2020 Santa Experience

Our wonderful Santa experience 2020. #thesantaexperience @desiretoinspirephotography

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2015 kittens

2015 kittens

After we got back from the gold coast we saw some people had found some kittens and were going to take them to the pound. They were teeny tiny and no sign of a mumma cat  for days. We estimated they were 2 or 3 weeks old. The both fit in a facewasher.

We just couldn’t let these cities go so home they came….

Tash and Thor.

We constantly lost them under the couch and behind the fridge but gosh we all grew to love them. The kids just adore animals.

So here we were 2 adults, 6 kids and now 2 cats. What can we say? We love the busy life 😜β™₯οΈπŸ˜‚

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2015 Catto vaca

2015 Catto Vacation

April 2015 we packed up the car and headed to lovely resort (11 hours drive away) to spend 8 days on the Gold Coast (Australia’s theme park capital).

We had to stay in 2 rooms as there wasn’t one big enough for all of us but it was beautiful. We stayed at turtle beach resort, we explored the Goldie, we went to dreamworld, movie world and SeaWorld, we went on the aqua duck, we walked along the busy streets and beaches, it was bliss.

Dreamworld wesaw some tiger cubs and got to pay them,movie world we watched all the shows and see world we learnt about all kids and sea life and of course the boys loved the jet ski show.

It was so nice to just do fun things together, get away from everyday life and just be a family!

It was a week of restaurants, ice creams, cafes, lollies, donuts and we had the most amazing time.

On the way home we decided to break up the trip and spend a night at light house beach in Port Macquarie. We got a cabin that fit us all and were right on the beach. It was pure relaxation time. The kids played in the sand and the water and we just soaked in every moment. This family we are creating is pretty darn amazing.

Of course when we got home mum and dad needed a vaca from the vaca. But it sure was work every minute β™₯️β™₯️

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2014

2014 

Things just kept getting busier! The first of the little ones went to school, the boys started Auskick (afl for little kiddies) and the girls all got into physical culture (physie) with me.

It was appointment after appointment, daycare runs, school runs, coffee/play dates. 

This is also the year we got our first official diagnosis. ADHD. It was a new world we were entering.

We also went through a FASD clinic with the youngest 2 and found out our baby has a chromosome duplication.

So much new information and a new world. The next few years would be full off constant research! 

We also started talking to our case manager about adoption. Things were looking good!

Nathan was away a lot this year but we managed. It was a crazy beautiful but crazy crazy ride we were on.

Watching these 6 beautiful kids grow was a blessing. Don’t get me wrong it was hard and pure chaos but we are definatly blessed to be here!!

We ended this crazy year with a family holiday to Victoria and alot of our southern family got to meet them all β™₯️β™₯️

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Special needs

Shout out to all the special needs families out there! Gosh it’s a hard road!!

I bet so many people don’t realise that Tourette’s can be a symptom of a bigger picture and that so many diagnosis can overlap each other!

It may have been a rough week (I know it was one full of stress and tears here) but things will look up and things will get easier!

Have courage and be kind β™₯️β™₯️

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Road to a forever home

Went land looking today to see what @mwcgroupau have on offer. A great day exploring Spring Mountain and Springfield lakes. Hopefully our journey is a good one with the help of MWC group

https://www.mwcgroup.com.au/

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12 years married!!

On this day 12 years ago, after moving to Darwin for my prince charming we got married.

It was a turbulent few weeks before the wedding where lots went wrong (we got stuck in Tennant creek broken down over a long weekend, bridemaid dresses got destroyed and had to get all new ones, I was soooooo sick) but we got there in the end and it was a wonderful day β™₯️

I can’t believe what we have been through in this 12 years, from illnesses to infertility, through IVF, to our foster carers journey and finally adopting 6 wonderful, crazy kids. 12 years ago we had no idea how hard we would have to fight to get our family and at night laying in bed we would joke about having 6 kids. Turns out it wasn’t a joke hahaha.

Going from 2010 thinking we would never be parents to getting our first permanent foster kids in 2011 thinking our family was complete then 2013 surprised us with another 3.

4+ years of fighting to get adoption, lots of time away from each other with Nate’s military commitments, living apart for 6 months as the military was unable to keep Nate in Sydney another 6 months to wait for the court date.

Every step has made us stronger.

I would not want to ride this crazy rollercoaster with anyone else by myside.

Words will never be enough to describe how happy you make me and how much I love you.

Happy 12th Wedding Anniversary

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