Monday, May 28, 2007

A bit of fun!!

I saw this on another blog and thought it was a bit of fun. I sent Sharon the link so she can put it up on her blog too, why don't you have a go, all you need to do is highlight the things you have done. I've done 76 out of the 150 listed, not bad, a few more things on there I will definitely try to do.

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a Tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said, "I love you," and meant it.
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Vistited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at night
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise

14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's nappy
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on Champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked a stranger out
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster

35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Vistited all 6 states

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe

47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud

64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Vistited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70.Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Climbed Uluru
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage

85. Been to Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised or raising children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
99. Missed out on sleep cause you were blogging/surfing the internet?
100. Picked up and moved to another city to start over
101. Climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries that Australian states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroack
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read the Iliad AND The Odyssey
135. Selected an "important" author who you missed in school and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
142. Thought to yourself that you are living your dream
143 Had to put someone you love into hospice care
144. Built your own PC from parts
145. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
146. Had a booth at a street fair
147. Dyed your hair
148. Been a DJ
149. Shaved your head
150. Caused a car accident
149. Saved someone's life

Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Deck on Me challenge

The very talented Emily Falconbridge has been running a challenge on her blog since the beginning of the year, the "Deck of Me" art journal challenge. I started a bit late, at the end of January and caught up but then fell behind again. I've caught up again now except for the one from today. Each week Emily gives us a prompt for us to use as inspiration on our card ( a playing card) and at the end of the year we will have a lovely set of 52 cards we have created during the year.
I am loving this challenge and find myself trying out new methods and thinking outside the square at times. So I thought I would share with you my cards. You can check out the prompts on Emily's blog if you can't work out what they are from my card. They run in the order of each week,the fronts and then the backs of each one.
We're up to week 21 this week, only 22 more for me to do :)))

These 2 are 'surprise' and 'change'. This is also the surprise one , it's supposed to be a parcel that you open and when you look inside there's a photo of Ella with her 'surprised' face, lol.

Some more to share.

This is another layout from Ella's 2nd Birthday. We gave her Baby Maggie for her birthday and she was very taken by her. She took her to bed with her, had a cuddle on the rocking chair and then gave her a kiss good night, very cute!! I used the very bright and funky Scenic Route papers for this, love them.

I have a regular 'crap & craft' night each month with the girls, which I love. It's a great night to get together and sit, chat and scrapbook, although sometimes I don't get very much done at all, lol.
Last Saturday Kath & I decided to do scrap lift of the very talented Ali Edwards, we took a layout from her book and this is my interpretation. It was a lot of fun and we will definitely do it again.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I've been tagged!!!!

by the lovely and very talented Rachel and Briohny, what a lovely surprise :))

So, here are the questions:
1. Four of my favourite jobs
2. Four of my favourite local places
3. Four of my favourite foods
4. Four of my favourite international places
5. Four name's of people I am tagging

so here goes......
1. Four of my favourite jobs.
I know it will sound sucky but my most favourite job would have to be being Mum to my two gorgeous kids. I loved teaching kindergarten while I did it and think it's a bit of a shame I didn't stick with it longer, a shame what others in the industry can turn you to do. I loved being a nanny way back when, being such a big part of those little children's lives was so wonderful. I loved my job at Southcoast Medical too, the girls I worked with were wonderful and we had such a great time.

2. Four of my Favourite local places.
I love Roma St Parklands, it's a wonderful piece of paradise in the city and every time we go there we have a great time.
We love the park at the end of Underwood Rd, we go there each Tuesday for our little get together and the kids love it. I love it because it's a terrific park for them to play at and has great facilities.
Anywhere along the river in Brisbane is pretty good, Southbank, Eagle St pier, Colmslie park, New Farm, all great.
The Gold and Sunshine coasts and the fact that they are really so close to us. We can pop up or down just for a day really easily so that makes them sort of local, lol.

3. Four of my favourite foods.
Hmmm that's a hard one to pick just four, lol!! So runny brie cheese, ice-cream, indian from Miss India and slow cooked meat with a tossed salad and roast potatoes are but a few.

4. Four of my favourite International places.
Another hard one. If I really had to choose I would have to say Paris & the south of France (sneaking 2 in there), New York, Ireland and Tuscany.

5. Four names of people I'm tagging.
Go for it girls!!

I haven't been very good with the old blog of late, had a house full of sickies including myself and really haven't had the energy. :( Anyway we are all on the mend now so no excuses!!

Just thought I would share a few layouts with you all. Yes, I've still been scrapping. Had a wonderful time when Sharon was here scrapping with her, was so lovely to have someone here to play with!!!
This is Hudson having his first bath, awwww.

Some photos from a wonderful day we spent at the Spit on the Gold Coast last year.

One of the gorgeous photos Rachel took last year just before Hudson turned one, obviously, lol.

Finally did some of the photos I took when I "walked with the Tiger" last year at Dreamworld, definitely something everyone should do, fabulous experience.

and finally a layout for Ella's 2nd Birthday, I'm trying to catch up on a lot of old photos I have, slowly, slowly!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Belated Mothers Day to all the Mums out there. I hope you all had a wonderful day celebrating with your beloved ones. I had a fab day, started with a sleep in (Yay!!) and then I got totally spoilt by receiving the best Mothers Day presents ever. Ella had taken Col shopping on Saturday afternoon with a definite present in mind for me. She was a girl on a mission he said. When they got home I tried to find out what she had bought me but even with lots of prodding and question asking she would not tell me what her surprise was. She told me "It's a big secret Mummy, no!" and "don't you go near the car Mummy, or I'll be cross!!!". Anyway I got the most fabulous, silliest, funniest HAT that they could find, lol. She was determined to get me a "funny hat" apparently and after traipsing around the shopping centre they finally found this one
You can't see it very well but it is all silver and sparkly, just beautiful. I had much coaching from Ella too on how to make the funny face that goes with the funny hat. She's a kooky one that girl, lol. I also got 2 beautifully decorated cards from Ella & Hudson.

I also got a fabulous new man to help me with the housework, his name is Ronaldo and he is a little gem!!!! No, he's not tanned, muscley and good looking but a Roomba, a fabulous robotic vacuum cleaner. I'm very, very spoilt.
We then went out for a lunch cruise on the river with some very dear friends and had a lovely time, the kids thought the boat was fun. We wandered around Eagle St Pier afterwards, had a few more drinks while the kids all ran wild and had a ball on the steps nearby and then we came home and collapsed, a very lovely day in deed!!!
This is the only photo of Ella & Huddy together, they just run and run, it's impossible to get them to sit still long enough to get a photo of them, lol.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

New photos from Rachel Richter

We had some professional photos taken by the very clever Rachel Richter just before Easter and got them back last Friday. We were very excited to see them, we'd had a session last August and we were rapt with the photos so knew these ones would be great too. I love the ones of Ella & Huddy and I'm so glad we got more family shots this time, such a lovely thing to have for the future. If your looking to have some photos of your family taken I would highly recommend Rachel but hurry she's taking some maternity leave towards the end of this year and is booking out fast!!

Teddy featured in quite a few of the shots which Ella thought was fantastic.

Sharon & Andrew had some done while they were here (check out her blog to see them, gorgeous!) so we thought it would be a great opportunity to have some taken of the four cousins together :) It didn't quite work out that well though, lol. Hudson hurt his foot about 1/2hr before we left to have the photos taken and really wasn't in the best frame of mind and the Max & Ella were too busy annoying each other. The end result is quite funny though I think, what do you think??

Love Jemima in these photos, she's completely oblivious to the others. teehee.