Hello to you all :)
First of all HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Hard to believe that its 2011 already!! Wishing you & your families all a very happy and healthy year.
Well since I last blogged, so much as happened! Where do I even begin to tell you what the last 2 weeks have been like for us!!
Thank you to all you gorgeous girls out there that have left messages on my blog, emailed, text etc to see how we have been fairing in the recent floods. Its always nice to know that others care.
So without writing a novel, lets just say I am VERY happy to be home....
Since we left home, we have been stranded waiting for floodwaters to drop, to get from one town to the next, we cut our Christmas holiday short with family just so we could get out and start heading north before the water levels rose too high. Water was lapping the road edges, roads were being shut behind us as we proceeded to head north in the pouring rain. Only to reach Rockhampton (3 hours east of our town of Emerald) to hear of the major flooding that would occur in our town. HEARTBREAKING, DEVASTATING, STRESSFUL, HELPLESS are only some of the words to describe how were feeling along with the LONGING of wanting to be at home, knowing that there was no way we could get home anytime soon.
STUCK.....all roads home were closed!
BUT....we were one of the handful of people in this community that lives in the area that was left high and dry. SO VERY THANKFUL.
So we knew that it would more more than an overnight stay till we could get home, so overnight motels were out of the question with two energetic boys! So we stayed here....
Capricorn Resort at Yepoon....totally worth it! Sorry dodge photo, pulled it off the internet!
More holiday photos to come!!! We managed to do heaps of swimming, relaxing, shopping, walks along the beach and catch up with some friends.
Driving into our town the other day, we were SHOCKED at the condition of our town, just about every house has piles of furniture and other household goods stacked out on the footpath, waiting for it to be taken away. The town is dirty....mud and debris everywhere...something we have never seen before. My heart goes out to these people as I don't know how I would go if I lost everything...
Anyway, I have oodles to do, lots of household chores need doing after being away. Brad will be super busy at work now. Being a sparky, his phone will be running hot! Mines are still shut because of all the rain so he will be working in town for a while getting our community up and running again.
I have lots to catch up on here in the scrapping world, so bear with me...I will be around to visit you all in the next few days! Hopefully I may do some scrapping soon too!