Happy New Year!Yeah, so I know I'm a little bit late, but better late than never, right?
We had a great time seeing the new year in with family. It was the first year the girls have stayed up for it too and they had a great time with all their little cousins.
I intended on doing a '2011 goals' post on Monday but our plans for this week changed and I never got the chance. All of J's family were going camping/tenting, leaving on Monday, for the week and we were going to join them on Wednesday. Our builder was planning to put up the gib ('dry wall' to those in the USA/Canada I've been told) in the old part/new bedrooms area on Monday/Tuesday with J helping, but he couldn't make it those days anymore. So the decision was made on New Year's Eve that we would be leaving on Monday for camping too.
This was a problem for me as I had planned on having Monday and Tuesday to get ready. I had no food in the house (end of the grocery week anyway). My washing needed to be done. And we hadn't looked at any of our camping gear since the last time we'd used it (four years ago!)
So Monday was spent washing clothes (at least it was a hot sunny day and I got three loads washed and dried in time to take what we needed with us), planning meals, shopping for food, getting gear together and packing it all into the ute. Needless to say I forgot things, but nothing that important we couldn't go without!
I'm still hoping to get in a '2011 goals' post (maybe this Monday), and I have over 300 photos from the last week to go through so there should be some in there worth sharing so you can see what we get up when camping in a farmer's paddock in the middle of steep hill country near the Cape Palliser/Ngawi coast with 16 adults and 12 kids (all under the age of 7).