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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My spouse.

Back in 2009 I did this meme. It was fun to look through and see what has changed and what is the same.

I have copied and pasted the questions and answers that I gave back in 2009 and I will add in any that are different now in blue. 

This is kind of like the 25 things - except there are pre-decided questions and it's about you and your spouse or SO not just you. Come on, play along - inquiring minds want to know! ;-)

♥ What are your middle names
Angela and Osmond.

♥ How long have you been together?
22 years. 
26 years (22 married) 

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?
A couple of weeks.

♥ Who asked who out
Steve offered me a lift to a party we were both going to. 

♥ How old are each of you?
both 43.
Both 45.

♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most?
Probably mine but we don't see a lot of either siblings. 
I think now we see more of Steve's sister. 

♥ Do you have any children together?
Yes. 8. 

♥ What about pets?
Dog, Cat, love birds, chickens, turtle, 
Dog, cat, chickens, gold fish, 

♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Our first year in Milicent

♥ Did you go to the same school?

♥ Are you from the same home town?

♥ Who is the smartest?

♥ Who is the most sensitive?

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Hungry Jacks. 
Cafe Primo

♥ Who has the worst temper?

♥ Who does the cooking?
Mostly me. 

♥ Who is more social?

♥ Who is the neat-freak?

♥ Who is the more stubborn?

♥ Who hogs the bed?
Neither still but Steve hogs the blankets. 

♥ Who wakes up earlier?

♥Where was your first date?
Walk at Morialta falls. 

♥ Who has the bigger family?

♥ Do you get flowers often?

♥ How do you spend the holidays?
doing the bare minimum. 
Now we have been trying to have a couple of nights away on our own and leave older children in charge of younger ones but since two children are moving out, we probably won't be able to do it as much. 

♥ Who is more jealous?

♥ How long did it take to get serious?
Probably about a year. 

♥ Who eats more?

♥ Who does/did the laundry?
Brigette and I. 
Now Amelia and I. 

♥ Who’s better with the computer?

♥ Who drives when you are together?

Would love other to do this and post it on their blogs. Let me know if you are doing it and I will add a link. 


Sunday, June 23, 2013

2 more leaving the nest.

Today Sam and Madeline have gone to Adelaide to look at houses to rent. They are hoping to get a house with Daniel so the three of them will be living together. The plan is to move down there in 3 weeks.

Sam is planing to work at Hungry Jacks still and Madeline is too. She is also going to be studying  fashion design part time at TAFE.  Sam says he wants to do some study but he isn't sure what he wants to do yet.

Over the years our family has changed so many times. Each time has brought challenges and blessings. Our last big change was Daniel moving out and Joseph being born. Joseph was born a week before Daniel moved to Whyalla. I missed Daniel when he first moved but I am very proud of the great young man he has become. I am sure I will miss Sam and Madeline too but I am confident they are going to grow and mature in the same way Daniel has.

Life will be a little bit quieter around here. I think we will  notice Sam and Madeline absence more so than when Daniel moved since there is two of them going. Looking forward to the change and having things a bit quieter though.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

What has been happening in May?

May was a pretty busy month for us. We changed to Sunday Mass to help out with leading the rosary before mass. Usually we go on Saturday night so that we can have a family day each Sunday. It is the only day we really get to sleep in so I take full advantage of it most weekends. I stay in bed most of the morning and then we usually do something with the younger children in the afternoon .

In May Amelia turned 12 and Brigette 16. Amelia had a party at Hungry Jacks and Brigette had a night out at the movies with some girlfriends. Brigette is studying on line the tests for getting her learners permit and will probably go for the test this week. She does pretty well with the on line tests but wants to do better so that she can feel confident that she will pass.

This month, the Novita Physio was visiting Port Augusta and Joseph went along to see her. The local Physio is concerned with Joseph's knee and the amount he throws it back when he is standing. The physio that we do with Joseph will be changing a bit over the next month and we will work on getting him to hold his knee in a more natural position.

We also had diabetes endocrinologist up in Port Augusta yesterday. Tom, Amelia and Christopher all had an appointment with her. Their management is going pretty well but there is always room for improvement so we have made a few adjustments with the boys pumps and we are changing Amelia to having lantus insulin in the evening. She is only going to be on daily injections for another 3 months and will be starting pump therapy in August.

Steve and I finished Season two of Downton Abbey and started watching American Horror Story. It did have some scary things in it but over all I enjoyed the story line. We are now waiting on Season three of Downton Abbey to arrive. I am really enjoying spending time with Steve watching different series. In the past, most of our dates nights have been dinner and movie night. What I like about watching a series is talking and speculating about what is going to happen after each episode.

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.