Saturday, February 28, 2009

Half way

I thought it has been awhile since I have posted a photo of my children. This is Shawn last weekend. He suprised me by jumping off this rock. He is growing up!!!
If you are a stamper/scrapper check out THIS site. I love the light meter stamp, so many uses...
This morning I went to work and stayed for my first 'end of month'. I arrived home just as Matt and his Dad finished concreting the sleepers for the retaining wall. I have wonderful timing :)
Then I had a special photo that I did at TAFE to show Pam, so I took that around to show her and ended up staying for dinner... I am not sure if I ate to much or my T-shirt got shorter.... Thanks Baldwins :)
Now I am off to bed. I have so much to do tomorrow... night x

Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday already?

I can't believe it is Sky Watch Friday already! This week went quickly...
I took this photo over at Sawtel last weekend. This was about 5pm. I am standing in the same spot I took the photo of Bec diving off the rock below.
I had my 3rd Photoshop class last night. It is moving pretty slowly, but I am enjoying it. It feels good to be creative and learn at the same time. Also going to a 'class' gives me 3 solid hours to concentrate without having to stop and tend to my children...
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Go Anna

We saw this beautiful creature at the Dorrigo waterfall. This Goanna was an average size, maybe a meter long, with a beautiful blue head. He was climbing up the ledge ready to see if anyone had missed the garbage bin with his lunch. So we did the wrong thing and fed him snacks we had in the car. He came pretty close.
Miss Liberty is at Preschool today. I have done my jobs (even went for a walk to do some of them!) and now plan to scrap until I have to pick her up. I better get busy :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Last weekend we went to Sawtel for an engagement party. I had a great time, as always with my camera. It came with me out into the water to get some shots of everyone diving off the perfect rock! This is Matt's neice, Bec. I love this shot of her.

Nothing very exciting to report really, I am busy being domestic.

I am also keeping busy by organising our trip to America in May.... very exciting stuff for us! It all happened last week, very quickly. We will fly into NYC and have 4 nights. Then we will dive across Pennsylvania to spend 2 weeks with my Dad and family near Pittsburgh. I wasted a good bit of time looking into car rentals today, nothing really worked so I will but it on the back burner for a few days.
It should be lovely weather. Both Matt and Shawn will have birthdays there... again :)

Well Shawn will be home in a few minutes from School so I will go and get a snack ready for him.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


The sky was very colourful last night. After the week of rain, then the heat switching back on yesterday. This pic doesn't show the yellows then pinks the sky turned. I was busy editing some photos and didn't have the time to keep running out to take snaps. I did get to see it all out of my window while I worked! Sky Watch Friday

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hump Day!

Today is the middle of another week... I don't know where the days go!
This is my page for February Roadmaps. It was quite a fun sketch to follow. We have been getting some fantastic rain this week. Most areas down river have flooded. We are meant to be going to the Sawtel for an engagement party so hopefully the roads will open again. I have to work Saturday morning and will miss the main party, but I will drive myself down after work and meet up with Matt and the kids.
Well it has been a big day so I am off to bed! Night x

Monday, February 16, 2009

February 123 challenge

This is my attempt at the 123 Challenge with the February criteria of.... Nature, no hearts and not using a square or circle base. I guess it is circular...but with a bit of a twist :)
It has glimmer mist and kindy glitz all over it, but the photo makes it look dull.... oh well!

Friday, February 13, 2009


This is the beautiful Fish Hawk that lives down near Green Oak. This time he actually circled the house for quite sometime. I have never spotted him so far from the river. As you can see the weather was perfect! For other sky's around the world visit Sky Watch Friday.

The weather now is completely opposite to what we had last weekend. I am all rugged up in my woolies. It is wet and windy outside... today was to be the school swimming carnival.
It has been a big week. Shawn started Guitar lessons and is loving them, my little Keith Urban :)
Liberty had her 3rd time at Preschool and had another fun day. P&C has kept me busy, but I am taking the weekend off and will start on it again Monday.
last night was my first time at TAFE doing my Photoshop course... I love it!!! Who would have thought Photoshop is not so scary!!! :) I have a few pics in mind that I would like to find time to play with over the weekend.
Well time to put Miss L down for her nap...bye

Monday, February 9, 2009

Heaven on Earth

This is Green Oak. We had a wonderful weekend away and the weather was so good to us! Alot of time spent in the river, time well wasted. The water was perfect, I don't handle cold water and will only get in if it is perfect. Yesterday we spent around 2 hours just floating.
We had 4 families, 8 adults and 11 children. The kids did so well, no fights, no TV watching... plenty of motorbike riding and fresh air. Thanks to my friends for a very enjoyable weekend.
While we were away the Uralla show was on. Shawn entered some lego creations and won first prize and show Champion. I am very proud of him, he loooves his lego!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

This will be my view tomorrow.

Tomorrow I will be sitting in the evening air looking out over this view... It will be difficult, but I will cope :) I hope I will cope, I imagine the temp will be close to 40 degrees c.
I missed Sky Watch Friday last week, I didn't even have time to leave comments on other sites which I love to do.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fresh vegies

Finally I am getting some results with my garden. Last night we had beans and spinach. The herbs have been great for a few weeks. Plenty of tomatoes but still green.
Liberty had her second week of preschool today, she loved it! I am so proud of her.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Superbowl XLIII

Today was the Superbowl and the super Steelers won! Matt and I always watch it together, ever since the first one we watched together when we had only been seeing each other for a few months. Matt really got into this game, I must admit the last few minutes was nail biting stuff. I think the Superbowl is the one event that I can watch in Australia and know what my family in America is doing, I can picture them in my Grandmothers lounge room, Aunt Linda in her Steelers gear armed with snacks. I love that 'familiar' feeling.
Well the past few days have been huge, busy days. I am so tired. Today the P&C catered for a Ram sale. I spent a good part of Sunday baking. My mother and Grandmother helped with most of it, Thankyou!
Yesterday I did get to spend just a little time playing with a friends new Canon 5D MarkII camera. When I get the images I will share some lovely ones I took of Miss L.
Well I need to get some things done for tomorrow. Hopefully I won't miss so many days blogging. I missed Sky watch Friday... that's how busy I have been!