Tuesday, 22 January 2008

What is in MY handbag...

Phew! Finally got Melis' CJ finished so they are headed to LissyK tomorrow... which means I get to go scrap shopping... hehehehe


Paul the electrican man came and fixed our air con and got it running today... woo hoo... pretty stoked about that because we are in for some hot days this week.

My two girls were sick today... not nice but they seem better now... hoping the rest of us don't get it. Have to keep BIL away from sick kids at the moment. He is in hospital but they seem to have things under control so keep us in your prayers... or your fingers crossed for us, or both.

Monday, 21 January 2008

Back in the scrap...

woo hooo... finally got an opportunity AND a mojo hit at the same time!

Here is Chelle's CJ... My Favourite Song, right here, right now. I still love "Hey there Delilah" by Plain White T's ... despite it having been played to death on the radio! It reminds me of myself and DH when we first started "going out" way back in the day... holey crap that's almost 21 years ago now!

I have almost finished poppysmum's "What is in your handbag?" too...

Saturday, 19 January 2008

So I finally did IT!

I did it! I joined the gym! Here is the PROOF...


I have a key tag and I'm gonna use it! My first class was A.B.T. which apparently stands for Abs, Bum and Thighs... I seriously think it REALLY stands for A BRUTAL TORTURE! To top it off I got my ambitions confused with my ability and followed up with a 40 minute Power Circuit class and subsequently today I cannot walk! Moderation is the key... today I will walk... slowly... in the pool.

Well the first month of 2008 is flying by and despite feeling like I haven't really been doing anything our days have been full. We have been to see a couple of movies and gone to the indoor play centre. We've been to the park and we've been shopping. Anything I can think of to keep these kids from driving me up the wall!!! LOL I shouldn't complain I suppose, really they have all been very well behaved but I definitely have a renewed respect for my mother who had five kids... a hero she is... or perhaps derranged! She did a great job though, I mean look how great I turned out! hehehe

Callie has learned to ride her bike without training wheels, pretty much all by herself, and her 2 bottom front teeth have fallen out. The tooth fairy hasn't been yet, I'd better tell her to get her act together!

We have also put up a new Hills Playing Mantis climbing gym for the kids...

That is not my backyard and those are NOT my kids btw... though I have had 10 kids here on and off over the past couple of weeks! Just call me The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe!

We had the guys here installing the aircon yesterday but there seems to be some dramas with the wiring of it and it isn't working yet... they promise Monday... Mmmmm... we'll see. I spent all afternoon and most of the evening cleaning up the god awful mess they left... there is gyprock dust EVERYWHERE from where they cut the holes for the vents in the ceiling and that stuff sticks! It is really hard to get off... I am so over vaccuuming!

My BIL is going really well with his treatment, feeling a bit off colour but the medical staff said that was to be expected. They are keeping themselves in self imposed isolation atm to try as hard as they can to keep him from catching any bugs while his immunity is down. At this stage he hasn't had any complications so keep your fingers crossed for us. If he can get through the next week without getting any infections we will all be really happy.

We are half way through swimming lessons for Callie and Dylan is also loving the trips to the pool every morning. I am loving the fact that she is exhausted and falling asleep on the way home each day and having a proper sleep again... woo hoo!


She did the big move to a big bed last week... no dramas what-so-ever... in fact I think she is sleeping better than ever which is great. However, I did the big clean up of all her baby clothes and furniture at the same time... deciding that I need to have a huge garage sale to get rid of some of the stuff... then it hit me... I found the little outfit she came home from hospital in and it dawned on me... NO MORE BABIES.

Not that I want anymore children or anything like that (Old Woman... Shoe... not my preferred living arrangement I can tell you! LOL)... but it just sort of got me thinking about never having anymore babies and that made me a bit sad... but excited at the same time about entering this new stage of my and their lives.

I don't have any LOs to share because all I have had time for is DT stuff... but I will next post. Promise! Hope you are all having a great 2008... take care.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

just a super, mega quick up date...


...to let you know what we are up to over at Scrap World.

Tomorrow night we are sponsoring a Cyber Crop at Scrapbooking Top 50. Hope you will pop in and have a play. There are some hints up in their forum if you want a heads up.

BIG NEWS.... Melis (poppysmum)... our very own Master in Residence ;)... is hosting a new comp and it's going to be HUGE!

CALENDAR GIRLS

Do you want to really record all that happens throughout the year? I MEAN REALLY RECORD THOSE MOMENTS - BIG AND SMALL? Then this is the competition/challenge for you! Record all those everyday events and momentous occasions in a calendar form, incorporate it into a scapbooking layout and load it into the appropriate gallery here at Scrapworld. Just think, at the end of the year you will have 12 layouts that accurately recall all that has happened - a true reflection of your year, month by month! Monthly prizes up for grabs and HUGE grand final prizes! Join us for a year of fun, a year of recording the memories, a year of scrapping! Head on over to the FORUM for more information about this competition and look below to see the layout examples! Join Melissa Corbett in a fun and inspiring challenge that will help you document life's moments!

We have monthly comps starting with an awesome sketch.

You can also join in with Emily's 52 Week AJ Challenge (in case you were like me a fell hopelessly behind last year! LOL) and Elsie's 52 Scrapbooking Challenges.

There is heaps more planned for what's looking like a fantastic year of scrapping inspiration and don't forget the prizes... cool prizes! LOL Hope you will come join in and have some fun...

OK just a quickie LO share so I look like I have been doing something and deserve this flash new scraproom... LOL... there is more I promise... but I can't share yet... I still get a little thrill out of saying, "It's DT stuff." hehehehehehe...

These are a couple of Christmas LOs... two of the kidlets' 1st Christmases with their Dad...




Oh man! Now the "middle child" is getting a "syndrome"... I'd better dig out a photo of her first Christmas with her Dad... mmmmm... that's pre scrapping... wonder if I even HAVE a pic? *GULP*

Thanks heaps for all the lovely comments chickies... I am checking out your blogs too and LOVING them all! Mwah...