Saturday, April 26, 2008

Bugs in da house!!!

and its not FUN!!
For 2 weeks now we have had a awful bug that basically has both ends going!! And guess who got it while down in Wellington - ME!! I was sooooooooo sick + I couldn't even visit my mum for most of the time we were down there!! The kids are over it but they decided that kev + I needed a share of it too!! Now i just feel like I have morning sickness - YUK!!..........but we are NOT expecting thanks!!!

So onto more excting things re scrapbooking!!
The lastest dare went up last night + it was my turn to throw out a dare to yous people!!
Its all about NUMBERS!! Go + check it out + join in + have some fun.
Also check out the awesome sponorship we got for this dare - Elle from Elles Studio
Elle has fantastic products in her etsy store. I have used 2 of her products on my LO - the numbers + the journalling tag.
Thanks Elle for the wonderful prizes!!

Mr T + his counting!

Also just wanted to share this fantastic blog for some inspo for something different + for those that like to take scrapbooking out of the circle + use everyday things. And this blog is run by a teen from the US !! I've being wanting to join in but timing is not right atm!! There are also some awesome GDters on there too!!
right there is some scrappin on me table calling me!! :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

its Friday!!

how did that happen so quick!?

so have you checked out the latest dare? Its one very cool ad inspo come along + play. We have got some awesome sponsorship happening this year too!!
I sneaked in my LO for the childhood memory at the last minute the other day. Me, when i was 18 fresh out of high school, with 7 friends + 3 tents at Waihi Beach...........what a blast + what great happy memories they were!!

Used papers + lettering from SiS Kristina Contes collection + hummingbird, lace + umbrella are all from Qtea kits + tags from Elles studios.

And this LO I did using the March kit from SBO. Such fantastic colours in this kit. And perfect colours for my blackberries. At the moment we have got blackberries growing wild all over the farm + up + down the road side. We haven't had a lot over the last few years as we normally get the hedge cutters in + they wipe them out but Kev changed what time of the year we mow the hedges around now we have lovely blackberries again!!

Blackberries take me back to my childhood, where I would climb the fire breaks on the Eastern hills in the Hutt Valley + collect ice cream containers of them + so would my mouth too!! Funny thing is I don't like blackberry jam but love it just as a fruit. So when walking home from the cowshed one night after milking last mth I was inspired to run inside + get my camera to bring that memory alive again for me. Really got me thinking too about lots of childhood memories not people memories but ones of smells, sounds + sights that trigger those memories.

So the winter sports are about to start sleepins on cool Saturday mornings for us. We have got 2 this year playing a sport. Finn - rugby (his 3rd season) + Ruby - hockey (first season). I was surprised at Ruby wanting to play hockey as I've had nothing to do with. I was a netball player until my adult life. But maybe its coming through from her nana, who a Taranaki rep player at one stage in her life. She's dead keen + I questioned her if any of her friends were going to play + none are so I was really proud of her that she wasn't playing cause her little friends were. That girls knows what she wants I tell ya!!

Just a little update on my mum. She came out of hospital yesterday (we all thought she would be home in 2 days but almost 2 weeks later) after deciding that she wasn't going to sit in there for another 2 weeks with a tube going down her nose + as she said to me last night nothing has worked so far, so why sit through this again!! And she said that once she made her mind up she felt so much better + she ate something!! So thats so good. She will have a district nurse in twice a day + also there will be hospice care.

Just some thoughts I have being wanting to get down about how i feel about cancer.

Cancer is so selfish. It invites itself into our lifes uninvited. It drains the ones we love, as well as the ones who care. It doesn't care if you are young or old. It takes over + robs us all. The pain is not gentle, its is crippling + murdering. It affects 1 in 3 + thats not fair. There is no cure + death is the end. So please take care + remember those who are affected cause oneday it could be you or me.

Well lots to do today!

Have a great weekend all. rach

Friday, April 04, 2008

she must be..................

finally completed my 'She' quote by Kobi Yamada for the dares.............but only 2 weeks late!!
Just couldn't make it work until now!! Love how it turned out using some of the March SBO kit + bits from previous kits + also the cameo + wings from Qtea kits.
So now just need to pack up this baby + send it on its merry way!!
Also remember to check out the lastest dare - scrap a childhood memory. Really enjoying seeing the other girls LO's.

Today I get to catch up with the lovely Kelly Rotherham + go to one of her crops in Palmie tonight. Kev is off running a forest marathon in Levin so I thought why not jump at this chance to get to catch up with those fun palmie girls!! So looking forward to it + this time only 2hrs drive!! Back tomorrow!

I hope you all have a fab weekend + just had to share this fun photo of Taidhg + Maggie having a tug of war!! Not sure who really who won as Maggie had enough + Taidhg walked away frustrated!! They were so funny to watch!!


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

a new addition!

and her name is Maggie Coco. But we will just call her Maggie. We had a few giggles picking her name while driving down to Welly in the car. Ruby loved Molly, Finn loved Coco + Taidhg loved Fluffy!! I was suggesting silly names like Bart, Homer, Moe, Crash .............but in the end Ruby came up with Maggie + we took a vote + it was 3 against 2 but we decided to be fair + add in Finn's choice of Coco in there too!!
So kev finally gave in + said we could have a dog but there had to be one condition that it had to be a Border Collie + pure at that too!!
So we found one at the end of last week on Trade Me. And even better she was in Wanganui + even better we were able to pick her up on our back from Welly yesterday.
She has one blue + one brown eye + her sight is fine. Her mother is like that too!
She is 11 weeks old.

So I guess I will be featuring a few doggie LO's now along with Donna!! :)
Thanks everyone for the warm thoughts in regards to my mum. Sadly when we got to Wgtn she she had to be taken back to hospital in a Ambo...........much to the kids delight!! So I spent the rest of the day with mum + dad at hospital + then mum got tranferred from the Hutt hospital into Wellington later that night. Bit of a bummer for dad as its very tiring on him. So Monday morning I basically hooned around doing a few jobs for dad + getting mum her BD pressie - a cardi........there are so many fantastic styles of them out for this winter + I just got her a light woollen one for sitting around in.
But good news in regards to mum's visit back into hospital.................she only has a infection from her wound. So she was hoping to be out today or tomorrow + hopefully now she can recover quickly form her op + start to regain a bit more quality to her life.
And lastly YEHAA for the rain!!
p.s Hi Steph!!
P.s.s have you all seen that Miss Chris Millar has cranked her blog back up...........welcome back Chris so please you're back in the blogging world!