Sunday, July 27, 2008

Desperate times...

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This was posted by a caring Brother from my ward...
Unfortunately his life is OVER, he's already got it all...the HOT wife and ADORABLE kids, when you see his blog you'll be wondering the same thing I was...how the HECK did he manage that??
Can't wait for the next installment Aaron...I'll have to add you to my favourite blog links now;)
BTW...If it works Aaron...I owe you one:)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hyper

Okay so for those of you that don't know the Gibson Girls have this weird reliance on FOOD for happiness...
Reflecting back on this video our food disease is the only explanation...
If you want to keep a Gibbo Girl Happy then feed them!!
On the day of mums Cradle mountain escape, we arose quite early and by the time we'd finished at the spa we were heading into nearly 5hours without food, this is the DANGER ZONE...
Of course after such a low, once our belly's are full, you will find we all hit a HIGH... This High on this particular day just happened to coincide with us being bored silly hanging out near a 70's couch.
Mum comes in through the double doors (You can see at the back of the video) and asks if we are ready to go...being so short we could only see her head and us being on a HIGH this was suddenly the most HILARIOUS thing we had seen...
...This HILARITY gave us an idea...oooh oooh lets do the elevator and escalator tricks...here's the result...
videoWe are clever aren't we?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

SURPRISE!!!

Monday the 14th July 2008...I leave a card for mum on the mantle piece with traditional happy birthday greeting and added side note "I'll cook dinner tonight" (Monday night is normally mums night to cook)
10:30 am - In the staffroom at school I crack a joke to mum about cooking baked beans on toast for tea and mum replies, "Oh I thought we could go to Barnbugle for tea"
10:31am - Inside my head i'm thinking "YES, this is PERFECT" but keeping my cool I reply "Barnbugle why would we go there?? Don't you like my cooking?"
5:55pm Message from Simone/Jess to my phone "We are just pulling in now"
6:10pm Mum and I walk in the front entrance of Barnbugle and mum looks around for the counter...as her eyes scan the room she stops suddently as they scan across a certain table...
6:10:30pm Simone waves "What are you doing here?"
Lisa and Jessica chorus "Surprise!"
6:11pm Still wearing a shocked look on her face mother walks towards the table and sais "What are you doing here?....But this was MY idea"
Little did she know that I (in consultation with the others) had booked the table a week earlier!!
We decided to get Sarra to snap the moment for us...
As that was slightly unsuccessfull we decided to get a drunk guy to take one for us...
That was a disaster...so finally we capture the moment...pitty about the GROSS football jersy in the background...but oh well sometimes you can't have EVERYTHING!!As a side note...here are some snaps I took of my Bridport Sunrise view one morning last week....





Thursday, July 17, 2008

A cold dip before the hot spa...

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Snow Spa

Saturday the 12th July, we arose EARLY and packed mum, her bathers, and her leisure suit, into the JAZZ all ready for her mystery day out....
Unfortunately Mumzy is quite good at guessing games and 1/4 of the way through the trip SHE started giving US directions on how to get to HER surprise destination...go figure!!
So we arrived at Cradle Mountain and headed up the snow filled path to the spa retreat building...oh yeah!!
We got to put on these awesome white robes and slippers and whilst mumsy had enjoyed her birthday pressy (A Hot Stone Massage) We relaxed in the jacuzi in the SNOW!!!
Check it out and smell the serenity...

The Drive in the feature packed jazz...

The Cool white robes (when we got there we got told off for being SO loud)
The Sanctuary...Playing in the spa before mum left for her massage...yes there is SNOW all around...and we are OUTSIDE...awesome!Waiting for mum to arrive back from her massage...haha and here she is...how relaxed does she look? Well at least her HAIR looks relaxed!!



Lunch at the Chateau...


The GROOVY couch we found...


Happy 60th Mummy...




Sunday, July 13, 2008

Good as New!



A Gibson Classic

First Sunday in the month we travelled to Devonport for a YSA fast breaker...Jess and I made our staple classic Chocolate pudding ...This Dish has been in our family for years and is pretty much everyones favourite and the ONLY dessert we know how to cook! Unfortunately we decided to start cooking it (or Heating it up) at the chapel before we left and then finish it at the Woolley's home.



The result was a lovely rubber brown blob looking thing...



The pics don't do it justice because chocolate pudding always looks good...


But this was a disaster, Brad Doran still had a crack tho!


Apologies to the rest of the family for ruining our chocolate pudding reputation!


Thursday, July 10, 2008

ZOODOO!

Saturday a few of the southern YSA decided to take Bek Prebble out for a birthday treat..
A trip to ZOODOO!...

Spot the monkey...

Here we have some PHSYCO mini ponys... we were watching the other animals when this little fella started nipping the one in the background... so the white cute one started grunting and squeling like a girl! It was AWESOME...and REALLY LOUD!


There were heaps of cool animals at ZOODOO, including some pretty big ol' Kangaroos...as you can see it was REALLY enjoyable hand feeding the animals...

There were heaps of Albino Wallabies...they were nothing like the ones i've demolished with my car...
Then came the BEST part of the day...
SAFARI!
It all started out pretty tame, the tour guide cracked some jokes about big birds and children loosing fingers and we played it tough and laughed along,

Then we entered the...


DANGER ZONE

The safari bus we were on had these loud speakers and all these sirens and buzzers start going off as we enter the EMU yard...now Bek and I were seated right up the back of the truck and we were enjoying the thrill of holding our food out behind us and laughing at the Emus that were chasing us shouting "Come on little birdy, come and get some food" ...

Little did we know... The safari bus was about to stop... and someone doesn't look happy about the jesting...

D D D DOOOM.... Lets just say the next few moments were a tiny bit frieky...those birds are pretty big, but there evil looking eyes and sharp pokey beaks don't do much for them.... Lets just say that Bek and I quickly changed out minds about feeding the birds...infact all I remember is yelling above the sirens (which were still blaring) "I don't wanna feed the birds anymore...aahhhh" etc.

Anyway finally the bus starts up again and we are off...laughing of our scardy cat natures and pretending to be tough again... we yell "haha can't get us...goodbye" to the emu's...

However...

If you think emu's are BIG

Then how about the OSTRICH yard?

These birds are MASSIVE...

Needless to say we were in a worse predicament...not helped by the fact that some people thought it would be funny to hold food near Bek and I as we tried to get away so that those MASSIVE LONG SCARY LOOKING LONG NECKED THINGS WOULD PECK AT US...

Don't believe me??

Check out the TERROR in this next photo...


Come on you'd be scared too!

The rest of the safari consisted of Camel spit and goat drool...lovely!

All in all we had a great time...Even got to pat a Koala... Here it is sleeping peacefully on it's branch...I wonder what would happen if we pushed it off?? (ELLE!)To top the day off we headed to the horse races... Elle and Nicole took out the prizes...which despite what Bek claimed were NOT chickens...No they didn't win a chicken...they got something heaps better...


A lollypop!
And lastly...yes kiddies thats right... The TASSIE TIGER...Almost made me want to runaway and join PETA however we had a gawk and took some pics all the same!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

sNoW

Here is the ONLY good thing about the cold in tassie...SNOW...yay!


I was in Hobart town for some Professional Development on Friday...When I got to South Hobart primary I took this snap of the mountain...
Then at lunch time I took this snap... As you can see the fun is melting fast...Luckily Camilla and Elle had a GREAT idea to go up and check out the snow...

How good does this bush look? Come on, you would want to lick it too!





Normally the top of the mountain is so WINDY I can't stand being out of the car for more than 5min...but this afternoon it was so STILL and nice we stayed up there playing for at least 20min...it was the nicest time i've spent on top of the mountain (weather wise)...(Oh and company wise)...On the way back down the road was quite icey...we saw a car (that obviously had a hooligan driver behind the wheel) off the side of the road on one of the corners...we slowed down to gawk and discovered it was none other than MATHEW PAWSON and KERRY!! So we stopped and hopped out to help, this was not as easy as it sounds the ground was SO icey that when I stepped out of the car I immediately started sliding down the road...anyho we managed to rescue Kerry and the Boyz while Matthew waited for a tow. I would have photos to show you but when a lawyer sais...don't take any pictures...you don't take any pictures:)
What a great afternoon...p.s Matthew was SO cold I think I even spotted him wearing Kerry's Collingwood Scarf!! Oh yeah! (Probably the main reason why he didn't want me to take any pics!)

bAsKeT BaLl

So this is it...the Hobart girls team playing at Kingston...coming away with there FIRST WIN of the season...and I captured it on camera...

YAY:)