Friday, July 31, 2009

Sky Watch and Drought Watch

Yesterday afternoon while out at a friends place I took advantage of the amazing views to snap a Sky Watch Friday pic. The point of interest is actually the lagoon. Can you see it? It is the large mass of dirt behind the house and before the road. A very sad sight. Dangars lagoon usually has a good variety of water fowl, breading black swans and the occasional pelican. When full its size is 49 hectares! Looking down I think it may be completely dry, I will have to go for a drive and investigate...
Well that is a pretty sad SWF post, hope yours is brighter!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's a Girl!

My cousin had a baby girl Finlee Cecile! From the photos that I have seen she is the most beautiful little girl... Not sure when I will get to meet her, but I am looking forward to that day! Liberty looks at the photos and asks when she can go and play with her... She is quite the little Mother Miss Liberty.
I have been scrapping a bit, just not sharing any of it. I do like this LO. The pic was taken at Lititz, PA. At the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Factory. It is a fun little place, you get to twist your own hot pretzel. Well years ago you did, now it is play-doh. OH&S I guess?
I have had a pretty productive day. I think I will spend the rest of the day deciding on what photos to print ready for scrap camp. Only 3 weeks away!!! Well between getting dinner, baths and that kind of stuff, I will look at photos :)

Monday, July 27, 2009


Quite a few people have been waiting patiently (and I am sure some anxiously) for a new edition. My cousin Sara and her husband Sean are expecting their first baby on the 21st of July... yes this year! Because of the time difference (they live in America), first thing every morning I check emails and Facebook hoping to read some news of a new baby...
Tomorrow is back to school day! Wednesday is Preschool day.... I am excited! I have a list of jobs that can only be accomplished if Miss L is not around, so that will be a big day.
Well, I am off to check on Facebook, bye.....

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Perfect afternoon for this...

Today was a good day to light some candles. Black Cherry is one of my favourites! Not so easy to find on my last trip to America, so this is the only one I have, I am burning it wisely :)
I was to lazy to set up the tripod for this shot, but I like the way it turned out, it looks warm. I went to have a play with it in photoshop, but ended up sticking with the original.
It was a morning of photos today. I did some portraits of a beautiful family for my work. I have not had a good look or play yet, but I think there are some great shots! ....yes, I know Pam, with subjects like you how could there be a bad shot! lol Thankyou, for taking time out of your weekend for me x
Monday tomorrow...hummmmm

Friday, July 24, 2009

Cloud Machine

This is a Sugar Cane mill in Northern NSW (sorry the town escapes me at the moment). Matt calls them cloud machines :) The steam looks so soft... The smell is dreadful, not a place I could live! I took this picture early Saturday morning on our way up to the Gold Coast, I instantly thought of Sky Watch Friday. Hope you are all well x

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thursday Plantation

We stopped very briefly at Thursday Plantation on the way home from QLD. It looks like a great place to stop next time we have the kids with us. All throughout the gardens is various sculptures, I loved this chair!
Today it is just Miss Liberty and I. She is just finishing off a cup of icecream and then she is going to help me sort through her clothes to see what fits. Then I think we might make a birthday card for ready for Miss Indi's birthday tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


This is where I spent the night on Saturday, Hope Island on the Gold Coast... a far cry from winter here! Matt and I went away for a function for his work. It was nice to have 'us' time. Just to spend time in the car and talk was a nice treat.
Well the school holidays are now 3/4 of the way through and I don't know where they went really... the kids have enjoyed themselves. Shawn is going on a road trip with his Dad tomorrow, just the 2 of them, they love it!
I was called into work today, I have one of the chesty, cold, cough bugs that is doing the rounds, but it was good to keep busy and get my mind off it. Mind over matter!!! I am in bed now...
I promise to be a better blogger, well I will try ;)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Liberty's first movie adventure.

Yesterday we went and saw this movie at the local cinema...
Sid makes me happy :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

3 weeks ago...

3 weeks ago this photo was taken at the Pittsburgh International Airport. These bags are what we lugged back to Australian with us... In our defence, Mum's suitcase is the blue one :) So we only had 8!
It is a beautiful sunny Sunday out so time to get busy!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Sky Watch Friday, Canada

Happy SWF!!!

Another photo taken from the plane this week. The land you can just see at the top is Canada. As we flew NYC to LA we went over Chicago and the great lakes.

Today in good ole Uralla the sky is grey, very depressing! I am really looking forward to spring this year!

To look at other Sky Watch Friday pics click HERE

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A proud moment!

This afternoon at school Shawn was involved in a concert. Students that have been learning instruments could perform a small piece to play. Shawn played Creams, "Sunshine of your love". He did very well!
He loves learning the guitar and he thinks his teacher is pretty cool (He likes Lego and Star Wars too!)
He has the complete rock star look happening with the long hair... come summer it is gone! :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Love this stuff....

Glimmer Mist is the same great product with a Fabulous NEW Look!
Over on My Tattered Angels they are promoting the new winter 09 range of Glimmer Mist and are giving away some with the brand new packaging! It makes for an interesting read if you are a crafter of any type...
It has been toooo long since I have made time to scrap, perhaps a win may help :) If not, I am looking forward to some scrap time at camp in August...

A handy thing!

This is what we affectionately call a "Handy Thing". My Dad gave this to us. You put butter/marg in it, push the inside so it comes out of the bottom and rub the curved edge along your cob. How efficient is that! It actually works really well...
I have had a big few days and am paying for them today. Friday Liberty and I went to the school for a few hours to help pack book packs for next term, then up to Armidale to shop for the P&C Fathers Day stall. Early I know, but a shop is having a closing down sale so I thought it would be a good chance to make a few extra $$$. Saturday I worked then came home and started dusting, washing, moving things... I finally stopped last night at about 9.30. I don't know what came over me!!!
Yesterday we also had 3 of the 4 Ferris' come and visit. First time we had seen each other since we have been home, not bad since they live 3 hours away. I would like to say they came just to see us.... but they were actually driving through from seeing one of the Pink concerts in Newcastle.
It was still below freezing at 8.30am today.... I am really missing the perfect weather we had in America...

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sky Watch Friday..... I Missed You!!!

It has been a good while since I have played along with Sky Watch Friday. I did think of it while I was away, so now I have a good amount of 'back-up' pics for emergency Fridays :)
This is taken from the plane somewhere between Sydney and LA June 29th or 30th. I love looking down on beautiful fluffy clouds, just as the sun is adding colour.
Happy Friday everyone! I have a big day planned so I better get moving...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My babies...

My beautiful children.
I took this shot at a wedding we went to while in America, Trauger PA. I do like this pic, it is especially lovely of Shawn...
Well I am in bed with the new mattress... it will take a bit of getting use to. We picked up a new electric blanket as well and I can feel it under the sheet, so I will also get a new egg create. I must have Princess and the pea syndrome :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Toys Were Us

Matt, Shawn and Liberty went on this giant indoor ferris wheel 4 times. I didn't go on it once...someone had to take the photos :)

Toys R Us Times Square is amazing! It is possibly Shawn's very favourite store.

I worked again today. I do like what I do, but a day at home while Liberty was at Preschool would have been a great help... maybe next week. It seemed like this windy weather blew in crazy customers today... :)

Now it is time to go and and put wood in the fire and enjoy my last night with my old mattress.