Wednesday, July 23, 2008

This made my day.......

The very sweet & wonderful Jo & Rosy from 3 Angels Scrapping have used my absolute favourite L/O as the featured L/O for their ad this month in the Scrapbooking Memories magazine Vol 10 No 4.

It was a lovely & moving surprise to read about in the forum this morning.

For those of you who may not know the photo in the L/O was taken of our girls with Dakota, our very much loved Siberian Husky, just a day before he passed away form cancer earlier this year.

Looking at that L/O still brings tears to my eyes as I do still really struggle with his loss. He was such a big & special part of our family & is so sadly missed.

After I got Lily off to school & went to a meeting at the Beachside Centre, where I do some volunteer work, I rushed over to the newsagents to get hold of a copy for myself. Lily is going to be so thrilled when I show her this afternoon.

Thank you so much Jo & Rosy xx

BTW if you're looking for a great place to shop for your scrapping needs with a fabulous & diverse range of stock & if you're anything like me who thinks that service is everything, go & check them out. Stop by the forum & gallery too, it's an awesome, friendly site.

OK, now onto a bit of a catch up, it's been a while with school holidays & all.

Slowly getting back into the school routine, earlier to bed at night for the girls & of course much earlier mornings, I really did enjoy the sleep ins over the last couple of weeks with mornings being so cold at the moment. Craig & I so opposite when comes to the weather, he hates being too hot in summer, me I can't stand the cold!

Lily's off to see Possum Magic at the Laycock Street Theatre today, not bad going an excursion on Day 2 of the new school term & Day 3 is a mufti day!!!

We had a reasonably quiet school holidays, stayed pretty local to the Central Coast for the most part, had a few play dates & catch ups with friends form school at Patonga, Pearl Beach & the pools.

These photos were taken during a bush walk at Pearl Beach, it was just gorgeous & all the kids had so much fun!

On Thursday of the 2nd week (Super Thursday as it was known) Lily, Mackenzie & I went into the City by train & joined thousands upon thousands of other pilgrims to see the Pope as he was driven through the streets of Sydney. As reported in the media, he drove by far too quickly for me to get any photos but he was facing in our direction & waving as he went past so I really am grateful for what possibly could be a once in a lifetime experience.

I have to say I really was apprehensive about being part of such a huge crowd with 2 small children, but as Lily really had her heart set on going, I didn't want to rob her of a chance at seeing Pope Benedict XVI. I'm sure she will remember the day for a long time to come. The atmosphere was great, very similar to the buzz that was around the City during the 2000 Olympics.

Craig & I took the girls to go & see Disney on Ice "Amazing Adventures" at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre & had a great day, it was lots of fun as always!

I also took the girls for a drive to see their Opa & then to Anna's for lots of attention & haircuts. On the way home we picked up Craig from work which was lovely too, something we can only do in the school holidays as due to petrol being as expensive as it is & of course the distance he generally commutes to work by train & bus most days.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A few new creations & an update......

Hi, how's everyone going?

A special hello to all my recent international visitors. I hope you enjoy looking around my blog.

It's full steam ahead here at the moment & we are all constantly on the go. Can't wait for the school holidays to have a bit of rest time although with a 3.5 mth old puppy around the house I think that's one of the major reasons we seem to be always so busy & unrelaxed, not stressed out but just never resting!

Winter's kicked in the last few days too, the winds are just so cold & strong. Both Mackenzie & myself have had little battles with the flu too & thankfully we're at the other side of it although Mackenzie still barks like a dog at night.

I've done a little bit of scrapping since my last post & had my stall at the markets which didn't go particularly well as the overall attendance was very low, mostly the family's of kids who were performing dance & musical items on the day. So all in all it was pretty disappointing but what can I do. I'll be giving some other markets a go closer to Christmas.

I might also add too that we are very proud of Lily for her excellent school report for the 1st half of the year. She is travelling along very, very well & all in all a pleasure to teach which is just lovely to hear.

This little pillow box was made for to thank Lily's substitute teacher for all her hard work this term as she replaced Lily's usual teacher who was away on long service leave. We filled it with M&Ms minis & she loved it!

Both of these L/Os were made using the "French Twist" monthly challenge kit from 3AS, you could add ink & your own alphas I think from memory but everything else had could only be from the kit. Lots of fun & I think I also won a prize!

This is the Kaisercraft princess crown I decorated to sell at the markets, really love how it turned out, so blingy & soft & pretty.

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