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    Imperfect Advent, Perfect Christmas

    Advent this past year was not ‘perfect’. We managed a little reading but alas no baking, no crafts and no decorating. The last two Sundays we attended Mass hundreds of kilometres away far from our own Parish, and though the Church is Universal it wasn’t the same as being home. Yet despite it being an ‘imperfect Advent’ we still traveled towards His Birth with a sense of Wonder and Awe. Though we were unable to enjoy any of our family’s traditional Advent preparations and were only able to reflect on the excitement of His coming in snatches amongst the many events, tasks and the various to do lists, He still came!…

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    A Portrait A Week – January 28th Edition

    A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014 1. Family portrait. This was ‘the day,’ the day to take formal family shots worthy of enlarging and framing, our recent Christmas tradition.  Yes we’re a few weeks late this year, sadly not of the same calibre as of the other two.     2. Our Beautiful Girls:) Inside and Out 3. The requisite Bella on her own shot;) Couldn’t resist, what can I say, gorgeous     4. Our Larrikins They were hamming it up through the shots, age doesn’t change them   5. All ten Reached our limit Mum, photo shoot is over If you have…

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    A Pool For Christmas

    This Christmas we rather ambitiously decided to buy a pool, due to budget constraints it was decided that a 2nd hand above ground find from ebay would be the more prudent option.  After laying out and marking for size, we hired a dingo digger to take off the topsoil, however a malfunction with the digger decided us on the course of digging it all by hand!  What back breaking hard labour and whilst all had a turn of helping, the majority of the work was undertaken by Einstein, you’re awesome son!!  With Carpenter coming in as second backstop! After the soil was removed it was time to add, spread and…