Saturday, January 15, 2011

Amongst it all....

This week was hard for me, just seeing what has happened to those in the Queensland floods, I have had many friends and family affected by it.  I have been trying to do my bit in helping our little town where I can, mainly helping my sister get back on her feet, plus a couple of girls from her work lost EVERYTHING! I can not imagine having to throw all my stuff heart goes out to everyone.  Its also been 1 year since I lost my Grandad, so I have been thinking about that too. 

Just a few photos, obviously not taken by me of the flooding that occurred in our town of Emerald.

80% of the town affected by the floods.

One of the newer areas in town.
 Spillway at the Fairbairn Dam - just over 5 meters over the spillway.
 The main bridge (Vince Lester Bridge) into town, just before it went completely under.  Peaked at 16.2meters. No guard rails visible.

But in all that can I just give out a little.....

TOOT TOOT for me!!!!

Check this announcement over at the Get Picky challenge blog! I am so excited to have won and to be chosen as Guest Designer for Inspiration Challenge #4!! Stay tuned....

Just leaving you with just a couple of cute photos I got of the boys while on holidays! Just realised I hadn't shared any.

The boys went down this waterslide all afternoon, every day! They had so much fun!
 One of the had nice sand at the waters edge for the boys to play in.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Wow, amazing photos of the floods. Thinking of your sister and her friends. I too cannot imagine what they are going through. Love the pics of the boys, the pool and slide look awesome. Toot toot to you. Did see you were a winner. Congrats.

  2. Thinking of your sister and the other people who have lost so much :). I cannot imagine what they have and will continue to go through!!!!! And CONGRATS on the win :)

  3. hey Min!!
    I'm so glad that in your dark days, a lil ray of sunshine in ur great news over at GP!
    ....and such beautiful memories of ur holiday!

  4. Hi Min!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am definitely a follower of yours too now, as I so love your work. Congrats on your win at GP, it was certainly very well deserved. My thoughts are with your family, friends and community who have been so devastated by the recent floods out there, and my heart is with you all during the difficult times of rebuilding ahead.

  5. So sorry to hear your sister and friends were affected by the floods. My thoughts are with your and your family and friends at this very difficult time. On a lighter note big congrats on your GP win... so well deserved!! Love your holiday pics :) hugs

  6. Hi Min. So sorry to hear that you little town suffered such great losses with the floods. You are all in my thoughts.
    Congrats on the win at Get Picky! Very well deserved. Your holiday pics look great. Can't wait to see them scrapped. :)

  7. Wow, those holiday pics are awesome! Can't wait to see them scrapped :-)
    Congrats on your win:-)
    The flood pics - it's just incredible isn't it! So glad that your place was one of the handful untouched. Feel for all those who have suffered so much. Hope your fam is going OK

  8. Those piccies sure bring it home to you :(((
    WOOT WOOO at GDT spot at GP!!! I loved the page :))
    Cant wait to see you soon :))x

  9. Such gorgeous photos of your boys, I am glad you had such fun. So sorry to hear of your sister and friends...hugs. xo

  10. Wooohoooo...congrats on your win & GDT spot at Get Picky!!!! Well done, Min!

    Just love all your photos in the pool - they are all fantastic.

    And OMGosh....those flood photos look devestating! Glad to hear that you werent affected by them though! I have a cousin who lives in Emerald & he wasn't so luck :(