Wednesday, July 30, 2008
And all the new challenges start! Marisa has put up to GREAT sketches for August Come on over and check them out(my take is up there^^^)...you could be in the running to win a $10 store voucher! And her store is CHEAP, so $10 goes a fair way!!! http://direct2uscrapbooking.com.au/forum/index.php/topic,615.0.html
We also have our August colour Challenge up, and YUM! Black, pink, Teal Ooooooh boy! Again you could be in the running for a $10 store voucher!
Come on...come join the fun!!!!!
Thursdays and Fridays are when everyone comes in to whine about pays, and cash their wages cheques. Ahhh well, the busier we are the faster my whole two days at the bank go! LOL
Natalie is home sick again today. I say sick cause she isn't terribly well but then again I just had to call her down out of the mango tree, so I probably wouldn't exactly say she was sick. Maybe its more of a mental health day kind of thing...and sheesh, who doesn't sometimes need THEM?!?!
So here she is snuggled up in the cat bed with Super KittyThe other morning some annonymous three year old boy, whose name rhymes with 'Spam' tipped the hair water sprayer into my crate of hair pretties. I tried ignoring this. But it started to smell, BAD! So today I hung them all out to dry, and disinfected anything stinky. I also threw out things that had gone a little, um, mouldy. Seriously...how does stuff go mouldy in winter??? Methinks this is not the first time the annonymous 'Spam' has done this...
And here is the amazing Sam...discovering the joys of Nutella. Or as he says "Can I please have a chock - lit sammich" CUTE!
I don't know if I have mentioned Sam's habit of singing all day long. And how he knows the 'vibe' of the song rather than the actual words? Anyhoo, today favourite song is...
Ring-a-ring-of roses - Sung with the following 'Sammism' "The cows are in the meadows eating all the tissues, the tissues, the tissues, they all spew up!"
So, how are the Friday Faves lists going? I actually have mine mostly planned this week *GASP*, yep, with PHOTOS!!!!!! Dena, the Friday Faves guru and my Bad Girl hero (depending on how my Studio Calico splurge goes, I may well be tempted by a Bad Girl kit next time!!!) has scrapped some Friday faves! Go Dena!!!!
Love ya all, thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I foolishly went over to Studio Calico, and clicked on their August kit. I fell in love. Instantly. The type of love where you don't think straight. And I clicked buy.
I am SO excited! I love this place...I shall have to eat rice and beans for a month, but it will be winging its way to me soon! (please God don't let me get one of those horrible emails telling me that they are out of stock PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!)
I can't believe I am going to posess the gorgeousness that is this kit....really who can resist something called 'Rasperry Truffle'...I am not made of stone!
Oh and BTW....how good is the AUD against the USD!?! 12 months ago I wouldn't have even considered buying the kit because the conversion would have broken me...today $1AUD is worth $0.94USD. WOW!
You had better believe I'll be showing a picture of this kit when it arrives in all is delightful goodness...It will probably arrive with a light shining down on it from heaven and choirs of angels will be singing - no need to listen out for the mail man that day!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Apparently I am at a Junior High level, so apparently I write at about the same age that I think! LOL
Some making for the comp going on over at Scrap a While...This weeks theme was 'words'. Just choose a word that's meaningful and go for it....
Some nights I go to bed with 'mum' ringing in my ears. But I know how blessed I am to have these precious souls here with me, wanting my help and needing me to be here with them. I know its not going to last forever, and I do try to enjoy this time, but somethimes I need a reminder!
I got my prize from wining back in week one, and of course I am all enthused! i love that I only spent $8 myself and got SO much goodness...I even got some free flowers! Does life get any better!?!?
Love ya, thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
And these two monkies...Natalie was SUCH a great big sister. She helped Sammy the whole time we were at the party. Hard to believe that only HOURS ago they had been shouting "I hate you SO much" At each other!
And a VERY quick LO for Scrapbook Shelf. Inspired by an add. I also got the title for the Lo from one of the kids fave movies which was playing in the background (HSM2) "I need a Little fabulous...is that so wrong?" Well....don't we ALL need some fabulous????
And blind scrapping challenge number 3 for Addicted2Scrapping. I quite like this one! My little Charli Beth having her first bath! It was so nice, she was born right on change over for the midwives, and so they kind of forgot about us in all the commotion for 2 or 3 hours. This was the first time she was taken from me...this was when they also weighed and measured her. I got those first precious hours just drinking in her gorgeousness.
So that's about it for now...lazy COLD Sunday (YAY!) Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Challenge 1 for the blind scrapping challenge over at Addicted2Scrapping. So much fun! Just the thing if your get up and go has got up and gone. Maxine has created some really great instructions for us to follow blindly! LOL
And my Slice Of Life entry for Scrapbook Shelf this week. I am thinking I may stop entering here... I dunno, I'll see what next week brings! This challenge had to use no photos and a one word title...so here's mine.
Friday, July 25, 2008
This blog ALWAYS makes me want to go create!
This girl inspires me to keep up with my Friday faves...nothing like accountability to get you going LOL
This man is amazing. His story inspires me love my children and husband extra hard and hug them all just a little longer. I usually end up crying when I visit here.
This lady here is uber amazing...love her scrapping
I love going here...always gets me itching to disappear into my room for days on end to play!
Sorry guys. I know its sucky and a total cop out, but my mind is full of life and trying to get back together after our fabulous weekend away. I promise promise promise not to suck next Friday, and to have a list packed full of friday Fave goodness...complete with photos...PROMISE!!!
Sorry Dena...no inspiration here LOL
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Love this pic of my bro and mum...we all met at Clare's for a post party brunch. Family tradition that follows every gathering, and its a good one...a late brunch of bacon and eggs. GREAT for a post party queasy tummy! Awww the girls...but missing Bethy. GRRRRRRR. I don't think we will ever manage a whole group shot!
My Aunts who came up for Clare's party! How cool are they!?! (these are my mum's sisters...there are 5 all up)
Clare and my girls. How cute that Charli and Clare matched! nat looks cross cause she was hot. She had her first ever sleep over with mum and dad the night before, and I had forgotten a t shirt.
So, that's about it for the engagement party. I missed lots of photos that I really wanted (like a good one of the happy couple!!!!!) but I got lots to keep me happy.
I got my last assignment back for last semester. I got a dinstinction! So, thats two units I have passed and 6 more to go (sheesh, bit depressing when I say it like that!) I spent over $100 on two text books yesterday. Gosh, I really am a poor uni student all over again!
Well, I am off to think...I need five faves for tomorrow, and my head is HURTING!
Love ya, thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
My mum, sis in law and Mick...Mum sat down between them and just held their hands. How sweet! She really loves her sons/daughters in law like her own kids.
Dad getting deep during the speeches!
More tomorrow...I grow weary of loading the pics LOL
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
We had the BEST weekend EVER! I miss my family so much, it was so good to see them all! I have photos - of course - just need to put them on the computer...after I find the camera. Miss you guys SO SO SO much! I am plugging for us to go home for christmas this year...if Danny and Del are going then gosh darn it, so will I!!! Shot gun the double bed!!!
Got home to a WONDERFUL email! I have been accepted onto a new DT! Its a new online scrapping store Addicted2scrapping. So excited!!! Because its all new, not everything is up and running yet, but I am sure Michelle will have it chugging along nicely in NO time!!!
Mum and dad are on holidays...over at 1770. Lucky beggars. They may just find themselves with some visitors if they don't watch out!
Uni went back yesterday blah....I guess this means my scrapping weekends are over for a few months again :-(
Thursday, July 17, 2008
My first fave is the reason I won't be here this Friday, I love that excited feeling you get when you are looking forward to something...and boy oh boy am I looking forward to something!!! I get to see all of my family this weekend to celebrate my little sis' engagement!!! Yep, this is her and her lovely fiancee Shane :-) Isn't she gorgeous?? Gets her looks from her older sister I am told!!! Bwahahaha...I couldn't even type that without laughing!
So this weekend I get to catch up with my mum, dad, brother and SIL from Canberra, Sis and fiancee from Brisbane, Sis from Ballina and Baby Bro and SIL from ballina...GOOD TIMES!
My next fave is related to my hubby...gorgeous man that he is. Not only can he create door thingy's with his bare hands..he separates the marshmallows for me! I only like the white ones (wierd...I know...) So he separates the packet into two lots, the pinks (eeeew) and the whites. He then manfully disposes of the icky pink ones as well. What a keeper!!
The kids are currently addicted to the X box. Sadly however they can't play. They happily tootle around the same level for hours on end, blissfully unaware that they are meant to be progressing through lvels or getting points. It also takes the 3 of them to figure it all out...How cute!!!
My next fave is Sam's singing, Its hilarious. He loves to sing...sings all day long. He 'knows' lots of songs...or should I say he knows the vibe of a lot of songs. He knows what direction the song goes in, and the story that the song goes, but dammit if he will be constrained to the actual words!!!
He sings his little stories all day long, and it is soooooo cute!
This week I am also loving the winter sun. I love sitting on my back steps, catching up with the kids or just watching them play...makes me soooo sleepy, and feels SO good after a freezing cold day! Bliss:-)
So that's me for the week! I shall be back on Wednesday with loads of pics and stories and happy times to share! We are planning on going to Australia Zoo (Steve Irwins baby) so I am sure I will have lots of scrapping fodder Ooops, I mean photos!!!
Love ya, thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
This morning it was raining. And we had the conversation, AGAIN.
But today, after work Mick made one!
It took three lots of fittings, lots of swearing (hah! love the new inventive combinations he comes up with when doing work!) and a fair bit of hammering, but we have one...
But the door won't close. Which kind of defeats the purpose of the door thingy.
I missed getting a good picture of Mick hammering and asked him to pose one for me. All I got was this look....
So, we still have no door thingy. But good news, the skies are clear, so looks like we are safe, until the rain comes again, and we have the conversation again...
To make them, I just stamped a butterfly stamp onto a transparency (just the office type ones) using Staz On ink and cut them out. Easy!
I love this pic...the only thing I DON'T like about it is that Clare is missing:-( I intend to fix this on the weekend and get one of all of us...Mum, me Clare, Amy, Del and Bethy!!!! Woot! Can't wait to see you all! I am having serious family withdrawl symptoms!
How hot is my sis Amy??? She's single!!! Any takers???? LOL
Well, love ya! Thanks for stopping by!
Oh and I really have to say THANK YOU to people who left comments in the last few days. I had a yucky day yesterday and seeing happy comments really made me SMILE!!!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I missed out on the DT position over at 123, but thats okay, cause the girls who won are fantastic. Still disappointing though...guess not everyone can win!
Happy 30th to my Friday Faves guru Dena. hope you had a great day and got spoiled rotten!
The kids went back to school today, and Sam and I did the shopping...I was too chicken to go during the holidays, so food was getting pretty low. I don't know how someone who lives as close to the shops as I do can still run out of bread...the girls went to school today with everything in their lunchboxes but sandwhiches...never fear though, I am ALL over sandwiches for tomorrow!
Have a great day, thanks for stopping by!
She has entered a comp at Scrap n crop and by linking this on my blog, she has earned a point!
Good luck Rachel...whoever you are LOL
Monday, July 14, 2008
I said to the girls "we should pop these on the internet" which they were thrilled about...so I propped them on my keyboard to take the pic and Charli asks "Is that how they get onto the internet" Heeeeee...osmosis!!!!!
I am going to miss my monkey's tomorrow...school's back:-(
The first is our wedding song by Shania Twain 'From This Moment'. Sooooooo typical of the late 1990's...hands up if you also had that song??? LOl I think a squabillion of us did!
Anyways...I'll leave you with those :-)
Love ya! Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
So after much arguing about which track to take...(3 guesses for who won!) we took Natalie's track. All the way down the gorge to the river. The kids like to climb over the enormous rocks that make up the river bed.
Yep...hard core, extreme...you name it, we are IT! The climb down was pretty hairy in parts, but the climb back up was just plain tiring! LOL Apparently this is the first time ever that Sam has done the whole walk -well- walking! Mick usually carries him out. I don't know how...he's tough that man 'o' mine!
And I have a sneaky feeling that some monkeys may have gotten a hold of my camera and taken a few self portraits????