Saturday, 5 July 2008

Country Roads...Take Me Home....

Hiya lovelies! I missed all my bloggin' gals so much, but it was soooo nice to go away for a few days and get grubby in the bush! LOL.
We had such a good time....not relaxing as such...after all we had Sam with us, and being almost 5,he is quite fond of these questions " What can we do now?" , "Who is going to play with me now?", " Can we go for a bushwalk now?" yadda yadda yadda and so on.
So we played, we ran around, we fished, we bushwalked and we chased kangaroos. They were everywhere!
Sam was determined to pat one...umm sorry honey they are wild, not like at the zoo.

Ok so i'll stop chatting and bore you with some pics now *grin*

Heres the cosy cabin our friends own that we stayed in. Its not a palace but we loved it.

View from our cabin.

We spotted this mamma kanga with her joey in her pouch and hopped out of the car to take a photo.
Boy was she checking us out !

Sam trying to reason with one of the kangaroos...he was standing there saying "It's ok i wont hurt you, just come here and let me talk to you and pat you." By the way all the kangaroos are his pets and they are all named Debbie (dont ask, i have no idea either).
*if you enlarge the pic you can see the kangaroo better, she's on the right just under the trees*

Sam and i down at the dam...can you tell it was kinda chilly ???? LOL.

The men did a spot of fishing....Umm we had steak for dinner that night.

Even Stinky joined in! (for those that dont know, Stinky is Sams birth toy and best friend)

Shane demonstrating how to 'make fire' by rubbing 2 sticks together....
Umm excuse me Shane but isnt that a lighter in your pocket ????

We toasted marshmallows....hmm i think the fire was just about kaputt at this stage.

And Sam ate them.....

But...all good things must come to an end.
And it was time to leave.

We are going back in a few weeks! We are even talking of selling our house soon and moving a little further up into the mountains on some acres where we can have some cattle and sheep and whatever we please.

The country side is a callin my name folks!

Okies thats it from me..hope you enjoyed our piccies!
I'll be back in a day or 2 with some new pretties and hmm i think i sense a GIVEAWAY coming'll have to check back and see wont you *wink*

Shann xx

p.s Sam has a new song...Bon Jovi's been given the its "Mickey" by Toni Basil !!! remember that one?? "Oh Mickey you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, Hey Mickey"...LOL.


nbeltane said...

love that pic of sam and "debbie" rofl.. looks like you had such a wonderful time.


Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful getaway! DO DO DO move to the country if you can! It is so sooooooo good for the soul!

hugs, Ronda

passive1 said...

Looks like you had a good time.
I was going to say what ronda above had written...DO IT!!
We made the move to the country 6 mths ago and it feels like we moved to "tim..buck..2"
People will say"oh people are people no matter where you go" BUT no!
Country people in our experience area league of their own...
today at a cake stall at a country market we were visiting my 3 kids were given a cupcake each for free,after the lady saw my sons eyes firmly fixed on them and him salivating over the sight!!!
Where does that ever happen but in the country!!
Make your dreams reality and make your life extrodinary and move...move!!!

Sharon Ellery said...

Looks like you had loads of fun. I used to love bopping around to that song :-) Remember the film clip with all the cheer leaders?


Could you do me a HUGE favour and visit my daughter Shelby's blog? I am trying to teach her to blog, but she is disapointed that no-one but her sister and I have visited.

sherry said...

Shannon, I have stopped by your blog many times, and even participated in the Paper and Parasol swap, but when I read today about your getaway, and the kangaroos, I had to investigate, I knew you weren't over here in North Carolina, in the United States. thanks for sharing!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Shannon what a wonderful relaxing break. Sounds like a prefect spot to take it easy

Siobhan said...

Hi Shannon,

Looks like you had a fab time with your boys! Love the pics! I think its something we all need from time to time.


Gail McCormack said...

Glad you enjoyed your break away, I bet Sam loved it, I remember our Todd loving anything to do with fisihing, he still does! You know it's good to get away but always good to come back home

KARA said...

well chickoree looks like you had a fan-dabby-dozy family time, kangaroo's thats so call I never believed they would be wondering around like that awesome.
Love the photo diary.
pop by my blog there is a shan suprise

joan said...

Hi Shannon,

What great photos! I would have gone crazy to see a kangaroo. That's so cool. Love the photo of you and Sam and the countryside there looks so pretty. Glad you had a wonderful time.

joan said...

Hi Shannon,

What great photos! I would have gone crazy to see a kangaroo. That's so cool. Love the photo of you and Sam and the countryside there looks so pretty. Glad you had a wonderful time.

Candy said...

It actually blows my mind that y'all have kangaroos that are out and around there LOL (I know, probably sounds lame but I cant help it, its so nutty to me. But i love it!!)
Looks like you guys had such a nice time!! I love roasted marshmellows too!
candy :)

Kelly said...

Your pictures of your getaway are awesome, I enjoyed them so much! And I cannot tell you how wonderful I think your designs and your creations and your blog are, I look forward to this visit every morning!!!


Brenda said...

Wonderful photos and from the looks of them, you all had a wonderful time.

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Shann!
I have been away from blogging all week taking care of my Mom & have missed visiting yours. What cute pictures of you, Shane & your sweet Sam! I had to laugh that Sam calls all of his pet kangaroos Debbie, he is just so cute! I really enjoyed seeing the countryside where you live, so beautiful!
Love & Hugs,
Carol Anne