Thursday, November 10, 2011


How did this happen, am I really this old. Kyle told me the other day, before we know it we are going to be 40. FORTY. I have a lot of big plans before 40 I better hussle my buns.
Birthdays are never my favorite, but Kyle always tries to make them extra special for me. I started the day off with a birthday smoothie, and the kids singing Happy Birthday. I went off to a working interview for a couple of hours at a dental office. I forgot my birthday and didn't really care to reschedule. Then we ended the evening with dinner. Kyle invited a few of our friends along to surprise me. It was a really fun evening. I felt spoiled. So here is to hoping for a great year!

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Trick or Treating

My Knight in Shining Armor

Cute as a BUG!

The big 3.2.

Birthdays aren't as fun when you turn 32, sorry you didn't get a jumping castle this year...I hope the Ipad was suffice.

Birthday Bash

Birthday Boy

This year...
1. You still love Superheros
2. You learned how to ride your bike
3. You went to Blue Skies Pre-prep at the RAAF Army Base (the airport school).
4. You have made your first neighborhood friends
5. You still love to snuggle your mom and dad.
6. You got your first dog and named him "Pirate Tuck".
7. You are the sweetest, handsomest, clever boy we know.
Happy 5th Birthday. We love watching you grown up and see what kind of person you are going to be.
Love you the Mostest, and 101 Bumble Bees and 100 Optimus Primes.
Mom and Dad

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Elle you are a handful, but I love you anyways.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Ryder learns to ride a 2wheeler

This month Ryder learned how to ride his 2 wheel scooter and 2 wheel bike. I am trying to figure out how to download it, my new camera is set so it is too big of a file to add...and I don't know how to edit it, soon I will post it.
Ryder is starting his 3rd term at Blue Skies Pre-prep. He love learning and we have really loved watching him break out of his shell a bit and enjoy really socializing with friends. Ryder is still obsessed with superhero's, we even saw a real batmobile. Ryder decided he wanted to get one someday so he is doing lots of chores to help save up money to buy one when he gets big.
Elle's favorite things to do are ask us what color everything is. She says "My favorite poople(purple)." When she toots, she will NOT claim it, so she always pins it on one of us, and then says P.U. Elle loves riding her tricycle and keeping up with the neighborhood kids. Elle is a pretty funny little girl who loves to laugh and play, but if she doesn't get what she wants, watch out she can pierce eardrums with her screams. Elle is pretty well potty trained, Yay, almost out of's heavenly.
July has been good, Kyle has been busy with work, and we are always thinking of where and when we will be moving back to North America....but we are enjoying our winter here in Aus, I won't complain about 24 degree weather! I get to wear jeans and I am not is perfect.

Monday, June 20, 2011

To my Hugsband,
It's been 8 great years adventure, fun, travel, and 2 beautiful children. We have lived in 4 cities, 8 homes, 2 countries, and I am glad that I have done all of this with you. Can't wait to see what the next years have in store.
Love you 100%.
Your Squeeze-heart
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

We love the beach!


Balgal Beach
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Elle turns 2


Elle I can't believe it has been 2 years already! We realized that since you have been born you have lived in 3 different houses, and probably before you are 5 there will be a lot more! You have been such a fun little girl, with a lot of personality. You are determined, sweet and silly all wrapped up in one little person. You still love to hold my hair at all times of the day. Ryder gave you a Rapunzel doll that you can brush her hair, we hope this will help. You also got a swing set that you love! Your dad stayed up for hours putting it together for you, he also went out and got you a princess banner and balloons, I decided to not ruin his fun by bringing out my own decor. Some of our favorite things that you do this year are: You are talking so well, you repeat everything you hear. You love to point out all your colors, and count your ABC's. You are so curious about everything, constantly asking what made that noise or what this or that is. You have been working on going potty for a few months and you are doing great! You love the color purple, your baby dolls, and animals. You're OBSESSED with dogs, obsessed. You also love to sing, your favorite songs are Miss Molly had a Dolly, Slippery Fish, and Little Mermaid Ahhhhaaa Ahhhaaaa.....I must sing these a 100 times a day. You try really hard to keep up with your big brother and his buddies, you escape out of the door and hop on your tricycle and try to follow get so mad at me when I make you come in. We are so glad that you are in our family. You can be such a delight. Happy Birthday to my little Ellie Beans. Love you.
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Friday, April 1, 2011


Does anyone else secretly hate blogging? I mean I update it like every year, but it is never as enlightening or darling as anyone elses and I just can't seem to find the extra time in my day to do it....argh.