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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!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cyclonic conditions in Alice!

Yesterday a 15 minute storm hit Alice Springs and had the same intensity winds as a category 1 cyclone (well so a friend of a friend told me....!) Fortunately we were on the edge of it here at Simpsons so we didn't get quite so battered, but in town trees were down everywhere and power was out to most of the town for most of the afternoon and night. I got some pretty good photos outside our house on Phil's camera of the dust storm that came through after the rain.
This is the back of our new house at Simpsons Gap in the West MacDonnell National Park. Now we are only about 15 minutes out of Alice Springs which has worked out great.
I guess we can't go by without putting at least one photo of our little cutie on here!! She has the most beautiful eyes!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

and now for something completely different...

Above: A smile!!
Above: Abbey is modelling an outfit bought at the new
Alice Springs Target - Kylie's very excited about that....

I thought that the hearing protection photo was a timely one, not that Abbey is actually all that big a crier, it's just when she does cry, I tend not to cope the best! Abbey is starting to smile alot more now, and we finally caught the moment in a photo, which is easier said than done sometimes. We are going really well and have enjoyed having John and Christine stay for the last 2 weeks. They have been a big help which we appreciate. I'm off to Darwin for a week next week for a work conference, and Kylie's sister Stacey is arriving on Saturday - should be fun (and hectic!). My AFL Grandfinal prediction - Geelong 15.12.102 def Hawthawn 13.8.86 ??????

Sunday, September 14, 2008

An Abbey Update - 8 weeks old on Monday

Well although at times it is hard to see, Abbey is certainly making progress! She is putting on a good amount of weight and although we have had to give her a top up of formula the last two nights the breastfeeding has improved heaps (thank God!!) I'm taking her to have her first lot of needles tomorrow afternoon, and not being a needle fan myself I'm dreading it so much!
She is smiling a lot more now... especially with my Dad (who is visiting with his partner Christine) making lots of funny faces at her. Can you believe it has been two months?.... We can!! Hardest two months of our lives for sure - this time last year we were on a European holiday... oh how times have changed!