Monday, January 16, 2012

Scrapbooking is back

I have finally got my scrapbooking program on my Mac - can't believe the hassle of programs that won't run on a Mac.  Well - now I am off again making all sorts of invites and pages with our photos of special moments.

I've decided to make a calendar for our year using photos from our time in Kununurra.  I also added some Character Traits I'm planning to study with our boys each month.  Hopefully these will help me to remember to move on to the next one and get into it as the new month comes along.  Here's January's. 

I've not started this trait yet and am not likely to this month.  Oh well, sometimes 'life happens' and we don't get to our well made plans. But I'm fine with that - there's always next year.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


This weekend we

  • planted a Jacaranda tree in our yard
  • added a cargo net to our fort
  • enjoyed some time on our new kids swing
  • spent time playing in irrigation ditches while Dad worked
  • had family photos taken
  • added some little gardens to the veggie patch for companion plants/flowers
  • had some lovely family time together in amongst weekend farm work
The tree, cargo net and swing all came from a nearby nursery - which also helped me meet one of my blog friends.  Yes, odd I know, but I saw pictures on her blog and asked where it was and it turns out that she also frequents the same nursery.  So when I made a plan to get my new tree I also asked Grace, of Art House Mum, if she would like to meet me at the nursery.  Slightly scary when we don't really know each other apart from what we read on each others blog.  Anyway, she invited me to her house and we had a lovely time visiting and getting to know each other in the flesh. I am excited that I've found a new friend through my blog.  So unexpected, so wonderful.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It isn't every day

That an enormous tractor and grader drive right past your front gate.