Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Father's Day

 Father's day started with Pancakes for brekky. Lunch at the park with a play and a Game of golf. 
Adam had a great day :)

We thought it would be funny to add Brett into our Father's day photo with dad  Now that he is living in Geraldton he doesn't make it to all family get togethers.. but if you have photoshop skills like i do, you can make anyone appear.. ha hah ah a :)
I love these photos and seeing how much the kids have changed from last Father's Day to this year. xx


Monday, August 29, 2011

City to Surf

1 : 46 : 43

Whoooooooooo hoooooooooooooo... Yesterday Tracey and I completed the City to surf.  We were entered in the 12 km walk section.  At first we wanted to complete it between 2 - 2 1/2 hrs, but once we got going we challenged our self to finishing it under 2 hrs.  ...... AND WE DID!!!!!
( it explains why body is in a whole world of hurt today... ha ha ha :)
Continuing on with my 30 day photo Challenge..

I made a chocolate cake today for the kids and i to eat for morning tea today.  It was Delicious...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

30 day Photo challenge

I Thought I might give this a go.  Someone posted a link from the Wild Olive Blog on the 365 Project site that i follow and it really interested me.  I think it might take me out of my comfort zone a little and teach me a few new things in photography.  I Will do it as a separate thing to my daily photos, because I'm not likely to get it done every single day, but will Number the photos as i finish them :) .. and they probably wont be in this particular 
PHOTO 26 ~ Something Old
This is Adam's Grandad's camera.  He passed it onto to Damon, who is really interested in old vintage artefact's.  We think he would of bought it in the 1950's??

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My little Rock Star!!

Today Sam dressed up as a Rock Star for his school Book week day.. He loved it!!

 I love this one!

 His little friends at Pre-primary.

 Nic wanted to get dressed up for school aswell, so on went his "Mr Incredible"

Too much Fun :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Some "me" time :)

I have just spent a few days away in Karratha visiting my good friends Santino and Veronica.
It was so good to spend time catching up, it's been way too long.  It was also really good to spend some time away just for me.  As much as i love my kids and family i really needed some time out :)

My photo today for Project 365 was my baby girl giving me the best of cuddles. I think she missed me while i was gone xx

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Creativity by Crystal Digital Quick pages

I have used 3 of Crystal Wilkerson's Quick pages from Creativity by Crystal to complete these layouts.  I love the simplicity of her pages and the colours she uses for her digi papers and embellishments are so vibrant and eye catching.  The great thing about quick pages is that all the thinking is done for you, all you have to do is add your photos :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Coffeeshop - Storybook Vintage Photo Action

The Coffeeshop blog has a new action to run in Photoshop elements, that gives your photos a soft vintage look. 

 I tried it out on a few of my older photos. The first is the original and the second photo is the action run over the photo.  I really love what it has done to the last photo.  It Changes the whole look of the photo and i think it looks heaps better.

 Storybook Vintage
 Storybook Vintage
 Storybook Vintage
 Storybook Vintage

Storybook Vintage ( this is my favourite )

Well it was going to happen it was only a matter of time.  Elise has got the chicken pox.  I knew she was going to get them from Sam because she hadn't been immunised yet ( wasn't old enough) and because it is so contagious. 
Here is the photo i put up as my 365 photo of the day showing the beginning of her spots .... She doesn't seem overly upset by them yet, so hopefully she will be ok. .. It is only the first day though...LOL!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cousins & a Digi layout.

It's not often that i can get the 5 "Sparkes" cousins together for a photo, and even still this is not the best of photos.. lol.. but cute none the less.  I love how Nic and Brendan are doing the same thing at either end of the line, like book ends.. ha ha  :)

I did this layout using the free JULY template off ChrissyW Digital blog. It was great to sit down and finally scrap some photos.  These were the photos i took of Sam at his very first Auskick game back in May.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Been so Long..

Hello Blog and anyone who still actually checks my blog.. ha ha ah
It has been so long since i have had the chance to sit down and try and add to it.  I find that my life is so crazy busy at the moment, that i try and make sure i at least, take my 365 photo of the day. ( if you click on the link you can check them out)
We have been sick with gastro, tonsillitis, chicken pox, coughs and colds that i feel like i'm on a never ending road trip to the chemist for antibiotics.. ha ha
Here are a couple of photos of the kids over the last month or so. 
Elise is as cute as ever at the moment and loves to play tea parties and dolls with all her toys.  She is still not sleeping very well, but i think the sickness that we have in the house at the moment is not helping.  She wasn't able to have the little surgery on her face because we aren't sure yet whether or not she is going to get the chicken pox from Sam.

Sam is growing up way to quickly.  He still loves his Auskick footy on the weekends.  He got a wonderful report for his first semester of pre-primary and his portfolio was full of wonderful work :).  He has had the chicken pox and a rotten cold with ear infections over the last month, poor little guy.

Nic loves going to his kindy on a Monday arvo.  He is collecting AFL footy cards at the moment and can tell you just about every single one he has.  He is still as cheeky as ever and loves climbing anything in sight as you can see from the photo below.. ha ha.   He still loves his DVD's his favourite at the moment is Kung-Fu panda :)
So hopefully i will try and get back to updating my blog more regularly.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy 60th xxxx

There are 2 very very special people in my life this year who turn 60.  One is my gorgeous Mum and the other is my beautiful Mother-in-law.
These 2 amazing woman have done so much to enrich my life, with their love and support and friendship, and i know i am truly blessed to have them.

My mum is the best mum in the whole world.  She and i have such a special bond. It is a bond that is stronger than a mother- daughter relationship.  We are also best friends.  We are so very close and i love her more than i possibly ever could.  She has always been there for me, to love and guide me, be a firm influence  when i needed it.  My mum has done soooo much for me, since my kids have come along.  I think it made our relationship so much stronger because i could finally understand and realise why she did what she did when were were kids.  She loved us so unconditionally and wanted us to be the best people we could ever be. 
I have learnt to be a wonderful mum to my kids because of her. 
 I have learnt to be a gorgeous person because of her. 
I have learnt to love and be loved because of her.

Liz came into my life about 15 years ago when i met her eldest son, Adam.  She and I have always had a lovely relationship.  It has never ever been like one of those daughter in law relationships with the dreaded mother-in-law... ha ha ha
 She is such a kind -hearted person.  She has always made me feel like more than just a daughter-in-law. I feel like i am her daughter. She loves me and has done so much for me and my kids. 
She is so giving of herself and is always there to help if i call. 
I love that we talk everyday. 
 I love that we can laugh and chat and never run out of anything to talk about. 
Thank you so much for loving me and allowing me to be apart of your gorgeous family.

So here is my Dilemma, what do you get for two beautiful woman for their 60th birthday that they don't already have.....
Happy Birthday Mum and Liz.. Follow this link to see what we got you xxxxx