Archive for September, 2008

Sep 15 2008

Lovely to be Greeted.

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We came home from our homeschooling day to be greeted by a cheeky faced Jared through the upstairs window. Being not 100% yet, he decided to stay at home and work, thus we had a nice home greeting. It is really nice to come home to a smiling face!

 My mother always showed by example how to greet my dad. When he came home, we got up and met him at the door. In my adult years I have been amazed at the amount of women who do not get up to greet their husbands when they get home, some give little more than a grunt of acknowledgement! So ladies, when your husband comes in from a day at work, show him that you are happy to have him home, drop what you are doing (unless you are holding a baby), and go and meet him.

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Sep 14 2008

Bits and Pieces.

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I haven’t done much the last few days. Here is a picture of me with a “chip on my shouder” This was actually Jared’s idea, but he refused to pose. So the chip is broken, because it was passed to me. Note to self (do not do this in front of the children…Cassandra kept putting her food on her shoulder too!) Where do they get their manners!!

Yesterday we found a Tulip in our garden, how sweet!


I liked the little centre piece that Alycia made from some of the lavendar that she picked from the garden.

I have just organised the recipe card for tommorow, we will be cooking sausage rolls. The scone recipe is what I promised to give someone the other week.

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Sep 11 2008


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you guessed it, it’s Jared’s turn! He happily spent most of the day sleeping……ah, sleep!

I recieved my Swap today, a nice little parcel of assorted goods. This is from Ngaire in Vic. She made the stationary set, and included some yummies. I love the colours that she choose, and it is a really cool little box filled with homemade cards. I will send hers off tommorow.

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Sep 10 2008

Take Me Driving in the Car!

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Besides me waking up looking like a gourd (my lips are covered with blisters), the children are on the improve.  Ellie noticed last night that Cassandra’s feet were very dry, so I spent the morning cutting nails and then rubbing them with hydroderm.  The younger children loved this special attention of rubbing in the cream, obviously relaxing them. Lachlan thought it was weird, but commented later in the afternoon that his hands were less cracked. Steph giggled through the process. If you haven’t done this to your children, I encouraged you to do it, it was a very sweet time with each one.

We needed some fresh air.  Even though I have opened up windows and doors, I thought that the fresh air and a car trip would be a bit of a boost. Here’s Camden, happy, but still a little pale with a cough. So off we went in the car.I picked up our replacement vacuum that I should have picked up two days ago. we dropped off at Carribean Gardens for Steph to pick up 3 more Dutch box plants for J’s garden venture, and lastly I picked up some bias binding for an apron that I am making for a friend. All this while the children sat happily in the car. Back home, and rest mode. Oh, and we discovered another dress up, deep down in the dress up box.

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Sep 09 2008

Icky and Snippy!

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Yes, I still have icky children (I’m not feeling that great myself), but because everyone is so slow, and lacking energy I found some time to be snippy (with the scissors). Here is Alycia all bathed, you can’t help feel a little better after a nice clean up.

Steph, Lach and Camden seem to be over the woarst now, I’ll just wait and see where little Cassie ends up.

Jared told me that I could throw this shirt out, so I decided to cut out some hankies with it. I always feel ripped off spending money on hankies (especially plain white ones!), so these will be for Lachlan. I got about 7 cut out (they are yet to be sewn). I also cut out an apron for my sister’s friend, and a bag, and another gratitude wrap (I will sew them all another day).

Um, what will I do with the cuffs? Should I write Super mum, or…Ok, so I’m, not artistic…

Ellie came over (next door neighbour, who is 11), and she decided to help out and sweep the floor, I swear it was clean yesterday!

Ok, I’m tired now, I’m off to make soup… from a can!

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Sep 08 2008

Father's Day.

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I have a few sickies in the house at the moment, so Father’s Day was pretty low key. I wasn’t feeling too great myself, but I still managed the “Breakfast in Bed” ritual. The children happily, but sluggishly helped. Jared seemed to get a little too much chocolate! He also received the expected “Undies” that had been previously thrown all over the shop in which I bought them! (Note to self, don’t hand private things to a  little curious girl, who like to throw things). My Dad and Mum came over for lunch with fear and trepidation…will they catch the dreaded cold?

Father’s day just makes you think more seriously about the need for godly men to be godly fathers. I am very thankful to have a husband who loves his children, and is an example of faith and quiet contentment. Mothers if you are reading this, encourage your little boys even now, know that they will grow up to be father’s one day. Teach them to be godly leaders, who provide and protect their families. We need strong men and women, who guide their families. Generations of Christian families are loosing their children to the world, what can we do to stop this? Pray, teach, and be an example and, fully rely on God.

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Sep 06 2008

Tupperware and Serious Issues.

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Last night I had the Tupperware party that I promised my sister. I am a simple person, who hates asking for money, or people to spend it, so I find these kind of events fairly stressful. Thankfully I had a few friends pop in (three cancelled, due to ill children), but we manged to enjoy the evening(in between sniffles). The TW lady made over $600 in sales, but due to no party booking I don’t get the bonus (I really don’t care, I’m just glad that it is over!).

Stephanie sold her second Nappy Cake last night for $50, I think that this one is really cute!

After getting to bed at 1am (rebel!), I was determined to go to the Right to Life rally in the city of Melb. It was great to walk with so many who recognised the fact that unborn children are exactly that, just unborn! Our government are wanting to decriminalise abortion, and make it really easy and acceptable to have them. One sign that I read today said “It is against the law to kill a possum in your roof, but not to kill your unborn child” what kind of world do we live in, when animals are valued more than human life. After walking down to Elizabeth street from Treasury Gardens, we walked to Bourke st, then to the steps of parliment. When we got there, there were very loud people yelling out that we don’t care that women die! Let me just say, that if we care for these babies, we certainly care for the trouble women too! Please pray for the government, and for the future of all children.

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Sep 04 2008

A few days in pictures…

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What have I done, um? Made a few meals in advance, shephard pie (needing the potato on it)We did domestic science (meaning, clean the house), I made my “gratitude wrap” for my swap partner from Melissa’s website (can’t show the photos until she gets it)….um…

This morning we thought that we would suprise a missionary with a sponge cake and balloons etc, we turned up at the house (I think he might be staying there), but no-one was home, so we left the balloons and a note! Stephanie had me in stitches with the image of a stranger opening the door when we were holding balloons, like a whitepages add “look it up before you go!” So instead he will recieve this photo, oh, and we forgot to eat the cake! Camden wanted to wrap a couple of presents for his Anchor Boys leaders…He wrapped them with a whole roll of sticky tape, and then managed to put the pattern of the paper on the inside rather than on the outer. He is so cute, I was just glad that he put real effort into it.  This afternoon Ellie our next door neighbour came and made some wagon wheels, unfortunatly the water got into the chocolate, making it a bit lumpy, oh well.I am organising a Tupperware party (the biggest stress of all!folded over 200 Dayspring mags. on Burkina FasoThat’s about it.

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Sep 02 2008

A Simple Message.

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The gospel isn’t difficult to understand, but every Christian at one time didn’t. We cannot earn our salvation, no one is good enough to enter heaven on their own merit. The good news is, that Jesus, the Alpha and Omega came to die and take the punishment that we deserve, that is mercy. I thought that this clip explains it in a very simple but effective way.[youtube=]

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