Friday, September 21, 2007

A Wonderful weekend away......

I had an absolutely fabulous weekend away!!! It was a beautiful spot, the house was perfect for a large group and for scrapping, the food was yummy, the drinks plentiful and the company superb!!!!! What more could anyone ask for??
I managed to be quite productive with the layouts (well for me anyway) and finished 8 of them as well as a starting a mini book so I'm rapt I did more than the last weekend away. One of the layouts included a really fun challenge by Sharon which was a round robin where we each started our own layout with a photo taken on the weekend by Megan of ourselves and then passed it around the table, each having only 10 minutes to add to the layout. All the layouts turned out fabulously and I love mine - it's the one with smile on it. The talent there on the weekend was phenomenal and really inspiring for me, I've come back with a renewed energy for scrapping, I just hope I can keep the mojo going.
I missed the kids and Col terribly while I was away but I must say it was nice to only have myself to worry about and organise and it was wonderful to be able to wake up by myself each morning instead of waking up to yelling children!! I think having some time away makes you more appreciative of everything you have and it helps to renew your energy as well. Hopefully we'll be making this a 6 monthly event, I can't wait until the next one, lol. I didn't take many photos at all on the weekend and none of all the girls really but I thought I would share some of the ones I did take, it was such a pretty area, so green and lush looking thanks to all the rain they've had up there lately - so beautiful. Also I've finally checked out Picasa and wanted to have a play :). The last photo is of all the work done by us all on the weekend - not bad hey!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

So EXCITED!!!!!!

Tomorrow I'm heading off to Maleny to stay at Wattle Gully Retreat for a weekend with the girls - Ruth, Gayle, Megan, Kath, Sharon, Kirsty and Anita. I cannot wait!!!!! Well I have been waitng nearly 5 months for this to come around so I'm really excited and looking forward to heading up there tomorrow. We are going for a craft/scrapping weekend to get away and scrap to our hearts content or to just put our feet up and relax. I'm nearly organised, just a bit of cooking to do, pack the scrapbook supplies into the suitcase properly and find a few clothes to take with me. I've even planned a few layouts, my aim is to well and truly beat the total of 5 layouts I did on my last weekend away, I'm such a slow scrapper but this time I'm a bit more organised and have managed to plan my layouts a bit more.

I haven't been to Maleny yet but hear it is really beautiful, will let you know next week when I get back. We're going to have lunch in Maleny tomorrow on our way to the farmhouse we're staying in and then get ourselves set up and organised and scrap, scrap, scrap!!! I'm sure there's going to be lots of laughter, drinking, eating and not much sleep over the weekend - I can't wait!!!

Shall share the finished products next week with you :)

And lastly a layout I did for the Scrapbook Princess using some of the Love Elsie range and a lot of bling. The photo doesn't show it properly but the dots in the chipboard ovals are all bling.

Happy Birthday Blog!

Wow I can't believe I've been doing this blog for just over 12 months, where does the time go? In the last 12 months I've done 65 posts, just over one a week so that's not too bad I reckon. Although I do wonder at times why I am doing it, my Mother has no idea how to get it up even after I have told her how many, many times *rolls eyes* and I think the only family member that checks it regularly is Sharon, the main reasons I started it. Still I think it will be a lovely thing for us too look back on and see where we have been. I know there are a few people that check in regularly but if you stop by please leave a comment so I know I'm not rattling on totally to myself!!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there

I hope you've all had a wonderful relaxing day with your loved ones. We've had a very lazy but lovely day. The kids woke at the usual time just after 6am so I got up with them and we let Col sleep until 9 when we woke him with his stash of pressies and breakfast in bed. The kids thought it was really exciting opening pressies in bed and then having breakie there, they wanted to have theirs there too.
Ella & Hudson gave him the obligatory socks and jocks (which Col needed), a children's story book called "My Amazing Dad", a deep fryer that Col has been wanting for ages and a little book I made which was full of photos of Col and he kids. I think he was pretty happy with it all :).

We had a lazy morning and then packed up a picnic and went down to a local park where we fed the ducks, kicked the soccer ball around, played on the playground and ate heaps - a very lovely pleasant way to spend the day.
And of course here's a few photos for you :)
Huddy looks like Chad Morgan in this photo with his hat on sideways, lol.