When we exchanged rings, we hoped our family of two would grow.
It has, into a family of 4. We're just split in half.
Two of us walk the Earth while two of us fly in Heaven.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

InstaFriday time yet again

What have you been up to this week? Welcome to my world in all its instaglory. I'm Mamajillaroo if you want to follow along.

It's winter here in SEQld and it's cold. Now I come from cold country (PNW) and this is cold for me! So cold that I've busted out the little heater that's been hiding in my linen cupboard.
Hubby was away being an AFOL (look it up, it's a thang) and this is what I got up to while he was out! COFFEETABLETAKEOVERTIME!!!!!!!!
Catching up on some home shopping (because, I can), future planning for my business (shameless self plug!), and coffee. Bachelorette-ing it up.
What's for dinner? Easy cheap stuffs. Sausages and soup. Hot, tasty, and filling. Parbaked rolls, soup from a packet, and sausages from Woolies. Served on my wedding china. Classy stuff, I know.
This hubby doing his Lego stuffs. I'm a lego widow.
Ah, church. I <3 it. My new home church here in Oz is just so right. So cozy. Rock up in footy gear and boardies and no one bats an eye. My ears perked up when this song came up on screen. It's one of my faves. :) A newer song that sounds and feels like a well worn well loved hymn.
Easy warming lunch after church? Check. Sausages, egg, and cheese on toast. So good!
Afternoon tea time, have yogurt in fridge. Must. Make. Smoothie.
Hubby got back from his AFOL weekend away and I let him have the computer while I sorted out some layout designs.
Monday morning, bright and early, some soccer thing finished. Hubby went to collect a package at the post office. This was inside!
Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday. Business launch night for new upcoming catalog. Hands on business and product training from one of our Utah based corporate VPs. Picture time! This was last year.
Grabbing some photo prints and a cuppa before meeting Mum at the bus station. Breaking in my new Kate Hill bag (for both upcoming weddings).
Off to the city, Mum was delayed a bit so I headed in on my own. And got a job interview call while on the bus. The interview was for the next morning. Um, calling the night before is leaving it a bit too late in my book! I had to turn the lady down. I already had my Wednesday all booked out. :/ :(
Lovely night for a walk across the river. Love this town.
Here we go, the Brisbane Product Premiere and New Product Launch Night! The speaker for the night is our fabulous Monica Wihongi.
Monica's collection of selfies from the night.
New project using new products!
I love this company. Such a good fit and so much fun to work with! A walk back across the river and a bus ride home for some very tired scrappers.
A lady from my church sends me goodies in the mail. This came this week.
More shameless self plugs for my business.
I posted off my voting registration. In Oz, voting is mandatory. I disagree with that. When I don't like *any* of the candidates or parties running, I choose to use my voice and say "No, I don't like any of you, I'm not wasting my vote by picking someone I don't like or agree with. I'm not voting." That's not an option down here. You *must* show up at a polling place. You *must* get your name marked off the list. You *must* cast your vote. Or get slapped with a fine. I do not like that.
More smoothie time. Then opening my new order package!
Got my new Annual Inspirations book spiral bound. On the way to the office shop, this sign was out front. Someone didn't think it through.....
After a dinner at a new lady's house last night, I dove into this bag of meringes from my new buddy Esther. They taste like brown sugar! Yumz!
What have you been up to?

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10 Things About Me - Grief Aside

Where were you born and where do you live?
I was born in the cold, rainy, beautiful, green Pacific North West, in Oregon. Where do I live now? Hot, dry, muggy, sunny, currently bitterly cold SE Queensland Australia!

What are you reading right now?
I've been trying to get through book 2 of The Century Trilogy, Winter of the World for months now. It's a fabulous storyline and I keep getting distracted from finishing it!

What is your favourite colour?
Hands down, purple. Without a doubt. It's the color of royalty. If a man's home is his castle, then that mean's I'm the Queen!

Most amazing day of your life?
At various points in life, there's been several days. Really accepting Christ in high school (October 1997) and understanding what that decision meant. Meeting my husband for the first time (December 9, 2005). Accepting his marriage proposal (December 9, 2006). Getting married (June 29, 2007). Finding out I was pregnant with our first baby (August 2008). Our little baby girl Julia Rose being born, tragic as it was (November 24, 2008). Finding out I was pregnant with our second baby (October 18, 2009). Our chunkalunk son Evan Riley being born, tragic and crazy fast as it was (June 18, 2010). Letting Evan go to Heaven, hard as it was (June 22, 2010).

What have you been procrastinating on?
Packing for our 3 week trip back home for 2 weddings.

What is your perfect idea of a night out?
Dinner at Grill'd (with my fave Simply Grill'd sans salad) or Crust (a Meat Deluxe), followed by a game of footy or a show at QPAC, followed by a cuppa and a sweet on the way home.

What is your perfect idea of a night in?
A hot cheesy pizza or bowl of homemade spaghetti, a couple rounds of Carcassone or Ticket To Ride, a slice of homemade cake or pie, plenty of cuppas, plenty of laughter, followed by fresh from the dryer jammies and a long sleep.

Sweet or Savoury?
Usually anything sweet, however I won't turn down a savory mini pie or sausage roll when offered!

Where have you traveled to?
In order from first to latest: Canada, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia, England, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji

Favourite music?
Currently my eardrums are enjoying Demon Hunter's entire back catalog and their newest album Extremist. Also, my eardrums are cracking up at Weird Al Yankovic's Mandatory Fun, especially Word Crimes, his cover of that annoying and totally inappropriate song from last year.

Julia and Evan, I am still standing.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Instafriday time again. Here we go!

Another Sunday, another church service. This sermon is based on Matthew 6:5-8
How many of you have such a beautiful bush view during coffee hour!? A cuppa with a view. I seriously love my Aussie home church. Love love love.
It's been a while since I've had dessert after Sunday dinner. I decided to gild the lily this week. Vanilla ice cream. Custard. Whole and crushed TimTams. Om nom nom nom nom!
Monday beckoned and off to do my errands that afternoon. What a beautiful sight to see!
I really don't understand the people that choose the stuff that gets advertised on the bathroom stall doors. Like seriously, I'm already busting to go, there's a line, and I see this!? Ugh! I don't need these eyes staring at me while I'm doing my business! Eww.
Cute stuff in the shops. Don't have enough money for it. Don't have space for it. Take a picture, insta it, walk away. Done.
Cold Monday night = hearty warm dinner. Marked down bake at home loaf of sourdough and souped up can of chicken noodle soup to the rescue!
Dinner done, it was time to scratch my crafty itch. I'd gotten my stack of photos printed and I was on a mission to stick.them.down.
Time for a break. Coffee and a TimTam! Back to work...
Hubby's away being an exhibitor at a Lego event. I've got the house to myself for the weekend. BRING ON THE SHENANIGANS!!! Might as well bake some mocha chocolate chip cookies while he's away.... yum.

Pretty quiet here on the insta front. What have you been up to?

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