May 7, 2013
Miss D and I had the most wonderful night recently, participating in a sneaky surprise baby shower for our dance teacher, who is due to welcome her first baby in three weeks time! I was looking forward to the shower all day, because our mother to be had no idea and the look on her face when she walked in was priceless!
I thought she might cry, but she held it together very well, and she couldn't believe that we had kept this secret from her! The theme was blue and white, because "we" are expecting a baby boy, and I'm sure there will be plenty of available babysitters during dance class!
The room looked amazing, with large blue and white pom poms hanging from the ceiling, a beautiful tablescape filled with delicious food and little touches of baby blue everywhere to be seen. The hostess did such a wonderful job!
Miss D was with me and during the night I found myself looking at her, thinking back to the weeks before she was born, my first baby. Twelve years ago, I had no idea how my life would change, or how I would feel becoming a mother for the first time. With my second and third baby, the feeling was just as exciting because I knew what to expect.
But that first one, feeling overwhelmed with emotion, the preparation, the fear of the unknown....there is simply nothing like it. I look at my three little birds and just wonder how I got so lucky......
April 1, 2013
Forgive me Father, for I have not blogged for two weeks.....
That thing called Life, has been in the way! Work, homelife, kids activities, dancing festivals, school stuff, more work, washing, new house housework, Easter, Harbour Festival, kid wrangling and the list goes on.
When I sit down at night to relax, I'm so tired that I can't concentrate on stringing two words together, worthy of even publishing on my blog. But I 'm happy to say that school Term 1 is now over, and the holidays are before us!
I can't believe how quickly the first term has passed! It's usually a busy one for us, with Miss D (aged 12) dancing last weekend in our local dance competition (scoring for herself a 4th, a 2nd and a 1st), dancing on stage at the Harbour Festival last week and now preparing for an Eisteddfod next week.
Mr C (aged 10) has been busy with a special reading project at school, called Project 600, and now is looking forward to AFL, with training starting this week.
Miss T (aged 8) has been loving her Saturday morning dancing class, and has been working on her loudest quite voice, which she delivers every time we are in the library!
The Hubbster has been busy working on the Farm, cutting grass at every opportunity! He doesn't need an excuse to take Jaffa the Tractor for a spin, he even cut the grass at our neighbours farm last week!
We still don't have a television in the house, as we would like to buy a flatscreen tv for the Theatre Room, so I'm still heading back to the Shed to watch my shows at night, which frankly sucks as it brings back memories of the four year never ending bad camping trip we were on!
So what else is happening you ask? Well, did I tell you that in July, I'll be attending Blogher13. Oh and it's in CHICAGO USA! Can you believe it, because I can't! Only the biggest blogging conference ever!
My flights are booked and paid for, and I'm now working on the fun stuff - where I'll go, what I'll get up to, what I'll wear and I'm trying to find the perfect walking shoes because after Chicago, I'll be flying to New York for a week!
It doesn't seem real yet! After 16 long years, I'm finally going back to my beloved America, the one place that has held my heart for so long......
March 15, 2013
The best thing about living in a country town is the sense of community which prevails. The gift of helping others is strong and well and demonstrated in grand fashion last weekend with the Bulls and Bands Flood Appeal.
What better way to raise some much needed funds for our flood affected neighbours than by having a rodeo and hosting the amazing Wolfe Brothers! Country people know exactly how to do it in style!
Market and food stalls, a childrens tent full of movies, Wii games, sumo wrestling suits, popcorn and fairy floss, and some cool bands and singers for the grownups!
The kids were allowed to play in the rodeo ring when the main band started, and that was where they stayed for the rest of the night...covered in mud!
It was the best time!