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Fishing Competition Photo’s

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Fishing and a Sleepover

gracieOn Saturday we went to a fishing contest. We went there with Brooke and her family. I caught 2 fish. One weighed 12 5/8 ounces! Brooke caught 4, Whitney caught 3 and the boys caught rocks. I won a prize. It was a giant cookie cake. We got free T-shirts and fishing rods. We had heaps of fun.

Then we went to the church to play wiffleball. It is like baseball but it’s inside. We had lunch at the Church and then we danced in the dancing room. It has a huge mirror and me and Brooke made up some dances.

Then we went to our condo. Brooke came for a sleepover! We played with her American girl dolls.
Then we watched an American Girl movie called “Chrissa” It was very good. We lay in bed, eating
candy and watching the movie. We also had a jacuzzi in Mum and Dads bathroom.
We got to sleep at 10pm! It was the best day.


I am going Home!

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Oh sorry, I am so excited I got a bit carried away and Jackson said I am writing in my native tongue! I’ll start again:
I AM SO EXCITED……I AM GOING HOME! Continue reading I am going Home!

How important is School really?

Well of course its important!
Its a bit of a dumb question really, but to be honest this year I have not been too worried about the kids learning their abc’s but more what they can learn from the experiences we have had.
Now before all the teachers out there write to me expressing their views on how important school is, I agree with you totally and we have been teaching them their abc’s as well as math, and the general subjects you learn at school. We have invested in some great (big) books that will give the kids the curriculum they need for the year we are away but this has not been our main focus. Continue reading How important is School really?

Action Jackson does it again!

kathy-2What would a family adventure be without a trip to the Hospital?
Answer: A good one!
That may be true, but then it would hardly be an adventure would it?
So to make our adventure this year complete Jackson thought he would give us a glimpse into the American Health System! Continue reading Action Jackson does it again!

Jack-O-Lanterns Rock!

jackson-blog-2On Sunday the 19 of October Dad and I went to our friends house [Mr. John and Ms. Susan] with some other friends [Mr. Brandon, Ms. Paula and Miller their son]. Mr. Brandon and Ms. Paula brought their dog “Elvis”. Continue reading Jack-O-Lanterns Rock!

Okaloosa Beach

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New Zealand

It was a fun week in NZ! We left on Saturday and arrived on Monday, we had no Sunday!

First we went to go see if the dresses fitted. They fitted perfectly. Mum looked beautiful in her dress. It was champagne colour. Then we drove back to Hamilton. On the way we stopped at an Autobahn. I had mini fish bites for dinner. Then I slept all the way home. Continue reading New Zealand

The Girls trip back for the Wedding

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Ironing A Shirt In The Shower


For those of you tickled by the story of Jackson and I dining on bacon grease, (check it out here), I’m sure you’ll also find this story a wee bit amusing.

Can you picture Jackson ironing my shirt in the shower?

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