About Me

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Where do I begin? I guess At the beginning! I live in beautiful Tasmania, Australia with my wonderful hubby, Matthew and our four angels (part time devils) Isaac, Reuben, Isabella, and Charlotte. Currently I'm a stay-at-home mum and I absolutely love that. Nothing else compares. I'm also studying the Master of Teaching part-time and I'm serving as the relief society president of our ward. I love being outside, especially in summer. I love big windows & lots of light. I love swimming, running and mowing the lawn! my favourite vegetable is carrots (or potatoes if mum's baked them) and I love fresh fruit salad. My most favourite thing to do is spend time with my precious family.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


10 years ago...

Well exactly 10 years ago (I mean right now 8.40pm on July 29th, 1998) I was watching Blue Heelers and my waters broke!! Nothing happened for 2 hours then finally (I think from my excitement) contractions started. After a quick two hour labour Reuben Joel was born at 12.26am on July 30th - his due date. We were so excited to have a little brother for Isaac. And just check him out...doesn't he have the most kissable lips??

5 Years Ago...

We had been living in our 'new' house we built (big learning curve) at Mt Nelson for about 10 months and we had also added a daughter to our family, 'Beautiful Bella'. It was really exciting having the first girl in the family and the boys absolutely fell in love with her. It was also the year Reuben started kinder at Mt Nelson Primary and Isaac was in year 1.

5 Months Ago...

This was a difficult month for me...I was threatened at gun point when a man committed an armed robbery at the store where I work casually. It is really hard for me to explain to any one else what it feels like, what I experienced immediately after and during the next few weeks so I wont try. Suffice to say it was something I am trying (and succeeding) to put behind me. Now I guess I'm pretty much back to normal (whatever that is!). I have to say that I am so grateful for the wonderful counsellors at 'victims of crime' for their help, the Tassie police force who, in my opinion, were faultless, All of my friends and family, but especially my patient and loving hubby, Matt, and my four beautiful kids who just love me no matter what. Family just make life so much more worthwhile don't they????

5 things on my 'to do' list for tomorrow.

  • Sing Happy Birthday to Reuben
  • Watch Reuben open his pressies
  • make Reuben's birthday cake
  • take Reuben and his buddies to the movies
  • Give Reuben an extra kiss and hug when he goes to bed.

5 bad habbits


  1. talking too much!

  2. leaving my hair straightner turned on

  3. falling asleep watching tv (I guess if I'm asleep technically I'm not watching it!?)

  4. saying 'YES' everytime I'm asked to do something - I'm working on this one though

  5. forgetting to eat when I get busy - actually it's more procrastinating and then it gets too late cause it's time for the next meal. Don't do this often but it's not good!

5 Places I've lived

Also easy 'cause I have only lived in 5 places!

  1. Savage River

  2. Glen Huon

  3. Launceston

  4. Warrane

  5. Mt Nelson

5 things people may not know about me:

  • I have a Bachelor of Nursing

  • I'm allergic to Mosquitoes

  • I've never tried oysters

  • I've done CPR on 'real' people

  • I REALLY, REALLY wish I could sing (properly, not just keep a tune)!

5 people I tag

Lou Lou




I guess it will have to be 4! - I'm new at this and I don't know anyone else who hasn't already been tagged


kimmers said...

Sister Sayers! How are you??? I love your blog. Your family is growing up and looking so beautiful. I'm sorry to hear about your robbery. How awful. But on a lighter note, you are amazing and I have some of the same bad habits as you....leaving the straightener on...forgetting to eat. Love it. Keep in touch! Love you guys--"Sister Stone" :)

Blanche said...

Hi there Kimberley. So nice to hear from you! and I'm so excited to know someone else who has a blog I can check out! If only I'd known I could have put you on the tag list! what am I saying I CAN put you on the tag list...TAG!

Anonymous said...

Hey Blanche. Great blog! i've got one its private though...send me your email to busterooney@gmail.com and i shall add you.

Bride said...

Such cute pictures!!!
Your kids were all gorgeous new borns... And reub's lips are scrumptious xxx

kimmers said...

Thanks for the tag, but Chernoa already tagged me. Hehe. Love it. You can still check mine out though. :)

The Williams family said...

hey Balnch that is so bad about the gun robbery...man i had no idea..thinking of you buddy
youre awseome you know
lv bron