Sunday, February 7, 2010

OMG Life Is Crazy.....

Well mine is, that's for sure!!!!
The past month has passed in a blur of paint fumes, cleaning, lots of noise & commotion.
You see, we have made a life changing decision & it is requiring an awful lot of work in order to make it happen. For the past 20 years we have run our own patio business but it has come time to start lessening the physical load on my dear hubby so we have decided to close the business. This in turn saw hubby apply for a fantastic job, which he was successful in gaining, which just happens to be about an hour away from where we currently live. Another decision was made, a heart wrenching one at that, to put our house on the market & move somewhere closer to the new job.
We started building this house 13 years ago with our own little hands & even though it's been incredibly tough at times, we're pretty darn proud of the achievement. It's not going to be easy to walk away but on the other hand we are looking forward to a life that is simpler.
There are loads of bits & pieces that we need to finish off on the house, hence the flurry of activity lately.
This month also saw our son turn 18. A big milestone birthday for my little boy who has grown into a gorgeous young man. He had a party at home with some of his friends which went really well.
He has also done himself very proud by receiving an awesome TER score of 95.45 & to top it off, he was awarded an impressive university scholarship. So he's off to uni next month to start his Commerce degree.
This is the card I made for his birthday. It ties in with his gift from us which is a trip to his holy grail, the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix.

I've also been very busy making the wedding invitations for a long time friend. I was thrilled to be asked to make them for her & here they are all finished.

School started back this week & Miss Molly adores her new year 3 teacher. This will probably be her last term at the school which is sad. I've had children attending this school for the past 20 years so it's going to be hard saying goodbye to everyone. I've been spending hours on the computer lately researching new schools & getting to know which areas would be better to move to.

I don't know how often I will be able to update this poor blog of mine in the near future, not that I get much time to create anything anyway.
I hope you are all well & happy & until next time, take care & I'll keep you posted on the madness that is my life :)


jaki said...

Wow Jewls, big changes happening for you!!
Good luck with finishing up the house and even more with house/suburb/school hunting.
I'm sure it will all fall into place when the time is right :)

Melissa said...

I am soooo glad you have gotten the Wedding Invites done Darlin...that is one thing off your mind now.Annnd I knew T would get the job, how could he not!!!!! That is fantastic news, another relief off your minds, cause you at least know he has work.
I hope you find the perfect place to suit you guys , easy drive for both T and L.Hugs Honey and know that you are always in my thoughts.Love to you all.Will have to catch up by landline again soon hey..xxoo Mel

Ceci said...

Gosh a lot of changes on the horizon for you all...I guess that is what makes life exciting though. Good luck with everything Jewls! xx

Leah said...

WOW Jewls! What a busy time ahead for you & your family. A huge congrats to DH with his job! I imagine it's a huge relief to sell the business, but selling the house will be a completely different story complete with emotions attached. I hope all goes well with the painting, school searching, selling, buying and all that goes with the big move. I'm sure it will all work out hunky dory in the end - you certainly deserve it! Take it easy and don't work too hard xx

Leah said...

PS the invites look divine in true Jewls style!

helenj said...

Wow woman you need to take a breath!
Hope your new life is a great and happy change for you all
Yep as they say a change is as good as a holiday so lets hope its one big happy holiday :-)
Congrats to your son you must be so proud!
Those invite are gorgeous!