Monthly Archives: July 2013


It’s a beautiful day today in Brisbane. I thought a picnic at riverside rocks would be a great idea. I pack a picnic and head off. Lola, cooper and I set up our blanket and get our sandwiches out when all of a sudden cooper starts screaming CHICHEN! CHICHEN! (Coopers way of saying, chicken. He calls all birds chichens) I look over and we are surrounded by birds and by accident I got the following video. The birds were swooping down biting coopers sandwich! Poor cooper is so afraid of chichens.

Spider #2

I’m standing in the drive talking to the neighbor when I see this gigantic spider on the house.


Witches hat

I have a funny story from Bryce’s trip back from Tasmania. He was boarding his flight out on the Tarmac in Tasmania and his boss was standing in front of him. The lady working on the airline told Bryce’s boss to go put his bag by the witches hat. Bryce thought to himself…..did she just say witches hat? So he followed his boss just to see what the hell she was talking about. He sat his bag down by an orange cone..,…witches hat…..

Pull-up ninjas




Bella got student of the week!

Daddy’s home!

Please please please

Pretty please let the one hit I get daily from the United Kingdom be princess Kate checking my blog whilst she’s breast feeding baby George! Please please please!!!

She’s on a roll today

Lola and I were having a tea party just now. I told her it was an excellent cup of tea she just poured me. She said it was beer, not tea.

Lola, cherry cola

I’m sitting on the deck blogging and Lola comes out and asks me for some cereal. Here is how the convo went.

Me: Hold on Lola, let me finish writing this and I’ll get you some cereal.

Lola: You always say that, mom. You are just looking at the iPad. You don’t even have a pen. Why do you always say you’re writing something? That’s lying.



An Australian Winter

So I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s winter here. Highs around 70 during the day,lows around 34 at night. You see one extreme to another when it comes to clothing. One day at the shopping center (mall) I saw everything from tank tops and shorts to Ugg boots, jeans and a scarf. It’s crazy. It was 71 a couple days ago and I had on a short sleeved shirt and a skirt. I was picking Bella up from school and one of the moms said to me, “oh, you have your summer clothes on.” As she’s standing there in jeans, riding boots, sweater, coat and a scarf. The little boy with her had on a stocking cap, gum boots and winter coat. Again… was 71 out……

Ok, I know I’m not from Australia, but come on. Seriously? It’s warm out. If they only knew what a Nebraska winter was like. The people that I have met so far have warned me about how hot it gets here in the summer. I told them it gets pretty hot in Nebraska too. A couple days before I moved to Brisbane it was 107 in omaha. I always get bizarre looks. I forget they do temps in Celsius, so 107 would be hotter than…..well……hell.