Emerald Parkrun

Emerald Parkrun

This Easter weekend has started off with a rather crazy challenge. We decided to get our ‘E’ letter for Parkrun. The only E in all of Queensland is at Emerald Parkrun. We jumped in the car at about 5am on Friday morning and undertook the 8 hour (or so) drive to Emerald. Along the way we made a few small stops. One photo opportunity was in front of the big watermelon at Chinchilla. Lorraine and Darren joined us for the…

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Declan’s 17th Birthday

Declan’s 17th Birthday

Today Declan turned 17! It warms both of our hearts to see that he has grown into the kind and responsible young man he is today. Yesterday afternoon Darren and Lorraine came around for some cake and to wish Declan a happy birthday. We “virtually” gave Declan his birthday present, which is a new iPhone, which he’ll get to pick up in a few weeks when all the house stuff settles. He still needs to work more on smiling in…

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Ryan’s 8th Birthday

Ryan’s 8th Birthday

Well this year it likely to be a memorable year for us, and especially Ryan, as it will be remembered as the year that the Coronavirus pandemic cancelled his birthday party. While we are not trying to focus on the impacts of this pandemic, it has made it hard to do the simplest of things, like having a birthday party. Even though we weren’t able to celebrate Ryan’s birthday the way we had intended to, we still had a great…

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Belinda’s Birthday Dinner

Belinda’s Birthday Dinner

Today I surprised Belinda for her birthday with dinner at the Westbrook Tavern. It was all thanks (mostly) to the help of her best friend Kate, who suggested and booked the venue, organised people to attend and made the delicious birthday cake. I just took care of the rest! Even though a few of Belinda’s friends unfortunately couldn’t attend, it was a fun night out. The kids enjoyed playing and running around. We pretty much had the whole place to…

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Christmas Day 2019

Christmas Day 2019

Christmas day has finally arrived! Saying that, this year feels like it has gone so quickly. I started my 3 weeks of holidays on Saturday, so it has been great to relax for a few days before getting into the Christmas activities. On Christmas morning we were woken up at 1.30am by Emma, then again at 2.30am, 3.00am and finally gave in at 5.00am to open up some presents. After the kids opened their presents, we thought why not go…

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