Friday, October 23, 2009

Nearly Christmas

Term 4 at school is quickly going and the frantic pace is scary!
We have been having fun with our Science unit but boy is the time flying already! Report cards to write soon..sooo it will only get worse! LOL
I have had a stomach bug and that has been a nuisance and now I think Ellen has it too! Everyone else seems to be well except for a persistent cough Ben has had for a while and nothing seems to help it!
Simon is well and the left shoulder doing really well after the operation.
Amanda is counting down the days left at uni this year then only one more year left and maybe a very exciting one at that....she might be going to Hawaii for a prac!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Some layouts I have completed lately.

A variety of old photos and 2 new ones Amanda took of herself.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Some scrapbooking I have done recently.

Here are some pages I have completed recently. This is using a photo taken last year and one of my favourites. The stamping didn't come out as much as I'd like but it is just visible. I did this at the recent SWIG I went to which was a lot of fun and just what I needed.

This is a LO I did in a Chinese whispers Game at CPC. It was a lot of fun and I was pleased to have used up some older stash and do another page for Ellen's 21st albums.

I did this LO in the classes at CPC and it won first prize at our local show. These are my maternal grandparents. Mum's maiden name of course was seaborn! LOL

This is a LO I did of Ann and Bernie after their 40th wedding anniversary party. It was a lovely afternoon and they have always made a lovely couple, still do! Ann liked it when I gave it to her...phew!!! LOL

Monday, August 24, 2009

Don't fall over..I am updating my blog!

I know it has been ages but I just don't get a lot of time to update as much as I'd like, that and I am lazy! LOL

This year we have had a few 'issues' health wise with the family. All are on the road to recovery now thak goodness. Simon is recovering from his shoulder operation but I will be so happy when he can sleep properly again. The poor man has had such poor sleep for so long!

This is a photo I love of my MIL and DH I took recently at our great nephew's third birthday party. I love the casual and spontaneous look, plus the fact that they smiled was a hit too! LOL

These gorgeous flowers were a lovely gift from my beautiful friend Ann and her family for our 25th Wedding Anniversary on the 30th of June.

Here we are on the night of our big day, celebrating with Ann and her family and our family too. It was a lovely night and one we will always treasure.

Here we all are , look how grown up my lot are now! I think I might need to reset my banner with an updated photo! LOL I am very proud of them all and although I might whinge and moan occassionally...well okay a lot! LOL...they are wonderful children
and I love them very much.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Amanda's 21st

Well with all of the preparations and the build up of excitement it is over and people said they had a good time. I hope so. Amanda enjoyed herself and that is the main thing. Here are a few photos from the night. The cake was a port mudcake and was yummo. The hardest part was adding the candles! LOL

Here Simon, Amanda and I had a photo quickly before the whole thing... well some people had already arrived!

This is Amanda with her godparents..look at our gorgeous Brenda! Doesn't she look wonderful..and what a beautiful speech she gave too..Amanda is one lucky girl to have such a lovely Godmother.

The cutting of the cake with Dad by her side! See the candles did stand up! Thanks Ann!
Amanda received some beautiful comments in her memory book and when I get the photos printed to add to it she will have one fantastic keepsake.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Eve

One tradition we have is that each of the children puts the angel on top of the tree...sharing is important! LOL

Our family after Mass on Christmas Eve!

Christmas 2007

The whole family likes to have a stir of the pudding and add the coins..we have many traditions at this time of the year. I don't even mind this photo of of the latest ones I have!

Once again Ben made a wonderful gingerbread house! He is so clever.

Brenda comes home!

Here she is isn't she gorgeous??? Amanda and brenda together at brenda's welcome home party at Trudy's. And here we are...Brenda and I. The patch on Brenda's eye is proving so helpful as the eye is starting to improve by itself! Welcome home Brenda..belated I know but we love you.

An update

I know I am finally back..sorry for being so slack!

I have a few things to update so will start with Ellen's Year 12 Graduation and Formal. She had a beautiful Mass in the morning and it was lovely having ben in the Guard Of Honour when she walked out. Here he is standing in line waiting to see his sister.

This is my Mum with Ellen and Ben. Mum came up from Sydney to go to both Ellen's Graduation Mass and Brodie's service.

And this is my gorgeous daughter who looked absolutely stunning at her Formal that night.

She designed her dress and a friend's DD drew it up then we had it made..simple but elegant. It has a big bow at the back as well and a small train at the bottom.

Here we are with Ellen before the formal.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Some Layouts

These are recent layouts I have completed for a competition at Country Papercrafts. My partner in this race is the lovely Deb Hosking..she is such a sweetie.

This is a LO of my children's Primary School and also where I teach. The other LO is of Simon using some of my favourite Crate Paper.

This is Ben at his 7th birthday party.

Tag Your It

Rules are: copy and paste this into your blog and tag 3 bloggers to put it on their blog.

You've been TAGGED, now you have to go to scrap the stuff leave a comment AND submit a page or OTP.Tag 3 friends and leave comment on their blog to let them know they've been tagged.

Well thanks so much Lisa!!!!

I tag all those who haven't been tagged! BTW there are some great layouts there so go have a look!