Friday, March 28, 2008

time just keeps on ticking by!!

wow where did Easter go??
and what a fantastic weekend it was.
surrounded by friends + family all weekend!
I loved it!!
but you know what the best bit was .........................seeing Jack johnson playing at the Bowl here in the Naki! What a venue............its gotta be the best place to have a concert in EVER!!!
that man is just heaven. Beautiful vocie + lyrics + what a night ..........the stars were out + there was a slight chill in the air. And to boot just sitting on the grass + hanging with friends chatting.
But what even made it better is that I know how much kev can sound like I get to have a free concert every night in my backyard if I want!! ;)

the kids got to have there Easter hunt on Sunday morning but do you know what some cheeky birds did?...............they stole + ate 3 of the eggs!! I blamed kev at first + then I discovered the half eaten egg further down the garden!!

my little hunters!!

so not a lot of scrapping getting done from me lately but here is some of my lastest work using the SBO kit.
Love how this one of Ruby turned out.

She blew me away how awesome she is on that boogie board..........she could ride those waves well. And she sure looked the part with her boogie board parked on her hip as she walked up the beach.

Fantastic colours in this kit.............really enjoying it. Working on a canvas atm............will share that after the weekend.

and then I made some cards for the Easter challenge over at SBO..................using up some of that older stash to make way for the new!!
these were simple + fun!

we are off to Wellington on Sunday for my mum's birthday. We are only going for the night.
We are going to be going to Wellington quite a bit now.
We found out at the beginning of Jan my mum has cancer of the pancreas. A huge shock to us all. Things moved along very quickly for mum in the beginning as in getting into the hospital + seen by the cancer doc's in Wgtn hospital............but then things slowed down + we waited + waited to hear when she was able to have her op. Well finally 2 weeks ago she got to have her op but sadly the operation was not a success. The cancer had spread around her veins + made it impossible for the doc's to remove. At this stage we are taking each day as it comes. She came out of hospital on Easter Sunday. The life line for pancreas cancer patients are not long. So my life is turned upside hugely. my mum will be 67 on Sunday.

my mum + Ruby last time we were down in Wgtn at the beginning of March.

have a fun weekend everyone!


Anonymous said...

Oh Rach, that is such sad news. Best wishes for your family, enjoy your evening in Wellington.

Tracy said...

What a beautiful woman your Mum is. So sorry to hear your news, thinking of you

Lissy said...

So sorry to hear about your mum Rach...I will be thinking of you all
Glad you had a lovely Easter :)

Lara said...

happy birthday Rach's mum!

hugs & smiles Rach.

Anonymous said...

Hugs to you Rach and your family.
Thinking of you..

Donna said...

Hugs from me too Rach.
I have photos of the concert - my sister was there!
I have great memories of Splitz Enz there.

Gigi said...

oh rach your mum is beautiful!!!
hope she had a terrific birthday & this year is her best one yet :)

& omg...JACK JOHNSON!!!! you lucky girl!!! he's one of my faves...sounds like the perfect those laid back venues where you can truly just enjoy...

good stuff girlie :)

hugs & prayers still from here :)