Hi everyone! I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year. My sincerest apologies for the lack of posting. We've actually had three weeks away in sunny Queensland with family - 2 weeks in Brisbane and 1 week in Coloundra. We got back a week ago but that week was filled with a variety of dramas and I haven't had a chance to post anything!
Our holiday was lovely and it was wonderful to spend time with family and friends and the kids especially enjoyed being able to catch up and play with their cousins. It was so nice to see them play together and amazing to see that although there are many miles between them they can just pick up where they left off last time.
We had a lovely Christmas and a fun filled new year with my sister in law Ang's birthday and Jordyn's 4th birthday thrown in there as well, so the week at the beach was a great way to unwind from the busyness of everything. The kids just loved being able to swim in the pool and if they weren't in the pool they were watching everyone else in there from our balcony! The beaches were lovely (although our very first day at the beach included a blue bottle sting for Jake) and the weather was just perfect.
But after 3 weeks of living out of suitcases it was great to get home. I tell you, there's just something sooo good about sleeping in your own bed. The first couple of days of being home my kids didn't wake before 9am and one of them 10am (yep Jordyn!!) so they too were loving being in their own beds - and I'm sure Noonie is enjoying having her bed back to herself!!
So since being back we've had to buy a new washing machine (so glad I've ordered it as the old one finally died today and being without a washing machine with four kids is not good) and a new kettle as that had decided to give it up while we were away too. We also came home to a leaking toilet, kitten poos in our bedroom and the christmas tree stripped of decorations and smashed on the floor also care of the kittens - NICE!!! All of this after a sixteen hour car trip. Our neighbours welcomed us home with the house taped off like a crime scene and the outline of a body on the driveway - thanks Tim!! But despite all of our dramas it is still so good to be home.
So now I'm absolutely desperate to get back into some stamping and scrapbooking using all of our lovely photos from our time away. Fingers crossed, I might get a bit of "me" time tonight and have something to show you soon.