Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Toowoomba Royal Show {2017}

Life is a beautiful ride. 
At the end of last month the 4 of us attended the Toowoomba Royal Show. 
We were undecided if we should attend as that was the week we had lots of rain from Cyclone Debbie.  But on the Friday afternoon we thought, what the heck let's go! 
We arrived around 5pm & left just before 9pm - which was late enough for us considering both kids are normally in bed by 6/7pm!
I love going to the show for many reasons - one of them being for the endless amount of colourful things to photograph & all the bright lights, at night it feels a bit magical. 
This was Tommy's first time & he was snuggled up in the baby carrier, LuLu & Trent had so much fun going on dodgem cars & playing sideshow games. (I made sure to buy a Bertie Beetle show bag!)
We enjoyed dinner in the members area of the pavilion - for $30 we were able to get 2 good sized roast beef meals with veggies & gravy and we shared with LuLu. (We found this a much better alternative than having a dinner of just carnie cuisine  That being said we still got a bucket of chips to share - because when in Rome! To access the members area, if you are not a member - you just make a donation.) *Perks of eating in this area was we could sit inside, watch the night time entertainment from our table and Trent & I could enjoy a drink. 
And now for the photos... Because the show is full of countless things to photograph...  
Standing in absolute awe of the show - LuLu was out of her mind excited!
2 tips for surviving the show - get a back pack Dad can carry instead of a nappy bag & offer shoulder rides when little feet get sore. 
Fireworks - after this we headed home to bed.
Do you like attending your local show/fair? What is your favourite part?
Let me know below or on my social media!
Snap Chat; Bindy_30
Have a good week!

Enjoy the ride. 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Easter 2017.

Easter is the time to rejoice and be thankful for the gift of life.
Hello friends!
In celebration of Easter being days away I thought I would share some photos of my Easter decorations. 
The children have their Easter baskets set out ready for Mr. E. Bunny to stop by! 
These tiny bunnies were mine as a child. The original little pet shops - I wish they still looked this sweet.
Tommy's Easter basket is a miners helmet like what Daddy wears at work.
We haven't done a ton of Easter crafts as life has been so busy. But we have made some easter cards for our loved ones, did easter colouring ins & painted little bunny rabbits. 
We also made a delicious Easter cake! Oh my gosh, this cake is insanely good! It has been requested for Good Friday dinner with my best friend & also my husband has asked for 2 to take out to his work for his work mates to share on Easter Sunday as they will be working night shift. 

If you would love some ideas for easter crafts to do with your little loves, here are some we have done in previous years;
I hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend & I pray you remember the true reason of Easter. 
I would love to see some of your Easter decorations, tag me or show me on my social media! 
Snap Chat; Bindy_30

 1 cross + 3 nails = 4given. 

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

A week full of the good type of busy!

It was a good week, to have a good week.
Hello friends, 
Does your life ever feel like everything happens at once or nothing happens at all? I swear that is how our life goes sometimes, it can be so quiet & calm & then suddenly we have so much going on it is crazy. 
Well, this past week just gone was a bit like that - but good crazy! A splash of fun chaos into our normally quiet life. We enjoy & cultivate the calm the in our life, we like it. It allows more time for family, resting, spontaneous adventures & less stress - but the odd hint of busyness is ok too! It is all about balance!
Last week was a very busy one for us, it felt like for most of the week we had something to do!
On Wednesday the kids & I headed to the opening of some new stores in our local shopping centre. It was chaos, & not good chaos, people everywhere - like everywhere!! But it got us out of the house and we enjoyed a day out while Trent spent a day sleeping for night shift.
It was my first time going anywhere with the 2 kids - it was a big (slightly insane) decision to decide to brave crazy crowds on my own with them - especially for the first time out, but it went really well and they were really well behaved. We had a lovely time together.
A beautiful sunset. 
On Thursday Trent came off night shift and it was a rainy day so we spent the day snuggling & resting. The wet weather we were getting was caused by ex-tropical cyclone Debbie. It rained from very early in the morning until late at night. We are fortunate to live in an area that doesn't flood & we also didn't get the super bad storms that many people did, but unfortunately many people in our beautiful state have lost their homes, businesses or had them very badly damaged. We are praying for those people. I encourage you that once the towns that have been affected by Debbie get back on their feet that you pay them a visit, because many of the areas that Debbie first hit were beautiful tourist spots in North Queensland.
Bright cheery blooms on a grey day.
I love going for a walk outside after the rain & taking photos of all the wet plants. I think the rain droplets look a little magical!
While it was raining the dogs camped out in the garage, here is Daisy peering out!
The dogs having a run & a play once the rain eased!

On Friday morning we said hello to a lizard friend and then we spent the day doing jobs around the house. In the evening we headed to the Toowoomba Royal Show. (A post on that will be up next week!)
Our friend the lizard.

Saturday was a really fun & wonderful day! My best friend Kelsie came to town, her & I (& Tommy) headed to a Harry Potter event hosted by the local library & browsed through the markets. Then we went to the shopping centre so we could check out all the new shops! We had the most delicious lunch at a newly opened restaurant - Betty's Burgers. Oh my gosh - so good! And then shopped some more! It was a really fantastic day & just what I needed. 
Burgers & wine - my kind of lunch, perfect!

Sunday was church in the morning, then a birthday party around lunch time & then groceries.
Sundays are for church. (Tommy's little feet are so sweet in this photo!)
By the time Sunday evening came I was exhausted!! 
I love having lots of fun things to do, but I also just love our quiet weeks! Busy weeks for us are pretty rare, so that's why I thought I would document this one! I do really enjoy having a quiet life with not a lot happening at once - but I do enjoy on the odd occasion of having a busy & social week. 
How was your week? 
Let me know below or on my social media. 
Snap Chat; Bindy_30

And finally, in all of living have much fun & laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured. - Gordon B. Hinckley.