"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Christmas in pics

Here's a few pics from our Christmas celebrations! (I've been fiddling with them in my new photoshop programme! Hence the different exposures etc)

Custard is a good breakfast, Christmas morning?!

Swimming at Auntie Donna's after lunch (sorry these pics are not really in order of when they happened!)

(H-Man got MORE Lego... but he loves it, so we keep buying it!)
Tiny got a new kitchen, coz she just loves to cook!

New Trampoline for Christmas! Its HUGE!

Every kitchen needs a revolver?!

Because I think she is so beautiful... there's yet another pic of Tiny?!!

Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas, made even more blessed because God sent His only son... just for you, and me!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Brave Face for Santa!

Its all smiles for Santa this year!!! Refreshing change! The first year, it was just blood curdling screams. The second year she embedded her nails in my flesh as she clung for dear life (I had to sit next to Santa for the photo)... this year, she was apprehensive, and would sit next to the jolly guy - only if she could hold my hand. I managed to pry her fingers off my fingers, so the girls could snap a photo - only after promising she could blow bubbles if she'd smile!!!
Tiny did find out from Santa, that he prefers Choc-chip cookies. So that's what we'll be leaving out for him.
A friend made some "Reindeer food" for her to leave out for Rudolph and the others (Sultana Bran with glitter in it!!)... no boring carrots here!! Hopefully the bran doesn't kick in straight away and they leave poop all over the lawn?!!
So here she is... in all her Christmas 2011 Glory... Miss Tiny and Father Christmas

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Wow! Can't believe how fast the months, weeks, days are flickin' by!!! Here's some pics!
Decorating the tree... and Tiny!

All Done!

Day at the River

Been a great few weeks... the weather is getting warmer which is always better! H-Man & Tiny had a funny rash for a couple of days, went to Dr she thought it was Chicken Pox, but after a swab, diagnosis is its just a viral rash. They weren't sick at all, just had the spots! Weird?!!

Sunday Snapshot

Thursday, 1 December 2011

What happened to Christmas?!!

OK... this is probably going to end badly but I'm going to say it anyway, coz I just don't get?!!
Quick question... how come American TV shows (talk shows like ellen or the view) don't say Christmas?!! What's the go with that? It IS Christmas... not the holidays? The holidays is something you do when you hook up a caravan, and go away, or catch a flight to anywhere with the express purpose of not working!!
My Dad tells me, its because of the diverse cultures, that tv shows are trying not to offend anyone?!!! What the?!!
I don't think I'm racist - I'm all for freedom to believe in whatever you want to believe in - don't expect me to agree with you, or want to do what you do - but hey - you are welcome to do whatever you want to do, if you feel thats good for you. I'm a Christian. I believe 100% in God, His Son and the Holy Spirit. I talk openly about my belief - and am happy for people to talk to me about their belief - I think knowledge is good, and helps give understanding.
When I visit a muslim country (which I have), I respect there views & rules etc - I don't enter Mosques or enter into prayer sessions - because its not my belief. When I visit a Buddhist country (which I have) - I don't enter Mosques & won't have my child "blessed" by a monk etc - but respect their beliefs and ceremonies. When I visit a Hindu Country (which I have)- I don't enter into the Ceremonies etc - but respect their beliefs & rituals (I don't walk on their little offerings etc)... surely I'm not alone in my thoughts? Surely I'm not the only one, that is happy for folks to worship however they please, but in my Christian Country - don't mess with Christmas and Easter?
If not for Christ... there'd be no Christmas... or as some like to say Happy Holidays.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Sunday Snapshot 13 Nov 2011

This week I'm putting in my layout of my #1 girl. I used our Store Collab - Moments Like This. Love the colours in this kit - and collabs are always a fav of mine, coz you get a sample of everyones beautiful work!

Sunday Snapshot

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Sunday Snapshot

The other morning I had to take Mr T to the airport at 6am! It was a chilly morning - and eeiry fog hung in the valley - I took this pic after the sun had come up - the sun looked massive! I really like this pic. I rarely see the sunrise (I'm love to sleep in!) But when I do - its always magnificent!

Sunday Snapshot

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sunday Snapshot - 31st Oct

It was my lil man's 10th birthday last week - so he's my super star this week! (I DO feed him! He is just very proud of how far he can suck it in!!!)

Sunday Snapshot

Sunday, 16 October 2011

More pics!

Took some pics in the last couple of days - thought I'd share!

Its moments like these, my heart melts into a puddle... God sure knew what He was doing when he made our precious gift...

Mastering the hoola
Was too easy in her shoes, had to try it in my shoes?!
Ahhh... those eyes - that smile
My handsome man is 10 on Friday. 10 years? Really? He is a wonderful son and brother (most of the time!!!)- we are so blessed to have him.
(in case you're wondering I got Tiny's gorgeous dress on etsy!
Lollypop Lane Boutique - super cute - check it out!) Also got Hello Kitty one, for her birthday party!

Sunday Snapshot

Tiny LOVES bubbles!

Sunday Snapshot

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Kangaroo Island

Playing Catch Up!!!
Been ridiculously busy of late!!! We've just been to Kangaroo Island (a little island just off the coast of my home state South Australia). If you come to South Australia - you MUST visit Kangaroo Island. I've been there four times, now - when I was on a Year 8 School Camp, again when I was about 14, then with some friends & their 6 month old daughter - when I was about 20, and last week! This was the first time our kiddies have been.
The holiday house we rented, had no TV. Yep - you read that right... NO TV. H-Man was devasted when we pre-warned him. He took his DS, and packed a couple of card games. Just before we left, H-Man says to us "Thank you Mum and Dad for bringing us to this place with no TV"!!! He is so funny!!! I think he was absolutely gob-smacked that life actually goes on (can even be better) without TV!!!
OK, enough words - you want pics right?!! (sorry they uploaded all over the place, and I kept losing them when I tried to move them... so they're not in order... hope you get the idea though?!)

We stayed at Vivonne Bay
Pauls Place, Stokes Bay - absolutely awesome wildlife park - where you get to hold and feed the wildlife! Tiny was facinated by the snake! It was too heavy for her to hold on her own, so she held it with her dad - the photo must be on MrT's phone... will post later!
This little guy was at Admiral's Arch - hundreds of seals frollicking around - they came up so close!

Seal Bay - lots of sleepy seals!

We loved Remarkable Rocks! We climbed, played and took photos for ages here!

Sadly, we found a dead penguin on the beach... MrT thought it'd be fun to rest him up against the bucket, so it looked like he was on holidays too!!! I'm sure Tiny thought we was really on holidays!!!

The koala was too heavy for Tiny to hold too - Miss M held the koala & Tiny (that photo is also on MrT's phone!) Here's H-Man and the lovely koala!
Tiny couldn't get enough of the wildlife!
On the rocks!

Chillin' at Seal Bay

Kelly Hill Caves

Admiral's Arch - spectacular!