Friday, September 22, 2006

Yahoo it is Friday.

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Friday is my favorite day of the week. It is the end of the working week and the start of the weekend. By 3.45 the children are all home and Steve and I are sitting down with a coffee. I am really lucky that Steve has a job that gets him home so early in the afternoon and I thank God for getting Steve this job every day. This job makes it easier for our children to spend time with Steve and also gives him the time to help out with any homework that I cannot help our children with.
This weekend we are going to Adelaide for a day trip to pick up the rest of our kitchen. Yesterday I ordered our new appliences and got a great deal because we were buying 4 different items. I am really looking forward to having the kitchen finished and in. That will make the house so much more livable I hope.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The middle of the week.

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I have been busy re organising our house. When we moved in to this house we had a lot of work to do. We had worked out a new floor plan and the room that is going to be our bedroom was the kitchen. Because of this we slept in the room that has become the dining room for the first couple of months but when the wall was knocked out to open up the lounge dining room we needed to move our bed into the kitchen. So we have been sleeping in the kitchen. After the flood the drawers wouldn't shut properlly so I decided to move everything from the kitchen that we were sleeping in to the other kitchen down the other end of the house. (our house use to be two and the previous owner knocked a wall out to make it one so we have two of everything) The second kitchen had all of Steve's tools so he had to move them. We also had to pack up toys in the second kitchen (this room is eventually going to be the playroom/family room.) We will be using this kitchen until Steve gets our new kitchen in (hopefully be by the middle of October.) Moving around has taken a lot of time but I am glad to have the kitchen moved out of our room. Renovations are coming along and the main family area's should be just about done by Christmas time.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

My friend Di

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I want to tell you all about my friend Di. I showed her my blog and ninja's blog on the weekend as we were staying with them.

She is a good friend. Every time we go to Adelaide (my home town) she puts our whole family up. That is Steve and I and our seven children. It is always great to stay with her. My girls especially like it. They get on well with Di's only daughter Nicole. Di also has two son's. They are Alexander and Matthew. Matthew and Sam get on well together and Alexander plays well with Tom and Amelia. When I went to the shops with Amelia and Alexander, they were holding hands and looked very cute together.

Steve gets on well with Di's husband Mark. They both like video games and reading. Mark got Steve hooked on Nintendo and if Steve hadn't played it at their house, I don't think he would have bought one.

And finally, of course Di and I get on well together. She is a really good friend. I know that I can rely on her and trust her. She is a very generous person and gives to others all the time.

We go camping together a lot and we will be going to Streaky Bay after Christmas this year. Looking forward to going there. The beaches are fantastic. The picture above is when we were camping at Melrose. That was a great trip.

Tell me about your friends.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Well, at least my floor is clean.

This morning I was running around doing the usual cleanup at home. When the children have gone to school the first thing I do is put washing on, take the breakfast dishes to the sink, make my bed and clean up the lounge dining room. I usually leave the dishes soaking in hot water till I do them later. I started filling up the sink and put all the dishes in then walked into the lounge/dining room and forgot all about the running water. Next thing I hear the water and think whats that? I run into the kitchen. The sink is overflowing into my drawers and onto the floor. Christopher is sitting on the ground with a huge grin on his face splashing in the water. I turned the taps of, pulled the drawers out and tried to get the plug out. The water was very hot and it took me a while. I tried to flick it up with a knife to begin with but when this didn't work I had to just put my hand in and pull it. My hand is ok thank goodness. Anyway, the water was all over the floor and now thanks to a seniors moment I have a clean floor. Thank goodness something good came from it.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Sunday night.

Today was Father's day here. We went out to Port Augusta Aerodrome since they were having an open dayand since flying is Steve's passion. He spoke with a guy that has built a kit plane. I think Steve would like to do this one day. He will need to finish our renovations on our house first though. On Thursday night he pulled out a brick wall. We had dust everywhere. We had some french doors put in on Friday and Steve has been bricking up the wall around the outside. I am very impressed at the profesional look that it has. I have put a photo in of Steve pulling out the wall between the lounge and dining area and the children getting in on the act too. They liked pulling the wall down but didn't like carrying all the heavy gyprock to the trailer. When I get some photo's of the brick wall coming down on computer, I will post them too. Happy Father's day to any Fathers that may be reading this.

Please pray for a cure for Type One Diabetes

Please pray for a cure for Type One Diabetes
Our sons Tom and Christopher and our daughter Amelia are type one diabetics. We pray everyday for a cure. We do not want one by illicit means though so don't support any organisation that contributes to Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Click on the photo of Tom and Christopher to read about why I am against using Embryonic Stem cells for a cure.

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Tom's and Christopher's insulin pump

New book: Faith Quilt.

New book: Faith Quilt.
All proceeds from sales of "FAITH QUILT" going to "Casa de Amor Children's Homes in Bolivia" and "Sarah's Covenant Homes in India" Two truly extraordinary organisations that take in the most needy children and give them a place of love and security to call home.