Monday, July 24, 2006

Christina's New Room & Pearl Beach

This is us at the beach yesterday.

This is Christina's new room. We have moved her into a bigger room and bought some lovely new furniture.

Friday, July 21, 2006

My apartment

Here is a photo of my living room and how it looks now after buying some furniture. I am in love with it, aren't you? Of course I need to put some colour on the walls but that will soon come.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Chrissy's First Big Party

Chrissy was invited to her first grown-up party on the weekend. She didn't last long. We left about 9pm. She was so tired and cranky.
Also is picture of Belinda and Mum wearing my wristbands.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Pilar is off to Washington

I think I had forgotten to mention that my "little" sister of only 26, has left her warm, comfortable and full service parents' home to embrace a new challenge in life. She left last Monday for Washington to study a LLM (Master in Laws) at Georgetown for a year.

She is really excited about this and looks forward to having "the time of her life". She arrived there on Tuesday and went straight to classes.

If everything goes ok I will be flying to Washington on Aug. 11th till the 29th. We plan to go to NYC for a couple of days (Pilar's Australian ex-boyfriend lives there and happily they've stayed friends over the years -he's come to Chile twice!). It will be a good break from work, family issues, routine and WINTER!!! I will also help her settle in and buy stuff for her apartment and also buy stuff for mine in IKEA!!!!! :-)

This is a photo frm last Monday at the airport.

Monday, July 10, 2006

A sad day...

We said goodbye to Grandma yesterday. She died peacefully on Thursday and I was privileged to be with her that whole afternoon.

This photo is taken at Tiona where Grandma and Farva had a permanent caravan site and where Ros and I would spend a lot of holiday time with them.

I'll never forget the love and confidence Grandma instilled in me and hope that I can pass on some of that to Callum and his future family.

Saturday, July 08, 2006


Hi guys,

Thought that word would freak you all out! No, it isn't me - my sister and her boyfriend David became engaged yesterday! We are all thrilled and Mum has already started planning, well, at least the engagement party. Jason and I are in Newcastle at the end of the month so Mum's trying to organise something for that weekend.


Sunday, July 02, 2006

Chrissy and Jack

These were taken yesterday (Sunday)

First Drawing

Chrissy's first person drawing.
This is the first drawing I have seen that wasn't scribble.
Stu thinks it looks like Hitler.