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Caz’s Big Surprise…

11:49 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

For those who don’t know, I have just entered a new decade, the Thirties.  It has gotten off to a great start.  The Friday before the big event, the door bell rang at 6:15am.  I had only just had my first sip of coffee at this stage.  The brain ticks over pretty slowly until the entire mug is consumed.  I assumed it was our neighbour needing a ride to work, but it was still a little too early for this.  No, not the neighbour, it was Mum, Dad and Jill.  I’m not sure how many times I repeated ‘what…. what?’, but it was a lot.  My head was buzzing, and continued to do so for basically the rest of the day.  It turned out Terry knew about this since March.  Cheeky buggar.  I had wondered why he helped pick up the toys the night before.  Xavier was instantly excited, Ethan didn’t really know who they where, but took no time taking to them.  William was still asleep during all the commotion, woke a bit confused then got excited. It was a preschool day, he didn’t want to go but it gave him a chance to show everyone around his class room.

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I still headed to the gym.  I needed to stop my head from bouncing.  And I needed that last workout before the previously blogged ball.  As part of Terry’s sneaky sneakiness, he had cancelled the gym crèche, taken leave for the duration of their stay and booked dinner the night of my actual birthday.  We don’t normally do much for birthdays, just a cake, nice dinner, a little party for the kids.  I had better start planning Terry’s reach of the summit (40) for March next year.

That night we headed out to Lee Point for bad Fish and Chips.  The sunset was beautiful, weather perfect (as normal), bugs biting.  The boys stayed as dry as can be expected… They didn’t.

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Saturday morning we headed into the City to watch the retuning of troops march.  Will got a bit excited waving the flags.  It was more of a dance.  After the girls hit the shops and had lunch while the guys took the kids home.  Hey, this doesn’t happen very often, I was making the most of every moment.

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Saturday night was the Ball.  We stayed the night at the Casino (another one of Terry’s surprises) and pulled up alright in the morning, surprisingly.

Sunday started with Dragon Boats and coffee at Cullen Bay.  We met up with the rest of the family there.  Its so pleasant sitting by the water.

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Once the kids had had enough, Terry and I took the kids home for some quiet time.  Mum, Dad and Jill did some site seeing including the Fanny Bay Jail and lunch at the Yacht club.  That night we all met up at the Mindil Beach Markets.  Nobody bought anything apart from dinner.  We finished of with a drink at the Yacht Club while the sun went down.

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The Big Day – Click goes Thirty.

Mum, Dad and Jill took off for most of the day heading out of town a little ways.  I went to the Gym for my weekly PT session and RPM.  Terry hung out with the kids.  That night we headed out to dinner to Tim’s Surf and Turf.  We had a huge meal and a good night, followed by several night caps and a Skype conference with Pete, Zett and Max,  Ev and Tan.  It wasn’t my birthday by the time we got to bed.

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After a slow rise Tuesday morning, Mum, Jill and I set off for some girls time.  We had a pedicure, a shop and lunch.

It was a great five days, but it went way too fast.  Thanks again Mum, Dad and Jill coming up and helping me celebrate my 30th Birthday.

1st Armoured Regiment Ball

11:26 am Filed under: Uncategorized

On Saturday 8 Aug we went to the annual Ball held by Terry’s unit, We also spent the night at the Sky City Casino / Hotel. Thanks Mum, Dad and Jill for looking after the kids.

One photo getting the hair done and one of the hair completed.

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Ready to go

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BBQ Diner at Lee Point

10:51 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

On Sunday 2 August we, along with our neighbours went to Lee point to have diner on the beach. The kids had a great afternoon playing on the sand and in the water.

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Towards the end of the day William got tired and grizzly, this saw him hiding under his towel while constantly complaining!

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We also got some good photos of the sun setting, this is a daily occurrence during the dry season in Darwin.

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