Friday, December 26, 2008
The other image was taken just for fun... I loved the colour of the sky through the trees. Both images are untouched. I did sharpen the landscape for the net. Sad how the internet can dull an image... or is it just my computer? :)
We are going on holidays until early in the new year. First stop is fishing.... No electricity, telephone or mod cons... I am really looking forward to getting away. I will miss my computer... but that may be a good thing :)
After fishing we are off to Grafton to see in the new year with my dearest friend in the whole world. From there who knows where we may end up!
See you all in 2009! Cheers, Julie :)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
This one is Matt's. He is a Steeler fan. He follows them by all types of Internet browsing since we don't get the games on TV. I believe they are having a pretty good season.
Matt's arm is good. No more visits to the doctor, just salt baths. Hopefully it will heal soon. I work this morning and he took Shawn and Liberty Christmas shopping...
Tomorrow I am taking a family photo for some friends at the park. After that we are off to Matt's parents for Christmas. So a big day tomorrow.
Friday, December 19, 2008
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A few posts ago I was tagged by the talented Lisa. So here it goes...
The Rules are:1. Add a link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. List 6 random things about yourself
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog
So six random things about me:
1. I want to do a photoshop course next year 2.I love Croc shoes 3.I wanted to be a fashion designer 4. I looove Honey soy chicken Red Rock Deli chips 5. I was a silver person, now I am a gold person 6. I was born in the Mojave Desert... If you are still reading and would like to play along...Tag your it! :)
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Liberty had another great nights sleep. Just what she needs to get better. Matt's arm is not so sore anymore, but still icky. They are both off to the doctor tomorrow...
This morning was Shawn's class Christmas party. I took my apple slinky over and the kids got to each turn the handle and peel and cut their apple. They thought it was pretty neat! While I did that Liberty made a clay ornament with the class. It will come home tomorrow so I will share a photo then.
This afternoon we went and had Santa photos taken in Armidale. Liberty did pretty good. Then we picked up 6 pizzas and headed back to the Baldwins for an early Christmas. I just then finished making some cards and now I think I will have a quick game of Facebook poker before bed. Night x
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Today I cried happy tears! My Dad's cousin in America, Connie sent us these beautiful gifts. The angel and snowman are Hallmark. They are the 3rd in their series and we are so blessed that Connie has sent us the full set, so far. A few posts down and you can see the previous ones.
Tonight I went up and did a pretty big grocery shop. Mostly snack things to take away. It was great no lines, plenty of parks. This time next week it will be a different story!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Today.... has been a long day.
Liberty now has a dreadful ear infection and is on 2 antibiotics for that. She was up all night crying in pain. So when Matt went to the doctor we took her. Family discount!
The good news is that they both don't have to go back until Friday.
Mum came and stayed with Liberty while she napped. I had to go and play Santa for 200 wonderful Primary school kids. Each child got an icy pole. I think my scissors will be sticky forever :)
Tonight, because Liberty had a huge nap, we went and looked at Christmas lights... It is beginning to look alot like Christmas...
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Unfortunately we have had a wet and cloudy day. It seems to be clearing so hopefully I may get a chance! Watch this space! :)
This photo of Liberty was taken tonight. She loves her new felt ornament that her Great Grandmother made for her this Christmas. Liberty asked for blue and white and that is what she got!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Today has been busy, busy! Pam, Molly and Rach stopped in this morning. Liberty and I went up to the swimming pool to see how Shawn was doing. The school has been running swimming lessons for the past 2 weeks. His teacher is very happy with him, so that makes me happy!
Liberty decided that she didn't need a nap today and was full of energy. So in between tending to her beck and call I did some P&C paperwork. We are trying to get some shade shelters put up at the school. I am hoping that the local council may hand out some $$$$$ so I am putting together a nice little package of info for their next meeting.
Matt was away last night for work. Today he called and asked me to make him a doctors appointment... I have only been asking since Monday for him to go. He has an abscess on his arm.... just to gross you out it looks like bugs will start crawling out of it any minute now! But what a good idea of HIS to go to the doctor........
Well I am off to school presentation tonight so I better get these children of mine ready for the evening!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
These are Shawn's Hallmark ornaments. If you pull the strings they move. Very cute!
Today is my Mum's birthday. After Shawn was home for school we went up for birthday cake. Birthday cake always tastes so yummy!
Now I am working my way through piles of laundry that needs to be put away... such a fun job!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
This is my Christmas Stocking. My mother made this for me for my 2nd Christmas... that makes this stocking 30 years young! It is all made of felt with some embroidery, sequins and beads. You can see the love in all of her work.
Well Matt is making a cooked breakfast so I better go and see what I can do to help. Have a great day!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thou I must admit tonight I am cheating... I took this image a few nights ago. Everyone was all excited that the moon and two planets made a lovely smiling face. Sorry I don't remember all of the info about this event.
I took this image approx 8.45pm from my front stairs. I did eventually get out the tripod and played around with some different settings, but I do like this simple one the best. I have made no adjustments except to sharpen for the Internet!
This is the link to the site, from there you can access links to other blogs around the world. I recommend The Fishing Guy He lives near my family in America and I really enjoy the images he puts on his blog, remnds me of another home :) night x
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Smuggler... This photo was taken yesterday when he was very quiet in his new home. Today he is a different bird! He sings and moves around. Lets all of us touch him. He is delightful! Hopefully tomorrow we will get his wings clipped so we can let him out. If you are at all curious about the name and haven't figured it out click HERE. Yes, we have an odd sense of humor ;)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
This ornament was for our first dog as a couple 'Dini' a beautiful German Shepherd. This ornament came from a craft market over in Pennsylvania.
Monday, December 1, 2008
A lot has happened today, but I have a stack of things to be doing so I will report tomorrow and post some scrapbooking creations from the weekend!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
This morning bright and early Matt had a meeting with one of the head honchos at our place......... Every year the reps get the 'budget talks'.
So Shawn, Liberty and I headed out just after 8am. We walked up to Grandmas where Liberty stayed for the morning. Shawn and I headed over to the school. I displayed some photos of "Jungle" in the foyer. It is quite a fun display. While there I got asked to take some more photos today of a dance group that was to perform at the assembly. So I had a lovely morning over at the school.
This photo is of a 'Christmas Conversation Starter' that I made awhile back. It was made using some Kaiser products that was sent to me in a kit from Julie's Scrapping Jewels. Julie has actually closed the shop until the new year. She is busy with her new bundle of joy. I took this box to dinner for my work Christmas party. It is filled with little questions about how you spend your Christmas. Thinks like 'What is your favourite Christmas food?' ' Favourite Christmas Song' things like that. Anyway it made for great conversation, better than talking about work stuff all night!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Over the weekend we had some wild weather, perfect indoor weekend. So Matt climbed into the roof and dragged down the Christmas boxes. Saturday evening we spent 3 hours putting the tree together. Sunday we spent the morning decorating the rest of the house. I must say I really enjoyed decorating this year. Both Shawn and Liberty are a lovely Christmas ages.
Today Liberty and I spent the morning in Armidale. I needed to get some photos printed, the rest of the time we just wondered around, stopped for a donut. We had a lovely girly time.
This afternoon we planted the veggie garden. Beans, Tomato varieties, Spinach, Strawberries and some herbs. Still a few gaps to fill. Shawn's girlfriend also helped... it was a lovely bonding session for us all :)