Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Wishes

Merry Christmas and a wonderful and happy New Year.
Hope your Christmas is joyful and happy. I hope that all your dreams and more come true in the New Year.
All my love :-)
See you in 2010. Yahooooo! can't wait to see what you all get up to.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I'm back

Yes I am finally back up and running... my computer that is.
More problems with it since that nasty virus. Had to send the computer off again today and its 9.19pm in Perth and I have just got back from picking it up. They were so good the computer people (PC West in Ballajura), its there last day of trading today before the holidays and they so nicely stayed back to finish my computer. Its still not perfect but they ran out of time and did a temporary fix up to tie us up over the hols. So I will be without a computer again for a little while in January but at least I have it for now (need it desperately Christmas day so that someone can download songs for their new Ipod).
Anyway enough bla bla from me. I hope you are all doing well and that you are as ready as you are going to be for Christmas. My December Daily is progressing although having no computer has meant no printing of photo's but at least I have still been taking them and keeping a record of what we did.
I will say goodnight and wish you all sweet me :-)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

She's graduated

She's graduated. My little girl has finally finished Primary School. Although today is the last day of school the Year 6's had their graduation ceremony/mass last night. It was so beautiful and so very hard to take as a Mother. I am sure it was only yesterday that I dropped her off for her first day of Kindy, really, I am sure in was just yesterday. Well at least thats what it feels like. I can't get over how fast its all gone, all those ups/downs and experiences of primary school. It was an emotional day yesterday for everyone, we went and said goodbye to some of Alex's teachers from previous years and caught up on old times. And of course there was the signing of the shirt. I think this was Alex's favourite part, running around getting teachers and students to lay their final mark on her primary school life.

... sorry just had to stop for a moment, just had to wipe the little tear (okays tears) streaming down my face. Alex is still so little to me yet so grown up at the same time. You want to hold them so close but let them go, boy this parenting this is so hard at times... I know and the most rewarding.
In the years to come Alex, keep you head held high and never stop aiming for those dreams and goals.
Love you heaps, Mum
Have a great day everyone and enjoy this last day of school.
love me :-)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Who doesn't love a sale!!!

Who doesn't love a sale right and who just loves to win yummy prizes. Check out Tomorrow's Memories Blog for all the info about their sale that starts tomorrow.
How cool, and for every $20 you spend you go into the draw to win the very new and amazing Sizzix Embossing Boutique.
Go on check it out you know you want to...
love me :-)

December daily 10, 11 & 12

Here are some more pics of my DD. some of the pictures aren't very good but you will still get the idea.
Day 10 my photo is blurry but I had only a few seconds to catch this moment. After looking at the picture it kinda suits it blurry. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling and thats all that matters.

Day 11 my last muffin all ready for my treat swap

Day 12 this is all the lovely treats I brought home from the afternnon tea. Yummy! My family is having a huge time eating them all.
Hope your day is a good one.
love me :-)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December Daily days 7, 8 & 9

I am still up to date with my DD which surprises me just as much as it surprises you. I will show the other pages soon but I am still having a few problems with my computer so please bare with me. Day 7 is all about my daughter making special little notes etc for her KK at school. I even turned the photo into a pocket to put the notes that she has received from her KK so far.
Day 8 was our school christmas concert. I made this a double page because I knew there would be a few photo's.

Day 9... me cooking my 134 choc cherry muffins. Remember to include yourself in your DD. You may not like photo's of yourself (who does) but your kids will want to know later, trust me.
Hope the build up to christmas is not getting too stressful for you. Hang in there not long to go.
have a great day
love me :-)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Muffin No. 135...

As well as my computer giving me a little bit of stress I decided to add more stress by being part of a Christmas Treat Swap. One of the lovely Mum's at school organised this little swap for a small bunch of ladies (turned out to be 15 of us) as a way to get together and share in some holiday cheer.
We each had to choose a treat, make eight for each person plus 15 for a tasting plate. Then on Saturday we met for an afternoon tea where we got to chat and for some of us to meet some new Mum's and to taste some very yummy treats. When the afternoon tea was over we then took a plate of each treat. So I turned my 135 choc cherry muffins into 135 yummy treats. I needed a washing basket to put them all in to bring home. I guess I won't be starting no diet this week LOL.
Whats even funnier is that is appears that I now bake... who would have ever thought!

Very hot here in Perth today, too hot in fact so we headed off down to the river again for some more kayaking. My Mum and Dad came down to share in the fun, it was so good to get together for no particular reason.
Hope you are all well
love me :-)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Major crash...

Hello everyone, sorry I haven't been around for awhile but my computer had a major crash, yes a crash. A very nasty virus and I lost everything... accept my photo's thank god.
I will be posting again shortly but I have lots of re-setting up to do with my computer so please bare with me.
If anyone has emailed me over the last week can you please email me again. I lost all my emails as well as all my contacts. So please, even if you haven't emailed me lately please email me your email address.
This was a hard lesson because nothing was backed up. Its the thing we are all going to do, time permitting but somehow it just never gets done. Thankfully as I said I managed to have my photo's saved but lost everything else. I often used to journal on my computer... you know document that cute thing one of the kids said or did, but I never put it on hard copy i.e. disk etc so alot of that information I have lost. So please, please, please take some time to copy your photo's and anything else on your computer that is important to you. As I said I could have lost all my photo's as well so I am very thankful but please just take some time to take another copy of everything... you know... just in case.
Hope you are all having a safe and happy time leading up to christmas.
I will be back soon.
love me :-)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

December Daily Days 3, 4, 5 & 6

Yes I am still on track with my DD. Can't believe it myself really. Whenever I do these sorts of things I usually get to about day 5 then completely bom out, and then I am always going to catch up but never do.
I am liking this little project because its kind of taking the pressure of scrapping anything in December because I am already doing it in my DD.
Sometimes when I think what will I do today (because nothing major has happened) I then stop myself and say its not supposed to be about major events but the little ones, the ones we do everyday, the ones that we will forget about. Day four is about one of our Advent calanders that we have where you change the numbers to count down the sleeps and my son, Joshua gets very upset when I don't change then quick enough so he has decided that this will be his job, along with turning on/off the christmas tree lights every day.

Day five was all about relaxing and trying to catch our breath over this busy period.

and day 6 is all about our love of Advent Calanders, the chocolate ones.
Hope you are all well and that December isn't sending you too crazing.
have a great day.
love me :-)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas tags & a little relaxation

Just wanted to share some little christmas tags that i made over the weekend. I was just playing really but loved how they turned out. I have used kraft cardstock (my favourite) and pink paislee (my other favourite)
I cut my cardstock 16.5cm x 5.5cm. I scored and folded my card at 9cm. You tag should be shorter at the front and longer at the back. Cut down pattern to fit front flap. Punch holes, add eyelets and string and your done. There are so many ways you can decorate these little cuties. I still might add to the front of my yet, see how we go.

Yesterday it was time to take a little R & R. Rest and relaxation time. We went down to Crawley, found a spot on the river and went kayaking. Some friends joined us and it was heaps of fun. It was so nice sitting back, watching the kids, slight breeze blowing and taking time out.

Oh and the odd glass of wine helped too.
Hope you all had a fun & relaxing weekend. I have some more DD to show tomorrow. I can't believe I am still on target. LOL
Sleep well and enjoy your week.
love me :-)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Just by chance...

Sometimes you try really hard to get that perfect photo. And sometimes it doesn't seem to matter how much you try it just doesn't work.
On my daughter Confirmation Day I tried desperately to get a nice photo of her. But she carried on and in the end I said "don't worry" and her reply was "whatever"... in that split second I clicked the camera thinking she would smile. She didn't smile but I got my photo and it turned way better than I thought.
I also did some stamping which I haven't done in ages. I even stamped the white cotton fabric and then hand cut them into butterflies.

Hope you are having a great day and that you weekend will be just as great.
love me :-)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December Daily Day 2

Just a quick share, day two of my DD and all is going well. It should be really we are only on day 2 LOL.
The kids are starting to go in the spa nearly every night now (they treat it like a pool)... you can tell that school hols are just around the corner.
Hope your week is going well.
love me :-)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December Daily Day 1

Happy December everyone. Can you believe that we are now in December, boy hasn't the year gone fast. As busy as December gets it is still my most favourite time of the year. I love all things christmas, decorating the tree, buying presents, giving presents, the food... oh the food but most of all I enjoy watching my kids enjoy this time of year.
As December begins so does my December Daily (thanks to Ali Edwards). I am always a little unsure what to to document in my DD, cause more than one thing always happens each day. But this year I want to focus more on the little everyday things. The things we probably wouldn't remember 12 months later.
Yesterday morning after Josh got ready for school he got out his Aussie Christmas Carols and started playing them. He also listens, sings and dances to at least two/three songs before he heads off to school but as it was December, out came the christmas carols. This is such a little event but is such a big part of Joshua.

If you are doing the December Daily, enjoy the process. I am going to this year.

Check out Pink Paislee and leave a comment they are having some great giveaways through December.

Check out Making Memories, take their survey for your chance to win.

and Check out Cathly Zielski blog, leave a comment for your chance to win a spot in her new class.

Have a fab day and Happy December
Love me :-)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The first sign of summer...

A couple of weekends ago we went kayaking (you probably remember me telling you about it) and you would also know that I took my new camera (cause I can't stop playing with it) to photograph the day. When Colin and Josh were out paddling I was just mucking about with my camera, you know photographing this and that to see what would happen and I took several photo's of my thongs. Later on when Colin was looking at the photo's he laughed and said what on earth did you take photo's of your thongs for. At the time I was just mucking about with the focus etc and didn't really give much thought to the fact that they were just thongs.
It wasn't till later that day when I got a blister from my thongs, that it all made sense. When I realised that I had a blister, it occured to me, that the first time I wear my thongs for the season I get a blister. Every year, never fails and it doesn't matter if they are old or new thongs. I thought I should scrap about my blister thing and then remembered I had the perfect photo.

Sometimes it pays to photograph the not so obvious. It just might turn out to be the perfect photo.
Hope your week is going super well.
Love me :-)
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