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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.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I can't wait for Summer and this one is going to be the best!

Matt has long service leave for first term next year so at the end of this year we are taking a road trip up the east cost of Australia. We will meet up with Bridey, Anthony and the kids and mum and dad on the Gold Coast for 3 weeks over Christmas. Bridey and I have been searching everywhere for affordable accommodation. It's quite a task looking for somewhere that can accommodate 14! It is SOOOO expensive at Christmas time. It's really quite ridiculous. Well, I have received quotes ranging from $15000 (yep that's fifteen thousand) to $4000 for 3 weeks accommodation.

We have been able (through some smooth talking, right place at the right time, and cool hand of Heavenly Father) to secure an awesome place at the BEST price. We are all so excited and I for one feel blessed.

You are Awesome Bridey xxx

After our extended family leave for home we will continue to travel and see some more of our beautiful country.

It's gonna be so great.


Bride said...

Can't wait either... it's going to be lost of fun!!!
We really have been blessed with how perfectly it's all worked out!
It will be a holiday the kids will remember forever too.
Looking forward to having some girlie time/adult time with babysitters at our beck and call!

The Kings said...

IS Matthew a teacher? If so I didn't realise that. Sounds like a great holiday!

Hannah Challis said...

How exciting Blanche - So great to have a holiday to look forward to - I think sometimes that is half the fun! So is this place on the Gold Coast?? Long service leave ROCKS!

Aimee said...

oh how cool! glad you found a place to fit you all. what a great experience for you all, it'll be so fun...
can't wait til jimbo gets long service leave!!!

glad matthew's back :)

Blanche said...

Lisa, Matt is a teacher! He works at Hutchins (private boys school if you don't know)long with Pres Prebble, Dean Docking and Michael Thorne - they're slowly taking over!!
He's been there for 10 years obviously! before that he taught in public schools. Hutchins demands quite a bit from their teachers but having such great holidays is so worth it.

Hannah - yep on the Gold Coast, in Miami.

kimmers said...

Wow, that looks gorgeous. You guys are going to have so much fun!

lauracritchfield said...

Far out that sounds sooo much fun Blanche. Is Matt really old enough for long service leave??? WOW - how we all grow up. Anyway - yes it does suck looking for accomodation to house 14. It is very frustrating especially when its YOUR money you are spending..so much easier spending other ppls..