Monday, September 26, 2011

Our Wedding Journal - Printed

Way back when Jeff and I were planning our wedding, you may have seen or read Our Wedding Journal. This was a blog I wrote in often to keep a record of our wedding planning and to keep our friends and family who were interested up to date on our wedding and all those special little moments we had along the way. I absolutely loved writing posts about what was going on in our lives as we planned our wedding and I also even now love reading back over those things and remembering how excited I felt.

When the wedding planning was coming to an end, Jeff suggested that I might like to somehow keep the wedding blog so that in years to come I could look back on it or even share it with family and friends. So with his blessing I spent hours transforming our online blog into book form using the Photobook Australia software.

And this morning it arrived in the mail!!! To say that I love it would be an understatement. I purchased it in the cheapest form possible because it needed so many pages but it is still amazing quality and looks great! This must be how an author feels when they receive their 1st  published book which they've pained over for many long hours. So here it is, Our Wedding Journal!!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Our New Car

Everything seems to be changing for us all at once! Today we bought a new car (well new to us but not brand new). It’s actually my parent’s old car which they sold to us for a really good price! It’s exactly the kind of car we were looking to buy for the next stage of our lives together and is Jeff’s favourite colour.

We spent all afternoon washing and polishing it so it looked brand new and shiny! It’s come up looking really good and hopefully it might just stay that way but I don’t like our chances.

We’ve now got our Red Volkswagen Polo 1998 (Hatchback) up for sale – unregistered. If you know somebody who might be interested point them in our direction. It needs a good home and we don’t want a whole lot for it!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Driveway

Today Jeff and I very excitedly drove over to our block of land because earlier in the morning work had been happening to cut out our driveway (well mainly just cutting out the cement gutter and laying down a bit of gravel.) It’s not very fancy and hopefully in the future we’ll be able to lay down a proper driveway but for now, this is how it’s going to stay.

Fencing is up, driveway cut out so once the council approved plans come back, the building will begin! I cannot wait! Seeing it all set out on the block of land makes our house look TINY! I’m a bit worried it won’t be big enough but I guess for the time being it’s big enough for just the two of us and our little snug dog! Maybe when I’m standing in it I’ll feel differently!

I do however believe that this house is a gift from God and is therefore the right size and right place for us right now. We have a loan but it’s nowhere near the amount that some people borrow (still a lot though) and we’re going to have our very own, brand new (very little) house! This is our first house and not our forever house and I cannot wait to be standing in it!

In other news, things around here are hectic! I’m on holidays (Praise the Lord) but I’ve got tafe assignments, placement at a childcare centre (starting tomorrow), we’re buying another car, selling our current car, looking at things we need for the house and keeping up with house building things. I’ve also got a 2 weeks contract at the beginning of next term that I need to prepare for (like that’s happened yet haha.)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Construction is About to Begin

After church today I asked Jeff to drive past our block of land in hope that something might be different. We both agreed that probably nothing would have happened yet, we only paid the deposit on Friday. When we got close we could see big shiny council fencing all around our block of land. Woohoo something was different! We jumped out of the car excitedly and took loads of photos of the fencing and council signs!

It might not seem like much to any passerby but this means our house is about to start getting built!!!!!!!!!! The council has to approve the plans and issue the building permit but hopefully in a couple of weeks they will start digging the footings! I cannot wait!!!!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Case of the Clumsies!

It’s been another hectic week around here with lots of jobs to get done. New car tyres, birthdays, Father’s Day, Jeff went to a bucks party, I had some work and Jeff’s sister flew down for the weekend. No news on the house front though other than our loan being approved! Paperwork has got to be the slowest and most frustrating part of building a house. I just wish it would end so we can get started!

On Thursday night I came down with a serious case of the clumsies and fell down the steps at my Father and Mother in laws. Ouch! An x-ray confirmed that nothing was broken, just a very badly sprained and bruised ankle and BOY DID IT HURT! I never imaged a sprained ankle to hurt so much but it certainly does. Unfortunately we’ve had quite a lot on so all I could do was strap it, take nurofen and hobble around. I got some work today so I had to hobble around teaching as well. Hopefully it will recover quickly with no long term problems because limping is such a slow way to get around.

In other news, Jeffrey and I are upgrading to another car in the month ahead so we will be putting our much loved Polo up for sale. If you know anyone who’s looking for a cheap, run around car then let them know to get in contact with us!