Goodbye Gladstone

Goodbye Gladstone

This morning I was on breakfast duty. Belinda had picked up some bacon, eggs and pancake mix yesterday, and I was in charge of ensuring we didn’t end up at McDonalds for breakfast. After a few minutes trying to work out the stove top, I was underway. The kids enjoyed the freedom of being able to travel the elevator from floor to floor, to visit Grandma or Uncle Brad and Aunty Kellie. So I sent them to collect a second…

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Goodbye Nan

Goodbye Nan

Today was a day with some mixed emotions but also some consolation in knowing that we now have a place to go to remember Nan. Boyne Island has always had a special place in my heart. Although I have many fond memories of Nan and Pop, the best memories I have, are here in Boyne Island. We started our day with the kids roller blading around Turtle way. I may have made a wrong turn which almost ended with an…

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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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Carnival of Flowers 2019

Carnival of Flowers 2019

We attended the annual Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers again this year. This year was the 70th anniversary of the event. Belinda, Declan and Emma all participated in the parade with Emma’s dance group, Dancing Stars Toowoomba. Here are a few photos from the event. The parade starts at 3:00pm every year on Saturday afternoon and goes for about an hour and a half. Here is a short video of the Dancing Stars entry in the parade. Emma was on the…

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Ben’s 6th Birthday

Ben’s 6th Birthday

Today Ben had his 6th birthday. Ben is growing up so fast! I can remember holding him when he was first born and thinking how small he was. We had everyone over to celebrate Ben’s birthday. Belinda made an awesome multi-layered rainbow cake, which didn’t last very long! After we sang happy birthday and ate some cake we setup the jumping castle, with a bit of a twist. I rigged up the tarp and some poles to make a shade;…

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Ben’s 5th Birthday

Ben’s 5th Birthday

It is hard to believe how quickly life passes us by. A good realisation of this is having children and watching them grow. Today is Ben’s 5th birthday. We were fortunate to have Ben this year on his actual birthday, so we decided to head down to the park to celebrate. We were joined by Grandma, Grandad, Uncle Brad and Aunty Kellie. Ben was quick to test out his new bike and show everyone just how good he could ride…

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Emma’s Birthday

Emma’s Birthday

Today was one of the best days of my life. At approximately 7:28am, I met and held my daughter Emma Ashley Christensen for the very first time. It is hard to put into words just exactly how I felt, but I do know the feeling was truly incredible, overwhelming, exciting and terrifying all that the same time. At around 11pm on Monday night Belinda started getting contractions. I remember being in our media room around 5:15am and debating whether or…

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Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

This year was going to be a very special Christmas. It was our first Christmas in our new house at North Lakes, followed shortly by the birth of our favourite daughter, Emma. On Christmas day, we decided to celebrate Christmas at Mt Mee instead, which was great fun for Declan, as he zoomed around the dam in Darren’s canoe, until the motor fell off the back and ended up at the bottom of the Dam. Somehow they managed to retrieve…

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