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Thursday, December 31

My Beautiful Daughter

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The end of the year is nigh!

Thought I had better squeeze in another post before the end of the year (decade!!) We went on a bit of an outing to Bells Parade today, a beautiful park and playground ten minutes drive from home. The kids had fun, I took LOTS of photos, and we stopped at the Lolly Shop for ice creams and milkshakes on the way home. A very pleasant way to round off 2009. Happy New Year to you all - I hope that 2010 is full of God's richest blessings for you all!!!

My moody pre-teen!
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Sawdust is FUN!!!

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DS hanging about...
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two going on twelve...
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Surely a smile wouldn't be too hard Alice???!!!
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Now some of my favourite type of pics - macro shots!!!
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Monday, December 14

Proud Mummy Moment

Alice and I were just snuggled up on the couch watching 'In the Night Garden' whilst waiting for the big kids to come home from tennis. I asked her 'what does love mean, Alice?' Without missing a beat she looked at me and said 'Mum!!' Ain't love grand??!!!



Thursday, December 10

It is Finished (well, almost....)

After almost a month the kitchen/dining room renovation is pretty much done and I am thrilled to be currently listening to the sound of my dishwasher chugging through it's first load in four weeks!!! The tiler finished up today, and I have managed to get everything back in and organised, so am very happy! Only one slight disaster throughout the whole process - three of the four benchtops need to be replaced as the laminate is faulty. This will be done in the new year, so I just have to put up with it until then. Overall, I am incredibly happy with how everything has worked out. I now have a beautiful, practical and incredibly functional kitchen to work in, which I am sure will make cooking a far more pleasant experince. Enjoy the photos! (sorry about it being so gloomy, but we are having an awful, cold and wet day here today)BTW, if you want a closer look at any of the photos, just click on them.