This was our first Easter without our little princess and it was hard as this would have to have been her favourite holiday of the year. You see, Emma was a chocolate lover from way back. If she could have had chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner then she would have :-)
Stuart Jacob and I drove down to Tea Gardens/Hakes Nest to spend Easter with the family. It was fun seeing the kids on Easter morning but also sad knowing that Emma should have been there celebrating too. The drive takes about 7 1/2 hours and let me tell you that patience has never been my virtue. I loathe driving that far. It probably would not have been too bad had I been allowed to actually drive but alas Stuart was having no part of that. Humph he certainly doesn't mind me driving after he has had a few wines though........ Here are a few photos of our weekend away. We are lucky enough that the family own a large outdoor adventure camp The Great Aussie Bush Camp. We had loads of fun on the new high ropes course, archery and of course the humungous new flying fox. Don't think it is as big as the other one they have but still fun.
My sister in laws and I were supposed to go horse riding on the Saturday. Wow what a fizzer that was.
We headed out to Bulga Creek all excited and ready for an hours ride only to arrive there and not see a horse in sight. The young lady asked us if we had seen the horses when we drove in and we said no. We can't find them she says..... She told us to get ready and put our helmets on. OMG the helmets were disgusting and full of ants and spiders.......I refused to wear one so she gave me hers. We asked why she was't going to be wearing one and she said that there were not enough horses as all but 4 were lame..and that she was just going to walk the horses. Yeah right why would I want to be led around fro an hour when I was expecting a proper ride..........by this stage we had been waiting 20 minutes. At this point we were discussing amongst ourselves if we should just go get our money back and go home. Horses still had not been found or saddled. Enough was enough so we ended up getting a refund and headed home - all a little sad that we didn't get our ride but certainly happy to be out of that place. There was one poor horse there that looked like it needed a good feed. Felt so sorry for it. So Warning to all those who are thinking of heading to Bulga Creek to go horse riding - DON"T DO IT........
|My gorgeous Nephew, Tyler|
|Stuart on the High Ropes course at our camp|
|Sarah and Cooper enjoying the high ropes course|
|Matthew on the final part of the course, the flying fox|
|Jacob and his nanny|
|my handsome man xxx|
|Stuart threw me over his shoulder and I still had hold of my camera :-)|
|Cooper giving me his serious look|
|Cooper in the back ground with his boogey board|
|My little Jack Jack, so adorable for a three year old|
|Jack Jack again playing with his bubbles|
|Little Finlay enjoying the pippies that the big boys caught|
|My spunky sister in law (Sarah)|
|Spent the day here on the beach, absolute perfection. Gotta love Australia|
|Matthew harnessing up for the big flying fox|
I have started studying my Certificate IV in Education Support and have been lucky enough to get part time work at Hillcrest Christian College. I am going to be learning support helper for a child with speech learning difficulties. Am so excited that I have been given this opportunity. The study is going to be difficult but I want this so bad so I will get it done.
If you have made it to the end of this post then HOORAY as it seems like a bit of a long one. Would love to share some creative stuff but just haven't had the urge to do anything these past few months. Sneaky little Miss Em must have taken my mojo with her...... Just like her to do something like that :-)
My dear friend Alex has her induction at her Church this weekend. She is now the Youth Pastor at Church of Christ Burleigh Heads and will be preaching this Sunday. Well Done Alex :-)
Leanne Love :-)
Life your life to the fullest and have no regrets - life is far too short