Friday, November 28, 2008
Well, it's been too long since my last post, but so much happening here! We've had our week in Townsville! The kids were great in the car for the 5 hr trip. jack slept most of the way and Taylah was not a problem. They watched a movie or two on the DVD player which helped! It was great to spend the week with Dave and have that family connection again! We really enjoyed ourselves. I was a little overwhelmed at the beginning of the week in regards to finding a school and decent area to live, but by the end of the week with Dave off from work, we drove around and had it all sorted! Taylah is booked in to a lovely little school which is only a stone's throw from the Strand and probable living areas. She felt better once we had walked around and visited class rooms and talked to the administrator, I breathed a sigh of relief to have at least accomplished that much. We did check out a few rental apartments and happy that we will have a fair bit to choose from at this time of year!
There is so much to do there, we thought it was a really fun, family centred place, they have put alot of money into the town and it's more than impressive. So we are looking forward to our move now for an exciting change! Coming home was lonely and we still have 2 more weeks before Dave comes home for Jack's birthday party and then he will be home for the holidays and it will be action stations over xmas to get the house packed up. Ideally we want to be down there in the first week of January!
Other news, Taylah is still not well and her specialist now wants to do a 2nd operation and remove her tonsils, put grommets in her ears and quarterize her nostrils! I have been silently fuming over it, as she only had the adenoids removed in Sept! I am still not convinced she needs her tonsils out and have decided to put it on hold until we get to Townsville! Her ears are the main worry at the moment so hopefully a couple of months wont hurt. Poor little thing, we are so over it all!
Photos from Townsville the kids having fun at the Water playground on the Strand!
Layout was one I finished a few weeks ago!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Hey all, well I'm alittle behind in Posts, but that's just because there's too much going on ! We have had to make the desicion to move to Townsville in the new Year to be with Dave. Apart from the fact it's all getting abit too hard without him here, his company have now offered packages to relocate us, until the end of July next year, which will see the end of his current project. Then, it will be a matter of being where the work is, so if there's still no building going on in Port, then we will stay a bit longer! So many families in Port douglas are going through the same thing as us, dave said the plane back to Townsville on Monday was like being on a job site, full of labourers with work boots going here there and everywhere for work! We are thankful that Dave has work and also of his promotion which occurred just before 18 men were put off from his company!!! So I am taking this opportunity to think of this as anew adventure, a big holiday! I think Taylah will be fine at school she makes friends easily and there is apparantely alot of fun things to do for the kids, which alas, Port Douglas does not have! Who knows, we may just love it down there and It's only a 5 hour drive back to port if we don't!
I have a few links here to my Tasmania pics on facebook if anyone's interested!!!
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=55268&l=7bceb&id=519111594http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=56127&l=40532&id=519111594http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=56135&l=05343&id=519111594 So in the mean time, I need to sort out birthday parties, dance concerts, Xmas and then I will be frantically packing the house to move early in the new year! We are going to rent our home out, so if anyone know's anyone that wants to rent a nice house in Port Douglas with a pool and no neighbours, let me know!!!
This post I will leave you with some fun pics I took of Jack and his little playmates at the park the other week! I love these!!!