I’m finally getting a chance to sit down at the computer and write about our school holiday adventures. We decided to spend Christmas back on the Central Coast with family and stayed with my sister for 3 weeks or so. It was so good to be back near the ocean, spending time with friends and family and visiting our old favourite spots.
I felt like a tour coordinator with the amount of ‘catch ups’ I had to organise for the girls and their school friends. As hectic as it was, we had a fabulous time and it was beautiful to see the girls so happy when they spent time with their friends.
Christmas day was held at my Mum’s and we had a delicious lunch with family (some I haven’t seen for a very long time so it was great to catch up with what they have been up to).
The girls spent a lot of time with their cousins and old school friends, going to Aquasplash waterpark, the movies, the shops, bushwalks and lots of trips to the beach. I think Lucy had a years worth of sleepovers in those 3 weeks. I certainly owe a few mums some sleepovers when we get back and have our own house again.
I was lucky to spend some time with my friends too. Bike rides on our favourite trail, a trip out on a boat to a beautiful secluded beach and a couple of dinners out. Unfortunately, time didn’t allow for everyone I would have liked to see but maybe next time.
It was a long time away and felt good to head back home to some peace and quiet. We’ve had some down time since we’ve been back, just pottering around and trying to get back into routine.
I’ll be working 5 days a week for Term 1 this year at the school so I have been busy cooking and freezing meals and snacks to make my life that little bit easier. At least I hope it does.
We’ve got quite a few things to look forward to this year. I’ve booked a few small holidays throughout the year. We are off to Coffs Harbour for the Australia Day long weekend for a family reunion. This will be for my Dad’s side of the family and it’s always a great time to catch up and see family that we haven’t seen in years. I’m really looking forward to it.
I’ve also booked the girls in to do the Weetbix Tryathlon on the Sunshine Coast in April and we’ll spend 3 nights in an apartment catching up with my dear friend Louise and her boys and relaxing by the pool and the beach.
The holiday I’m most excited about is Fraser Island in October. I’ve booked 5 nights at the Kingfisher Bay Resort and we will explore the island and all it has to offer. Linden and I have travelled to Fraser Island before we were married and we had a great holiday then. We were thinking of camping like we did back then but after our track record of camping trips over the past few years, I decided a bit of luxury was in order.
That’s about it for us lately, we have one more week of school holidays and then it will be full on again.