Monday, 30 June 2014

Monthly Memories | June

Starting the month off right, by reading the Ensign. Which is a Church magazine that comes each month, I love reading all the inspriational stories and wise messages throughout the pages. The above quote comes from an article titled "Follow the Path of Happiness".

It's been pretty cold here lately. So cold that we have been getting the fire going almost every night to keep us warm. Although these three have another way to keep warm..

I spent a weekend in Sydney babysitting my cousins, whilst my Aunty and Uncle went to a fun 70s Dress up night (I wish I had a photo of them, they looked fabulous!). We spent the night creating scrapbook pages for a special gift I am preparing for Ma's 80th birthday coming in September. I'm so excited to put it all together. She will love it. I will post photos on here when I am done. Stay tuned... I love spending time with my cousins, especially these three, Hannah, William and Edward. They moved to Australia from England in November and it is SO lovely being able to see them on a more regular basis. Plus their accents are just so adorable!!

Using my Aunties mirror for an obligatory "selfie". I love this outfit; dress, stockings, boots and a scarf. Benn calls it my "Nina Proudman Outfit" and I love that, because I looove what she wears in the hit show Offspring. If you don't watch this show, you should be (oh and make sure you have a box of tissues nearby while you do).

My man fixing the fire after finishing dinner, which he cooked on top of the fire as well. Having a fire is so great and I am forever grateful that this house we rent has one. (I am also highly grateful to my wonderful husband cooking dinner on top of it, yummmm).

Once again we have been having weird weather around here.On this particular day it was sunny (yet very cold) all day long, ending with a highly random pour down, 10 minutes of hail then it all stopped. Ending with this beautiful cloud scene above our heads.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Life Right Now.

Currently Benn is on university holidays (and loving it I might add), and I am on my 2-week break from my first Professional Experience in a Primary School. I do 4 weeks all up, so far I am two weeks down, with 2 weeks left to go. I finish officially on the 25th of July.

I have already had a Professional Experience in a Pre-School, last year, and I felt quite at home there as I have worked in childcare on and off for the past 5 years. This time, I am on Year 3 (ages 8 and 9). I was pretty apprehensive on my first day and worried for how I would handle these "old" children. But I absolutely love it. I really feel in my element and LOVE being a teacher. The children are wonderful and I am on a fantastic class, not to mention the class teacher is so helpful and supportive with anything that I need. 
So many people keep asking what I like more, Childcare (Early Childhood) or Primary School. But the truth is , I love them both for a variety reasons. Both are so similar, yet so very different. I have a feeling when I finish I will apply for jobs in both areas and let the heavens decide where I am to really begin my career.

Benn did so well in his first semester of university, he came out with High Distinctions, Distinctions and Credits - So great for his first time studying in almost 10 years. I am so happy for him. He really worked hard and deserved it. To fill his time during the 6 week break he gets (I know right, uni life is the best!!), he is playing car mechanic and pulling apart old cars to sell bits and pieces on eBay. He is so handy and really knows cars, to the point where my house currently looks like a car yard (2 car shells sitting on my front lawn...), but it is worth it when people buy the parts on eBay. Every bit of extra money counts when you are both poor uni students. Oh and massive shout out to my husband for cooking dinner every night and tidying the house every day whilst I work 8-4 (at prac) and then come home and write up 2-3 lessons every night. Love him. Alot.

First Day of Holidays and sickness consumes my body.

During the 2 week break I get, I plan to: get over my sickness (boo),  hibernate in my dressing gown, watchDisney movies, sleep in, hang out with my husband and my dogs, read books that I never get a chance to during uni semesters, catch up with an old friend, see my Mother, oh yeah and write up 20 lesson plans for my final 2 weeks...

Let the fun times begin.