Sunday, May 29, 2011

Grateful for health

This week I am especially grateful for my family and it's health.
Yes we do have a few issues and ups and downs with our health, but really it is all either fixable or managable.
But this weekend my thoughts and heart are with my SIL. As they wait for results on her 14 year old son's tests to find out if he has bone cancer or not. (Short version is that have just found a mass on his knee)
When you are fronted with something like that it seriously makes you stop and take stock.

So I am grateful my family's health (me The miner, Mr Magoo and The Princess)

And I am grateful for just spending time with my family and just doing the little things with them.

For more things to be grateful go over here...Maxabella loves

Sarah xx

Monday, May 23, 2011

A very important post.

Today I read a very important post. One that may change yours and your children's lives.

The post is on Madcap Mum's blog and it is powerful and honest.

It is about teaching children protective behaviours.
It is a post every parent should read.

Teaching children protective behaviours

Too many children have their childhoods taken away from them. Please click over to this post and read and learn about ways you can help protect your children


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Things I know

Things I know


I want to do some cooking today from this book


Mr Magoo has a quest for knowledge

To find some of those answers to those questions I promised to help him "gurgle"it on the computer this weekend.


That we found the house we want to build

That we can afford the house we want to build

But I dont want to be in debt that much


I know The Miner is trying to get the new business ahead

But I know he is working too much


I have my first custom order of an embroidery sampler

I have no idea where I will find the time to do it with The Miner working so much.

I know there will be some late nights ahead.


I know I am behind in many blog posts I have promised others

Which is another thing which is hard to do with The Miner working so much


I know that the people in the blogging community make my day.


Go over to Yay for home, which has a very special guest this week

Sarah xx

Thursday, May 19, 2011

granny blanket

No with winter starting in early round these parts I have been spending my nights curled up on the lounge with the kids (watching Masterchef) and crocheting my granny blanket. I am using wool I got from cleaning out mum’s place

The colours are nice and warm feeling. I am not sure how big I will make it. Guess I will just keep going on and on. (like you do)



For more creative people go over here


Sarah xx

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Things I know

I know the last week has been extreamly busy

We had a mothers day picnic lunch in our loungeroom

This is a snowman I built when I was 5, which my mother had kept.
So on the 1st anniversary of her passing I took it out to her (tuesday morning)

The next afternoon we had snow (wednesday afternoon)

The next morning we woke to this (thursday morning)

The ducks had never seen snow, which sent them into a bit of a panic

Mushroom the cat got a bit stuck and confused

How our front yard looked

 And this is the only pic of the kids I took with the snow (bad mummy moment)

I am joing in with Shae from Yay for Home with Things I know

Sarah xx

Friday, May 6, 2011

Things I know- birthday

Joining in with Shae with Things I know

Today is my birthday

This is a cookbook I requested.

I love this style of cookbook (fun, lots of photos, drawings, stories etc)

Here is the card I got.
I love it but suspect it may be my mother's day card, so maybe on sunday I will get a birthday card

Sunday is mother's day

Sunday will be my first mother's day without a mother
On tuesday it will be the first anniversary of my own mother's passing.

This is currently The Princess's favourite book "Mr Bgee"

This is a train ride to nowhere with Mr Magoo

This is where a lot of my time, energy and emotions are being spent.
Rattles (the twin of the lamb we lost at easter) who is very runty.
(I know cleaning up a fly-blown lamb seriously turns ya stomach)

We had a visit from Jack frost last night.

I know that all this photos were taken this morning.

Sarah xx

Monday, May 2, 2011

Tangled DVD winner

A lot went into picking a winner

First we wrote the numbers on paper

Then folded then up

Put them into a bucket

The Princess held the bucket up high
Mr Magoo reached up and picked the winning ticket

And the winner is



Please email with your address

Sarah xx