Sunday, October 12, 2014

Nathan become Senior Leader...

We had a special day this week as Nathan earned his Senior Leader badge at this new school.  Yep that's right new school.  He moved schools in the middle of last term.  Since moving the change in him is amazing.  He loves going to school, loves his teacher and is working hard to be the best that he can be.  

He had to apply for senior leader, meet certain criteria and have his application signed off by a variety of teaching staff.  We were really proud that he was able to attain this after a short time at school.





Saturday, October 11, 2014

Whale watching...

I'm not really one to have a 'bucket list', it would be way too long! I want to see and do so many things it would be more like a book.  One of the things that would be there though is whale watching and a couple of weeks ago I got to go and tick that experience off.  

Nathan and I stayed at Hervey Bay while Emma was on Cuboree during the school holidays and one afternoon we boarded 'The Spirit of Hervey Bay' for our 4 hour cruise.  I have to say that it was AWESOME! I loved it, the whales came so close you could almost touch them and the size of them was jaw dropping.  I am really glad I went.  So here are some photos from our afternoon.









They were really playful and I loved when they rolled around and  their body was white under the water, it was really easy to see their shape.

Thinking of going whale watching?  Go. It's fun.  The boat we went on has a money back guarantee if you don't see whales, we got heaps of time out there with them and the afternoon tea was delicious.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The end of another soccer season...

Last Sunday not only saw us see Emma off to Cuboree but we also had Nathan's soccer break up.  As always he had a great soccer season and his team came in 3rd in their first competitive year.  

We headed to the club for the annual giving out of medals and trophies and then to lunch with the team topping off the day with a fun few hours at Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast.






Now we head into indoor soccer for the off season and I know that soccer will be back on in full force before we know it.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hello & Cuboree for Emma...

Hello!  Is anybody still there?  I've missed my blog, I decided to focus on other things but sometimes things happen and I want to record them and without my blog there really isn't a way for me to do that. I know that I have family that live in far distant lands and others that we don't see often and they like to read what we are up to so hello again I hope you are still reading/checking in and haven't given up on me.

Last week we had a big event happen around here, Emma went off for Queensland Cuboree for cub scouts.  A whole 5 nights away for the very first time and a 2/12 hour drive away.  We had been anticipating camp for months as she prepared.  She came home a very happy camper which was a big sigh of relief for everyone.

She left early Sunday morning and she shed lots of tears as she said goodbye.  





Her first night away she got to celebrate her good friend's birthday with cake.  Not a bad start.


On her first full day she got to go whale watching and see whales and on her second day Nathan and I went for a visit.  We got to participate in lots of activities with her.  Juggling, magic, bubble blowing and panning for gold. 


  



She also got to do obstacle courses and craft and so much more.

I was so happy to see her having a great time it really is such a wonderful thing they get to experience.  It won't be long now until she leaves cubs and becomes a scout.  

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Tallebudgera Camping Trip - Easter 2014...

We went to the Gold Coast this Easter, to Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park.  We had a great week and you can read all about it on the travel blog HERE!




Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Good on you Nathan...

We had a proud family day today as we went along to see Nathan be inducted as a senior student for 2014 as well as house captain for his sporting house at school. 

So I wanted to show some photos of our morning.

Nathan receiving his senior badge from his teacher

Receiving his house captain badge from our local member










We are really proud of Nathan for his achievement, great work mate!


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Christmas 2013… something a little different

Our Christmas was very different this year, we left home mid December for our holiday so we didn't have a tree or any decorations up at home.  

We were on a cruise over Christmas itself and with very limited space we were only able to have a little tree with a few presents.  Being overseas meant that presents had to be minimal and practical.

This is what our little tree looked like.



With just a few presents under it to open Christmas morning.


We left early Christmas morning to cruise the beautiful Halong Bay in Vietnam. It was really breathtaking.






When we got back at lunch time we had our present opening time.




Emma and I also went down to see Santa and get a present from him and the ship.



We celebrated Christmas really differently this year.  It wasn't a favourite Christmas as we love all the hype that goes with it at home and we missed that but it is always good to try something different.  We are looking forward to getting the tree up and celebrating at home next year.