Saturday, February 28, 2009

Some very exciting news

I have some very exciting news. You can see all the details HERE.
I am thrilled and honored to be included in this amazing team. Congratulations to the other amazingly talented ladies, on this team. I look forward to working with you.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Missing in Action

I am back - well sort of!! For those that don't know, I had surgery on Monday for really bad varicose veins, it was something I put off for a long time and they got so bad, I had no choice but to get them fixed.

All went well and I am slowly getting around. I am wrapped up from groin to toes on both legs, until late Monday. I look like a waddling penguin -can't bend at the knees. I have to get up every hour for 5 minutes. It takes me that long to get to the toilet LOL!

My family have been wonderful. I am not used to sitting back and letting them do everything for me. I could get used to it!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Meet Cadet Ams

This morning I dropped Kayla at school in her sports uniform. This is the Cadet, I picked up from school this afternoon. Cadets is compulsory for Years 9 and 10. It was so funny to see my girly girl, all dressed up like this. She said it was hard work but she really enjoyed it. Today they did a lot of water safety activities.
It's a PINK ONE!!!! My gorgeous friend Michelle and her partner Andrew had a little baby girl this afternoon. I am an AUNTY - well not officially, but my children have always know Mish, as Aunty Mish. I just wish, I was a bit closer to give this little one lots of cuddles and to help her very special mummy out.
I have been creating but unfortunately nothing I can share just yet.
Have a great weekend


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A is for Ant

Here is our little ANT. Jarred was learning the letter 'a' last week. This week it is the letter 't'. He is loving school.
Everyone else has settled back into school really well. I am loving only having to do, two drop off's and pick up's - not four, at all different times like last year.
I quickly made this for Kloe's teacher. Jarred gave his teacher the red heart, I made a while ago. They were both very excited, to give them to their teachers on Friday, for Valentines Day. Teachers do a wonderful job and it's nice to give them a little something.
We have visitors at them moment. My Dad and his mate are here from Cairns. The arrived very early on Thursday morning. They went to the All Ford Day in Geelong over the weekend. They will be here for another few days and then back on the road again.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Scrapbooking Memories Card Drive

(Copied from

The teams at Scrapbooking Memories and Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft are deeply saddened by the news of the devastating fires in Victoria. Over the past few days we have been inundated with emails and phone calls from readers searching for a way to reach out to the people affected by this disaster. As magazines dedicated to inpiring people, especially through hard-times, we have created a special card drive for you to send your personal message of hope and support to these unfortunate vicitms. We'll help spread this message of support through our CARD DRIVE FOR THE HARD TIMES.So please, join us in making inspirational cards to send to those affected by this tragedy. We would like to have them personally written in, with thoughts of sympathy, condolences and support. We want to aim to make at least 1000 cards to send to the families in these fire-affected areas.

Our thoughts are with the victims and those affected by the horrific fires burning in Victoria. While we know it will take more than a card to help the families affected by this terrible disaster, we do know how a small, token gift or card can mean a lot to someone in times of trouble, and so we encourage everyone to make a card, with a personal message inside, and send it to the following address:

CARD DRIVE Scrapbooking Memories magazine
50 Silverwater Road

Please remember to put your full name and contact details on the envelope or card so we know who to thank.We will have your messages of hope, sympathy and support sent to the areas affected by these dreadful fires. Please send all cards in before close of business on Monday 23rd February. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask any one of the SBM staff.

It's heart breaking

The bush fires have affected so many people. I haven't felt like blogging this week. A community near us, lost 14 homes, the local school and the golf club on Saturday. It is so sad. I can't even image, what it would be like to lose everything. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

And something to smile about - Jarred took this photo of himself. I think he has been watching his older sister!!

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Sharing the love

Kayla wanted a to give her friends parents, a little thank you for taking her away with them. She wanted chocolates, wrapped up special. Apparently the box of goodies she gave Kerry and Stewart at Christmas time, looked to nice to open.

I used some scraps of Teresa Collins Crush PP to wrap around the chocolates.

It's a lot cooler here today. Hopefully it will help with the massive fires that are burning. It was so sad to hear of, the loss of life and homes this morning. It was so hot yesterday and the wind gust were so strong. We are extremely lucky, the closest fire to us, was 20 minutes away.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

3 AS Uni

3AS Uni comp started last Sunday - here is my sample for Home Ec. All my students have to make a recipe holder. It was something I had been wanting to make (for a very long time!!) I have used a clear insert, 3 ring binder. Slipped the decorated pages straight in. That way I don't have to worry about messy hands, it can be wiped over.

Thank you to everyone for your concern about Zac. News about the accident was reported on the radio, TV and it's on the front page of today's paper. Seeing the pictures, makes it a little easier for us to understand, what he had to go through. He seems fine - he had, a very big week. Starting a new school, first year in high school and then being involved in the accident.
Have a great weekend - we are expecting a really hot one today and we are on extreme fire alert. The wind is howling.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Never a dull moment

*** All is fine ***

Yesterday I received a phone call, that you never want to get. Zac left for an overnight orientation camp with school. The school rang about 11am to say that the bus was involved in an accident, non of the students were seriously hurt, but were shaken and bruised. My heart sank, I was covered in goose bumps - I was told all the relevant authorities were on the scene and there was no need to panic, they were ok. A young 'P' plate driver tried to do a U turn in front of the bus and the bus tried to avoid it and couldn't - slammed straight into the car. The kids couldn't get out of the bus. Emergency services took 1/2 hour to get the guy out of the car - he was flown to Melb from the scene. They then, got all the kids out of the bus via the emergency exit. They had to wait for another bus to bring them back to town. As the afternoon went on we found out more information about the driver of the car that was involved in the accident. He was a local who Kayla knew and his brother plays in Chris's cricket team. Unfortunately things don't look good for him. They are praising the bus driver, for his efforts in keeping the children safe. The police were amazed the bus hadn't rolled - I don't want to even think about that.

They canceled the camp and all the students were returned to school at 2pm. All I wanted, was to see my boy and know he was ok. He is fine and didn't know what all the fuss was about (that's Zac!!)

The school is having a counseling session for the students today, followed by some fun activities. Zac doesn't say a lot but he was definitely affected by this.

Give your kids an extra special hug tonight, tomorrow and always - because you just never know, what might happen.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Teresa Collins

Hello to everyone, popping in from the lovely Teresa Collin's blog. I am a huge fan, of all the beautiful products Teresa brings out. I was very lucky, to have Teresa show some of my recent creations HERE. Thanks Teresa.

School Time

and so, another school year begins....................

These two little darlings were up very early, dressed and ready for school. They were so excited.

The big and the small

The older two had a few nerves. Zac didn't want us to take him in, he wanted Kayla to take him. Apparently it's not cool any more to be seen with Mum and Dad anymore!!!
They all had a great day and came home very happy.
Jarred doesn't go to school on a Wednesday, during February. They are doing individual assessments during this time and it also give the little ones a chance to have a little rest.
Zac is off for an orientation camp tomorrow - they are going to Port Fairy, to surf, swim and get to know each other.
My calendar is looking very fully already!!!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Fun new Challenges

Scrapbook Divas has 5 new, fun, challenges starting today.

You get the chance to 'Scraplift' me.

Come and have some fun