Tuesday, December 2


Today marks the second day of December, how can that be we are so near to the end of the year.
Last week went by so fast Miss 10 had her end of year presentation night, a long night, one full of speeches and entertainment and proud Mum moments. There were many class parties, teacher gifts to buy, uniforms bought and ready for the new year, a bit of Christmas shopping done for the girls and friends to say goodbye to.  Last week was definitely an emotional one to see my girls grow another school year older, Miss 15 will be going into year 11 and Miss 10 into year 6.  And then dear friends we have come to know over the last 3 years are moving away. It is so sad to see them go but I know the move will bring wonderful things into their lives.  We now have friends to visit in country Victoria but not only that I am grateful to a beautiful family who have taught me so much and were always there when I needed them, I will miss them. There has been much activity outside in preparation for Christmas day, cleaning, raking, planting, binning and trimming, it's looking lovely and neat now for some rain to make it green! Last night we put up the tree and filled the advent calendar with lollies and activities to do over the coming month and took our Christmas family photo.  I also need to get some Christmas list making done, cards made and posted and more shopping done, the day will be here before we know it.  How has your week been?  Are you feeling organised or do you have lots left on your list to do? Have you put your tree up or do you wait till the 1st of December?
Happy December everyone!!!


  1. Lovely photos as always, Catherine. I can't believe December has arrived! I'm hoping to get all my Christmas organising done in the next week or two so that I'm not stressed when the big day is upon us - luckily mum and dad are thinking we should actually go out for Christmas lunch this year which would take a lot of the pressure off (and no cleaning up!) Love the family photo x

  2. Oh your photo taking is getting better and better....I am inspired to get back into the swing and snap more is our big week this week dance concerts , river cruises, playgroup parties....haven't even though about the tree or cards....I am thinking some things are going to have to be trimmed back in order to remain sane.
    Such a beautiful family pic....enjoy these days leading up to Christmas....and lets hope that rain comes soon. xxxx

  3. I can't get over how much your girls have grown! They both have such gorgeous smiles. xx

  4. This time of the year is full of activities that's for sure. I love the family photo complete with doggie. I love those lollies they are my favourite but the other sort without the apple ones in there. I can eat a whole packet over an afternoon. Have a good week. We have swimming carnival, Christmas carols. James is receiving an academic award at assembly today and he applied for school/vice captain and spoke to the whole school before voting last week. We find out the results today. 54 applied and he was in the top 12 (6 boys and 6 girls). He's very excited. Big proud moment for this mumma given this year was our first year at this school. Have a good week. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

  5. Gorgeous photos! You did so well to get your puppy in the Christmas photo!

  6. Gorgeous photo of the four of you. Christmas is always challenging with a new family footprint, I'm sorry, a new normal is still hard for me to get used to years later. The girls look so gorgeous, but time does whip by. Ella is in grade 6 next year and my oh my, I feel in awe of the fact that we've got here so fast. Time slows for no-one, it's so true.


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