On the last weekend in Summer it’s time to do another seasonal review. It’s amazing to realize that Christmas and the December madness was only 2-3 months ago – seems like forever now. We’ve a great Summer – lots of fun family times and lots of lazy days at home.
I travelled to…
Canberra – with Kevin to celebrate our 18th Wedding Anniversary.
Salamander Bay for a weeks holiday with Nan & Pop & the girls.
the Southern Highlands to spend a day visiting various farms. The highlight was the dairy and meeting the baby cows.
I listened to…
Christmas music in December, kids playing LOUDLY in the pool, the girls singing along with Glee karaoke, sounds from World of Warcraft & Kinnect and lots of Glee songs (played and sang).
J.D.Robbs Naked in Death (finally, it came out in 1995) and really enjoyed it. This also means I don’t have to wait for the next 33 books to be written. I also read books 2 & 3, the new Susan Elizabeth Philips and a handful of other great romances. On the non-fiction front I read The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone.
the whole of season 1 of Glee and some of the Winter X Games. We saw Megamind ,Gnomeo & Juliet and No Strings Attached at the movies. We also enjoyed the Prince of Persia and a handful of other movies at home. I also watched Christy race at the school swimming carnival and perform on stage in the mall, and Amy receive her Dux of the School award. We also watched Billy Connelly in concert and a number of games of basketball at the WEC (one game even in a courtside box).
my new coloured glass necklace (that I bought for myself for Christmas) and the new Fossil handbag (that Mum bought me for Christmas). Of course, Crocs were on my feet almost every day. I also wore a new haircut at the end of Summer 🙂 and some sunburn on holidays:-(.
my December Daily album and some layout for a Big Picture Class. Once the girls went back to school I started doing layouts on a more regular basis. My scrapbook room also got a major tidy up and resort.
plenty of Christmas goodies, a vegetarian Christmas lunch, vegan enchiladas and vegan cupcakes for Valentine’s Day.
new back to school routines for the girls and I, a family holiday to Surfers Paradise and a revised budget (which I’m not doing very well at sticking to). I also helped Amy with the planning of her birthday party (to be held next Friday).
our 18th Wedding Anniversary, Amy graduating High School, Nan’s 65th Birthday, Kevin’s 40th, Christmas and Australia Day and Valentine’s Day.
of cooler days (on the stinking hot ones) and our trip to Alaska in June.
Odds and sodds….
I had 3 blogging buddy meet ups – Lisa, Kerrie & Paola.
I had a lovely 6 week break from the normal school routine
Amy started High School & is loving it and Christy started year 4
Our vegetable garden grew, was harvested and then put to rest (for a bit)
The girls attended a Sports Camp in Berry for 3 nights
Amy and I switched to a mainly vegan diet
We got a new budgie named Charlie
Kevin and Christy made homemade pasta for the first time
We started going roller skating on a more regular basis (again) and the girls started dance lessons (including Scottish Highland dance)
The girls had a fun day hanging out with their cousins at their Grandpa’s farm
Kevin headed to the USA for a brief 5 days for a training course