What does "living the simple dream" mean to me?

I always hear people from our generation saying "Ahh, living the dream" when they are doing somthing our of the ordinary - for example: sipping cocktails in a spa of a fancy resort or perhaps they post "living the dream" as the caption beneath a photo of them moving into their new $500,000+ mansion-esque home they have just mortgaged their life away for. At first I was confused by how simple my ambitions were. All I wanted was to live in a caravan and be able to spend as much time enjoying the outdoors with my husband and son, without my husband having to be at work all the time. So for me, this became my simple dream. I find myself having those "Ahh living the dream" moments when I am sitting in a natural hot spring with my husband and son, drinking a beer, ten feet away from a crocodile infested river. Now mine, my husbands and my sons life is all about chasing our simple dream.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

What we have been upto this week.

On Saturday afternoon my mum arrived at the Kalgoorlie airport for a visit. My son (aswell as us) were very excited to see her, its been a while since her last visit!

Lucky for us, on Sunday afternoon the Boulder Markets were on so we went there and had a nice big walk around and looked at all the stalls. There were lots of fantastic things there! We also spent a LOOOOONG time waiting for Zac to finish up on the jumping castle, lol.

Zac and Brent at the local park with an emu

On Sunday we also spent a few hours helping out an AMAZING local lady, Christine, she collects good from all over Kalgoorlie, cleans them up and distributes them to anyone in need. She distributes to low income families, the local aboriginal communities, womens refuges, the childrens ward and much more. She is such an amazing woman and does it all out of the kindness of her own heart, using entirely her own time. It was such a great feeling to be able to help out for a few hours and we cant wait to go back and help again.

The rest of the week has been spent between the park, pool and motorbike riding in the bush near Lake Douglas (a small Lake about ten k's West of Kalgoorlie). Weve been enjoying the sunshine (aswell as the odd rainy, cool, day. Weve been sitting outside until late int he afternoon everyday enjoying bbq dinners and absolutely stunning sunsets and Zacs just been playing on the concrete and in the dirt!

Brent and I had a night out on Monday night which was a different experience! The Kalgoorlie nightlife is different to what we are used to and very "man" focussed! The lingerie waitresses were a bit of a shock to see when we got to the pub (although I'm sure Brent wasn't too concerned ;-) lol)

This is Brent and one of his workfriends at the pub with "wipe on sex appeal" avaliable for purchase in the mens bathrooms, LOL

Tomorrow we will most likely spend most of the day in the pool as our car is booked in to get a new windscreen so we wont have it for four hours. I will hopefully be able to get a bit of quiet time to come in and write up a blog post as requested by a member of my facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/?ref=hp#!/LivingTheSimpleDream ) Brent goes back to work tomorrow night for seven nights of night shift after having had the last three days off. We will just be spending as much time outdoors enjoying the sun, the pool and the park! (so that Brent can have some peace and quiet to sleep in the van in the day).

Its so wonderful seeing familiar faces again and being able to enjoy some time with my mum, we really miss our family when we are on the road so much so when they visit (or we visit them) its very special. Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and an even better weekend!

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