15 December 2009

High School Graduate

So, two days after formal Whitney graduated High School.
She was a bit eager!! (first one there...)
Receiving her diploma... and hugs!
Her sisters waiting at the side to present her with her lolly leis!!
Here she is heading back to her seat fully "lei-ed"
The class receives applause
Whitney & Emily
Whitney with Mum & Dad, hard to say who was happier! No more parent-teacher interviews ever!!
It seems no photo op is complete without the sisters mandatory silly faces pic
Family shot!

13 December 2009

Whitney's formal

Whitney's school formal was held early November, she looked absolutely gorgeous!!
She got ready at her friend Emily's house, and in her own quirky style stole the show with her choice of footwear.
Xeni, Emily & Whitney
Mum, Whitney & Dad
Whitney sitting on grass
Another photo? Really?
I call this her beauty shot, blow it up and see the beautiful make up Elly did for her!
All her friend were jealous of her shoes!

11 October 2009

Masterchef watch out!

We had LOTS of carrots in the fridge this week. so Whitney decided to make a carrot cake.. her first homemade cake without any supervision! It was delicious!

Singing in the rain

Singing in the rain!
It hadn't rained for a couple of months when we had a sudden thunder storm during this past week. We love thunder storms in the tropics. Whitney especially!
running in the rain
did you see that lightening?
just enjoying being wet

Perks of the job!

Whitney really really loves that her dad works for Cadburys!

Making Caramel Popcorn

CeNedra & Linda spent 3 days with us during the school holidays. We had lots of fun and enjoyed spending time with them. They are growing up fast, and becoming beautiful young women. Making Caramel Popcorn was sticky, fun and YUMMY!
fun times!
sticky as...
finger lickin' good!

First church outing

That night Whitney went to her first church dance...which was also the first place where she knew people. She's a natural poser!!

It's a new day for Whitney... and we joined her!

September 25th 2009, the day the scarves & hats came off for the last time! Whitney decided she's ready to be liberated, and just be who she is! As a sign of support Tara shaved her head and I cut off my long hair (work wouldn't allow me to shave). We are so proud of Whitney. She's an amazing young woman, with a complete understanding of true beauty... she inspires so many.
Mum & Whitney the night before
Tara in the hairdresser's seat, moments before it was all gone!
A midway shot... it's amazing how fast her hair came off
All gone!
Sisters united
Freyr kept pointing at his mum's hair on the floor and saying "mum, mum!"
Mum's turn.... first to go.. the pony tail!
It's very short!
Whitney & Mum straight after.
All three together
We went to Harbourtown afterwards for her first outing... and lunched at fasta pasta

24 September 2009

Dust Storm

Yesterday's weather was a unbelievable!! Over 7 million tons of top soil blew in from the outback of Australia. This was the view from our dining room ....

Ward Trivia Night

Last Saturday night our Ward held it's annual trivia night... and in Ormsby style we went all out in our table theme. We were called "It's not heart surgery!" and we won the award for best team theme... It was such a fun night!
Dad & Tara or is that Dr & Patient?
Whitney & Mum
Rick enjoys his sample intraveneously!
Sisters! Tara & Elly
Whitney enjoying our "Blood Fountain" (white choc with red food colouring)
Just don't think about what you're drinking Elly!
Grandma was having a really good time! This picture just cracks me up!
Mum & Tara