Weekly Layouts

Posted by Julie on 5-December-2017 in Bullet Journal |

Some of my latest Weekly Layouts

Bujo Jan week 1

Bujo Jan week 1

Bujo Jan week 2

Bujo Jan week 2

Bujo Jan week 3

Bujo Jan week 3

Bujo Jan week 4

Bujo Jan week 4

More to come….

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Journal with Specific GRIDS

Posted by Julie on 4-December-2017 in Bullet Journal |

Journal with Specific GRIDS

WEBSITES – 

Amazon – www.amazon.com

Bookbinders  – www.bookbindersonline.com.au

Larry Post – www.larrypost.com.au

BRANDS AND FEATURES –

A5 / index page / numbered / dotted grid

Leichttrum 1917 – black

  • Numbered pages and blank table of contents for easy organization and notes
  • Thread-bound opens flat
  • Acid-free and ink proof paper, expandable pocket inside back cover, page marker and elastic closure
  • Stickers for labeling and archiving
  • 249 numbered pages, 8 perforated pages, 5.75 x 8.25 inches

Lemome – 11 colours

  • PREMIUM (100GSM) IVORY PAPER: it’s easy on the eyes and avoids ink bleeds (or smears) with rounded corners making your writing experience enjoyable and consistent
  • ENGINEERED PERFECTION: (a) lay flat binding to allow for easy and convenient writing (b) always have an accompanying pen thanks to the pen holder (c) store important notes, cards and documents in the expansive cover pocket (d) keep the journal secure with the high quality elastic band (e) 2 coloured ribbon book marks
  • STRUCTURED: 3 Index pages, 1 key code page, 201 pre-numbered pages and 2 pen test pages
  • UK DESIGNED: customized waterproof/sweatproof synthetic leather cover together with great colour combinations will give your journal a distinctive look from standard journals.
  • ALL-PURPOSE JOURNAL: can be used by men/women/everyone as a brainstorming journal, bullet journal, workout journal, travel journal, school journal, recipe journal, book journal, style journal, office journal, secret diary, ideas journal etc.

Bondibook – 3 colour but also multi ppacks

  • DESIGNED FOR BULLET JOURNAL ENTHUSIASTS – INDEX AND NUMBERED PAGES: Dot grid layout for easy bullet journalling. 259 Numbered pages plus a 4 page index, 264 pages including index
  • TEXTURED HARDCOVER A5 LARGE NOTEBOOK: Thick hardcover notebook for premium look and feel. Two contrasting red and black colored bookmarks in black and red. A5 notebook measures 5.75 X 8.27 Inches
  • THICK 80 GSM PAPER – LAID FLAT SPINE BINDING: Laid flat spine binding prevents your Bondibook from popping up. Regardless what page you are writing on, the pages will lay flat without popping up. Inner Pocket
  • ELASTIC BAND CLOSURE: Elastic band closure color beautifully complements the respective outside color. COLORS: Available in solid colors of black, navy blue, coffee brown, and gray
  • MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: We only make beautiful quality notebooks. If there is a problem with your notebook please contact us immediately

Little More – Navy blue

  • ✅ LITTLE MORE THAN OTHER DOT JOURNALS: 153 numbered dotted pages, 42 blank pages, 8 perforated tear-out pages. Do not miss notes with 4 Index pages 4 Key code pages. FREE BONUS – hand-made stickers.
  • ✅ 7 x 5.5 DOT GRID JOURNAL with ECO LEATHER HARDCOVER, two RIBBON MARKERS ELASTIC BAND, PEN LOOP makes easy usage. Pocket size of this bullet journal / planner fits any small, medium bag.
  • ✅ PREMIUM THICK PAPER: It’s a dream to write on pages made of 100GSM recycled ACID-free Ivory paper. This bullet journal / notebook paper is suitable for most pens, but the wettest pen inks.
  • ✅ DOTTED GRID PATTERN of leather notebook features dots that help your accurate writings. Design of dot matrix journal makes the dots, spaced 5 mm apart, almost invisible when the drawing is done.
  • ✅ MULTI-TASK ORGANIZER: Dot journaling is great as travelers notebook, cute & cool personal diary, classic recipe journal, customized habits tracker. Together with stickers it might be the best set for students & school.

Uberworks – 6 colours

  • Premium hardcover elastic enclosure notebook with soft to the touch feel. Thick and wide high-strength elastic
  • Rivet Integrated Pen Loop-Holder, Folder Pocket, Unique Sheet Index table of Content Page
  • Medium Size A5 192 Dotted Pages, 80gr./80GSM Smooth Premium, Fast Drying, Acid Free, Soft Creme Paper
  • Lays Flat, Tread Bound, Bookmark Ribbon, Stickers for Labeling and Archiving, 8 Perforated Sheets
  • Made in Europe with Premium Italian Paper and European Cover Materials

A5 / key page / index page / numbered / dotted grid

Scribbles that matter – 11 colours

  • PREMIUM (100GSM) IVORY PAPER: it’s easy on the eyes and avoids ink bleeds (or smears) with rounded corners making your writing experience enjoyable and consistent
  • ENGINEERED PERFECTION: (a) lay flat binding to allow for easy and convenient writing (b) always have an accompanying pen thanks to the pen holder (c) store important notes, cards and documents in the expansive cover pocket (d) keep the journal secure with the high quality elastic band (e) 2 coloured ribbon book marks
  • STRUCTURED: 3 Index pages, 1 key code page, 201 pre-numbered pages and 2 pen test pages
  • UK DESIGNED: customized waterproof/sweatproof synthetic leather cover together with great colour combinations will give your journal a distinctive look from standard journals.
  • ALL-PURPOSE JOURNAL: can be used by men/women/everyone as a brainstorming journal, bullet journal, workout journal, travel journal, school journal, recipe journal, book journal, style journal, office journal, secret diary, ideas journal etc.

A5 / index page / numbered / square grid

Leichttrum 1917 – 17 colours

  • Medium hard covered notebook with squared paper
  • Includes 249 numbered pages
  • Lays flat and includes a table of contents

Scribbles that matter – Teal

  • PREMIUM (100GSM) IVORY PAPER: it’s easy on the eyes and avoids ink bleeds (or smears) with rounded corners making your writing experience enjoyable and consistent
  • ENGINEERED PERFECTION: (a) lay flat binding to allow for easy and convenient writing (b) always have an accompanying pen thanks to the pen holder (c) store important notes, cards and documents in the expansive cover pocket (d) keep the journal secure with the high quality elastic band (e) 2 coloured ribbon book marks
  • STRUCTURED: 3 Index pages, 1 key code page, 201 pre-numbered pages and 2 pen test pages
  • UK DESIGNED: customized waterproof/sweatproof synthetic leather cover together with great colour combinations will give your journal a distinctive look from standard journals.
  • ALL-PURPOSE JOURNAL: can be used by men/women/everyone as a brainstorming journal, bullet journal, workout journal, travel journal, school journal, recipe journal, book journal, style journal, office journal, secret diary, ideas journal etc.

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Julie – Favourites – Gerbra’s

Posted by Julie on 24-August-2017 in Julie |

I chose my Gerbra colours carefully on Sunday.

Red and Yellow were Matt’s and my favourite colours.

One of the yellow was the very close to the colour of our HQ.

One reminds me of Matt and Anne as yellow is one of their favourite colours and Matthew’s is orange recently. This gerbra made me think of the both immediately and Smile. Love you both xo

Gerbra’s are special to me as my granddad had a very green thumb and Gerbra’s were one of his speciality’s with double and triples.

My mummy Lorraine always had Gerbra’s in our garden when I was growing up, although ours from memory were mostly single.

Dutch Hybrid Gerbra's

Dutch Hybrid Gerbra’s

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Julie – Favourites – Dragons’ Elf

Posted by Julie on 24-August-2017 in Julie |

I couldn’t resist this garden ornament/statue.

It was a joint Valentine present a few years back for my fairy garden.

The elf/pixie and baby dragon represented me and my interests and the dragon Matts.

It is the perfect us item for my garden bubble.

We still haven’t named them, the name are needed any suggestions…?

Dragons Elf

Dragons Elf

Dragons Elf 1

Dragons Elf 1

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Julie – Favourites – Fairy Mug

Posted by Julie on 24-August-2017 in Julie |

Another precious item that makes me smile.

A gift from Caity for Mothers Day a few years ago.

From our wonderful outing together at the Mind Body and Soul (MBS) Expo.

Fairy Mug MBS

Fairy Mug MBS

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Julie – Favourites – Snake Plant Pot

Posted by Julie on 24-August-2017 in Julie |

Found this treasure yesterday at an op shop.

Loved the shape of it perfect for another indoor plant.

Transplanted my snake plant / mother in laws tongue.

New Planter Pot - Snake Plant

New Planter Pot – Snake Plant

 

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Julie – Favourites – Shades of Pink

Posted by Julie on 24-August-2017 in Julie |

I love these shades of pink…

They makes me smile.

 My favourite dressing gown.

Shades of Pink - My Dressing Gown

Shades of Pink – My Dressing Gown

Shades of Pink - My Dressing Gown 1

Shades of Pink – My Dressing Gown 1

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Julie – Favourites – Fairy Tea Cup

Posted by Julie on 24-August-2017 in Julie |

Can’t wait to put my tea pot in my fairy garden from the kids.

I have the perfect spot, pride and place on top.

Looking forward to getting my fairy garden finished.

Mother’s Day Present 2017.

Favourites - Fairy Tea Cup

Favourites – Fairy Tea Cup

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Julie – Favourites – 9 Cats Mug

Posted by Julie on 24-August-2017 in Julie |

One of my favourite cups I got for Christmas 2016. It brings me joy and makes me smile.

There are 9 cats that represent the 9 in our family; Matthew and I and four kids and 3 partners.

Oh and I love cats lol

Favourites - 9 cats mug

Favourites – 9 cats mug

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2017 Update 1

Posted by Julie on 22-August-2017 in Family |

2017 Summary so far…

We moved from our farm to an hour and a half away from our old house, so huge move. Matthew’s sister Katherine and husband Mark brought their babies, Ebony and Ivy, to see us and were a god send helping us with our move. The move, for those who don’t know, was to reduce the travel for Matthew with his new job. He had been doing 3 hour round trips every day for a year and we needed a change of scenery. Matthews travel time is almost halved with our move and we certainly have a change of scenery and a new lifestyle. It has been very good for us, despite a few health issues.

Matthew works at Amberley Heritage Centre once a month doing RAAF Reserve work.  We have discussed him stopping, so he is looking at other Reserve options. He had an interview for a Web Developers position. If all goes well he will fly to Canberra for training.

Caity changed school’s due to the move was a difficult transition.  Caitlin got her Learner’s, very exciting news.

Thomas adjusted fine and celebrated becoming an adult.

Justin and Bridget are very busy with uni and both doing well.

Lachlan and Tiffany got married last November, for those who didn’t hear.  Lachlan has finished his degree and graduates in September, so very exciting.

I have been busy catching up on projects I have had on hold for far too long. Chair covers, bit of scrapbooking, a few blankets, my garden, started learning to make Jam and enjoying the local markets, which are awesome.

Since moving we have had our health check done and dentist checks.  We have been more to the doctors in the last 8 months than the last 8 years.  Our new doctors are great. Have a great dentist and still happy to travel to see him.

Had a trip to my mummy’s booked, and Aunty Lyn was coming with me. Only one of us went and she had a great time, loved the updates.

Busy weekend Caity had a sleepover at her boyfriend Dylan’s. Thomas had friends over for the first time at our new place.  Nathan and Peter came for the weekend.

2017-07-28 Nathan and Peter visited

2017-07-28 Nathan and Peter visited

The boys went up to Nambour with Matthew to some gaming café, and then Matthew dropped them off to the movies on the way home.

The Beauclerc’s came for a visit was so great catching up it had been way too long.

We pick up Caity from Dylan’s and my Sweet Peas have a garden bed.

Nanny went to hospital.

August –

Quiet weekend Matthew and Damien went to visit their mum. Bridget had a Birthday. Caity and I met Matthew and Damien at Nat’s for dinner with James.

Very Sad news Bridget’s grandma passed away (Monday).

More bad news our car is in very bad shape.

Very sad news Sean’s uncle passed away (Wednesday).

Caitlin had a job interview and they loved her, just waiting on her eligibility for traineeship to be confirmed at the school. So fingers crossed. So some nice news.

We are very glad to report Matthew’s mum is home and sounding better every day.

Busy Weekend Caity had a sleepover at Dylan’s. We did a flower delivery to Hayley and Bridget.

Had a lovely weekend with Lockie and Tiff. Had a double date at Recyclerama and Nepalese Lunch date. Which was our first time trying Nepalese Food. On way home had a lovely impromptu dinner with Damien, Natalie, Matilda and Grandad. Had a great games evening playing Cluedo and Family Feud. Lockie and Matthew working on my gardening bench (Matthew’s current project), and with Tiff and I having a lovely morning at the markets and a chick flick when we got home.

Bridget farewelled her Grandma’s(Tuesday).

Matthew is going to Canberra for training which is very exciting news.

Caity got her traineeship confirmed and induction booked in.

Caity got to 100 on the highway for the first time and put fuel in the car.

Had some bad news, one of my dearest and longest friends, my cousin Mal’s wife Leanne sadly lost her mum (Wednesday).

Busy Weekend Mother daughter Movie Night went to see “The Big Sick”. Caught up with friends from Matt’s old work at the “Plough Inn”. Great night.

2017-08-19 Plough Inn Date

2017-08-19 Plough Inn Date

Caity drove from home to Ipswich for the first time today for those who are not aware it is an hour and a half drive with most being highway.

Next to organise eye and hearing tests that we are overdue for. I will take this opportunity to remind all our loved one to get a check up, do your health checks that includes asking for a mental health check. We all need propping up sometimes it not a sign of weakness to need help occasionally.  Something some of us offer freely and unselfishly but find difficult to accept from others.

Without your mental health in check your life will end up tougher than it needs to be. You don’t need to have anything wrong to request one just get it checked.

My heart is with those I love for their loss. I rejoice for the good news and cherish it.

So an emotional roller coaster to say the very least. and the month is not over.

2017 Jan to July

Posted by Julie on 21-August-2017 in Family |

So this year started quite stressful with working out where we were moving to and trying to find a rental to move before school went back.  Escalated by school zoning so without an address in the catchment it increased our stress and we had chosen the school. Part of this move was to reduce Matthews travel time with work and the other was a lifestyle change.  9 years in the one location was the longest we have lived anywhere and has come with a lot of sacrifices, learning curves and life lessons.

In January Matthew Caitlin Dylan and I went to the speedway at Archerfield. It was great and I got to catch up with some old friends Maree Gee and Dean Mc Comb.  It bought back so many memories and was great watching Maree’s son Mitchell race in the Sprint Cars. We found a house and moved just in time for Caitlin to start year 11 at her new school.  Kathy and Mark bought Ebony and our new niece Ivy for a weeks holiday which was awesome. They were such a great help with our move.

Caity and Ivy

Caity and Ivy

Ebony Matt and Ivy

Ebony Matt and Ivy

Moving our animals what a cat-astrophy lol, the poor cats were traumatised for at least a week, very funny story goes with this but I will leave you with that. Dogs thought it was great that they got to go in the car. Lots of trips back to the house in preparation for our tenants we secured got sleepovers at Nessy, Narnie and Belle’s and also Nikki and Ritchie’s. They moved in end of the month. Animals have all settled in now which is great. Douglas went to the vet because he was starting to look like a panda loosing hair around his eyes only to find out he is allergic to fleas. Lockie and Tiff had their first sleepover at our new place.

In February We had a sleepover at Nikki and Ritchie’s so I could finish cleaning for tenants. Took Nikki to the Drag for her first time as a thank you for all her help and suprised her and Cherry who was driving in the Powder Puff Comp for her first time with Darryl. Breanna and Brendan joined us.

Nikki at the Drags

Nikki at the Drags

Toby, Lockie and Tiff slept over. Nikita and Luke visited and I met little Noah for the first time. Had a sleepover at Nessy’s and Visit to Hayley’s. Caity turned 16.  We went to Australia Zoo for the girls birthday weekend. Damien, Nat, James and Matilda joined us for cake. Tiffany turned 20. Have had a lot of adjustments this year so far.  We started doing our health check ups and found a good doctors surgery. Have discovered the local markets which are great!!

In March We had a sleepover at Lockie and Tiff’s and then her birthday lunch the next day. Hayley’s for coffee. Josh and Erin’s Engagement Party. Sleepover at Hayleys. Had a coffee date with my boys Woomby with Lockie and Juzzy on way home. Had nothing planned which turned into a Date with Matt cruising the sunshine coast. Had a drink at Ettamoga Pub and Dinner at O’malley in Mooloolaba. Lockie and Tiff had a sleepover for our Family Movie weekend. Picked up Juzzy the next morning and all went to Chermside to the movies and lunch, then swung into The Struthers of the Hills of Mangoes for coffee and board games.  The 38 SQN Association has held its first meeting, which is very exciting. Caity went her first movie date with Matilda and Aunty Nat to see “Beauty and the Beast”.

April Started with a Car Show which was pretty good and markets. Babysat Matilda for the first time and we had a ball. She did some cooking with us over the three day whilst Aunty Nat settled into her new job.

Caity and Matilda cooking

Caity and Matilda cooking

Had a great Birthday with all of my kids home and Nessy, Narnie and Isabelle had a weekend sleepover. Justin ran his first Dungeons and Dragons game here with Callum and Toby. Finishing my birthday weekend off with dropping all the kids off home and sleepovers for Matthew to take me to Lockie and Tiffs for lunch and the Theatre for us all to catch up with Jayden who is amazing and watch him perform in “Wicked”.

Wicked - Jayden Tiff Me Lockie Matt

Wicked – Jayden Tiff Me Lockie Matt

Easter was very busy went to a local Family Fun Day with Damien, Nat and Matilda and watched her climb the rock climbing wall. We then went up to the Caloundra Twilight Markets which was also great and watched and listened to “Juzzy Smith” who is amazing. Went for a BBQ at the Hills of Mangoes and met Kourtney James’ girlfriend whilst Matthew proceeded to be a pirate whilst he drank rum with Damien (I may have told him he could only buy rum if he was a pirate whilst he drank it lol) great night and we now owe Matilda a new sword. Easter also made me a great aunt again to little Nikko, from my niece Celeste who shares a birthday with my brother Jamie. Finally did our dental checkups. Nikita visited with little Noah. Sleepover at Lockie and Tiff’s for Tiff’s Nutrimetics Party. Unexpected trip to Sydney for Anzac Day. Marched with the 38squadronassociation.org.au for their first time and first time for me as an adult.  Marched with BO, Aaron, Jack, Dick and Declan with one of the biggest banners there.  Was truly amazing.

Anzac Day March

Anzac Day March

Also got to stay with my gorgeous best friend Nikki and her kids which was the best miss them terribly. Caitlin in finally settled which means I am too. this month finish with a visit from Nat, Damien and Matilda the played UNO. Finishing the month with Caity getting her learners.

Caity got her learners

Caity got her learners

Unlike last year flat our and exhausted and momentum seized up over the last 9 years. Its funny despite how busy we have been this year we have felt refresh and had a great time.  So life is going good and we are getting our momentum again which personally I am loving.

May Matthew and I went away to Marcoola for a few days. We went to the Air Museum for a short catch up with Gecko and Griff.

Matt Griff and Julie at QAM

Matt Griff and Julie at QAM

Matthew has organised to do a few hours volunteer work with him on the Caribou. Also caught up with Bud which was great we chatted for hours. Finally finished at the Caloundra Markets.

Marcoola date

Marcoola date

Was an awesome get away. We are truly gaining momentum with our new lifestyle and I for one am loving it. Regular drop in Friday Coffee with Mr and Mrs Struthers of the Hills of Mangoes is just wonderful. Justy turned 19. Had one of the best Mother’s Days and one of the most special this year got to see all my babies. Matthew, Damien, Dylan, Caity and Cody watched the went to the footy Tigers vs Bronco’s and was Caity’s first time at the stadium. Justin started being a Dungeon Master for Dungeons and Dragon’s. Their is a group of 6 of them Lockie, Caity and Matthew plus Callum and Toby. I spent a day with my mummy at my Step Sister Brenda’s and we took a selfie.  First time mum tried San Churros.

2017-05-20 Coffee with mummy

2017-05-20 Coffee with mummy

Passed our house inspection. Had various Dr appointments. Button and Chelsea had a joint Vet appointment. A first for me with a cat and a dog lol.  Poor Button’s is over grooming and pulling out her fur she had anxiety. Nessy, Narnie and Belle came for a sleepover. Finished the month with Matthew poisoning himself and ending up in hospital overnight.  No you can NOT eat any mushroom that grows in your front yard LOL. Finally got to catch up with Linda W from school and my dearest and known the longest first best friend Linda B known each other for 40 years last saw each other 24 years ago was so awesome. Facebook used properly is amazing.

2015-05-31 Me and Linda B

2015-05-31 Me and Linda B

June has seen a busy day out for Matthews Birthday, Justy, Bridgy, Matthew and I watched Matilda play soccer and we all went for brunch granddad joined us. Then the four of us went off to the Steam Fair, Dropped Justy and Bridgy home then went to the Kallangur Night Markets and I had Lockie and Tiff to join us and surprise Matthew, then off to San Churros for a coffee on the way home.

2017-06-03 Matts B'day

2017-06-03 Matts B’day

2017-06-03 Matts B'day 1

2017-06-03 Matts B’day 1

Caity and Matthew climbed  Mt Ngungun which is a sub volcanic mountain. This means Mount Ngungun is a sub volcanic rock also known as a Hypabyssal Rock. Went for coffee with Linda’s mum Aunty Alison twice. Matthew and I joined Linda and her whole family for her son Christopher’s Birthday Dinner which was great.

2017-06-10 Chris 24th a

2017-06-10 Chris 24th a

Went for a dinner at a friend Tina’s from school. Had some Bromiliads donated to my garden from Jeanie and Podge was a great catch up. My babies had sleepovers. Girls Movie Night with Linda B saw “Rough Night”. Caity went to see the same movies later on that night for a Girlie Night as well. More Dr appointments. Caity had block exams. Matthew and I did a goals workshop and a Life Goals Workshop. Caught up with Megan B. Caity went out for dinner for her friend Bella’s Birthday. Caity and I had a hairdresser date.

2017-06-27 Embracing the grey

2017-06-27 Embracing the grey

2017-06-27 Embracing the grey 1

2017-06-27 Embracing the grey 1

Matthew and I went to a Trivia Night which was a lot of fun. Re signed our lease so we are staying put for a year. Caitlin went to Teen Street and had a great time.

July we caught up with Nikita, Luke, Noah, Danielle, Cooper, Nikki and Ian. My babies had sleepovers. We had a sleepover at Lockie and Tiff’s. Lockie cooked us a lovely pork roast and the crackle oh my goodness. Cake for Tom’s Birthday now an adult. Day at the shops with Linda B. More Dr appointments and the flu hit Justy, Caity and I. Markets on Sundays when I can. Tom had a visit from Peter and Nathan for the weekend and the Beauclerc’s visited. This month ended with Nanny Zee going into hospital.

 

2016 Milestones and Highlights

Posted by Julie on 31-December-2016 in Family |

This year was full of challenges. We needed to get our renovating to a point we could rent the house and move closer to Matt’s work as travel for him was 3 hrs a day minimum.

Some highlights from this year were –

In January James our nephew turned 18. Justin received his op score of 5 and Bridget 2 awesome result for a lot of hard work! So very proud of you both xo. Finally met Matthew’s Aunty Ngaire.

Aunty Ngaire

Aunty Ngaire

In February Caity turned 15. Justin started his double degree at QUT and Bridget started her double degree at UQ so proud of them both what a huge commitment.

In March Curtis moved out into the big wide world. Justin and Bridget moved to Brisbane together made me sad and proud all at once. Caity finally got to play paint ball and absolutely loved it. Douglas graduated puppy preschool. Caity and I also went to the Mind Body and Soul Expo and got our first henna tattoos.

Puppy Graduation

Puppy Graduation

Paintball

Paintball

Paintball  1

Paintball 1

MBS Expo

MBS Expo

Henna tattoo

Henna tattoo

 

 

 

 

 

Went to the Woodfordia Planting Festival and took Caity it was not as big as the Folk Festival but great all the same. We did a few workshops which were very informative and fun. Caity and I did a plant dying one and dyed a silk scarf then one on upcycling clothes. Matt did a writing workshop then we all did a native bee rescue and Spurtopia which was awesome. http://spurtopia.blogspot.com.au/

In May Justin turned 18 and we had a lovely family dinner at a Turkish Restaurant. Grandad went to Tasmania for a holiday and broke his leg so Thomas and I travelled to look after him. Whilst there Which was our first time, I finally got to meet some of my grandfathers family and got to get some more information on our family tree.  I got to meet met my mums cousins from one of the 12 branches of my grandfathers siblings. Four of the McGann branch Colleen, Jeanette, Peter, Sandra and her husband Geoff. Sandra and Geoff very generously took me to New Norfolk for the day so see two of our family’s past homes regretfully are not in the family anymore but I grew up hearing about them and then met another cousin Pat whom my great grandmother raised and my Great Aunty Margaret which was so amazing spending time with her.

Justin and Bridget Birthday Dinner

Justin and Bridget Birthday Dinner

Sandra, Julie and Geoff

Sandra, Julie and Geoff

Pat, Julie and My Great Aunty Margaret

Pat, Julie and My Great Aunty Margaret

Jeanette, Peter, Julie and Colleen

Jeanette, Peter, Julie and Colleen

In June went to Port Macquarie for Matthews Birthday weekend.  Aihyanna and Nathan, Caity and Toms friends joined us. We went to two Micro breweries, fudge factory, and the Bago winery which had a maze and was amazing LOL. Swam in the heated spa which was lucky that the evening we went in was sunny that day cause the next night the kids went down and it was cold. We didn’t know it was solar heated.

Caity and Aiyahana

Caity and Aiyahana

Bago Maze

Bago Maze

Matthew, Tom and Nathan

Matthew, Tom and Nathan

June finished with some very exciting new for our family. Lachlan proposed to Tiffany and they got engaged so exciting we love them both heaps couldn’t have been happier with their news.

In July Thomas turned 17 and I made him a pokeball Cake. In August Bridget turned 18. In September Grandad came to stay with us until Lockies wedding.  Caitlin met someone special Dylan.

Lockie and Tiff got Engaged

Lockie and Tiff got Engaged

Tom's Pokeball Cake

Tom’s Pokeball Cake

In October Matthew and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary. Family visited, Nanny Zee, Dominic, Zachery, Tahlya and Mikayla came for a weeks holiday. Nanny Lorraine and Poppy John also came to stay for a week. So for the first time we had 3 of the kids grandparents at our house for a sleepover. We also had a small engagement party for Lachlan and Tiffany. Tiff’s Bridesmaids arranged a High Tea Bridal Shower which was stunning.

 

High Tea Bridal Shower

High Tea Bridal Shower

Wedding Portrait

Wedding Portrait

In November Caitlin finished year 10 and farewelled Lockyer District High School in preparation for our move. Lachlan and Tiffany got married at Canungra Showgrounds which was perfect and beautiful, and then went off on their honeymoon at Port Macquarie.

In December went for a weekend stay at Golden Beach with Thomas, Caity, Dylan and Nathan. Was great the boys went Kayaking and we all played a lot of card and swimming. This month was on of the most stressful ever so the break away was nice.  We are blessed to have another niece little Ivy cant wait to meet her. Dylan’s first xmas with us. We went on our epic 24hr shopping journey also Dylan’s first time. Had an op shopping tour for xmas presents which was awesome and we are doing it for next years presents. Matt work Xmas party was a lot of fun we had a trivia night which was great.  Looking forward to 2017.

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2015 Milestones for the Struthers Clan Term 4

Posted by Julie on 30-December-2015 in Family |

We started term 4 with a family wedding. Katherine and Mark tied the knot it Tumut. Had a great time not long enough. Tiffany, Bridget and Curtis joined us and met our family for the first time. It was such a great road trip and first family one since in a few years.

Kathy and Dom

Kathy and Dom

Kathy and Mark

Kathy and Mark

Kathy and Julie

Kathy and Julie

Parents

Parents

Siblings

Siblings

Semi Formal for Justin and Bridget. Caity was a helper on the night. Matthew started a new job near the airport. Celebrated Narnie’s Birthday.

Caity got a puppy for early xmas and called him Douglas. Nessy, Narnie and Belle have his brother Gooba.

Semi Formal

Semi Formal

Narnie's Birthday

Narnie’s Birthday

Belle, Gooba and Nessy

Belle, Gooba and Nessy

Caity, Douglas and Chelsea

Caity, Douglas and Chelsea

 

Awards Night was huge with Justin, Bridget and Caity getting awards. Caity as Junior Secondary Leader co presented the behaviour awards and did a great job. Thomas got a kitten as an early xmas present and called her Neptunia but she get Neppy.

Behaviour Level 1

Behaviour Level 1

Awards Night 2015

Awards Night 2015

Neptunia

Neptunia

What a huge term ending with year 12 graduation and formal for Justin, Bridget and Curtis. So proud of all the kids another school year gone.

Had a great xmas.

 

Matthew and Julie went to the Woodford Folk Festival for the first time. It was awesome and had the best time.

Fairy Julie

Fairy Julie

Hobbit Matt's new hat

Hobbit Matt’s new hat

Definitely going again. Bring on 2016.

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2015 Milestones for the Struthers Clan Term 3

Posted by Julie on 14-October-2015 in Family |

Ok so this term has started with School holidays and the kids had a Movie Night on the 9th which went really well with Aiyahna, Calem, Liam, Clint, Reidy and Leah. Liam unfortunately left early.

Then we had Thomas’ 16th Birthday and his first party in many years. He also had Nathan and Peter sleepover which was great, not to mention Reidy and Clint. Cupid visited on the holidays and we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Clint better who has since become Caitlin’s boyfriend. Lockie has introduced us to Pathfinder late last term which has been very interesting and fun.

Tom's Cake

Tom’s Cake

Selling Raffle Tickets NTDL

Selling Raffle Tickets NTDL

21st Bridget and Justin went to primary schools for NTDL (National Tree Day Lockyer) and they planted trees with the kids. Went to the Hogan’s for dinner. Finished the back wall of house and moved the back door with great thanks to Ted for his help and some timber. Reno is coming along it is getting exciting. Another great weekend with the kids.  Sunday went to pick up a piano not without drama. The Piano fell on Justin’s big toe so the evening ended with him going to hospital to get it checked out. Matthew naturally did take photo’s but I won’t put them on here. Cupid is busy this month with Lockie and Tiff officially going out YAY!!

Caity on the 28th also went to primary schools with NTDL for tree planting with the kids. Thursday night was Girls night in for Beyond Blue at the school which Bridget was hosting and involved in.

We attended even though we shouldn’t have as Caity was sick wanting to support Bridget and Beyond Blue and we only lasted for the main meal and I had to take her home sick.  Matthew was away in Newcastle for work. Off to the doctor’s the next day to discover she had larungitis, and unfortunately had to cancel helping with NTDL for planting trees at Lake Clarenden, although Justin and Bridget we able to assist. see NTDL post

Matthew went off to the V8’s at Willowbank to scrutineer for the whole weekend. So far we have had Lockie home most weekends which has been great!! Next step with Reno will be the walkway from lounge room to back verandah.  Windows are gone, and it is getting exciting… Now to get the piano inside LOL oh that will be fun. Curtis turned 18, and had a girls night at Nessy’s.

Curtis Bday

Curtis Bday

Girls night Nessys

Girls night Nessys

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2015 National Tree Day Lockyer Valley

Posted by Julie on 31-July-2015 in Caitlin, Family, Justin, Matthew |

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.

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