Sunday, January 18, 2009

40th Wedding Anniversary

Not my 40th wedding anniversary, although I am coming up to my 16th. But my mum and dads. Its a bit of a mile stone in today's era. 40 years is a long time to be with one person and lots of people don't make it. But my mum and dad did and they still like each other. That's saying something.

Well my sister and I threw them a party. We went all out. Had a high tea at my house with about 40 guests. Invited my dads sisters from Melbourne as a surprise, you have to be careful with surprises at their age. But they survived. Thankfully.

They had a great time and we finished off the surprise with a trip to New Zealand for them. They have never left the country so we figured it was time they did, its a one way trip. Only kidding we want them to come back. They were very surprised. Even if the surprise was almost ruined by my nana.

Today was clean up day and it took a while but the house looks like normal and the left overs have been eaten by hungry church goers this morning. My two Aunties are flying home tomorrow and had a great time.

Over all a great weekend.

I really must write something about our holiday some time. But I have hit the ground running and I will get there eventually.

Bye for now.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

100 Things

Before I get into my holiday stories I just wanted to do this one. I saw it before I went on holidays but knew I could cross off more things after so here goes.

Thanks to Jessica at Jessica's OE (and Memoirs of a T.S.U.N.A.M.I Girl) for this one! Love these!
Basically, you bold the things on the list that you've done:
100 Things
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (does DisneyWorld count??)
8. Climbed a mountain (sort of)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (wanted to do it but you cant get up there any more - not happy)
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (tried to do this one too but the Loove was closed the day we went)
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job (just last week)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone else's blog to your own
So thats 58 things, over half. Not bad