Monday, September 19, 2011

Change of Name

I have decided to change the name of my blog due to it being just about my 3 gorgeous kiddies. Often Kurt and I refer the kids as S.M.E (Spencer Matilda and Emily). I love how my 3 kids first letter make a name we can call them.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Another random

Spencer's first car trip

Random Picture

So tonight I am a little bored and lonely, I am on my laptop and I can't view pictures properly so I thought I would randomly choose one and see if I can remember what it is about.
So the story behind this one is this is Spencer at 3 months old (Emily's age right now) and he was about to go for his first swim at the swimming pool. He has always loved water from this moment.


1. I love you because you never shut up
2. You are always into everything
3. You love food
4. You can not get enough of chocolate and strawberries
5. You love Spencer and Emily
6. You love necklaces and bracelets
7. You love In the Night Garden
8. Your favourite person is Poppy
9. You love to jump off the couch and hurt yourself
10. I love you because you came into our family and make every day happy!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Family Dinner

On the Tuesday Night we had a family dinner which had 33 people there (including kids) The house was so full on fun and laughter. We got to eat pizza and drink pepsi max. It was so much fun.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


So I know a lot of you that read my blog are on my Facebook so its like seeing a lot of the pictures twice. I am just going to over the funereal as I think I would like to record some of my feelings about it, As I treat this like a journal type of thing. I don't really care who reads it but I like to have my feelings out there rather than bottled up.

The feelings I felt on Tuesday was a mix of happiness and sadness. As I walked into the chapel and saw the coffin laying there I felt awful, I broke down and cried at the coffin. I was the only person in there. I was able to stand there for a few minutes looking and my dads choice of coffins and think wow this is gorgeous, It really suits Mum. As the slideshow came up that I put together there was not a dry eye in that chapel everyone was crying. I felt the spirit so strongly off it. We had our Bishop conduct the service where he said some amazing things about my Mum. Sister Linda Williams spoke about my Mum as a young Mum and how much she admired her. Than Bob my Dad's best friend spoke, he spoke saying so many things about her. How she was able to put up with my Father and able to look after us kids. We concluded that part of the service and it was time to go to the burial sight. Where my Mummy was laid to rest. I did not watch the coffin go down because I knew I did not have the strength to do so. My amazing husband shielded me as it went down, While Amazing Grace was played. Everyone yet again was crying. Once the service had concluded We headed back to the gilkes house for fun and enjoyment which was fun. After that we had the chance to go and have a HUGE Family dinner to celebrate my Mum. She loved having big family dinners. Yesterday we had the chance to celebrate even more by taking 33 people to go to movie world. Which was an amazing day. I could feel that my Mum was with us spiritually. She was an amazing woman and I love her so much and miss her a lot.

The Blog I have been not looking forward to writing

On the 30th December my Mum suffered from a seizure that would change each of our lives. A month after that she was told she only had 6 months to 18 months to live. On the 30th August exactly 8 months after we found out, My gorgeous mother returned to be in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Last Sunday I had the chance to bear my testimony and give thanks to her and how blessed I was to be her daughter. People keep asking me how I am doing and I answer I doing okay. I know my Mum is safe and I know she is happy. I had a brilliant relationship with my Mum and I am comforted to know that I will see her again. I use to have a huge fear of loosing someone close to me like my husband or my parents and with what was spoken at the funereal on Tuesday. I know I feel comforted and that I am happy she is in no pain. I love you mummy.