Sunday, 21 August 2016

Motorcross Twilight Meet Bacchus Marsh

So I have been wanting to blog about so many of life's little treasures lately but as you can imagine, life with 6 kids doesn't allow me a lot of me time. But tonight I wanted to jump on to share this brand new experience..

My nieces Jeanette and (left) and Janai (right) love motorbikes. Dirt bikes in particular. They talk about their life goals of one day having a family and teaching their child/ren to ride. And then there's me.. Never been into motorbikes and to be honest I wasn't too keen on the idea of them riding ever.. But tonight I have had a small change of heart! Tonight we went to the local Motorcross Track to watch a wide age range and experience leveled riders tear up the track! It was actually quite cool and enjoyable to watch! I would have never have been there if my nieces hadn't loved this sport so much. Since my sisters four kids have come into my care I have done a lot of things I wouldn't normally do. I want to be able to support their hobbies, interests and get actively involved in their lives. The girls were so in their element tonight and I loved being able to enjoy that with them. 

It was a great event and a great way to spend our Saturday Night! 

Photos and videos can be found on my Instagram. Be sure to check them out! 
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Monday, 4 July 2016

`Live on Air with Tonia Dudzik!

All of us in the studio!

This was us last Thursday, live on our local radio station - Apple FM.
We were asked onto the show by the host Tonia Dudzik to promote NAIDOC week.
For those of you who don't know what NAIDOC week is, here is a little bit of information..
We were all very excited but nervous to be on air but we nailed it!
Another first for the kids with only Nevaeh being on a radio station before..
We are all really looking forward to NAIDOC this year.
I have posted a video shared by Tonia on her social media page below.
Enjoy and wherever you are..
Happy  NAIDOC  Week!
Just the two girls and I live on air..

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Friday, 1 July 2016

Winter School Holidays 2016

To kick off the first week of the Winter School Holidays this year I took the kids into the city for some snow fun!

Before starting our family funday we grabbed a bite to eat at Hungry Jacks in Southern Cross. As we sat there eating I was sitting at a window seat looking down at the hustle and bustle of the city when I noticed a lady sitting on a milk crate. She stood out because she was the only one not moving. Sipping her hot coffee in the cold she held a sign with a cup in front of her asking for some change to get her by. I sat there eating my lunch fasinated with her and the people smartly dressed walking past her as if she was invisible. Some stopped to read her sign, some gave her a quick look but every single person in that hour period walked straight passed her with not so much as a coin in her cup. Heartbroken I called the kids over to show them how hard it is for some people and together we agreed to buy her some flowers and give her the change I had in my purse. Jeanette wanted to give her all of her pocket money but I refused explaining to her that we dont exactly know what she will spend her money on so it's best to just give a little which will mean a lot. She understood. We left and bought flowers and when giving them to her she was absolutely so excited. She said we made her day and made her feel really special. The kids hugged her and as we walked away, Jeanette and Janai said that they felt good doing something good for her, that we should have recored it. I explained that sometimes its just nice to give. Just because. They loved it and felt the need to give more. It made me so proud.  

Snow Play at Harbour Town, Docklands

Eureka Skydeck Ice Slide, Southbank 

River Rink, Federation Square 

Our day in the city came to an end after we had Mc Donalds for dinner at Flinders Street. We went looking for Mum, the kids grandmother whom lives on the street somewhere in Melbourne but because the Community Kitchen wasn't operating that night we didn't see her. Overall our day was busy but fun.. We got home late and the kids were so worn out that they all fell asleep soon after hitting their pillows. It was nice to actually wear them out for once.
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Monday, 27 June 2016

Supporting Our Local CFA

Yesterday we stood side by side with our local CFA volunteers  It is my belief that they know our communities better than any paid firefighters from out of town do and make themselves available in times of need. 

We proudly stand beside these guys who have stood by us and our community.

Thank you guys for all that you do, it's our turn to support you!

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Friday, 24 June 2016

My 1st Tattoo

 "OMG! I can't actually believe I am getting a tattoo!" was all that was going through my head while I was getting my tattoo yesterday. With my brother and two good friends beside me I got inked! Something I thought I'd never do. I hyped myself up the night before and even the hours before my tat and at one point was really nervous. But the guys at "Timeless Tattoos" on Grant Street in Bacchus Marsh made me feel completely at ease. The whole process was just so easy and my nerves went away soon after the stencil was put on. Adam Humphrey was my tattoo artist and I cannot thank him enough for all the support he gave me to make my first experience so amazing. 

I know what you're all thinking, did it hurt? Right? Well it actually wasn't as bad as people made it out to be. I was expecting it to cane but it felt similar to when a ball point doesn't work and you try and scratch it on your skin to get it to work. Pins and Needles hurt more than getting a tattoo done. But then again, I probably just have think skin.

Anyhoo.. I still cant believe I actually have a tattoo! 
I am so in love with it. 
I just can't stop looking and admiring it. 

Here are some photos..

For anyone wanting to get a tattoo, I'd say go for it!
Thanks again Adam for my great first experience..
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