Friday, July 16, 2010

Thanks...


Thanks to lots of ‘obstacle courses’ set up in our living room, Grace has taken her first steps this week and although she still likes to crawl, is officially ‘walking.’

Thanks to sunny skies yesterday and my lovely mother-in-law letting us use her dryer, I have an empty laundry basket.

Thanks to my wonderful Mum who kept Grace occupied while I did some housework, our bathroom and ensuite are sparkling clean.

Thanks to my friend for organizing a catch-up, Grace and I enjoyed a nice brunch here this morning.

And finally, thanks to some sweet fellow bloggers, I’ve recently had a few blog awards passed on to me.






The lovely Shawna of Poppies and Sunshine has given me the Blog Love Award and I’ve had the Sunshine Award given to me by Simone at Honey and Fizz, Michelle at Sprout Gallery and Christine at Sunshine and Lollypops. These blogs are all great reads so please pay these ladies a visit if you aren’t already familiar with them.


As part of this award, I’m to share 7 random facts about myself…

1. My favourite holiday town is Denmark in WA.
2. I love the smell of anything coconut.
3. One day I’d like to visit Coral Bay to swim with the whale sharks.
4. I wish I could speak French.
5. Episodes of Fawlty Towers never fail to make me laugh.
6. I love Sunday morning walks on the beach in summer.
7. I met my husband when I was 19 at the wedding of mutual friends.


I’d like to pass this award on to Katie at Katie Bird Calling whose blog posts I always enjoy reading and who always leave sweet comments on my blog.

Now I'm off to make myself a nice hot cuppa and enjoy catching up on some blogs while Grace is napping...

Image above from here

28 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!! Gracie is walking! That's fantastic news - congratulations clever Gracie Girl! I can't believe how close our bubs are in their development it's so exciting isn't it. Will is still crawling maybe 40% of the time and 60% walking. I loved reading your random facts and thank yous. Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend and give Gracie a big congrats hug from me and a sloppy kiss from Will :)
    Jxx

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  2. How exciting Amanda to see Grace taking her first steps, congratulations proud mama:)) It sounds like things are happy in your house, getting things done and sharing times with family and friends always makes me smile. Have a wonderful weekend. xo
    P.S. I love your photo, so very cute.

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  3. Grace will really keep you on your toes now Amanda :o)
    Great to learn a few more facts about you and congrats on your awards.
    Angex

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  4. Amanda isn't it such a wonderful moment when they take their first steps? Grace is on her way to being a 'big girl' now!! Love your list - it's so nice to have simple things to be thankful for. Have a wonderful weekend with your little family! Big hugs, Christine xx

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  5. YAY for sweet Grace!! Such a clever little blossom, you must be so excited Amanda:) Congrats on your lovely and well deserved awards too:) Hope you have an absolutely fabulous weekend. ~ Tina xx

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  6. Walking..awww. It's such a milestone to reach, and then...wow..they're off! Enjoy all the wonderful tottery moments. And congratulations on that huge swag of awards Amanda...couldn't go to a nicer person :)

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  7. Go Gracie go! How exciting for you, congratulations to you both. Have a great weekend. K xx

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  8. Sometimes we forget to say thank you and appreciate the simple yet beautiful things and people in our lives.. so thank you for reminding me. I have enjoyed reading more about you, and congratulations on the awards. I am now a follower on Katies blog. Have a great weekend.
    Rebecca x
    (thank you for your get well message on my blog - very much appreciated)

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  9. Well done Grace! Such an exciting milestone to reach :) Congrats on your awards, have a wonderful weekend, Amanda.

    Cute pic!

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  10. Big congrats to Grace for her walking - fabulous! I just love th images you used Amanda - it's just adorable. Wow, you met your hubby at 19 - that's wonderful. Did you get together then or did it take you a little while to work it out? :)

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  11. Hi Amanda, congrats to Grace :) It is so sweet when our babies start to walk! And what a lovely feeling to start the weekend with a clean house and empty washing basket! Enjoy your weekend and hope you get a chance to relax. Lovely to learn more about you xx

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  12. Ohhh those first steps are really so exciting. Well done Little Grace. I remember the exact moment of the first step of each of mine and the thrill is immense.

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  13. Wonderful news about your little Grace, you must be so excited to watch her taking her first steps. It's such a milestone.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    Donnaxx

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  14. Oh, and Grace is walking! Very exciting time..go Grace!

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  15. What a lovely post..and I really love the image! Fawlty Towers is great isn't it? I often call out "BASIL" to my husband..Are you keeping warm? Rachaelxx

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  16. You didn't tell us this morning that Grace was walking! How exciting!! I actually meant to ask but forgot! K xx

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  17. YAY...go little Gracey girl..go!!
    Its so gorgeous to watch them....especially when their confidence builds up and they want to go faster..and their face lights up because they actually are..lol..just the best times..enjoy darling x

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  18. The first steps are such an exciting time, a huge milestone for the three of you. Children are so amazing, such a gift. Yay for Grace! Have a great w/e.

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  19. How wonderful, your little Grace is walking. Oh cherish every minute. It goes so fast. My big boy and I were just musing last night about how quick his life has gone so far. He said, "Mum I only really got 12 years to be a kid"... and they go fast... especially when they are at school. A-M xx

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  20. Yay to Grace for walking! How exciting. Such a special time. Hope you have a great weekend xo.

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  21. How exciting that Grace has taken her first steps - its such a lovely time and age! Lovely post, you are lucky to have such wonderful people in your life. Katie's blog is beautiful - thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. Michelle

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  22. oh i think its such an amazing thing to watch your children take their first steps.....too cute.....i liked reading your randoms too, hope your having a great weekend lisa

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  23. It is so exciting to read that Grace has taken her first steps.

    Such a wonderful time in their development.

    I hope you caught those tentative first steps on video :)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  24. Hi sweet girl! Just wanted to say thank you so much for your encouraging words. I love your blog, and I'm excited to hear your little girl took her first steps! :-)

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  25. I wish I could speak French too. xx

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  26. Ah that is fabulous news you must be so proud! Hope you are having a gorgeous weekend! x

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  27. Your little one is walking now - how lovely - such a special time when little ones start toddling around. Enjoy! xo

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  28. Grace says thank you all for your words of encouragement :)

    Sarah - yes, I've been together with Paul since I was 19 :)

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