Friday, September 28, 2007

as promised is the photo I took on Monday night of the house. They aren't the greatest but it was night time. Will hopefully take more on the weekend.
The front door, not to sure about the door handle we picked out but to late now

thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

guess what???

You know how I have been having car trouble, with my Dad's car no less. Well on Friday it was smoking/steaming at both ends, so on Saturday Justin, the kids and I went to look at cars just to get an idea of the price and what I like etc. Well the kids were totally bored as you would expect so after a few car yards we went and had lunch at Costa's, according to Justin they make the best Slovaki. That was a bit of a treat for the kids, we weren't sure if they would eat it all but Laura ate all hers and Alexander didn't which is the complete opposite of what you would expect!! Anyway I digress, after we finished Justin said lets just have a look in here. 20 minutes later we are walking out the store with a brand new digital camera!!!!!! woohoo. We are the proud new owners of a Canon EOS 400D(Rebel xti)

I have been keeping an eye on them for a while and they had it cheaper than I had seen anywhere and apparently only had one left. Of course by the time you add in the bag to carry it and the card etc it all added up but we still got a good deal I think. Now I just have to figure out how to use it!!! I did sit down and read the instruction book but it kinda went in and then out again. I haven't really had a good chance to have a play either.
School holidays at the moment and we are busy at work with a toy sale and crappy weather, plus I have been running late the last two mornings with getting the kids to holiday programmes. well one actually as I made a bit of an error with Laura's who is now at Grandma's for a couple of days!! Justin is away down south for the week so I have had the car as he gets to hire a rental and fly back from Invercargill. No scrapping this week and probably won't as I have to clean up my mess as my Uncle is coming to stay this weekend as it is my Auntie's 60th birthday party. So I am off to ring my cousin Amelia to see what she needs me to do. Take care

Friday, September 21, 2007

two weeks

since I last posted!! Opps. I have just spent the morning cleaning my room, refolding and putting away all my clothes really, so I can find things. I love it when its all tidy, just not to good at keeping it that way.LOL
Wroked late last night as it was Cardholders at work, our theme was All Black and I borrowed mum's jersey and Dad's rugger shorts (which I did a qick seam on each side so they weren't so baggy) and put black socks on with some tape around them to look like rugby socks, I even had a bandage around my leg (mainly to hide my horrible veins) a few of the comments from my work collegues were, don't you look cute as a button, you look like a real rugby player, oh look its spnky Ritchie McCaw!! And guess what I have no photos to prove any of this. I was a little disappointed as normally everyone gets right into it and they go around and take photos of all the staff, but not this time. Oh well still good fun.
Have finished both the last two challenges in the Scrapbook Essential challenge, they're not fantastic but the last one was completed in an afternoon. Which for me is something to write about, as I am not the best at deciding on things.
Haven't really heard anything more about the house, we did go and see it last weekend and the roof is all on.
Oh last weekend we had our dinner and we did Portgual food, it was nice, of course everything Amelia made was lovely. After dinner the kids played eye toy and we played cards. we played 7s and then phase 10. It was good old fashioned fun. I think the boys had fun as appearntly last time they were abit bored! Then we watched the rugby game (All Black Vs Portugal).
Laura had her ski trip yesterday as it was postphoned the week before. She said it was fun. I sent a camera along with her and she said she took a couple of them but not of them actually skiing. Don't you wish you could be at two places at one time. I hate missing out on seeing things the kids are up to.
Basically that is about all we have been up to.
Take care and I will try to update more reguarly.

Friday, September 7, 2007

September 7th

yes hard to believe we have had a week of September already. It's been a week since I updated and since Laura's birthday. She had a good time and got spoilt, it was quite funny we also got her an eye toy camera and game for her birthday but didn't give it to her until she went to bed on Friday night, what with the family all over on Friday for tea and everything that's just the way it turned out but she was surprised and grateful which was lovely to see. Love the look of joy of her face.

I heard her the next day telling one of her friends that Mum was so mean(but said with love) cos I didn't give it to her until night. Funny!!
On Sunday my best friend Shelley rang from Scotland, which was a lovely suprise. It was so great to talk to her, I wish she wasn't so far away or that it didn't cost so much to go see her!!
Not much has been happening this week. Justin spent 3 days in bed due to having on of the many bugs going around. He said he felt like he'd been hit by a bus. He's all better now though, which is great.
Scrapbooking challenge this week was a double layout about a challenge of some sort. I found this rather difficult, not the double layout but the topic. I started with the idea of how we are always having to tidy up the kids room/mess but ended up doing it about how many times I have to tell them to do things. Not something I would have normally scrapped so it is quite good to have so the kids can remember that when they have kids!!LOL I am going to try and an a link to the page so you can view it.
There are some really good layouts in the gallery this week again.
Justin's Mum just texted me and they are at our house doing the roof today, were suppose to be there Tuesday but it rained until yesterday. I didn't get to go out and have a look last week as I was working but Alexander and Justin took some photos so will try to post those here too.
This is the front view from the street and here is the back view.

If this works I will be quite impressed with myself. Going to have leftovers for lunch now. Have a good week everyone.