Mumma's Soup....a favourite in our home.

A random collection of day to day life at our place.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

This Week

Some random thoughts from the last week.

White chocolate and macadamia muffins

White chocolate and raspberry muffins :-)

Holding other gals babies.

A warm fire.

Homemade spring rolls.

Talking with my Mum and Dad on the phone.

A horrendously sore neck.


Growing sprouts.

Homemade bread.

A chat with a very old school friend.

Washing, washing, washing. it!


Eggs from friends.

Time with my family.

Oh yes, and school!

Ken preached at the church this morning. I am very proud of him as I know he really dislikes public speaking! He did great.

He spoke on 1 Peter 4:10

Serve one another with the particular gifts God has given each of you, as faithful dispensers of the magnificently varied grace of God.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Happy 18th Birthday Jenna!!

Thoughts of Jenna growing up..................

Her beautiful curly hair! (which we couldn't control)

Her chumpy cheeks everyone would pinch

Her "bath" look (only selected few have seen this)


Honest and loyal

And now???? Hairdresser extraordinaire! A wonderful friend! A woman of God!

I hope you had an awesome day, and know that we all LOVE you very much!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

20 Years Ago


Last Wednesday was twenty years since I gave birth to my only son.

I was only 24, and already had two daughters.

His temperature was low, so the nurses put him in a humidicrib to warm him up.

When he was younger he loved cricket, ball games, reading, computers, and playing outside.

Now he's older, he loves playing the guitar, computers, and spending time with his lovely girlfriend Katie.

Happy Birthday Tom!

We all love you.

This is a little late due to the fact that getting good photos of Tom is very hard. Oh there's plenty I could have used, but I would be in trouble! Sorry Katie about "stealing" this photo. :-)

Bad Mumma

I know, I've been so bad at blogging.

So much has happened since Kylie arrived home last month. I really enjoyed having her here. We didn't do alot. Except hang out here at home, cook together (she's good), laugh lots, hug lots, and generally just thank God for my beautiful daughter and the adventure she had over the last 16 months.

She has left now to move 1000kms away to start Uni and another adventure in sunny QLD. And I miss you Kylie. Now my Mum and Dad get to spend time with her instead. I know they'll be loving that.

During the time since my last blog we've had MANY visitors. Some here for dinner, some for the night, some for the week, some for two weeks.
You know what that means......washing sheets and cooking. It's all been good, but busy, and now I just need a breather.
During the last three weeks, we had school holidays. Two of those weeks we had our friend's three daughters here to stay, while their parents travelled in Europe.

So, there was a 10yr old, two 13 yr olds, two 15 yr olds, a 17 yr old, a 21 yr old. And all girls!!!!
I took five of them to Bourke for a couple of days just to give us all a break. It worked well.

School started for us yesterday, it went well. The girls are motivated, and I'm proud of them! We are still working on our first part of World History until the end of the year. At the end of last term we made a trip to Orange which is about 1 1/2 hrs away to a Bell Shakespeare production. We had been reading through "Twelth Night" with another homeschool family in preparation for the performance. I didn't understand it! I don't recall doing Shakespeare at school and I didn't understand what we were reading. The girls did though. They are smarter than me! After seeing the perfomance (which was very funny) and reading the "Lamb's book of Shakespeare", I finally got it! I love that I'm still learning, and I really believe that homeschooling has everything to do with that.

Today I went to the dentist. It's been six years! I needed two fillings and got one today. My face and tongue are numb and it's dinner time. Not sure how that's going to go. My pocket is numb too!

I visited Tom when we were in Bourke. He nearly fell off a roof at work a couple of weeks ago, but hit his lag rather badly and ended up with a haematoma. He was off work when I was there so I was able to spend some time with him, which is always nice. He's my favourite son! :-)

Well that will do for now.

Will try to do better at blogging. I do have family photos, but Kylie has already posted them I think. Better go serve up dinner!