Sunday, August 30, 2009

900 photos later...

At Rick & Amy's wedding I shot off about 900 pics and another 100 of various non wedding things over the weekend. I do enjoy playing with my D90!
I am soooo tired. After 2 nights with not much sleep, my eyes are struggling to stay open and focus. Hopefully tomorrow I can have a good look and start culling wedding shots. This pic of Liberty was taken after the ceremony as we were heading down to the beach to get some shots... she wanted me to push her on the swings... Well her face tells the rest of the story.
It was a lovely wedding, so good to see everyone.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

I shot these last Sunday evening on the way home from camp. I got to the top of the Moonbi Mountains and it was beautiful...
Tomorrow we are off to Coffs Harbour for Matt's Nephews wedding. It has been about 10 years since I went to a beach wedding. This one is extra special. It is the first Myhill wedding since ours almost 11 years ago (yikes) and I get to play photographer... nervous and excited about that...
To check out other sky images from around the world visit HERE.
Happy weekend :)

This is my entry for Augusts 123 Challenge. Criteria was to use a blurred photo, at least 5 staples and something metal. It is a pretty basic page, but it was a very funny moment in time :)
Anyone for blog candy? Check out THIS talented scrappers site to find out how!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Camp stuff

These are 2 more pages that I did at camp. Both I have entered in challenges over at Scrapbooking Top 50. I seemed to do bright pages at camp... I must have been happy :)

My Cullen boy...

Today over at school they celebrated book week. Shawn went as Edward Cullen from the Twilight series. He looks a little more Jasper than Edward :) Shawn is really enjoying the books. A good challenge for a 9 year old! We (I) had a great time this morning doing his hair and powdering him with baby powder for that pale vampire look :)
I was thrown the job of helping judge the children, not an easy task as so many of them put a lot of thought into it.
I will share some scrapping later...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Camp Prize!

This is my award winning scrap page! LOL

We were given a sketch to inspire us and this is what I came up with... It is made completely from scraps. I was happy with it but really didn't think anyone else would think so. Work was judged and voted on by all of 50 ish women that attended camp. For me to come out with 2nd place is pretty exciting!

Below is a pic of the goodies I won. Some Making Memories papers and a photo cube. Maya Road rub-ons and dial and a Loverly book on Photo Decor.
I will post more of my layouts from camp over the next few days.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Home from camp...

I spent some time this morning watching this lovely Mum and her Joey by the lake. I didn't want to get to close as she was having breakfast. The Joey had a great time playing in the pouch, very funny to see long legs and nothing else sticking out.
Camp was great! Fairly productive, I got 13 pages done, some were doubles, and I like all of them. I will take some pics tomorrow to share.... time for sleep.... zzzzzzz

* Meg and Pam I am going to start blackmailing you both, I have some *interesting* pictures of you both :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Road Trip!

Don't these look yummy! One of my super girlfriends delivered them to me yesterday... thankyou x I plan on cutting them up and snacking on them for my road trip this afternoon. I am off to Lake Keepit for 2 nights to scrapbook... and eat... and laugh... and drink... did I mention eat :) This year I am driving the 2 hour trip myself. It will be my first road trip on my own with my fully qualified licence. I have the ipod ready to go!
I better get busy packing and getting this house into order so I can leave knowing it didn't look like a demolition site!

Monday, August 17, 2009


My new treats! :)
I have been drooling over these vinyl decals for a good few months now and I finally ordered me some! The camera is on my laptop and the cupcake is on (one of) my camera bags. I got some other goodies that I am not sure where they will go yet so stay tuned! 3 days after I ordered these, a vinyl sewing machine became available to purchase! Typical! :)
They came to me all the way from Springfield MO. I love Elsie Flannigans creations. I loved her scrapbooking range when she had one... I ordered these from Red Velvet Art where a group of uniquely talented people sell their creations. I would *love* to own one of her original girls one day...
4 Sleeps till camp!!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


This is a shot I took last Sunday out at the Ferris'. This is the view while we had lunch.
Hopefully we will get some good rain to add some colour to the grass and fill up the dam.

Shawn had a disco on tonight at school. He loves them, my groovy boy :) Tonights theme was 'bright colours'... He went with blue and white pants and a lime T-Shirt. You don't get cooler than that! lol Once home he got busy planning what he will do for the Halloween disco...

Enjoy your Friday, for a look at wonderful images from around the world have a look at Sky Watch Friday

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hump Day!

Today is Jessica's 3rd birthday and her brother Lucas' 1st birthday! Clever parents they have :) I got this shot on Sunday of Liberty and Jess. I think it is very sweet...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Did I???

I am sorting through some files for camp and came across this image... not sure if I have posted it before, sorry If I have :) At least it is a cute shot!
All day (and I mean all ALL day) this beautiful 'big' girl has talked about her friend Molly. I love Miss Molly, but I am sick of hearing about her today!!! Keeping in the M theme, Liberty asked how to type her friend Meg's name today, that didn't take long and she quickly moved back to calling Molly on her duplo phone... I hope Liberty doesn't get the bug the rest of us have so she can see Molly at Preschool tomorrow. Bring on some sanity!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday with this little man.

Sunday was a lovely day. It was Lucas' Christening. It was a lovely sunny day we all sat out and chatted and laughed for hours. Then I got home and my occasional small cough turned into fever, aches and a yucky cough... Super!
Today I have had some naps while my wonderful husband stayed home with Liberty and an unwell Shawn. I am thankful x
Here's to a better day tomorrow!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Useless, but interesting!

Today is the 7th of August.

At 34 mins and 56 seconds past 12... the time will read 12:34:56 07-08-09......... 123456789.

This wont happen for another thousand years.

I spotted this on a friends post on facebook and thought I would share.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Empire State Flags

2 months ago I was on the observatory level at the Empire State Building, NYC. Looking up (and I fear heights!) I snapped these flags against a beautiful blue spring sky.
This was my second visit to the ESB. the first time was winter at night time. The view was amazing. It was also the coldest I have ever been... The wind chill so was disabling, I could not inhale...
Happy Sky Watch Friday. If you are in the mood to blog hop stop by and visit some wonderful skies from all over the world.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Looking forward to warmer weather!

The past few days have been beautiful! We went and got wood on Sunday and it was the perfect day, so good to feel the sun hit you. Today is another beautiful morning, when you are out of the wind...
This is a pic I took 2 months ago!!!! Times Square NYC. The city has closed Broadway at times square to traffic. The chairs are supplied by the city. It was rather strange seeing people just sitting and chatting amongst all of the neon. Apparently 2 million people cross times square daily!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

babys got blue eyes...

Miss Bitty has beautiful eyes, just like her Daddy. they change colour depending on the current mood. I snapped this pic a few nights ago while I was checking on a lens that I let someone borrow. So far so good!
I can't remember what she was about to tell me at this moment... it was pretty serious! :)