Welcome to our blog

We both live at Simpsons Gap in the West Macdonnell National Park, Central Australia, the best spot in the NT! Our blog is for friends and family to see how we are going, and to share in what we have been up to throughout the year. Please leave us a comment, and we hope you enjoy!

Friday, August 29, 2008

More photos

Above: Mum, Dad, Abbey, Kylie and myself
Above: Abbey and 'Pop' just hangin' out
Below: She's beautiful when she's alseep!

Mum and Dad leave tomorrow. It has been great having them here to help us settle in to Simpsons Gap. I start work on Monday and our next visitors are Kylie's Dad and Christine in a weeks time. Kylie is leading our work footy tipping comp by 1 going into the last round - wish her well for a good round of tipping to secure the coveted top spot!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

New house, Gran and Pop visit

Well alot has happened since our last post. We have made the move (only or so 30km) from Owen Springs to Simpsons Gap, part of the West Macdonnell National Park. The house is great with a nice yard and heaps of room. Mum and Dad arrived on Saturday and are enjoying spending time with their new grand-daughter. We are pretty tired from the move but we have had some amazing help from friends - special thanks to Ben and Janele and Rach and Lyndon - we couldn't have done it without you guys! Also mum and dad have been a big help. Hopefully Kylie and I will one day have a long sleep that is not interupted by anything (not that we are complaining, we are just a little tired!!). Speak soon.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The extremes of Abbey

Above: looking observant
Below: perfecting her 'not happy Jan' look

Abbey is a complex little character who's mood can change quicker than you can say FEED ME I'M STARVING!!!! We are riding the whirlwind at the moment but she is 1 month old today already - kids grow up so fast these days. She had a really good sleep last night so we feel a lot better than a few days ago. More to follow.....

Sunday, August 10, 2008

3 weeks old

Just thought we'd add a couple more pics for the family. My mum left yesterday - she was an AWESOME help during her 10 day stay at Owen Springs. Now its the big 2 week countdown until Phil's mum and dad arrive... we are hanging out to see them and introduce them to their grandaughter!

In the next few weeks we will be moving house to Simpsons Gap. Mum and I had a tour of the house and it looks like a fantastic place to live and we are really looking forward to it.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Nana to the rescue!

Abbey looking pretty dazed and confused!
Wearing her gorgeous beanie made with love by Gran (Phil's Mum)

Well it's almost 2 weeks on and I think we are finally starting to get in the swing of things. My mum arrived on Thursday and has been a great help - giving Abbey lots of cuddles, giving me some sleep and giving Phil some peace and quiet!

We went on a little outing to Standley Chasm today just to get some fresh air. It was a great thing to do as we were all going a little stir crazy. Not to mention that Phil bought some camembert, salami and sundried tomatoes... all the good things I haven't been able to eat for a long time. Yummo.

Also... In case anyone is wondering, Abbey's middle name (Lynne) is named after my lovely Nana (Lynette) and it is also my Mum's middle name.