Sunday, 30 June 2013


Elephant poo. I've never been so excited to see manure!

Holiday To-Do List

Holiday Snack Rack

I know that everyone thinks I am the food Nazi. And I will happily wear that tag...but just so you know that my kids get their fair share of nasty, chemical laden food have a look at our Holiday Snack Rack.
This way nasty food intake is monitored. You have to get a punch whenever you take any thing. If you choose to have 2 nasties in a day...then there will be a day that you cannot have any. There are 22 days of the holidays and there are 22 snacks each.
I did this because it reminded me of when we all stayed together at Shoal Bay and the parents would set up a lolly shop and we would take our twenty cent pieces and get our lollies in cool paper cones that Mum made.
This snack rack comes for free and it doesn't have cool paper cones...but it does have dinky little plastic containers with mixed lollies them

 Kenzi had white chocolate for breakfast this morning....and this food Nazi turned her head away and grinned because this is what memories are made of.

Rockin' it up in the 50's

And yes we did hog the photobooth just a little!

Saturday, 29 June 2013


These are the faces (minus Oma and Opa who we're hoping to add in October) that will greet my little family every morning for the next 4 years as we walk from the bedrooms into our living space.

These are the people we carry in our hearts no matter where we roam. The Godfather, Mumma and Bumpa, each other.

These are the space takers that I chose to bring with us. More important than toys, more important than vegemite, more important than clothes.

These are our family.

(And the rest of you will have to wait until the next 1:30am Liefie wake up to make an appearance on our wall. You won't be as big, but you'll be there.)

Monday, 24 June 2013

Sunday, 23 June 2013


Langlan is dosed up on anti-malarials and ready to take on the jungles of Africa, mosquito net optional.

Saturday, 22 June 2013


He's back. But if you've missed his adventures you can read all about his round the world zoom here.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

You know you're at the farm...

When you find this in the mailbox:

I'm guessing someone else enjoyed their tucker.

Friday, 14 June 2013

i think im back!!
photos maybe an issue.....

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


One week and two days ago my little family should have set off for Africa. We should have packed up our bags, hung about in various airport lounges, taken numerous flights and ended up in a strange and exciting country trying to make a home with the things we had jammed in our suitcases. Instead, we've said goodbye to our Geelong life, driven over a large chunk of Australia and have been doing life in Newcastle. We're living in a bit of a fantasy land, living things that shouldn't have been...

Partying hard and saying goodbye.

Special Japanese treats in the mail (green KitKats anyone?).

Surprising Kt Mac.

Date night. I haven't been to the movies since before Langlan was born, car-azy. Thanks Mumma and Bumpa for babysitting.

Twenty minutes before he left for the airport. Seriously.

Saying they do. Biggest treat ever, to make it to this day of all days.

Birthday shenanigans. Both Mum's and the Queen's.

Starting malaria tablets. Cover them in cheese and they go down a dream!

Langlan wants one for his birthday. Liefie wants one for her dinner.

Packing bags. And boys.

Cousin love.
We've loved every minute of it (except the part where we don't have the main man in our lives with us) and can't wait for the next week and a few days. We're also excited about those airport lounges, the flights and the big, crazy adventure we're continuing on.