Thursday, September 27, 2012

baby shower.

Howdy partner and welcome to baby Lachlan's celebration!

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Very excited about my ibaby monitor!

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A huge, huge, HUGE thank you to my amazing friends for throwing me this beautiful party. I am so grateful to have such caring and generous women in my life!!

*PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALYCE ALDOUS... isn't she amazing!?!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

random wednesday.

Random thoughts Wednesday:

1. Why do we say, "half AN hour"?  Isn't the rule to use AN before a word that starts with a vowel??  An apple... An opportunity... But try and say "half A hour".  Sounds stupid right?!

2. The other day I bought a shampoo twin pack assuming that the twin pack would come with one shampoo and one conditioner. It wasn't until I was in the shower trying to use the "conditioner" that I realised it was two shampoos... However, my husband walked all the way down to the shops with his phone and wallet only to realise when he got there that he actually had his phone and a digital camera with him. Unfortunately for him, our grocery store only takes real money, not used electrical goods. See- I am not the only one in our house with baby brain!

3. When people become stepmothers they should be given a manual. Some days I think I am so on top of this lets join two families together thing and other days I feel like I have no idea. Maybe I should look for a stepmom support group. Those do exist, right?


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4. I have 3.5 more weeks of work before I start maternity leave (20 days to be exact) but who's counting anyway?? :)

5. Byron's 16th birthday is just around the corner and I have to admit I am just a little excited about it!! I can't remember my 16th birthday exactly, but I know it is a big one because he will finally get his learners driver's licence (L's as they say over here) which is just one step closer to total freedom in the life of a teenager.  I am super excited for him!!!

6. I've gotten a few Facebook messages and emails lately with some questions you have. I am going to do a few posts to answer these questions in the coming weeks so if you have anything specific you have been dying to ask, send 'em on through and I'll try my best to answer them as well.

Well, I guess that is all for now. Happy Hump Day Friends!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

whales and sharks and sunsets... oh my.

This weekend was full and busy and great! On Saturday my amazing friends threw me a beautiful baby shower in honour of baby Lachlan. I didn't get any pictures myself, but my wonderful friend Alyce took a bunch and as soon as I get them from her I will be sure to share them with you!

It was a western theme that included games, great food and wonderful company.  I can't wait to share it with you guys!

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On Sunday we got up bright and early for another trip up the beach to Double Island Point (my favourite place!). It was the first weekend of the school holidays so the beaches and camping areas were much more crowded than two weeks ago when we came here with Sarah.

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The weather was PERFECT and everyone was out in full force!!!

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I actually love coming here when it is crowded because there is always so much to look at. We love checking out everyone's camping setups as we cruise up to the point.... made me really wish we were camping too!

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Of course, Max and Byron's favourite part of a crowded beach is watching other people get bogged (stuck in the sand) and helping pull them out.

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Once we arrived at Double Island, I cooled my swollen feet off in the cool ocean. Ahhh... it was great!

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We set up camp, had a picnic lunch....

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saw a WHALE, relaxed in the sun, strolled the beach....

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And I even went for my first swim of the season!

It was my first time back in the water since the incident back in April and I have to admit that I was a little scared. The waves were TINY but that feeling of panic snuck in as I tried to slowly move my 8.5 month pregnant body through the water (don't worry people- it wasn't dangerous and I was very careful not to do anything crazy). After about 5 mintues I had my sea legs back and it felt so good to be back in the water after so long. Man, I just love summer!!!!

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After a few hours of relaxing, we packed up shop and headed back down the beach towards home. About half way back down the beach we ran in to this crowd of people and just had to stop to see what was going on.

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THIS is what was going on!!! 

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Yes, these guys caught this shark fishing OFF THE BEACH!!!

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Apparently it was the second one they had caught that day... which is exactly why I only swim up at Double Island.  I mean, this is Australia for goodness sake!

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After the line was cut and the hook was out, this huge fish was released back in to the ocean and met up with his shark family to tell them all about the his afternoon as celebrity to all these crazy humans (or at least that is how I think it went....).

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Thinking about it now, this might have been our last trip out to Double Island before Lachlan arrives. Since it takes a few hours to get here, is accessible only by beach in a 4-wheel drive and is basically located in the middle of nowhere, I am not sure how much later in pregnancy I will be able to be so remote.

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But then again, there are always helicopters :) Only kidding.... or am I??? hehe....

Friday, September 21, 2012

goat cheese and apple toastie.

Yes, I might have made this concoction up myself.... but I am telling you- it is DELICIOUS! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves- Enjoy!


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... would also be good with a little red onion as well :)
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