Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Silly Season

Yes it's that time of year already and the craziness has already began. We have the busiest few weeks coming up with kids birthday parties, kindy xmas parties, kindy xmas concerts, work xmas parties, social xmas drinks, street parties and of course all the festivities that comes with Christmas like carols by candlelight and taking the kids to see Santa and all the street xmas light displays. No wonder they call it the silly season. And then of course this year is even busier with Cooper starting school next year. So we have books, uniforms, shoes and school bags to buy and organise. My head is spinning just thinking about how busy December and January are going to be.

I have already ticked one box. We have already done the Santa photo. I was a little worried about Blake because this is what last years Santa photo looked like.

So we've been slowly encouraging him the last week or so about visiting Santa and how he has to give him a big cuddle and ask him what he'd like for Christmas. And it must have worked because he didn't cry. Although he was very hesitant to begin with and just wanted to wave from a distance he came around and we actually got a really nice shot of both boys sitting on Santa's knee.

Today's task is to get out all of the Christmas decorations because Cooper has been nagging me to set up the tree ever since our neighbours decorated their house with Christmas lights on the weekend.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

My 30th, sneak peak

My party on Saturday night was fantastic, although I think it's taken me all week to recover. I'm still exhausted and a little seady 5 days later.

Here are a few snap shots of the evening. Hopefully i'll have some more photos back to share soon. This one I took before I left home knowing that it may be the only nice photo of me all night once the drinks started rolling in. I was right!

My Mum made the delicious cake and my girlfriend Renee posted over the gorgeous decorations all the way from Perth, WA.

It was really nice to be surrounded by my family and closest friends. But there were a few people who weren't there who I missed terribly. I love this photo of my Dad and I dancing. He was a real hit on the dance floor with the girls.

So does 30 feel any different, no not at all. In fact I feel even more alive than ever and ready to conquer the rest of my life, my way!!

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Dirty 30

One year older, none the wiser ? Well I don't think so anyway.

Can't stay long. Just wanted to say..........

The big 30. Having a lovely family dinner tonight at my parents place and then the big party is tomorrow night. I'm really looking forward to celebrating with my closest friends and family.

Will update the blog on Monday with all the party pics.

Have a great weekend everyone.


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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Melbourne Cup day with the girls

Spring Carnival is always such a fun time of year but I haven't been that interested over the last 5 years because i've either been pregnant, breastfeeding or just couldn't get the motivation to find a babysitter and get glamed up for the day. But this year I found it. I had the dress, the fascinator and great company so we decided to tackle Melbourne Cup day. We ended up booking the same place i'm having my 30th in a couple of weeks. It's such a great venue with wonderful atmosphere and always a great band playing. Plus Timm who's the chef there can cook a mean meal. We had champagne and hor dourves on arrival and then sat down to an amazing 3 course meal with lots of bubbly champagne to follow. We had a blast. We danced the afternoon away despite the uncomfortable shoes. And I even put a bet on. I'm not a gambling person, in fact it's very rare that i'll gamble because it just doesn't interest me.

Although I definitely regretted all that champagne on Wednesday morning, ouch!! I had such a great day and can't wait until next year. I think we might have started a tradition here.

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