Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Crafty Books

I was very excited to receive these two books for Christmas and have wasted no time in marking all future projects...

This is the first I have finished The Towel Rug...made from a bath towel no longer in use and a thrifted sheet. So easy to complete and I think just the thing for our bathroom.

Friends and Games

We wiled away a good part of the day today catching up with friends who are on summer break from Christmas Island...it is always lovely to spend time with friends and chat about everything and nothing even though time passes between visits.
The visit was made all the more enjoyable watching the kids play so well and happily together.
We also have a family challenge going on for the next three weeks.....did I say challenge I meant enrichment exercise.
No TV for three weeks...I thought this would be easy -I don't watch much TV! How hard can it be!
Well I guess every habit needs three days to break....the kids are going through a little withdrawal- no movies Fraser!(well maybe we will have a family movie night on the weekend) so until then we will continue to stay busy going fishing, playing lego, reading books, finding treasure, swimming at the beach and maybe just a little WII playing (technically not TV watching!)
So to help us along we have some new games to help enrich our time...


Oh but the house is so quiet at night...what is that you say ? Just like it ought to be?

Monday, December 28, 2009

A warm day after Christmas

It was time to take down the tree and pack it up for another year....for this week we have a birthday to celebrate!

This evening we met Derek's brother and his wife on the city river banks for some dinner,rock skimming,black swan watching and then finally to see the sun set.


Just one of those evenings where we found ourselves saying " why would we want to live anywhere else?"

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Just chilling



The week between Christmas and the 1st of Jan is a great time to take things a little easier and go with the "flow"...the rush of Christmas is gone and the pressure of "back to school" hype is yet to begin.
I took a walk with my sister today and our two little guys along the beach...oh alright we had an mission to find "treasure" but it was still nice just to meander along the sand with the little guys in and out of the water's edge.
(and we did find what we were looking for!!!)
Hoping the next few days will have a similar feel to them even if they will be hotter.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thankfulness Day 25

Day 25
I am thankful for the reason we celebrate this day...

Merry Christmas and may you have a peaceful, memorable day with family and friends.

Thankfulness Day 24

Day 24
I am Thankful the most for ......these guys.
My beautiful family (who are all but one tucked up in bed fast asleep)
These guys are the best and although we have lots of "moments" I wouldn't be without them.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thankfulness Day 23

Day 23
I am thankful for my creative space...
carved out in our very full house I have my own space that allows me to make my own mess and pursue my creative ideas.
This Christmas I have not done as much as I would have liked , but watch out New year!!!

I made these for a few people who have input at some time in either mine or the kids daily life this year...they were fun and very simple using calico and some of my vintage button stash.
The idea came from here via here.


I did also fit in some time for a bag or two and some super capes that were all requested for gifts.
With only two more sleeps till someone comes to pay a visit and hopefully leave some gifts you might want to check out here and track how far away he is....

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thankfulness Day 22

Day 22
I am thankful for Christmas baking....
There are so many yummy recipes around at this time of the year that call for making...and most of them just don't seem right making them any other time of the year.
Meg made these Christmas Crackles all by herself and they were yummy...I made some coconut slice that doesn't look quite like the picture but tastes as it should Sweet.

We received this very tasty box of goodies today from friends...much of it home baked goodness with a few other irresistible treats in there too.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Thankfulness Day 21

Day 21
I am thankful that Australia Post chose to deliver in record speed this Christmas....
I was very late in sending off my parcels to the East , I received word today that they arrived safely ...most unheard of especially as there is some kind of postal strike happening!
My fears of last years debacle of the parcel going missing never to be seen again were playing on my mind so now I can relax.

There were special thoughts and prayers going with that parcel for a peaceful and memory filled Christmas with each other.....

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thankfulness Day 20

Day 20
I am thankful for children who are sleeping in....
One is feeling the effects of the season and all it's busyness and the other is just morphing into a pre-teen!!!
Either way I am enjoying the lack of early morning demands.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thankfulness Day19

Day 19
I am thankful for neighbours that go to a lot of trouble to please the kids...
We have only a few enthusiastic neighbours that have done the light thing. The kids just love to see them as we drive home from outings in the evening.
At least this year with no daylight savings we get to see the lights at an hour that is before bedtime.





Check this out ...now if you could do it this good why wouldn't you?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thankfulness Day 18

Day 18
I am thankful for the Festive Season.....
every year we try and get into the city to wander and catch the sights. On our list to do is also visit the Myer Christmas shop and purchase a new tree decoration each.
As you can see we also take a moment to revisit some of the things on the wish list....










Then home as the sun sets on yet another day....

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thankfulness Day 17

Day 17
I am thankful for a great place to go to work......
This is what my desk looked like this morning at the start of the day..

After a little staff Christmas lunch in the middle of the day...
This was my desk at the end of the day!

Yep it is exactly the same...I did get a bit done but tidying my desk didn't make the top of the list. Oh well there is always next week.
Seriously I do love my job and the people I work with ...my job involves so much more than a tidy desk so I am cool with that, I am just not sure about the other three people I share the office with!

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