Today is Tracey's 46th birthday. We are going to catch up with friends from New Zealand in the weekend in Brisbane while staying Saturday night at the Sofatel. Emily and Lauren along with some minor input from Mathew brought her some lavender body lotion and bath salts, Tracey was so chuffed that they did this all by them self. This week has been busy with storms all week and the usual activities, Emily is dancing and has made the competition team at FAD, Lauren is progressing along very quickly at Jazzy Gym. My Thursday nights are taken up with teaching (sensei) Karate at GKR Windaroo Dojo.
Tracey has been working for a couple of months now at her new job located in Forest Lake, she has been very busy but enjoying the work very much. Emily has been working at McDonald’s and is enjoying earning money. The new iphone 6s is out and she wants to upgrade, I told her I would keep paying for her plan "well we share a plan" but if she wanted a new phone she had to pay for the upgrade since she was working know, life lession number 46 i think.
Well i finnaly got around to buying Traceys birtday present and when she came home tonight s\he was quite suprised.
I Have added some photos to the gallery of our hotel room and evening out with Peter and Peggy Here
Well the other week Emily turned 15. Emily enjoyed her celebration with a few friends around to stay over the Saturday night then on Sunday we had Aunty Alyson and Uncle Glenn up for tea, Emily chose Sushi for tea and cake for her Birthday desert.
A few photos from the gallery more here
Well Happy Birthday Mathew, their has been a few times where I wasnt sure you where going to make it to your next birthday but hey your proved me wrong. Love Dad
The School Holidays
Well I decided to take a couple of days of from work to spend some time with the kids. Firstly on Thursday we decided to go to Orion Shopping centre and collected some items then over to KFC for lunch. Friday was bowling at at Richland’s where I lost to Emily and Lauren, then we meet up with Tracey at McDonald’s for lunch (Tracey was working) then after we had a few quite ones at Springfield Lakes Hotel with our friends. Sunday Afternoon we made a quick visit to the Orion Lagoon with every other person from around the area. Today (Monday Labour Day holiday) we have just arrived back from a picnic at Somerset Dam, The kids and I played badminton, Lauren was the only one to get into the water even though the day was in the 30s. A stop at Esk for ice creams on the way home and now time to get ready for back to school and work.
I have uploaded a video of Mathew Bowling Here
Well at senior training (GKR Karate) Sensei Kelvin decided to appoint me to a dojo and now I’m Sensei Andrew.
I’m very pleased and always looked forward to taking on a Sensei role, I hope to pass on some knowledge gain while training with people I consider good friends at GKR karate.
My Dojo is at Windaroo Valley State High School entry at Bahrs Scrub Rd, Bahrs Scrub QLD 4207
Thursday nights 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Well I have finished my GKR Karate Sempai course and now I am officially a Sempai. I have to thank a few people for starting on my Karate journey, Tony Carter for you help, encouragement and guidance. To Sensei Ben and Sensei Leighanne for your help and invitation to train with you at senior training along with your patience. Thank you to Sempai Scotty and Sempai Andrew for you help and knowledge in class.
I would like to Thank Sensei Ross for taking us through the course and helping along the way, Sensei Ross brought his knowledge and Sensei form of humor throughout the 12 week course.
GKR Sensei Course Region 10 2015