Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Back from a 4-day camping trip

What a great time away we had, camping with the family at Cape Kimberley, only about 40 min drive from home, but could be a world away! It was so peaceful and the weather was awesome. We had borrowed a tinny from someone Dave knows and took the kids out on the calmest waters over to Snapper Island and they both caught their first fish! We saw loads of wildlife, had fun on the beach, the kids had their first campfire and we loved those toasted marshmallows!! On the way home to top it all off, Taylah lost her first tooth and was so excited about the imminent arrival of the tooth fairy. (Which may I say is quite a generous one, different to the 10c/20c coin I received as a kid!)
She received a whopping $4.00, but we were told a first tooth was special so she knows to only expect half that when the next one falls out!!!!!
My layout this post is of Taylah's very special little toy!!!
I've just had another layout accepted for publishing and am stoked!!!Off to pack it up now!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Houseclean overhaul!!!

One of my best buddies left today to go back home to Adelaide with her 9 yr old daughter, Charli in tow! It was all so quick as we dropped them and their bags off and drove away after a quick few hugs and kisses, off to buy a new washing machine!!They were here with us for 8 days and it was great. All the kids got on well, no fuss, low maintenance guests, it was a little like having Mum around, someone so familiar who helps with housework and cooking and even a little child dicipline when necessary! I'm going to miss them, the house is quiet tonight as DS and DD are both sound asleep DH is out and wow, it really is QUIET! So no scrapping this week, I even had to forgo my Masters entry as I knew I would just miss the deadline! So close and a little disappointing, but there's always next year and I'll have learned alot more by then!!!!!
My layout this post is one I did for a LSBS cybercrop, for an inspiration challenge. I took my inspiration from the colours and swirls and flowers of the image provided and this is one of my all time fave photos of Taylah. My hubbie took this pic and I think it's awesome. I did a little zooming and tweaking in photoshop. I seem to be really loving bright colours at present!!! (Have removed layout as it's off to be published in SBM magazine, stay tuned!!!)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

I've been tagged!!

So here are the rules of the game:
Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 4 people and posts their names with links to their blog, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers.

Question 1: Ten years ago: I was in and out of hospital rooms/beds, doctors, specialists and traipsing all over the country side to find one person to tell me I didn't have to have a hysterectomy because I had cervical cancer.(Thankfully my story had a happy ending!)

Question #2: Five things on today’s “to do list”: Spend time with the kids, scrapping, dishes, ironing and Wedding photography.

Question 3: Snacks I enjoy: Chocolate, cashews, chocolate coated nuts, and all I can think of is more chocolate.

Question #4: Things I would do if I was a millionaire: Tell my hubby to quit work, (as long as it was millions!), fly all of my family to a wonderful holiday destination and stay in a huge chateau with many servants!, Take the hubby and kids on a driving holiday around Canada, buy the best lap top you can get, oh yeah and pay off the house, finish bits and pieces and buy a house in Adelaide for when we visit rellies!!! Oh yeah and I reckon I would buy the Cadbury chocolate factory!!! And definately give some money to charity!!

Question #5: Places I have lived: Adelaide, (several suburbs), In a 32ft Bedford Bus for a few years (while travelling the East Coast of Aus.) Cairns, Port Douglas,(In a caravan, unit and house!), Cork(Ireland).

From what I can see most people i would have picked have already been tagged, so I will leave it at that, happy reading if you visit!!!!

A quiet house!!

I've been out shooting a Wedding this arve and came home to a little man in tears, very tired and missing his mummy! Taylah was trying to talk 100 words a minute and tell me all the exciting things they'd been doing at the Aussie rules match, (home game at Port Douglas) today! I love coming home to my little family! They were very tired little babies and one tired hubby too who has just gone to bed at 9.15pm on a Saturday night????? Hmmm, what shall I do, shall I scrap, watch tv, have a cuppa??? Who cares, I will just enjoy the quiet!
The layout with this post was for my blind scrapping challenge over at Scrap Therapy.(Blind scrapping is not what it sounds, although, I know many like to partake in a few wines before they start!!!! We actuall get a step-by-step instruction on what you need for your layout and then where to place your papers,photos and elements on a page without seeing an actual sketch or picture. It was kinda fun, that was my first one, quite pleased with the result! It's amazing how everyone's layouts all look different!)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

School holidays, colds and housework!!!

That's my agenda for today! Taylah is bored already! She's not feeling well though I don't think, she's just gone to lay down and I'm about to do my floors! Gosh I really hate meanial work! Plus we all have colds in this house and the dust is going to do wonders for that! Oh well, I will feel better when it's done.
We had a birthday party on a boat for Taylah's school friend on Monday and it was fine, we saw a few crocodiles and all the kids behaved so well. Jack ate so much party food!!! Yesterday we went over to the park and enjoyed the new play equipment, the days are really lovely at the moment! The nights are a little chilly again, but nothing we can't handle, I'd rather this than those southern winters!
I've left a digi layout here which I did recently, the first digi in ages. But the photo inspired me, and I love the bright funky colours!
Till next time :)
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