Wednesday, October 27, 2010

1 Year Today

Today is an anniversary. One year ago, this happened. There are no words big enough, deep enough or grand enough to describe the depth of gratitude and love we feel towards Mr Button’s donor. We think of her every day, she is always in our prayers and we love her to the moon and back.

You are our hero. You made this happy and healthy life with our Daddy possible. You are deeply loved.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Having Fun at the Beach!

That's what we'll be doing for the next week! I might pop in from time to time but only if the weather isn't playing nice. We're all very excited about the holiday...the little blonde headed, stompie wompie, real gone surfer boy, in the photo above has been dressing himself in boardies, sun shirt, goggles, thongs and sun hat since Wednesday! I think this is a delicious photo of him!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thought for Thursday

Never see a need without doing something about it.

St Mary of the Cross

Words to live a life by - and without doubt, that is what she did. We've been very excited about Australia's first saint at Button Central and the little folk I have been teaching were awed and amazed to see their teacher singing on the steps of the Vatican as part of the celebration. He taught them a song based on this quote before he left. As I listened to them singing it, I couldn't help but think we have a wonderful future in store if this generation take St Mary's motto as their own. Challenging, too, if we are to lead by example. It's a challenge I like!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Treasures

What a week we've had at Button Central. We had such wonderful plans for the weekend. I had Saturday and Sunday markets, Mr Button and the small fry were meeting me at the coast for a weekend of swimming, frolicking and relaxation. All the plans came unstuck and the only outings that occurred were trips to the doctors, pharmacy or local store! It happens like that sometimes, doesn't it? Mr Button decided to strut his stuff in a game of soccer with the kids and finished with a spectacular dive and a startlingly, sprained ankle! As my Mum would say, "It never rains but it pours."

Tonight, new antibiotics are making me smile, Mr Button's foot and drink are on ice. The only people awake are over 1m in height and the room is heavy with relief and calm. I'm about to tuck into my treasure for the first mango of the season. As far as I am concerned, mangoes are a treat and a treasure and my favourite part of summer!

For some less edible treasures, visit Clare over here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Where Have All My Blog Posts Gone?

Well, I know the old ones are not missing but it has been a 'long time passing' since a new one appeared! What have I been up to, you ask? Well, we've recently acquired a new computer which has taken a wee bit of settling in. I have also been busy marketing and have tended to opt for the quick and easy facebook post instead of blogging. Sometime ago, I agreed to two weeks of teaching which started on Monday. YIKES!!! I'm not entirely sure what I was thinking when I said, 'Yes!', but, we're here now and getting amongst it! Incidentally, the teacher I am replacing is in Rome singing at the cannonisation of Mary MacKillop and I'm ever so excited for him, albeit a little worried as I am also taking his music classes and he's set the standard rather high!

In between my heroic efforts to dry washing and completing twin toilet training, I have been working on these Christmas shirts and also some Pink Ribbon Remembering Tees in adult sizes. You can order any of these via email or Facebook. My current favourite is Santa!

Please note: When discussing toilet training, I've used the term completed in a very loose way!