Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Day that Ended Up Being Exciting!

Without even realising it, today ended up being quite an exciting day. My lovely husband came to pick me up from school at 4pm and brought with him the side elevation plans for our future house! So far we've only seen the floor layout whilst making all of the relevant changes but today we got to see what it will look like from the outside.

It's not exactly what I imagined (nothing ever is) but someday soon it will be ours to live in! Our first real home as Mr and Mrs! Exciting stuff hey? It's not fancy and it's not big, but it will be ours! I'm super busy with work, planning and study at the moment but I think that slowly I'm beginning to fully realise just how big and important this is. Not long and it will be time to start packing all of our things and for me, moving for the first time EVER!

Just thought I'd give you a little update on the house. We're now waiting very patiently for the final pricing to come in, so please pray for us that it will be within our budget... or at least somewhere close to!

Friday, July 15, 2011

I Love Fridays

Sometimes I forget just how much I LOVE Fridays!!!!! When you’re only working casual hours, day to day, it’s easy to forget how nice a Friday afternoon feels. Freedom for the weekend and a sleep in! Right now while I’m on contract teaching Year 7, I FULLY appreciate my Fridays… especially from 3pm on!

Especially today I was watching that second hand on the clock very carefully until we hit 3pm and some weekend rest! This has been my first full week on contract in a while and along with teaching, this week has been nuts. We’ve had to make building decisions, get the car fixed (again), appointments, chasing up tax stuff, planning work for this week, planning extension work and today planning for next week too and generally just settling into a new school, class and routine! Tiring indeed!

I am so incredibly gratefully to God for giving me work at the moment. His timing is always perfect and if there is any time that we could do with some extra saving funds, it’s right now! Hopefully a few more emails flicked off to our builder and we should be almost at the building permit stage! Boy does that sound nice!

So now I’m off to have a sleep in and enjoy doing nothing for two whole days, Bliss!!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend bloggers!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Term 3 – Goodbye Holidays!

Goodbye holidays and welcome Term 3! Today was the first day back at school and I have a 3 week contract teaching Year 7. It’s great to be working and putting money towards our house but I’m not a huge fan of teaching older children. Hopefully this will be a nice class and they all have laptops, which is something I’m looking forward too!

I must say it was an absolutely blissful 2 weeks off and Jeff even had one week off with me too! So sit back, relax and check out some happy snaps from our holidays!

Lots of beach visits with the pups!

Peaceful afternoon tea at the dam

Two of my favourites!!!

My lovely husband preached one Sunday

Byron Soy Chai's at Envy!

Broadbeach at the Gold Coast

View from our Gold Coast appartment

Our HUGE appartment

Ready for a night out!

At the Outback Spectatular!

Looking very 'outback' like!

Max Brenners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yum yum!!!!

Chocolately coffee! Soooo good!

Pancakes in Paradise for breakfast! (That makes it a REAL holiday!)

Lazer lights at Ripley's Believe it or not!

Coffee with the boys!!!

We were so busy having a wonderful 2 weeks off that I really didn't take all that many happy snaps! Bring on the next school holidays!!!!