A slow death..

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That was last night. We went to the Boy’s Brigade awards. A band and singers who made you gringe sang some modern christian songs, some skits that no one understood! It seemed to drag. If ever you want to see my son Lachlan looking as uncomfortable as anything, go watch him sing on stage..Camden was happy to get a present, three complicated puzzles, that I cannot even do step one (How is a 6 year old suppose to do it?). Despite the night, I have to take my hat off to the leaders who are trying to train boys to become men. They make a big committment every week.blog-1087Yes, the photo is blurry…I couldn’t seem to get a good photo!

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I made mini plumb puddings today for some supper for tonight, and some for Monday night when the girls have their girl brigade night. Jared and I will be heading up to Warrnambool for the weekend, so my parents and sister will take turns in looking after Steph and Alycia.

Published in: on November 28, 2008 at 1:40 am  Leave a Comment  

Old Mother Hubbard Takes a Walk..

Interesting title don’t you think? This morning we had our little girl neighbour over at 7.15am to make sure that she was going to get to school safely, as her mum is in hospital for an op. We walked her to school to make sure that she got there safely. Alycia went to college with Jared today…she was bored… After dropping E off, Steph said “lets walk to Boronia”, so we did! It took about 3/4 hr, and of course we had to carry Cassandra some of the way. We caught the bus back. It was our P.E day, we were still home in time for Maths, and other such wonderful subjects.

 I had Stephanie start on her market items today, Tomato relish…blog-10781

I also finished a shower cap that I started about a month ago (thus the old mother hubbard referance). I think my friend Jasmine would like this design too! I love spots! I think that I put the elastic too far away from the edge though. Jared freaked out when he saw it, he didn’t realise that it was a shower cap, not to be seen in public..blog-1077

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Yes, I know, it looks better on the sewing machine!

Published in: on November 26, 2008 at 9:12 am  Leave a Comment  

What’s in a name…

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Today Alycia did some sewing. At our homeschooling group, we will be having a little market day, where the children will make some items to sell. Today I taught Alycia how to make some marble bags. I was very strict with her, as I believe you should do your best, and no one will buy her items if they are sloppy! So we spent a lot of time unpicking….ugh! I nearly gave up, we even saw some tears, but….she perservered, and looked satisfied by the job once finished. She made 10, and it was all by herself.. I thought that it might be a good idea to make up a little name for her, so together we choose…..”Little Rubies” after all she is a little woman in training! (based on Proverbs 31)

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  Do you remember Jared’s pride and joy? His special rose…well guess who else thought it was lovely? Opps..

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 Lachlan went with Jared today to work in the library. What a wonderful experience it is to work along side their dad, being useful, and gaining skills for the future.

Published in: on November 25, 2008 at 9:53 am  Leave a Comment  

Sweet Sunday..

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Today has been a fairly quiet day. We went and visited the PC of Eastern Australia in Wantirna. It was a good sermon, and a friendly welcome. It was nice to sing some Psalms, but I do not agree with a Psalm only rule. We have heard of the risen Christ, how could we not sing about it? I am miffed that we left Cassandra’s hat at the church, why do we always leave things behind? Perhaps I should start using glue a bit more often.

 I also spoke to two JW’s for half an hour. I got the line “we are not trying  to convert you..” how many times have I heard that one? I said “Let’s be honest here, I’m trying to convert you, because if I think that I have the truth, why wouldn’t I want you to know it too?” It was a good conversation, I was calm in spirit, and we covered a lot. Jared listened and said that I explained things quiet well. I do feel for these people..they love God, and try to do his will, but yet they deny the most important truths. Who is Christ? Why did they want to crucify him? It is because they knew he was saying “I am”. f66gcamwbsikcacx9781cad9qoedcajprzqfcasi8edxca0salrkca7rwrjacai0gy4kcap6jwagca4elne1ca9n93xcca68i5zjcasm1ra3cazgxzcdcabrogr2ca7iy7qvcal9nt7dcav42o9ycalpceof

Remember how I wanted to lock my self in that bed cupboard? Well, I feel a little better about it all now. It is good to have someone who is willing to listen and also to explain. God hears our prayers, and He is gracious, even when we are not.girlreading

I have had to judge a writing contest this week, I have just printed off a couple of certificates. It is hard to put an 8 year old and a ten year old in the same judging catergory.

Published in: on November 23, 2008 at 9:10 am  Leave a Comment  

The Great Outdoors..

Today, Alycia finished grade three, yay! The others will take a few more weeks. I am so looking forward to the holidays. I really need to sort through a heap of stuff that the children and I have horded..ugh! Beore lunch we went for a walk to buy some bread rolls at the local bakery, Steph went in with Jared to sort some books in the library, she did a great job. On the way home we stopped at the playground.blog-1021

Cassandra looks cross eyed, she was going fast…

My children are crazy! We have borrowed our neighbours two man tent tonight, and the children are sleeping outside in the rain, even Cassandra! Considering that it is a two man tent and there are five people in it, Lachlan came in, so now there are four….they are crazy! Has anyone looked out of the window  tonight?

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I made up a basket of goodies for them, hot chocolate, and freshly popped pop corn. I had to add in glow sticks of course.

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Oh, and look at the baby birds now.

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Published in: on November 21, 2008 at 11:49 am  Comments (1)  

Yesterday..

Yesterday we went off to the Orthodontist for a 9am appointment. When we arrived, they didn’t have our appointment listed…not even our names in the system! I asked if they had the children’s x-rays, after all I could have the place wrong, or the day!!! They had my x-rays, so they figured that it was their mistake. They asked if they could see us at 11.25 instead, and gave us a $5 gift voucher to Gloria Jeans! So off we went and bought a big Tim Tam shake after two hours of toy shopping. The children had a blast.

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Steph was told that she needed braces costing $5000, but Lachlan who has the terrible bite, was told to get a jaw opperation when he stops growing around 21 years of age, ugh!

When in Target, I always check the price of these cookie cutters, they are way too expensive at $29.95, but at last I found them to be 40% off, yay!

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places I have seen..blog-987and places that I would like to see..blog-989There are also a few others like the Leaning Tower of Pisa and a windmill, not too interested in those places…especially Italy, I don’t think that I could stand the whole “I’m so close to the pope thing”, although Roman history would be pretty cool, as in the early church..

Published in: on November 19, 2008 at 9:48 pm  Comments (1)  

New life!

Alycia has been watching a nest of eggs just outside her bedroom window. First there was one egg, and within a few days there were four! Camden had gone outside and had touched one, going against what Alycia had said to do, so we thought that they would die, but alas! Today three baby birds have hatched. AS you can/can’t see by the picture, it is pretty difficult to get a picture.blog-961

oh, here is Jared’s rose once again.blog-962I need to spray it with something though, it has little black bugs on it.

I have also be asked to write up my own quote to get the pool fixed by the pool man. Have you ever heard of doing that before? I should cut a couple of hundred dollars off if I’m writing my own quote. He says he can fix it the week before Christmas….I hope that he is a good worker, ugh! Our poor pool, needs a makeover!blog-965

Published in: on November 18, 2008 at 8:24 am  Leave a Comment  

We built a house, just like the Duggars..

If you don’t know what the title means, the Duggars are a family who are expecting their 18th child. A few years ago they built their own house as a family project, they homeschool. Here is our house…blog-958Ok, it’s not to the standard of the Duggar’s home, but I think that it is pretty good. It was a family effort too, Alycia, Camden,Cassie and I.

I had tea made, the washing done, and two loads of washing all before 9am. Then school, built a house, and at 3.30 Ellie was came over and we all went to the swiming pool. Going to the pool with 6 children is a bit of a challenge. I’m sure Ellie thought that I was super strict, but I wanted to bring six back home too!

We also had a little drama, Cassanda bit Camden.blog-952How nasty does this look? Camden asked for it, he was covering her up with a blanket, I guess she freaked out. I gave them both the discipline that they needed. newlogo

Published in: on November 17, 2008 at 10:14 am  Leave a Comment  

Daily doings..

Well, it’s been a few days since I last posted, what have I been up to? On Friday we drove to visit with G’ma and Pa. It was nice to catch up again, I wish that they didn’t live so far away. It’s only over an hour, but it’s long enough to take up the whole day. I asked them what they would like for christmas, what do you get 80 year olds? G’pa said a beltblog-945to match these shorts, and G’ma a can opener. One thing you have to love about their generation is that they are very practical, and not money wasters. They have always been very frugal, but certainly not stingy with their money. They could teach my generation a thing or too about wants and needs.

 Sat. we went and did a bit of shopping, and had visitors for tea (the ones that were suppose to come last week). I really enjoyed their company, and their beautiful boys. It is hard to imagine little boys sometimes as future men, but thats what they are. What an awesome and great responsibility mothers have..what a happy heart this mother will have when she sees her sons as godly young men.christianmomnetwork5

Today, we went to Church, Alycia went to a friends house, and I slept! Do you believe that I slept for two hours in the afternoon with Cassandra next to me. bedOk, this isn’t my bed, but I thought that it was pretty enough to put on my blog!  I haven’t done that since having a baby….I think I was haggered (don’t know why). Perhaps it the end of the year tiredness, we all get that way don’t we?

Jared is rejoicing over his rose that he planted. I am delighted (that sounds very English) with my beautiful pink standard rose. I love flowers, especially roses, pastel pink ones!blog-942My Beautiful standard rose (thanks mum for prunning it for me!)

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Published in: on November 16, 2008 at 9:21 am  Leave a Comment  

Let’s get political..

Well, not really! Considering that Obama has won, there is a lack of talk about Sarah Palin now….What is everyone to do? So many jokes, and so many new glasses perscriptions! For some reason Jared has taken it all in  with his little comments dotted along the way, so I thought that he might miss her, so…I found a website folduscandidate.com So I downloaded Sarah, and had her waiting at his desk. She is kinda of cute isn’t she? Although personally, good job or not, I think that she should be at home looking after her baby! blog-937

Published in: on November 12, 2008 at 8:50 pm  Leave a Comment