Friday, February 13, 2015

7 Quick Takes.

It is such a long time since I did a quick takes post. I went back and looked when the last one was. It was back in July 2013 so a quick 7 is well and truly overdue. 


Last Saturday, Joseph turned 5. I cannot believe he is no longer a preschooler. Here is a photo of him in his knight outfit that we got him. 


This week  has been a week of mishaps. We started the week, needing to prove our ID for the purchase of our new unit. Steve's went through without any hitch but when it came time for me to do mine, they needed a marriage certificate because my birth certificate had my maiden name. The certificate that we were given the day of our marriage was not enough though because it didn't have a document number. We went to births deaths and marriages and ordered a marriage certificate with high priority. It arrived in the post the next day fortunately and I went to the Post Office to do it again. I am pretty sure this has all been completed now and hopefully it hasn't held up settlement which is next Friday. 


Steve had 3 moles cut out of his back this week. We went to see the doctor today and he changed the dressing and said come back next week to make sure they are still healing okay. The lab results were back today and they were not benign so we are happy about that. Still, prayers for his recovery would be appreciated. 


Christopher is due for a new pump. Insulin pumps are only under warranty for 4 years and his expired last Friday. 

The hospital contacted our health insurance asking them if they would cover it. The health insurer we had hadn't got in touch with the hospital so today, I rang them and asked what was going on. I was informed that out of warranty is not enough reason for us to get a new pump and that they want more information. 

I decided it was time to look around and see if there is any other health fund that are going to allow an upgrade when the pump goes out of warranty. I found one that will cover us for this so from today, we are with a new health fund. 

A friend posted this picture on Facebook about health insurers and I took it on my timeline too. It was just what I felt like.

Back to Joseph. Today he received the award for his class at their school assembly. Here he is with his certificate. It says on the bottom Awarded for helping others in the class, always trying hard at all tasks and having neat and tidy work.


During the week, a friend posted this link to a Nutella Cheesecake. Here is the video from the One pot Chef. 

My hubby has told me not to make it because it sounds too fattening. 


I will be back with my quick 7's hopefully. It is now hosted by This ain't the Lyceum. This is my first time linking to the new hostess. Here are other people's quick takes.


Monday, February 09, 2015

Wedding photos.

The 4 groomsmen. 

Angelique's father joins Daniel and Angelique's hands. 

Daniel and Angelique. 


Signing Marriage papers. 

Bridal party

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen\

Me before the wedding. 

Sunday, February 01, 2015

New Unit.

Steve and I are under contract for a new unit. 

Our plan is to rent it out for the next 10 years and then move back to Adelaide and live in it. 

Around that time, we will be in semi retirement and Joseph will be the only dependent child too. 

I keep looking around our house and seeing how much stuff we all have. Obviously, a lot of it is because we have a big family but there is also a lot of stuff that is just clutter. I keep on thinking, when we move back to Adelaide, we won't have space for clutter so I need to simplify now and get rid of all the excess and also make our house look appealing for when it is time to sell it. 

Simplifying will make our lives easier too and less stressful and everyone likes to live in an appealing place so now is the time to get it all done. . 

I have a plan to work room by room and declutter and organise each one. This month, I am starting of with the little boys room. 

They need new curtains, the walls painted and probably the floor done too. I can do the curtains and Steve can do the floor and paint it. They also need to have all toys moved out of their room and clothes all reorganised. 

When their room is finished I will show you all before and after photos and then we will start on a new room. 

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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Australian Catholic Homeschoolers.

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.