Thursday, January 31, 2008

Big School

Guess who had their first day at Big School… after all my weeks of worry, specialists getting ‘packs’ together and general uncertainness it was all just too easy … Aaron went off no worries and his teacher and aide both said he had a fantastic day … did everything he was meant to …. got up and introduced himself and generally just enjoyed his day.

I have been very emotional about him going to school for quite a few months now but today, when the time came, we were both really happy and not a tear was shed. How grown up we’ve both become.

Oh yeah have you noticed Regan’s new grown up hair cut … she’s had it shortened and layered and is growing out her fringe ….for now!!!!

Australia Day Weekend

What a great Australia day weekend, yes I know it was a few days ago but it’s taken me this long to get back on track. We had our good friends Steve, Kel and the kids come down from Armidale for the weekend and we did all the typical Aussie Day things.

the kids played in the backyard…

spent hours in the pool….

we went to the beach and had a BBQ in the park…

and finished it all of with movies for the kids and a few drinks in the pool for the grown ups….

all and all a bloody good weekend..

Thursday, January 24, 2008

About Me

I found this questionaire 'somewhere' last night and thought I'd give it a go .. so for those that don't know me well-

1. What is your occupation?
Stay at home mum but looking for a job in 2008
2. What color are your socks right now?
Bare feet.
3. What are you listening to right now?
The dishwasher and the kids.
4. What was the last thing you ate?
Choc chip cookies
5. Can you drive a stick shift?
Yes, but not very well according to my husband.
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Bright purple, it’s out a fair bit but not too much and quite happy to stay home in the box.
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
The bank.....Ahhhhh
8. How old are you today?
37yrs 6mths and 8 days (if I post this today)
9. Favourite drink?
Anything that’s not a dark spirit, you can’t beat a good creamy cocktail.
10. What is your favourite sport to watch?
Don’t tend to watch a lot except for my daughters netball
11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
Yes, oh god yes, continually and in many varying shades, from Blonde to Black over the years.
12. Favourite reality TV show?
I never admit to watching any but I do tend to watch the beginning and end of most with exception to Big Brother which I can’t stand.
13. What was the last movie you watched?
27 Dresses
14. Favourite day of the year?
Can’t beat Easter, time off to spend with the family AND chocolate.
15. What do you do to vent anger?
Tell someone (out of the event) and of course my side is the only side.
16. What was your favourite toy as a child?
I remember a doll whose hair grew out of, and retracted into her topknot.
17. What is your favorite, autumn or spring?
18. Hugs or kisses?
19. Do you want your friends to email you back?
Yes, but it might help if I sent something first!
20. Favourite dessert?
Cheesecake (flavoured, preferably with maltesers or mars bars) and ice-cream.
21. Living arrangement?
1 husband, 1 daughter, 1 son, 1 dog, 1 fish, 2 guinea pigs, 4 chooks. Nice house on 4acres with extensions in progress.
22. When was the last time you cried?
During a movie the other day staring Adam Sandler – can’t remember the title but he had lost his family in 9/11
23. What is on the floor of your closet?
Shoes, tin box, craft paint, the letters for REGAN which I will scrap any day now, and a pair of bikinis I will never again wear.
24. What did you do last night?
Went to see 27 dresses with my mother in law, sister in law and niece.
25. What inspires you?
People, and the incredible things they do.
26. What are you afraid of?
Locking up the chooks at night, Aaron going to kindi this year.
27. Favourite breed of dog?
My gorgeous dog Todd is a mix, Kelpie and Border Collie, good looking, intelligent and very active
28. How many years at your current job?
Coming up to 8 years since I was actually employed
29. Main Career?
13 years in the Royal Australian Navy
30. Favourite day of the week?
31. How many states have you lived in?
4 states, 9 towns, 12 houses.
32. Celebrity crush?
The guy with the cute smile in 27 dresses, I think his name is James Marsden.
33. Ever driven a motorcycle or heavy machinery?
Motorbike a long time ago, I’m not allowed to go near the hubby’s new one. We own a bobcat and excavator but I’ve never driven them.
34. Do you have a house phone that is not cordless?
A what?
35. Freezing cold or boiling hot?
I’ve done my time in both, much rather be cold than hot, but saying that I’m not a fan of winter clothing.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tear it Up

And here's my submission for this weeks copycatcards challenge "Tear it Up"

Monday, January 21, 2008


I've posted these photos before but I finally got around to scrapping them. Aaron's got just over a week before school starts, I'm a bit worried about his Bear withdrawals!!!
We had a much busier week this week .... went to Laurieton to see Water Horse pretty is Dunbogan? ... Regan spent a whole day at her friend Danielle's place ... trips to town .... drive to Port Maquarie, although we had packed for a swim at Lake Cathie but they had Blue Green Alge and the area was closed dates... etc....etc

...but isn't it nice when they can just play happily together at home...

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Aussie Scrapjack - Jan

I flicked over to Aussie Scrapjacked this week and saw they were using a great layout by Kim Archer which fitted perfectly with what I was trying to do for my chrissy photos ... I havn't tried on of their challenges before, but I gave it a go and here 'tis.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

It's been a very quiet couple of days, Shane's back at work and I have been over doing anything, becides a trip to the library and park the kids and I have (selfishly on my part) been hanging around the house. Next week however will be another story, we have a trip to Port planned as well as a few playdates and catchups. I'm sure by then I'll be ready and rearing to go as well.
I've finished my 08/09 photo box ... just a bit of storage for all those photos I print but never get around to, or change my mind about scrapping ... I stick to a purple and green theme each time as the box sits on my sideboard in the loungeroom.

and the last couple...

Copycatcards is back on track for 2008 and there first challenge was 'on the farm' ... not so easy by the way Leisa ... this little guy is from clipart ... kind of cute I thought.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

We're home

And what a great holiday we had .... Allan's birthday was heaps of fun, the kids loved being away and just hanging out around the pool with each other. Regan is totally besotted with her older cousins at the moment and hangs off every word they say. She has decided that she's not going to grow her fringe out anymore but will have a side fringe for 'versitility' just like Katie and Sarah.

Aaron and the younger girls couldn't keep up the pace and decided sleep was the better option. Regan was so proud of herself staying awake until the end.

I haven't got any photos to share of the Gold Coast 'cause it was such terrible weather and it wasn't safe to get the camera out... We did however hit Wet and Wild ... theory was we were going to be wet anyway .... it ended up being a great day, it rained periodically but not too much and considering it was New Years day there was hardly any body there ... no line ups at all ... Regan made me so proud and horified me at the same time taking on every single ride including the 'tornado' in a tube with Dad and Uncle Darrin ... the look on her face as she came out of that tunnel was shear fear .... Aunty Karen got to the top and changed her mind, running back down and of course I had to stay at the bottom and look after Aaron (thank god).
The only real disapointment with the holiday was that they had to cancel the New Years fireworks ... we were all really looking forward to them.

On the scrapbooking front... yes I have actually done one ... here are the 'year in review' for the kids ... I found it really hard this time and think I am much better off if I have symmetry when dealing with this many photos. Love the photos, not to happy with the LO's.

I used handsome and beautiful because Aaron is forever telling me at the moment that he is not cute, or gorgeous, or beautiful, or even a rooster, he is handsome and Regan is beautiful.

This is last years, feeling much better about these ones. I don't actually do them as a double page as one day I will give them to the kids but I do use the same range each year.