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Thursday, March 19, 2015

3 more sleeps

Yah, only three more sleeps and Stuart and I are off to Auckland for 5 nights :-)
I have never been to New Zealand before so am quite looking forward to this trip.  Only 3 hours on the plane too which is pretty good.  It is our 20th Wedding Anniversary on the 25th of this month so we thought that this would be the perfect opportunity for us to disappear for a few days.  It is hard to believe that we have been married for that long, 20 years - sheesh that is like forever hehehe.  I even remember our first date on the 9th August 1993, we went to Seaworld.  It was certainly a fun day - I even went on all the rides back in those days.  I have matured (some may disagree) somewhat since then though and there is no way that you would get me on them these days
Stuart proposed just a bit over 4 months later on December 25th and we married just over a year later on the 25th March 1995.
Oh my how young we were
I need to find the rest of the wedding photos and scan them into the computer.  They must be in a box somewhere.

I have been slowly backing off at work now that we have the new accounts lady.  I don't like handing my job over to someone new but we will never be able to take any longer than a week off here and there if there is no one at the office to handle account enquiries.  I don't have much to do now though - oh well I am sure that is going to change once we start building the new house.  That is not going to happen until probably the end of the year but it is something worth looking forward to.  I will also have the Emma Love Children's Cancer Charity Luncheon to organise.  This is going to be the first charity event of many to raise much needed funds for support for families of children going through the cancer drill and also for research into childhood sarcomas.

I had to drive past the hospital where Emma passed away the other day.  They have built a big new hospital so are tearing down the old one.  I am happy to see it go in a way but also very sad that the last place that I got to see my darling daughter alive is being taken away from me.  Torn :-(
I still close my eyes every night seeing her take her last breath.  I don't know how long that image is going to stay with me but man it really sucks.

Gold Coast Hospital
My girlfriend sent me a text the other night with this picture attached.  Thought it pretty funny when I saw it as for those who don't know my husbands name is Stuart Love.  Just on the off chance that these signs ever go missing one day - it was not me :-)

My husband is famous :-)

Well time again for me to get off the computer.  I am cooking a beautiful red curry chicken tonight.  Then I need to get my act together and start packing.  I haven't even started yet Eek.  Also have to find time to get the house work done before we leave.  It will all come together, everything does in the end.
Hope you have a beautiful rest of the week.  Julie I hope you and your family are having a glorious holiday.  I have loved seeing all the happy snaps on facebook xxx


Todays thought of the day:   Don't be afraid to change, you may lose something, but you may gain something even better

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Where did the week go

The weeks are flying by............ this week was no exception. Work has been super busy but with the new accounts lady I have been able to leave at around 3pm most afternoons.  I usually start at 7.30 so that is fine.  I love finishing around 3 as that gives me plenty of time to come home, do a little housework, get dinner ready and then go to training.  No stress :-)
My bff had her birthday this week so that meant a nice dinner out celebrating with her.  We went to the Sharks club over in Southport. Great meal at a great price :-) and I got to spend time with this gorgeous girl (Kimmi)

Leanne & Kimmi
Stuart and I attended the Ray White annual ball last year and won one of the auctions which was two nights at the Casino along with two hundred dollars to spend Zen restaurant.  We hadn't even thought much about it until I decided to have a look at the voucher the other day only to find that they were due to expire within the next two weeks....... Uh oh, we decided that we would take a couple of friends with us and stayed there Friday night just gone.  What a great night we all had.  Great food, great atmosphere and great company.  It does not get much better than that.  Photos are not all that good as they are from my camera.

Leanne & Tracey 
Tracey and her husband had to go to a wedding the following night so Stuart and I were lucky enough to babysit their 7 year old granddaughter.  Oh what a breath of fresh air that child is.  She is the cutest little munchkin and so full of spunk.  Stuart was at the office for most of the day so I took Danni to the Town Centre where we did a little shopping and then went and sat down for a coffee.  She had a kiddy chino and I had the coffee :-)
She is totally mad for anything "Frozen" so we went to Big W and bought a "Frozen" card game and a colouring book.  Wow I can't tell you how many games of fish I ended up playing for the next few hours lol.  We came home and then went for a swim.  So nice to have a little one around the house again.
She loved helping Stuart out with the lawn mowing.  She thought he was the bees knees when he let her steer the lawn mower for a little go.
Handstands for the camera

heading to the shed with the dog in tow

getting a lift back from the shed on the mower :-)
Steering the mower
she did not want to get off hehehehe
We finished her visit with a lunch at the Burleigh Surf Club with Mishae, Mark and Nanna Wilma.  Such a lovely day.

I hope you have all had a lovely week too.  I am definitely looking forward to Sunday as Stuart and I are flying over to Auckland, NZ for 5 nights to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary.  Not bad considering he proposed after only 4 months :-)

See you all later

Todays thought for the day:  "If opportunity doesn't knock then build a door"