Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

A few photo's from Christmas day....yep much to the family's disgust I insist on having a family photo, it's always a bit hit and miss when you use a timer

This is one of our neighbours houses......I have asked the boys to decorate the outside of our house next year.
My favourite decoration.

Sweet revenge.....many years a go when I was a teenager I had a couple of cousins who would wake me up rather early when I stayed at the farm, well they are both parents now and lucky for one of them who lives in the states and the other one lives close by and she, Sean, Josh and Jazz all came for Christmas brunch. We gave Josh a drum kit and they symbols work really and Jazz got a nice quiet toy a pink bike.....There are plently more opportunities to buy here noisey toys...

Taylor and Jazz

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Check out this great give away.

Pop over to this blog yours artfully and check out these fantastic Tim Holtz products that are to be given away.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Brandon's graduation

The photo's below were taken by the photographers from event photography on Wednesday night at Brandon's graduation.

McDonald house members
Recieving his graduation folder from the principle Mr Lewis
The graduating class of 2010, the girls looked beautiful and the boys looked very smart.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A bit of an update

In October we attended a dinner celebrating the achievement of 25 years service to ETSA, 83 employees including Craig were recognised. A rare photo of Craig and I together.......

I took this photo on Brandon's last official day at school. He has since completed all of his exams and now we play the waiting game for the results. Brandon was happy with his exams, but at the moment the exam results are the last thing he is thinking about as he is with his friends at Goolwa celebrating schoolies. I hope they have a great time.
Brandon and soem of his friends after the Graduation mass at St. Davids. It was sort of fitting that Gleeson held the graduation mass here as Brandon attended primary school at St. Davids.

He has one last function to attend and that is the formal graduation at the convention centre, I believe it will be a wonderful night.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Get picky give away

Why not pop on over to Get Picky and check out the great RAK they have to give away.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Three in a row - a junior club record.

What a day it was - Grandfinal day 2010

This year it was a little different as we had a different team to play - Walkerville but luckily for us the result went the way it did in 2008 and 2009. The Under 13 reds at the Gullies had achieved junior club history by becoming the first team ever to win 3 in a row.

The boys played a great game and work well as a team and it was great that our 3 boys who came up from the white divison not only got to play finals for the first time this year they are also now premiership players.

The boys all formed the line to walk to the parents and supporters before belting out our club song.
Hamish is action on the day - being team manager I don't get the chance to take as many photos as I would like - but as I was a team official I was able to join the boys on teh ground when the siren went.

Hamish and his team mates grouping together as a team before running through the banner.

Our banner - we mum's had a great time on the Thursday night making the banner for the boys. It took us a couple of hours to make it and it only took the boys seconds to run through it. But it was all worth it and we will do all again when the time arises.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's Grandfianl time again

Hamish's team had a great win on Sunday and have now earn't a weeks rest as they are straight into the Grandfinal on the 12th.

Two othe Gullies teams have also made it straight into the Grandfinal, let's hope we are all at the same ground, it will be awesome if we are.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

It's finals time.

Hamish's team has finished minor premiers this year, the boys are begining to become experienced for finals footy with two premierships in the previous two years. Five other junior Gullies teams have also made the finals this year. So it will be a big weekend for the club this weekend, hopefully we will have at least two of our teams playing at the same venue.

Brandon's 18's Gullies team lost their grandfinal yesterday and it was difficult for Brandon to sit on the bench and watch. Hopefully when we see the surgeon later on this week he will just advise physio and rest. He now has pre-season to look forward to. On the positive side he now has more time for his year 12 studies.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ingeborg's blog candy

My friend Ingeborg is giving away this great selection of goodies this month. All you have to do is put a picture of this on your blog and a message about it. You must also put a working link to Ingeborgs scrapbooking ├žompetition blog. Leave a comment on Ingeborg's blog and a working link to your blog, become a follower of Ingeborg's blog and then come up with an idea for next month competition....and then you go into the draw for this great candy.

  • an acrylic block for your clear stamps
  • chipboard shapes from Buzz and Bloom (turn, turn, turn, a time for love. pointer, swirly snails, corner flourishes)
  • Glue sticker sheet for flocking or glitter dingbats (around the block)
  • Flowers, blossums (making memories)
  • Clear stamp, emotions (Heidi Swapp)
  • Flowers, 2 packs green and pink (Kaisercraft)
  • Pearls, green (Kasiercraft)
  • Rubons, baby and months (Kaisercraft)
  • Rubons, urban threads (TLC)
  • Clear stamps, doodled frames (Kaisercraft)
  • Clear stamps, Christian (scraipture by design)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

100 Games layout

Hamish recently played his 100th junior game for the Gullies. He shared the day with 3 of his team mates Jake, Matt and Cameron. It was a big game against Walkerville who has previously beaten us on Mother's day, but this time the result went our way and the boys were able to celebrate their 100th game in style.

I have used the sketch form Ingeborg's scrapbooking competitions, which is also a page maps sketch.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

July updates

It's been a busy month so far. It started off with Taylor turning 16 and for her birthday I took her to Melbourne for a couple of days of retail therpy. We had a great time and got a lot of shopping in. On return from Melbourne Taylor ventured off to motor registration to get her L's and now she is wanting to drive any chance she gets.

Football season is coming to an end....well the minor round is. Brandon will play finals for Tea Tree Gully 18's and they need to win the first final to stay in the hunt. He has been playing well in recent weeks. He gave us a bit of a scare last Sunday as we feared he had fractured his jaw, but thankfully x-rays at this stage have ruled this out and it appears he has strained the ligaments on the left hand side of his jaw. He is only able to eat soft foods as it still is painful to chew. Hamish's team is sitting on top of the ladder and will definately play finals and should finish the minor round on top as they are 3 games clear of the two teams in second spot.

Taylor has commenced certificate 3 in retail through bakers delight and on completeion of this course the points she gaisn can go towards her 200 points required for the SACE.

Craig has returned to work after 3 1/2 months of long service leave....and no he did not complete all the jobs that he wanted to....but he did have a good rest from work.

Scrapping has been a bit on the back burner in the last couple of months. But I managed to complete all the challenges at the recent CC at Chook Scraps. The theme was Harry Potter.

This layout of Hamish was for challenge #3 which was a sketch designed by Lorraine. The photo was taken of Hamish when he played mini league earlier this year.

This layout was for challenge #2 and the criteria was
use a proper nun in the title (Harry Potter's name is always used in the title)
some stars to represent the magic in Harry Potter's books
some purple as it is often connected to magic

Challenge #4 was the card challenge and I choose to use the colours of Slytherin....using only green and silver
Challenge #1 was a spell and the spell criteria was
one of cardstock, two of paper'
three of ribbon and use a stapler
add some stamping and some bling
and some flowers and some inking
hubba, bubba, cut and paste
mix and stir, then finish post haste.
Yes our cat Milo does rule our house...she has such a tough life...NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you are after some inspiration for scrapping why not check out the non sketch challenges or the sketch challenges or you may like to check out the card challenge at Chook scraps.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 16th Birthday Taylor

I can't believe that Taylor is now has that time flown by quickly. I hope you have a great day....

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Nearly 16

I seem to have neglected my blog in recent times....just not enought time in a day at the moment. It is also awhile since I have scrapped....hopefully this will resolve in the near future...

On Monday Taylor will celebrate her 16th birthday....where has that time gone....and she is eagerly looking forward to it as it also means she can get her L's....mcuh to her older brother's disgust she will now be driving him and her younger brother to their footy games....she's ken to go to footy now...

Just thought I would share a few of my layouts that have featured Taylor, and the final layout is off Brandon and his friends from his school formal. I thought they all scrubbed up very nicely.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Continuous Challenge at Chook Scraps

My challenge from Sue-Maree was to use the following
A haberdashery item - I used a zip
White title
Shaped journal block
2 pp's......but I had a major brain fade and used 2 extra pieces of pp underneath my title. But the I have only used 1 piece of pp.....

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A great give away from Tanya

It is worth having a look at this blog for the wonder giveaway that Tanya is providing especially if you are into Kaisercraft.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


It's been 34 years and I wish I could share the joys of my children with you.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

ANZAC day football

Both boys got to play on ANZAC day for the first time. All teams honoured the men and women who have served our country with a minutes silence prior to the games. Hamish's team played Broadview and won by 109 points. Brandon's team played Athelstone and also had a win by 122 points. Brandon's opponent for the day was one of his Norwood team mates...

I will upload a few scrapping layouts later on.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Round 2 masterchook 2010

For round two of masterchook we went on location to India and were given a picture to use as inspiration. The picture contained bowls of brightly coloured sands such as reds, yellows, pinks, orangess, greens etc. Round two only commenced on Friday and already there are some fantastic layouts in the gallery.

If you are unable to read my journalling it simply mentions that my Mum made this outfit for a fancy dress event that we attended. I personally can't remember it, but I believe it was held somewhere in Parndarna. The picture was taken in August 1970 so it was somewhere around my 4th birthday. I can remember that the toy dog I was holding was called Orange Dog.....such an original name....

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A couple of layouts to share.

This layout is my entry for round 1 of masterchook at chook scraps.
The criteria for this round was no patterened paper, paint, circles, at least 6 colours and lots of shiny things.
Round 2 will be put up later on today, I am looking forward to seeing what this challenge will entail.
This layout was for challenge #2 of the cyber crop at chook scraps which was last weekend. I only managed to get this layout completed and the card challenge as I spent Saturday making a Gene Simmons costume for Brandon to wear to a S themed 18th...He owes me big time, if you click on his name it will take you to a picture of him all dressed up....
This time next week they will all be on holidays except me....Craig will start 3 months of long service leave on Thursday.

Friday, March 12, 2010

If you are looking for a scrapping challenge...

then I would suggest you check out Masterchook 2010. The first challenge was announced this morning and it sounds rather interesting.

Monday, March 1, 2010


'Wishing Brandon a very Happy 17th were rather cute as a baby

Monday, February 22, 2010

Chook scraps February Challenges

I have managed to complete the non-sketch challenges this month a chook scraps.