Friday, October 23, 2009

Family Photo Shoot

FINALLY .........
Well it took over four years but I finally managed to get some decent family photos done. I found the photographer's card at the local pool and it turns out she has a daughter in Mitchell's class at school - small world isn't it. Anyway, she dropped the disk in Mitch's bag today and I have just picked out a few (of the almost 400 :o) that I think I like.

Thinking I might call this one: 'I'm the King of the World' - very Titanic-ish ... minus the ship and the icebergs lolHow does 'Wait for me!' sound?

And because someone hates white t-shirts, we had a wardrobe change lol:

Words cannot say how much I love this little boy ... I cried when I saw this pic for the first time :o
All in all, some pretty great pics here. Not sure if I like the family shots but I am totally loving the pics of the boys.
Ciao for now
Me xoxoxo

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

For the Love of Dudley

Took another sketch challenge over at inspired blueprints and came up with:
It is based on Sketch #33 and while i have changed a few of the details, I think it still fits the sketch ok - well here's hoping anyway.

Lachlan was given Dudley the day he was born by my parents (whom the boys call Nanny Goat and Poppy Choppy - story for another day lol) and four years later, they are still as close as ever.I am aiming to be back at work today - still coughing and spluttering and feel less than great. Hoping to get into the doctors as well but not liking my chances - they were already fully booked for the week when I called yesterday so hoping for a spare 'emergency' appt or a cancelation.

Have a great day

Me xoxoxo

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cough, Cough, Splutter, Splutter ....

.... but hey at least I am slowly getting better.
Have some how managed to come down with another chest cold. Thought now that winter was done, I would be free from catching any more nasties. Oh well not to worry because it means that I have to rest and relax and what better way to do that than scrap scrap scrap. Yeah my bad, skipping work today ... good thing today is a student free day and I am not actually missing any classes - I am sure my Year 12's will be pleased (insert rolling eyes here lol)
Haven't been able to concentrate on anything too much or for long periods of time because of the coughing but over the weekend and again today I have managed to do a bit of scrapping.
Layout One: Mitchell's new glasses - story behind the glasses is that I seriously thought he was only pretending to have problems with his eyes just so he could have glasses like Daddy and Stephen (his best friend). Long story short - I got sick of the nagging, took him to the optomertrist and yep he needed them because he is long-sighted :-o
Layout Two: Inspired by a layout in a new magazine that H-er ( introduced me to. Magazine is Scrapbook Trends ( and LO was from the August edition. The picture I have used is of my mother's older brothers and sisters - obviously taken before she was born because she is not in the picture lol:
Layout Three: Another LO of Lachlan - cannot believe how fast my baby has turned into a little boy - can't believe he is starting school at the end of January (eek):
Layout Four: Today's effort. After months of looking at the site and drooling, I finally decided to create a LO using one of Inspried Blueprints ( sketches and this is what I created for Sketch 31 - although I did rotate the sketch:

So that is what I have been up to for the past few days - when I haven't been coughing and spluttering that is.

Me xoxoxox

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Another one bites the dust

... weekend that is.
I am sitting here typing this wondering where the last 48 hours have gone. Please don't tell me that it is Sunday night already! Seriously, I cannot believe how quickly this weekend has past. I have done so much but still feel as if I have achieved so little.
Our weekend began with a bang on Friday night - the TV pooped itself. No warning, no rhyme or reason. One minute we were all sitting there watching Better Homes and Gardens and the next minute we were watching a blank screen. Tony tried fiddling with cords and power-points (much to my disgust) without any luck.
So Saturday saw us hunting around town for a new TV. If it were up to me, I would have gone straight to the closest electrical shop and bought the one that took my fancy but no, Tony doesn't operate like this. He is a haggler. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with haggling, I just don't like to do it, after all the workers have to make a living too. So off we trudge from shop to shop then back to all of the shops with the prices. Hehe I escaped the last part of it and went and got an eyebrow wax - trust me, less painful than listening to Tony haggle. Finally we got the one I was after in the first place and after triple and quadruple checking to make sure it would fit in our entertainment unit, it was ours.
I also did the usual weekend chores of washing, folding, sorting clothes etc. I had a huge purge of the boys cupboards and donated over a garbage ball full of clothes to charity. Ashamed to admit that some of the clothes were hardly ever worn so here's hoping that someone will get some good use out of them. I also finished unpacking our bags from the last week of the holidays when the boys and I went to my parents place.
I found some time to scrap as well last night, but it wasn't until after I had got most of the washing done, sorted and put away. Lucky for me 'Cars' was on TV so I left the boys and daddy in the lounge room to watch while I came out to the scrap room to play. After lots of fiddle-farting, pushing things around and ratting through my stash, I came up with this:
Today saw a repeat of yesterday. This time it was the floors, toilets and bathrooms which needed my attention. It is weekends like these that I wish I could justify the expense of having someone come in every week to clean. If I didn't have a wish-list of things I want for the house as long as my arm, I would probably get one but for the moment, saving up for some new pretties takes priority.
Also this afternoon we finally managed to catch the third dog that was dumped here last weekend. The other two were taken to the local pound but sadly, were euthanised on Thursday. Although we did consider very seriously keeping one of them, in the end it was just too risky considering we knew nothing about their history/temperament etc. Anyway the third dog took off up the paddock and only started coming back towards the house late this week. It still won't let Tony or I near it but it is more than happy for the boys to approach. Late this afternoon, Lachie caught it for me and carried it over for me to have a closer look at. He is such a cute little thing - a fox terrier/chichuaua (sp) cross by the looks of it. I am hoping to get him more confident with me over the next week and if he settles down, I think he will have a new home and lots of love. I know someone who is madly in love already:
Anyway, I think that is enough ramblings for now. Til next time, take care.
S. xoxoxo

Monday, October 5, 2009

To Blog or not to Blog ...

..... now what a silly question to ask. Of course I will blog - just won't have anything much to blog about. Another round of school holidays has come and gone in a blue - still trying to work out where they actually got to. Was a very busy fortnight indeed with visitors in the first week and then taking the boys across to my parents place to see my sister who I hadn't seen since January. Home again only to have to go on another little driving expedition to my nephew's Christening.
Haven't scrapped in over a week - think I am still getting over the shock of my scrap-athon while H and family were here. I had this LO pretty much finished a week ago except for the title and journalling; finally got it finished thanks to the help of some special girls. Thanks chickies mwah mwah.
This is the first time I have ever journalled directly onto the photo - not sure whether I like it or not. Have decided to sit with it for a week and then come back to it - if I like it, it stays; if not, I will get another photo printed and won't journal on it hehehehe
Think that is all for now.
Me xoxoxo