, they have all our missionaries’ birthdays printed on them to encourage people to send off a small gift or card on their special day. I will probably print off 100 of these. They look pretty enough to go on the fridge (well, I think so!)

And the blue? A little sleeping set for Cassandra’s doll. She has been running around with the boy’s swords saying “die, die”, so I thought that I would try and nuture her gentle side. She loves this little cot that I found in an opp shop for $3, and the dotty sheets which are joined together to avoid frustration. I love the little pillow!

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Aug 10 2008

Serene Sunday

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The boys went with Jared today to his preaching post, and I took the girls to our church. We had a sermon on Psalm 1 “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the council of the ungodly” Our minister talked about the fact that there are two kinds of people those who follow God, and those who don’t. Follow God, and you will have peace, not only for this life, but for all eternity!

This morning it actually snowed in The Basin! It didn’t last long though, but that tells you how cold it actually is. We have a lovely open fire place to keep us all snug and cosy. It is overwheming sometimes to consider the blessings that we take for granted, such as a warm and comfortable home. We have enjoyed a quiet day of playing, some computer time, and some time dedicated to Lachlan to teach him to march in time! This was done with Boy’s brigade in mind.

I also made a muslei slice with Cassandra today. I dare not cook with her, as she would probably try by herself, and get the house in a terrible state, perhaps by the time she is five she will be a proficient chef?

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Aug 09 2008

It almost feels like spring!

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We had a lovely day today! We went to Tooradin to see Creepy’s natural habitat. Last time that we went to Tooradin, we saw about 40 Hermit crabs popping back into the sand after being startled, I was hoping that we would see them again, but no! Instead we saw this dead crab. We all enjoyed the beach with it’s cool breeze, the beautiful sights and the lovely sound of the waves gently breaking on the pier.

The nicest part of the day was that Jared was with us. we all miss the fact that we don’t see him as much now that he works away from the home, rather than in it. Cassandra treasures him being around too!

We then went to Tyab packaging houses, a huge place full of antiques! The children loved the carriage out the front, it reminded them of Little House on the Prairie!

Take a look at these gorgeous books in this box, I don’t know the books, but who cares when they are packaged so scrumptiously!

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Aug 08 2008

Giving him the creeps!

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Yes, that’s right, I gave Camden the Creeps, or at least Creepy! That’s the name of his new little hermit crab! Anyone that knows us, knows that we haven’t had a good track record with animals, but Camden has had a hermit crab before for about 18 months until it died. So here is Creepy the second!

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Aug 07 2008

Princesses and Knights in training!

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I was really impressed with Lachlan today, I put a deal to him that if he dug up the pond, we could sell it, and he could have the money. It was hard work, but he went to it like a man with a mission! All he has to do is clean it now!Here is princess Stephanie, my beautiful maiden with her hair braided ( I can only braid backwards, go figure!).  I’ll have to take a photo of my friend Lian soon, she is doing a really cute style with her hair at the moment. Princess Cassandra shown here, was at her worst today, deciding not to use the potty, but to instead hide and do her “private things” in private! She tried to hide her activity, by placing different items over it, including an orange building block right in the middle. I can see a sermon illustration in anything… isn’t it just like our sin? It doesn’t matter how we try and cover it up, it’s still  just as disqusting and unacceptable to God! I am so thankful for a forgiving God, who can take away our sin, and make us as white as snow. Cassandra wasn’t capable of cleaning herself up, just as I’m not of getting rid of my own sin, but God can, and does, through Jesus and his work on the cross! Don’t we feel better when we are declared clean?

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Aug 06 2008

Mix and Match!

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Mix, because of the cooking, and match, because my son decided to use Scotch towel instead of toilet rolls. When I told Jared about the Scotch towel, he was expecting me to say that he put a tea towel there instead, so, It  really  is how you look at things, it could always be worse!We had cooking class again Monday, it is rather chaotic cooking with flour and eggs with children, but it makes me want to just burst out laughing, because they enjoy it so much (ok, it takes ages cleaning up afterwards, but who cares?). We made the lemon cake, one for each child, even little Cassie made one all by herself!

Today I did a “copy cat”, and tried making my own wagon wheels. They are so Yummy, and so easy! Check out the during, and after photos!. I must have will power!

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