2015 National Tree Day Lockyer Valley

January

Bridget (Justin’s girlfriend) is the Junior Area Coordinator for National Tree Day Lockyer. Justin also has signed on with NTDL. They all attended the Australia Day Award ceremony where they announced the young citizen of the year and recognised other members of the community who were in the running for the award. Stella from NTDL won the Young Citizen of the Year Award.

March

They also did Clean Up Australia collection at Robinsons’ Bridge and Caitlin and Matthew have also joined the ranks.

April – update April 14 2015

NTDL Camp- I will let Matthew update this post but here are some photo’s so far.

May –

Peter’s Birthday at a Turkish Restaurant in Brisbane.

June – School Holidays

July – Tree Planting

Tree planting on the 21st with Bridget and Justin at local primary schools.

Tree planting on the 27th with Caity at local primary schools.

31st Planting Trees at Lake Clarenden with Justin and Bridget.

2015 Milestones for the Struthers Clan Term 2

This term Starts with Easter  what a busy long weekend it was.  Got a lot accomplished on our stage 2 reno, kitchen benches (Huge thank you to Lachlan for a great find xo)on back verandah, windows are in and wall nearly secure so exciting.  Matt also secured the purchase of our new kitchen sink YAY will look great!  Huge thank you to Cherry and Uncle Rangi for helping all weekend and our kids (including Felix and Curtis)for helping get the benches up on the verandah.

Trip to Coffs Harbour for two nights and (my) Julie’s Birthday. We went to The Big Banana for a photo. Accidently discovered a boiled lolly shop that made them while you watched and got to taste test.  Then went to Carobana a confectionery factory for Carob Chocolate where we saw some honeycomb made and got to taste test. Back to resort to have a bbq lunch and time in the spa.

My cake
My cake
Bridgy and Justy at Byron
Bridgy and Justy at Byron

Caitlin made me a cake for my birthday which was amazing. She did an awesome job also used a convection oven for first time too so I was even more impressed all by herself while I relaxed in the spa.  It was Strawberry cake with icing and Strawberry’s with strawberry boiled lollies from the shop we went to. On the way home we stopped at Byron Bay for lunch, and before we left had a quick look at the beach.

Was just the break we needed. Huge thank you to my Lachlan for house sitting and feeding our animals. Felix and Curtis went to mum’s for a weeks holiday and then Felix went away with his grandfather.  Matt Caitlin and Justin went away on the NTDL National Tree Day Lockyer Camp see NTDL post and last week of the holidays was mixed with sleepovers for the kids finishing with Big Day In. We caught up with some friends from Julie’s High Scool for a dinner at Jo’s which was a great night. Great family shot from Anzac Day Caity, Justin and Bridget all marched and Bridget as school captain was involved with the service. My Aunty Isobel turned 60.

Anzac Day
Anzac Day
Aunty Isobel 60th
Aunty Isobel 60th

Shopping trip to DFO suit shopping with Justin, Bridget and Caity which was lots of fun ending in a fashion parade of their bargins. Justin starting training at Shell where Caity is working. Trips to t he doctors. Eye tests sorted. Open day at TAFE with Thomas. Started the weatherboard on the back of the house with help from the Hogan’s. Caity, Justin and Bridget went to a Turkish Restraunt for Peter’s Birthday Party.

School dinner at Amy’s which was great and she amazed us with a Snickers Cheesecake OMG it was sensational!

Coffee with Ann while Matthew umpired. Month ended with Matthew in Newcastle for 3 days and sleepover with the Hogan’s. Then we had Matthew’s B’day somehow we forgot to take photo’s. Then a trip to Sydney for a surprise B’day Party for Nanny Zee for her 65th. Got to visit Nanny Michele, Stacey and Aaron before the party and then Poppy Stan on way home.

Anne's Birthday
Anne’s Birthday
Anne and Matthew
Anne and Matthew
Ann 40th
Ann 40th

Then a catch up with Ann from School for her 40th bday.

Also had a sleepover at Damien and Nat’s and a day at Southbank which was great I got to go to the State Library and Curtis entertained our niece Matilda with his usual antic’s.