After heading out to the crossing last night we decided to go down to Mamakula and see how many birds were there. It was very disappointing with only a few. However there were heaps of wallabies feeding. The kids all loved, spotting and watching them. We even got to see a joey....oh so cute! Well worth the drive.
Last night we went for a drive down to Cahills's crossing - not much action going on, no croc's to be seen! Only a Micaela and Zac seen to be holding hands and getting along - now that's an interesting site!!!!!!!!
The logistics of moving a family of six across the country especially around Christmas/New Year proved to be a difficult task!! Many scenarios were thought about and looked into! And this is what they have come up with.
27th December - Transit house is available (All meals supplied) 28th December - House Packed 29th December - Upload (Pack everything on the truck) - Chris' last day of work 30th December - Drive into Darwin - Fly Qantas, Darwin to Alice Springs, Alice Springs to Melbourne - Spend the night at the Hilton Melbourne Airport 31st December - Fly Melbourne to Portland, Portland to Mt Gambier by Regional Air - Pick up hire Landcruiser and drive 1 1/2 hrs to Hamilton - 2 bedroom apartment awaits us to celebrate New Years!!!!
We have a 2 bedroom apartment for two months while we find ourselves a house - I think we will be finding a house really quick!!!
We are all excited but also a little sad. Jabiru has certainly been challenging but it does grow on you and we will miss a lot about living a very simple life. But the possibitities of living in a bigger town (approx 10,000 - yes I can hear you all laughing!!!) is exciting. Oh, to be able to grocery shop without having to drive 5 hours to do it, being able to have a letterbox and a real rubbish collection, oh the list goes on..................................
Sometimes when I post to this BLOG I feel like no one is looking at it. But when I don't update for a while you all let me know about it.
Well I think it is about time you all started to comment!!!! So I really do know you are all checking out what we are up to. You are only able to comment if you accept the invitation, if you need another invite please email me and I will send you another one!!!!
Today was the School Awards for 2006 and Micaela won a Literacy Award. She was totally shocked!!! Her comment "Mum, how could I have won a Literacy Award? I'm no good at that" Well her teachers thought otherwise and noticed her hard work this year.
The kids enjoyed another ERA Christmas party at the pool. Besides swimming there was flying chair rides, jumping castles, kids band, a big slippery slide and lunch packs. Oh, and of course Santa made an appearnce with Presents for all of the kids. He was a rather "Cool" santa complete with ice vest and Sunnies!!
My Name is Melleny (Mel) Ams. I am 38 years old. I have been married for 18 years, to my childhood sweetheart Chris. We are very blessed, to have four happy, healthy children. Micaela 17, Zac 14, Kloe 11 and Jarred 8.