Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ramblings and news update!

if this post is a ramble then I apologise! It is because I am tired....


Well for those who don't FB you will have missed that DH took himself off to Middlemore hospital last night with chest pains. They have been happening for a while but seem to be getting worse and this time I think they scared him. Perhaps after all; they are not indigestion. So off he went at 10.30! I was left behind with sleeping kids and sorta freaking... it took me back to the day I heard about Dad passing away. Dad left us behind whilst driving home, a huge heart attack took him!

I started thinking all sorts of awful things but thanks to my wonderful friend in Singapore
( really miss ya Kathy!!!) and Tracy L I calmed me down and then I just had to wait out for info. He arrived safely at the hospital and was hooked up to monitors. This was the last I heard until 7.30am. I didn't sleep all night and managed to shuffle papers here and there.

It is now the afternoon and more tests are being done... now a waiting game once again. I do hope I get to go to the retreat but of course my family will come 1st! I will just have to wait and see....

Friday, September 10, 2010

a decade ago......

...we hopped on a plane and via Mexico and USA we traveled here to our new home. New Zealand. I had no idea what expect, what my in-laws would be like and how I would like it. We met a few friends and life started a new. So to celebrate our 10 yrs I thought I'd share a few pics. Most of the really old ones are pre digital yrs but here are a few to recap.
I am so proud to be an honorary Kiwi and I love my home. Of course I miss my family and friends back in the UK but our lives here although it has had some ups and downs are just as I dreamed!
me in 2000- newly Wed and starting my new position as N
ew entrant Teacher at Valley Schoolthe house we designed and built - it got some of the locals rather curious but we loved it! Our 1st child Toffee cat moved with us from Manurewa and settled in Pukekoheour house soon became a family home when Oli joined us in 2004. Here he is with his coffee group matesIt wasn't long before we decided that things had to change and the house was one. We moved into our new home in 2006. It wasn't quite so new and luxurious but it was home and still is! Our very special friends Kev and Fi were married and although it was a rainy day it was a beautiful one.The kitchen was mouse ridden and not my most favourite of places but luckily my gorgeous talented DH fixed that for me.Becoming part of Glenbrook Kindy opened up a new life once again and we made the most wonderful friends. Keiran arrived in 2007 and made our family 4!
Thomas days are a family favourite time and my boys get to be the 1st to see him arrive. Living right opposite the steamys has to be the best place for boys to live.School days came so very quickly and Oli was so lucky to have his very own calf to look after for Calf Club day! This has to be the most Kiwi event any child participates in! We sure are Kiwis now.Joining Stampin' Up has given me the opportunity to visit Wellington a couple of times a year to stay with my fab upliner and friend. I so glad to have met Broni. Scrapping is a passion and enables me to capture the special moments in our lives.Finally these are my beautiful boys. 2010 has been an emotional rollacoaster of a year so far. Oli was diagnosed to be high functioning Autsitic and I suffered from an overload breakdown. I found it hard to see the beautiful world arround me but I am now on the road to recovery. I am now enjoying exercize again and hope to shed the excess 30+kgs I have gained. I look at this photo of my boys and know that the last 10 yers have been all so worth while!!