Thursday, January 31, 2008
This is one of the pics I took of Shawn's first day of year 2. I do have some just of him, but his sister can't miss a photo opp! This is Liberty's new 'Cheese' face....lucky me.... Usually the chin goes up and the eyes more closed! Looks like Shawns school is getting a lot more enrolements than expected so we don't know who his teacher will be yet. As long as he continues to enjoy school and learning as he has been I will be thrilled!
I still only have 12 fry. They have grown so much. Very hard to get a photo of as they are in a special breeding tank that floats in the main tank. Lots of reflections. You can see 2 in this shot and the Mummy along the bottom right. I think I am the proud Mum! LOL
Today was the first day of school for 3 special girls that I know. Miss Indy broke my tears when she stopped in before school. So grown up...and her mother did her hair... (I know Rach,I can't talk) I so want to call them and see how their day was...
Well I better get a few more computer bits done so I can hopefully scrap...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
We arrived home yesterday, had 30mins to unpack then it was off to Armidale for Shawns 'back to school' haircut and pick up supplies...last minute :)
Today he is back at school, Yr 2.....
This morning Meg came around, yes she is back from her holiday and I will have to return her scrap stash.... I might have one last binge tonight...LOL
While Meg was here I noticed that the Dalmatian Molly (fish) was not pregnant anymore!!!! So far I have counted 9!!!!! I am a Mummy!! I am soooo excited....
Well I better get busy while Liberty is asleep. This place is a mess......
Update - make that 12 baby Dalmatians.
Friday, January 25, 2008
We are heading off for the weekend tomorrow to see Miss Jess.
Happy Australia Day everyone!
Well I have some super exciting news! A few weeks ago I applied for a Design Team position with Julies Scrapping Jewels and I found out yesterday.....that I got accepted!!!!!! I am soooo excited and waaaay out of my comfort zone. This is a totally new thing for me. I have certainly seen my share of scrap sites and joined in on 1 or 2 forums but never been anyone other than a 'customer'. I am looking forward to this challenge, my biggest ever scrapping challenge!
It seems that I turned 31 and grew up, became more adventurous and am joining in more. Must scrap a page about that! lol
PS. There is a crop on tonight at Scrapping Jewels 7.30 QLD time!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
This is the cool thing I have been wanting to share. It is a can that has a ring-pull top full of choc treats! I think that is such a neat idea! I used a 500g can of tomatoes. Use a tin opener and open the bottom, so the ring pull top is intact. Wash it out, fill it with what ever takes your fancy, hot glue the base back on and decorate! How cool is that!!
Cindy at Scrapping Jewels has better instructions if you want to have a look. I think they would be great with Easter eggs, birthday parties etc. This one is a Thank you gift. The problem with using a 500g can is that it is 13 inches around...longer than a 12 sheet of paper...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
This is my entry for the LSS in Grafton. They put out a kit for $5 each month. Moo picked this one up for me and I will hand it in when we go up on the weekend.
The reason that I haven't posted about the 'cool thing' I want to show you is because it is a gift for Moo and she sometimes checks out this blog...It paid off because she did today!! Lucky!!
Starting this Friday night until Sunday Scrapping Jewels is having a cyber crop. If you have never signed up for a CC please do. They are great fun! I have done 2 from another site and enjoyed them both! I will be able to join in on Friday night but that is all as we will be away. There will be a treasure hunt, bingo and challenges that I know of so far... The prizes are yet to be anounced. All of the details are in the forum. I also ordered some Grungeboard from there today...can't wait to see it!!
Monday, January 21, 2008
These are the photos I took of the flood at Greenoak in January. As I was scrapping them I was thinking of everyone in QLD who is underwater. The photos I have are nothing compared to what some are experiencing, hope it gets better soon for you all...
This LO is using Basic Greys Mellow range, Bo Bunny brads, AMM ribbon, Megs (gotta have something of Megs) Hero arts stamps and I used her scalloped ruler to make the scallop.
The other cool thing I mentioned yesterday is still to come...
Sunday, January 20, 2008
This is my first page (of many I hope) 'Meg Style' using Megs stash while she is away. No I didn't offer to water plants or feed the pets. I just offered to babysit the supplies! A true friend I am! :) I enjoyed this page. It didn't take me as long as I thought. I am usually a thinker more than a throw it on person...I tried to think less. I got this paper in America it is Me & My Big Ideas. It has a gloss finish, very different. I have entered it in the monthly Click'nScrap comp - theme is animals.
I also made another cool creation today, but I will have to show you in a few days....
On the home front,Liberty rode her bike all on her own for the very first time today! Yay for Liberty!! Watch this space for the LO.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
This morning started with swimming lessons in the cold rain. I felt badly putting him in today, but it is the last day. Ian (swimming instructor) commented that he has done well he just needs to grow into his body. Shawn is tall and thin. Until I put on weight I always felt awkward, 185cm and 55kg. All arms and legs and never a comfortable place to display them. For everyone who doesn't know me I am soooooo not that weight anymore. Ian even commented to Shawn that Ian Thorpe has big feet and hands and long legs just like Shawn does!
After lunch I went out to Megs and raided her scrapping stash so I can play with them while she is away...with a bit of magic they might make me almost as good as her. :) Meg does great work her link is in my blog list. While I was out there we came up with an order for Scrap Relief. I think it is a new site but the prices are soooo good! I love the Print Blocks albums and refills they are on sale for $12.80! SUPER!!! I think the sale is on until the end of January.
Before I go I need to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA!! Love you xxx
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
In the photos you can see the new additions to our family. The bottom images are Bristle nose catfish. Rach delivered them this morning. They are the neatest little fish! they scurry around sucking up scum....very busy fish. The top fish are our Dalmation Mollies. We have a boy and a girl. The girl is actually a woman and has a very large belly that the pet shop told us is likely to be babies!!!!!! (fair trade Rach!)
I have been busy with Google on this matter and it is all very interesting. A female only has to mate once in her lifetime but can carry sperm in her forever. She is a live bearer and the fry can be half and inch long at birth. She may have 10-60 at a time...You go girl! lol
I did have a LO to share but I have been a little excited about the fish so I will post it tomorrow.
THANKS again everyone!
Happy Blogging x
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I got called into work today so that was a nice change to my week.
Last night Matt was away so I stayed up and did a page. I quite like it, a bit different for me. The kids had a great time clowning around for the camera. I love it!! :}
NEWSFLASH: Shawn is now back from his super fun disco where he won best junior male dancer!!
My boy has the moves....
Unfortunately he won't be signing any autographs tonight as he is 'buggered'. :}
Sunday, January 13, 2008
This morning I went out to Raches for a catch up with Jo and her family. It was a good morning. Shawn stayed on, hanging with Nash...Those boys have a serious Lego addiction! :}
This afternoon I worked on and off on this LO. Ironically we had to go to Armidale to get another box of Pepsi as we will run out tonight...told you I was addicted!!!
Shawn starts swimming lessons tomorrow so we were all on the hunt for his goggles...Shawn found them 5 minutes ago under a basketball in his dungeon...I mean room.
Hope everyone had a good weekend.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
After work today a group of us went to the local park. I really want to say it was so the kids could get some summer fresh air, exercise, hang out with their friends. It was nothing like that. It was just an evil plan so us parents could have some time out and adult conversation. We also used this time as a photographic opportunity that would lead to a scrap page. Those poor kids...the way we treat them. They had a horrible time. All that play equipment, rocks to climb, bridge to play on, lizards to follow, stick forts to build. We should be ashamed of ourselves! :}
Thanks for stopping by! x
Friday, January 11, 2008
This photo is just a random shot that I took at Green Oak last weekend. I am not sure what they were looking at, but I loved the lighting!
We started our fish tank earlier this week and so far so good! Santa left us all a nice new tank so we each get to choose a fish. Shawns choice was a small school of Neon Tetras. We are doing everything by the book and introducing new fish slowly. Matts and Liberty's fish had to be ordered so next week they should move in. I am getting my super cute fish from my great friend Rach who breeds well....I mean her fish do, so I am taking some from her super aquarium. Thanks Rach!
Shawn starts swimming lessons next week at 11am. I really only mention that so I can look back and remember. My 2008 diary hasn't show up yet...I feel a bit lost!
I need to thank Moo for her computer help today...I will email you a copy of my work over the weekend! x
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
So I didn't get any scrapping done!!! My plan for tonight is to tidy my space. (again lol) Since I share a room with Matts office and he organised his side ready for a new work year, I better do my side.
Have a good night everyone!
Monday, January 7, 2008
Postman just came with a box of scrapping goodies...gotta go...:}
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Now I better go and read my 51 emails that came in... I think I took over 200 photos so I will put more up latter. Hope your weekend was great too! x
Friday, January 4, 2008
Matt went to the doc this morning and is now on antibiotics to clear up a few infections. He is down to needing only one nap a day so we have decided to head off for the weekend! Nothing like last minute.... Since Matt is still contagious we are going to Green Oak. His family's property on the Macleay river. No electricity, no hot water, no TV, no Telephone...what more could I want!!!
Wish me luck!!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Shawn is joining in with the summer reading at the local library. For every book that he reads he gets a ticket into a prize draw and they have a little party at the end of the holidays. I also told him I would give him .50cents for each book. He started yesterday afternoon and has already finished 4 books.....
I thought I would throw in another random photo from my files. This shot was taken last October long weekend. It features my super cool Uncle Rocky. He did a blacksmith demo at our family reunion. I love this shot, totally unplanned, but I captured his reflection and the smoke. I love the stance and the look on his face. It is a photo that would mean nothing to most people, but I see a whole story it. x
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
What is involved with the tag is.
1. Link to the person who tagged you. Scraptart
2. List 7 weird, random or little know facts about me.
3. Tag 7 other Bloggers and let them know that they have been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blog and listing them on yours.
1.My favourite fact about me is that I was born in California in the Mojave Desert at Edwards Air Force Base.
2. I have a brown spotted Dalmatian.
3. I eat Dill Pickles like carrots. I order McDonald's pickles by the cup full!
4. I sang at the Sydney Opera house...but that does not mean that I can sing.
5. I have a small collection of old Gone with the wind books.
6. I don't like mixing my food textures.
7....... I keep the Pepsi Co. in business!
That was tough to think of 7 slightly interesting things! Now I have to do the Tagging. I don't know many bloggers that actually visit my blog...or they have never left me a comment to let me know they do :} I don't have 7 but I do have the wonderfully fab MEG and my Blog Buddy KRISTY and KYLIE found me via Kristy...So I have tagged 3 people...On the tagging goes!