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

HBF " Run for a Reason"

Yesterday Derek, Claire and I participated in the 14km HBF Run for a Reason.  Derek was in the running groups and Claire and I just walked it.  It was such a cold morning, but once we got started it wasn't too bad.  I was up and on the train by 6:30am. It took Derek 1 hr 22minutes to run it, which is a fantastic effort.  Claire and I took a little longer... ha ha ha ha 2 hrs 25 mins .. but we didn't care.  We had such a great morning chatting and laughing with each other... Thanks Claire and Derek for a great morning.  I am a very sore this morning!!
 It was soooooooo cold at 7:30am in the

 This is a photo of us in the Tunnel.. taken on my phone, not the best quality but a fun shot anyway :)

 Whooooo Hoooooooooooo  we made it :)

Thanks Derek for organising such a great day xx

Friday, May 20, 2011

Scrapping with Paper

Last Saturday i went to Tomorrow's memories to help celebrate their 7th birthday with a Willy Wonka themed 12hr scrap.  It was a great day and I even got a chance to complete a couple of layouts using paper.  I think it has seriously been over 2 years since the last time i got a chance to do a paper layout,  I tend to stick to my digi stuff at the moment because its easier with young kids.  I did have fun doing the 5 that i completed.  They aren't anything to difficult but at least i got a chance.. lol

Here are some photos of everyone dressed up for the day.. Was loads of fun!!  And at the same time the shop raised over $3300 for the Cancer council with their morning tea and auction.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Project 365

I took this photo of Nicholas yesterday as my "photo of the day" for Project 365

I then thought it might be a great idea and asked my family and Adam's family ( Nic's aunties, uncles, nanna, granma and grandad's) to give me some words that they would use to describe Nic... here is what they came up with.... I think they are perfect :)

* Mischievous, cheeky, melts your heart when he smiles

* Fearless

* Loving, mischievous and cute as a button

* Cheeky Monkey

* My little buddy

* Loves Life

* Tuff nutt

* mischievously cheeky, and so lovable

* Looks can be deceiving

* You just want to pick him up and cuddle him

and last but not least is mine.....

* shows a great strength and strong will but can also be so gentle and affectionate.
It's really interesting to read what perception other people have on Nic and do you know what, they have done it to perfection.  It really illustrates in words the beautiful fun-loving adventurous kid that is my Nicholas John.
Cant wait to do the same with Sam and Elise :)
Speaking of my Project 365 I can't believe that i have been keeping up with it,  I absolutely love it and I think I'm getting better with my photos.  Here is the link if you want to check out the 135 photos i have taken so far.
Have a great weekend mine will be lots of fun.. will have photos to share with you tomorrow

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Samuel James

I cant believe how grown-up Sam is becoming lately.  I seriously think that its his year in Kindy and now having had a term and a bit in Pre-primary.  He is just absorbing so much of the world around him and his need to want to learn new things and read & write and  understand everything is so infectious.
 ChrissyW has this free template on her blog and so i completed a digi layout using it today
I titled it " EXPLORE with EXCITEMENT "...
He is such a gorgeous little boy xx

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

To all those beautiful Mother's out there, I wish you a very happy mother's day and I hope you have been spoilt as much as i have today :)