Monday, October 6, 2008

some news...

well iv just been told by Christie her self that she is once again pregnant, with Connor only 9 months and not quite crawling or teething she is gonna have fun when she is at the tired stage but it should make this one fly by...
Stephen & Christie
(oh and Connor)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


well Michael went and had his routine eye test and he needs new glasses once again but lucky he has them paid for by the Defence so that is a HUGE plus 2 pair normal everyday and 1 pair sunnies (they are costing us $50 as he chose Oakley ones and they were not part or the totally free army range) but the glasses he is getting are VERY nice and this time round he is getting multi focal so it will be funny watching him get used to them... He will be a little noddy to start with and stairs are going to be a hoot...

so anyway i thought i may as well also go for an eye test as i have health cover now and thought id make use of it. and... well... umm... err... i needed glasses not because things are blurry but because i do loose focus sometimes and have to refocus as my eye's "don't communicate" so they are meant to help that out... so anyway a big bill later as the health cover didn't 'cover' the lot i now have glasses....

oh and I'm kinda liking them cause its something new like a hair cut or something... but ask me that in a few months when i think they are a pain to remember all the time...

Friday, September 12, 2008

true ARMY girl...

Just so you know guys, What it is to be a true Army Girl...

1.) If she wasn't emotional before, that is all about to change.
2.) You getting a higher rank could just mean an automatic free lay.
3.) Get her a pair of dog tags, ASAP, This is crucial, she will never take them off.
4.) Most of the time, everything is your fault. (This especially goes for when she is pregnant)
5.) She WILL start talking like your guys and you talk, including using your last names.
6.) Her patriotism could out-do most of your men... she will be proud... VERY proud.
7.) Be Ready: your car will end up with a yellow ribbon magnet or an "I LOVE MY _____" sticker eventually. (if you have separate cars, hers will DEFINITLY have these)
8.) She will most likely need a pair of dog tags to hang from the car's rear view mirror. (see 3)
9.) Every week she'll have "another song" that makes her think of you when you're away. (And she'll cry to it, even when you're in the same room)
10.) If you're married, she may know the base better than you do... Don't take it personal.
11.) You will catch her comparing your relationship with "other couples" in the military constantly.
12.) She'll make 5 million friends online, and talk to you about them all the time because her "old friends just don't understand" like they do.
13.) Don't be shocked when she just drops civilian chicks out of her life like flies. (she mostly does this when they complain to her)
14.) DO NOT if you love her; say anything about you not wanting to make her wait for you... (TRUST me men, YOU ARE WORTH every breath to these women, or they wouldn't be here)
15.) Most women actually do LOVE it when you are sweaty and dirty, even the girlie girls. It's sexy as hell.
16.) You ARE our hero. That isn't us being cute, it's us swelling with pride, feeling like a princess every time we glance over and you're standing there.
17.) Don't worry about waking her up when you get a chance to call, trust me, she's NOT sleeping. If she is, she's been waiting for you to call all night, and fell asleep next to the phone.
18.) Leave at least 3 of your shirts for her... she'll wear them all the time and if she doesn't wear them out she WILL wear them to sleep.
19.) No matter what she was like before, she is tough & harder than a rock now. She can handle anything; she will get through it, tears, or no tears.
20.) Don't be discouraged or taken back from her strength. It comes with the territory. When in your arms, she's still your queen, soft and sweet.
21.) Your kids might see mommy as the one in charge for a while, it's okay, they WILL respect you, just give it time.
22.) EVERYTHING in her life will be complicated, so she might not always get the simple things you say to her.
23.) Tag Chasers are her WORST enemy, she CAN and WILL spot these girls... random profane comments may come out of your little queens' mouth... its okay, she's protecting her best
24.) She will spend hours to look good on cam & pics for you, this is just a pastime until you get home, be prepared for messy ponytails and comfy pants when you finally do get home.
25.) Her favorite sentences from you start with "when I get home" or "when I get out". Lastly guys,
26.) No matter how much she's changed, never forget that you mean the world to her, she loves you more than anything, and you will ALWAYS be her hero. whether you think you are one or not.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

it wasn't me this time...

well the little Lancer has done it again...

but i had nothing to do with it this time because it is Stephen and Christy's now...


what truck???

i didn't see any truck!!!


(oh it was Stephen not Christy)
(As some of you know this used to be my car having it Brand new off the show room floor i managed to crash it in 20hrs and 15min of it being in my possession... not quite as bad as this. Mine was on the front passenger side... looked bad but was pretty much only cosmetic stuff but still was very bad but this one is worse!!!)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

we is moving...

well the army in their wisdom chose to put us in a house that the lease is going to run out half way through our posting so now we are moving... we were told this on Friday last week and we were told that we had to be out within 5 weeks... AHHHH went my head then the next day after hating DHA decided this was going to be an exciting thing and not to bore you with ALL the details we have found 'THE HOUSE' and we no longer have 5 weeks we now only have just 2 yep that's right just 2... So anyway ill put more details and pics when i can so if I'm not talking around the end/start of the month its cause we are in transition...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

billabong sanctuary on mothers day...

today is mothers day and we went to billabong sanctuary on a 'defence family fun day' where we got free admin and a free sausage sizzle which was great... the best part of the day for me was holding 2 crocodile's just look at the look on my face... plus also i got other pics for you to see... (see if you can pick the boy wombat!!!)

(lilly the snake)

(willy the snake)

(the first crocodile we both held)

(spike the crocodile.. he was the 2nd one we held)

(hehehe look at his mouth...)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

the 3 babies...

i got these photo's today off Bree

(center) Lilly (6mths),

Matilda (4mths)



my first Tupperware party...

well i did my first Tupperware party and...
i survived!!!
things went well and i didn't shrivel up and climb into one of the containers like i thought i would, but instead i believe i found out i can get up and talk in front and OVER people...
one of my biggest fears are conquered...
woohoo go me!!!
my kit is now 1/2 way paid off so 1/2 way in actually making money to keep (umm... well... spend anyway... hahaha)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

wish me luck...

well D day has arrived
I'm just about to head off to my very first
party as a demonstrator
i am so nerves but think i will be ok too
so wish me luck people
(I'm hoping i can get a photo of me after i set up)

Monday, March 17, 2008

mad monday...

well today was an unusual day it all started when i needed to wash my uniform for tonight's Tupperware meeting......
I went out to hang some washing on the line around 10-10.30am and i could hear an alarm (smoke alarm) and it was a little quiet so i didn't think to much of it and i finished hanging out my washing. Then i went inside but by then i was worried about where the alarm was coming from. So i got dressed because i was still in my PJ's and grabbed the phone to ring the Kirwan fire station to tell them there was an alarm going off but i didn't know what house it was at but as I'm walking out the back door i spotted smoke coming out of the back window of my next door neighbours house and then it all started....
I hung up from being on hold from 12455 and dialed 000 at this stage i think i just telaported over to next door as it went by like a flash. Smoke was also coming out the front windows and i tried all the doors and garage banging on all the windows because i didn't know if anyone was inside or not and they have little kids so i was stressed out of my brain, I would have looked like a mad woman...
Well to cut this story short, the house is fine, no one was home, no one got hurt, the smoke was worse than the problem but much longer it could have been 100 times worst so the fireman told me... no fire damage just the house smells REALLY bad and will for a while.
It was something left on the stove that was forgotten to be turned off...
So all in all I'm soooooooooooo glad i was home and went to hang my washing out on the line and so is my neighbours
The worst feeling that iv ever had was having the lady that lived there collapse in my arms...
sooooo not the best feeling...
~So big pats on my back~
here is a link to the news paper write up

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

proud army wife...

~ proud army wife ~

This is for the young women that are waking up at 6a.m.

every morning, laying out clothes and packing

three lunches for those small precious children that

they have been left alone to care for.

This is for the pregnant Army wife wondering if her

husband will make it home in time to watch their

miracle happen.

This is for the childless Army wife, living in a town

or on a base alone where she is a complete stranger to

her surroundings.

This is for the women that feel like a third leg when

they go out with their friends and their husbands.

This is for the Army wife that canceled all her plans

to wait by the phone, and even though the phone broke

up and cut off every time you spoke to him, you waited


This is a pledge to the women that cry themselves to

sleep in an empty bed.

This is to recognize the woman that felt like she was

dying inside when he said he had to go, but smiled for

him anyway.

This is for those of you that are faithfully in that

long line at the post office once a month, handling 2

large boxes and 2 small children like a pro.

This is for that woman that decided to remodel the

house to pass time, and then realized that she had no

idea what she was doing and sighed and wished she had

a little help.

This is for all the lonely nights, all the one-person

dinners, and all of the wondering thoughts because you

haven't heard from him in days.

This is for the sad Army wives,

the angry Army wives,

and the strong Army wives.

A toast to you for falling apart,

and putting yourselves back together.

Because a pay check isn't

enough, a body pillow in your bed is no consolation,

and a web cam can never compare.

This is for all of you no matter how easy or hard this

was for you. Our soldiers are brave, they are heroes,

but so are we. So the next time someone tells you that

they would never marry an Army guy, don't bother

explaining to them that you can't control who you

fall in love with. Just think of this and nod your

head, know that you are the stronger woman. Hold your

heads up high, hang that flag in your front yard,

stick 100 magnets on your car, and then give yourself

a pat on the back.

Be proud to be the woman that you are, be proud to be

an Army wife.

Monday, March 3, 2008

woot woot!!! its my birthday...

well happy birthday to myself....

woot woot

well i had a great day after i was gonna kill michael this morning but it was all good he was sweet... thankyou to all for your birthday wishes it made today as great as it was. For the first time ever i had chips down at the beach at dusk it was so nice but oh my god windy.... michael's quote was - "its so windy i cant look forward" oh my god did i laugh so hard at that. Plus i was out the front of the hospital i was born at exactly 28 years earlier so that was cool for me.

so here are a few pics for you

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

worlds greatest shave 2008...

hey guys my friend renee's dad from S.A is shaving his head on the 14th march for worlds greatest shave... he has LONG hair and has been saying he will do this for years and now he is. this is his site if you are interested in sponsoring him

Gary Nicolescu

Thursday, February 7, 2008

connor update...

well i thought i'd give you an update on

'mr connor'

the little man is doing well as far as i know.

the poor bugger had to go with his mummy and daddy the other day to get a tongue ring...

lol no just kidding!!!

but he had to go to the specialist to get his tongue sniped because he was tongue tied (the flap under your tongue is joined right to the tip so your tongue can never strech and leave your mouth) and now he can be nicer to mummy's nipples...
if you would like to go to his site it is

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

welcome connor...

'Connor James Turner'
born 23.01.08
10.55 pm
9.16103 pound
(4.1 kg)
51.5 cm tall
35.5cm for head circumference

Sunday, January 20, 2008

updated pic of Lilly...

well thanks to my mum i got an updated pic of my other neice... yes i have two i just dont get picture updates of little Lilly... isn't she so cute...
Lilly is now 3 & 1/2 months old.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

scrap the babies...

just some pages i did for now...
i'm just waiting for some more pics of Lilly though so i can do more!
this first one is Lilly but the other 2 are of Matilda




more of the little flood...

turns out this wasn't a little flood for townsville as it was a pretty big thing for in townsville itself. the news showed house's and cars flooded and the people saying they had been here their whole life and they hadn't seen it this bad ever...

to me this is a big thing anyway as i have never seen nor experienced it but i do hope it dose not get any worse...

but the rain just keeps pouring down...

~this is Bohle river crossing Dalrimple rd~

Sunday, January 13, 2008

little bit of a flood...

little bit of a flood...
(lets hope it stays that way)

well its sunday afternoon and its been raining all day today on and off but in just 1 hour townsville was reported to get 80 to 110mm... yep that was just in 1 whole hour...
our backyard is a little flooded but the grass still covers it but cora is enjoying it.
we decided to go for a drive to see where else was affected and oh boy was it affected...
we come across mount view park that has temporarily been turned into a water park then we went and saw the drainage way to our area of flooding...
well lets hope is dose not rain much more...
(the kids playground turned into a kids island...)
(kids were out in their blow up boats...)
(so how big is this park??? and its all under water)
(they were even trying body boarding)
(now that's deep)

Sunday, January 6, 2008

more to come...

~scrap page of matilda~

the other night when michael was on duty i did some scrapping and here is the first page of matilda's section of the niece and nephew scrap book i'm just waiting on printing out more pictures to finish off the other 2 pages i did of her.

i also did some of lilly but i need a couple of things to finish them off and i also started one for "clone" but as we know it can not be finished till he is out on good behavior after being inside 9 months...

ross river dam...

~ross river dam~
well today we decided to go have a look at the ross river dam, cause a few weeks before christmas they had their grand opening... well... no its not finished yet but still we got to walk to the top and yes i did it... had to stop a couple of times but i made it. the pic i took from not quite at the top of what we walked dose not show exactly how long or steep it was. the scene was ok but not spectacular i think we were expecting something a little better than that. they need to put some seating and a water tap up there for the tourists and a little more shelter... but anyway we have been and seen and prob do it again once we know it is 100% finished...

counting down