Flashback Friday

Family Life via 9 years of Birthday Cakes

Happy-Birthday-8Next week Jack – our eldest son – turns 10.  I don’t know if it’s all the Facebook posts floating around about kids finishing school today, or just something in the air at this time of year, but I’ve been feeling all nostalgic which had me spending a good hour or so this morning just floating through our iPhoto albums on the computer and looking back on all of Jack’s past birthday’s.  I’ve written about a few of them here and here.

As I flicked from year to year, I had to giggle a little about how his birthday cakes are a bit of a reflection of our family journey to date and so I thought I’d write a short post to share today, just because that’s the kind of mood I’m in!  If anybody out there has a somebody finishing high school today – CONGRATULATIONS!  It is such an exciting time for all involved – so much adventure, learning and life ahead!

Anyway – I hope you’ll forgive this little self-indulgent trip down memory lane – it’s just that I feel like in the blink of an eye my baby who is nearly 10 will be finishing school and leaving home – how fast, fast time does fly! Continue reading

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Jack turned 9

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Welcome to ‘Throwback Thursday’ on the Fealy Family blog everyone.  This is the way that I am going to throw in a few catch up posts to the blog this year – a little bit sneaky and cheeky, and the posts will be a bit random, but there are a few bits and pieces I want to pull in to the blog and this is how I’m going to do it!

So, way back in November last year – Jack turned 9 and we celebrated with a pretty low key, but lovely, afternoon tea at home with a few of his mates from school and Poppy who drove up from Cairns to join in.   Continue reading

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Flashback Friday – Cars

This is really such a random Flashback Friday post.  I think I’m very tired or maybe it’s the heat, or baby brain, or I don’t know, maybe I’m just a bit nutty, but tonight I’m having a trip back down memory lane to remember all the different cars we have had in our life to date.  It’s actually quite interesting to see how our family has evolved through our vehicle choices, and also to see that there are all kinds of ways to get away camping!  So, without further ado, here is the Fealy Family history in cars over the last 15ish years.

Lets start with Matt’s first hot rod ……………………………. ‘Little Red Car’.  Matt’s older brother did say “are you serious??” (with a few expletives in there) when a 19yr old Matt took him to check out his first car purchase.  It didn’t have much of a cool factor but Matt loved this car!!

My first car was ‘Stevie’ the Festiva.  Matt helped me buy her when I got my first full time graduate job and Matt finally got out of having to taxi me to netball 3 nights a week!!

Stevie Festiva

Stevie Festiva

Then a baby came along so we decided we needed a ‘family’ car.  Introducing ‘Tezza’ Terios.

Then, another baby and another baby, and we thought we might have some more babies, so it was time for a people mover and we found ‘Graham’ Grandis.

Graham Grandis all packed up for a camping trip

Graham Grandis all packed up for a camping trip

With 3 kids and both of us working, it also meant we needed a second vehicle and this is where the second love (after me of course!) came into Matt’s life.

The motorbike

The Motorbike

Much as Matt loved his motorbike, when Jack started going to school we realised that it was not very useful for picking kids up on!  So after much angst, Matt decided it was time to say goodbye to the bike and hello to ‘Sammy’ Sirion.

Sammy Sirion

Sammy Sirion

Unfortunately ‘Sammy’ turned out to be a bit of a lemon and her engine died after only 2 years in the family so she was turfed out and we welcomed ‘Harris’ the Yaris, who you might remember we sold just last year to help fund our trip around Oz!

Harris the Yaris

Harris the Yaris

Graham the Grandis was of course sold to purchase our trusty stead, Peter Prado who we think will be with us for many more years yet!

Peter Prado

Peter Prado

So there you have it, a family history in cars!  Goes to show that you can still camp without a 4wd, although you probably won’t make it into any 4wd action magazines!

Do you remember your first car?  Do you have a car ‘love’?

It will be interesting to see what our kids think of these cars in 20 years time!

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Flashback Friday – The Hanstede Family Visit

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This week’s Flashback Friday post is about a visit we had only a bit over a month ago now.  I didn’t get a chance to write a post about it at the time and really want to share it tonight because I have just realised we haven’t shown you much of the beautiful places we have to see up here on the Tablelands! Continue reading

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