Sunday, November 18, 2007

Convoy for Kids!

Hi all,

Wow, what a massive day we had today. Cooper & I went to Marty & Erica's Camp Quality Convoy for Kids. Its a massive fundraiser held in Wollongong for kids with cancer, and this year was just amazing. I haven't been before, but from what I am told this year just blew everyone out of the water and I'm hanging to see how much money our city has raised for these gorgeous kids.

Cooper & I were at my friend Amy's place at 9am this morning, and waiting on Windang Bridge by 9.20am. The first truck didn't come through till sometime around 10.30am (running late of course!) and it just took your breath away. The front trucks were driven by MJ Rowles who donated $20,650 for the honour of being the first trucks, and second place was Unanderra Tanker Hire who still donated their bid of $20,600. What an amazing donation, it was just unreal listening to that auction on the radio on Friday.

Our friend Adam (Amy's soon to be hubby) was driving for NTS and was a fair way back, but not too bad considering there were over 500 trucks this year. Besides the fact that he left home at 4am to get his spot! Here is Adam's truck as it came past...he spent over 12 hours cleaning and polishing it yesterday! Looks awesome huh...

After the convoy we went to the Fun Day and Cooper had a ball. It was sooo hot and I'm pretty much burnt to a crisp tonight! Here he is in Adam's truck...he spent most of the day sitting in there honking the horn.

The only way I could get Cooper to leave was to bribe him with a swim at Amy's place. Finally he relented, lucky as I was just about passing out in the heat. He had a fun swim, as did Georgia who we picked up from Grandma & Grandad's on the way to Amy's place. Here is Cooper sitting on Adam's truck just before we left, check out the unreal sign on the back of Adam's truck, pretty special hey.

Anyway, just about my bedtime here, hopefully I'll crash as quickly as the kids did. Well, Cooper didn't crash THAT quickly at first....after being in bed for about 45 minutes after refusing to eat dinner cause he was SOOOO tired, I went in to discover him under the blankets with a torch. I told him to get out and he refused. On pulling the blankets back, I find him with a big bag of Snakes Alive lollies from his sample bag....and they were just about all gone! Couldn't believe it, sneaky little bugger! After that he was asleep within ten minutes, god knows how after eating all that sugar. Kids, I tell ya...


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Jacquie's Wedding

After much anticipation, I went to QLD on the weekend of 27 October 2007 to go to my friend Jacquie's wedding. Nic (my sis) was at the quilt show working on the Dyed & Gone To Heaven stand at the Brisbane Quilt Show, so I flew up on the Friday to meet her there. After getting totally and utterly lost on the way from the airport to the convention centre (blame the baby brain!) I made it, and had a good day.

Had lunch with my friend Kellie (actually my hubby's ex-wife but thats another story!) and her little boy Blake, which was lovely and I was so glad to see her. She moved up to Brisbane about a year ago (I think?) with her hubby, but is just about to come back to Wollongong to live. She is pregnant too, so we had lots to talk about.

Left the quilt show at about 3pm, and after getting lost AGAIN (yep, my fault) we got to the Gold Coast sometime before 6pm. We could not believe the traffic from Brisbane to the Coast, it was terrible. After a quiet Italian dinner we were in bed early, both of us exhausted from a very long day.

Saturday was unreal, we shopped and shopped in the morning (which we can never do without kids or husbands nagging), then got ready for the wedding. After lots of rainy weather that week, it turned into the most gorgeous day. So hot that I had to go and sit down during the ceremony as I felt like passing out! Jacquie looked amazing (as always!) and Wade was just such a sweetheart, these two are just made for eachother. Check out the gorgeous photos, they got married on Burleigh Hill, the place where Wade had proposed.

And look at me and Nic, all dressed up and looking gorgeous!!!

It was a fab night, one in which I REALLY missed having a drink and would've done anything to be on the tipsy side and having a dance. BUT, I was a good girl and just sat back and watched everyone else, it was really funny actually watching all these pi**ed idiots jumping around and making complete idiots of themselves! Goes to show doesn't it...I never notice that when I'm drinking, probably cause most of the time I'm the one running around like a total and utter lunatic (as my girlfriends can definitely vouch for!).

It was up early and at the airport just after 9am, Nic dropped me off at Coolangatta airport and then headed back to the airport. A great weekend, but very quick and very busy. I slept all day Monday and spent the whole week recovering. Someone remind me next time to stay an extra day and relax a little... ;) time will only be a few months away, we've booked to go back to Burleigh Heads at the end of February, this time all of us and we'll be staying ten night. I can't wait! I'll be 28 weeks pregnant by then, so will totally need some rest and relaxation. It'll be here before we know it, like everything else.

Well there you have it, another catch up from me, only about three weeks late!


Monday, November 12, 2007

An Announcement!

I know, I know...where have I been? All I can say is BUSY!! Its been flat out the last few weeks, the kids are taking up lots of time as everything else. Went to QLD for a wedding, then the Papercrafts Festival, then my birthday the weekend after that. Needless to say, I haven't stopped...and I'm tired as anything. One main reason for me being so tired is the following:

Yep, another baby is on the way! A very big surprise, but a wonderful one and we're stoked. Had a few troubles early on, thats why I hadn't announced it on here...but I'm 13 weeks now and had a scan last week, all is as it should be and we're so relieved. I'm due on 19 May 2008, so pregnant for another birthday, Melbourne Cup, Xmas and New Year! Can't believe it, two years in a row! My youngest babies will be 16 months apart, and I know, everyone keeps telling me 'You're gonna have your hands full!', like I hadn't already realised!!

I will get on again soon when I find some spare time, I need to post pics of my friend Jacquie's wedding as well as updates on everything else. No scrapping being done in this house, so you haven't missed anything there. I'm just in the middle of watching a movie and cross-stitching while Daniel is at a fire brigade drill, I'm waiting for him to get home with some chocolate for me!

Bye for now and talk soon,

Saturday, November 3, 2007


And now Blogger is being a pain in the butt trying to upload photos, so I'll keep trying and will post again shortly...


LO's from 2 weeks ago!

I know, you'd thought I'd fallen off the face of the planet! But I haven't, truly...I am here but life is just spinning so damn quickly at the moment!! Haven't had a chance to sit down and blog, so here goes...lets see how many posts I can put up tonight to catch you all up...

These are a few layouts from two weeks ago, when I scrapped with my girls while the boys were away at the National Mines Rescue Competition (which they didn't win, by the way). Not REAL happy with the one of Cooper & Georgia, I had such good ideas in my head for the Periphery BG paper that I'd been waiting so long for...but it all turned to s**t when I tried to put it together. So anyway, here they are...

The first one is Georgie's first roll, it was a classic as Linda & I were here having a scrap day and we were saying it looked like she was trying to roll over...AND SHE DID! And we had the camera right there, so it was caught on camera and I was stoked.

The next one is the one of Cooper and Georgie, don't say anything cause its just not good and I know it...

And this one I love, its of Cooper and Emma not last year but the year before, he wasn't so sure of Santa and was much happier having Em go with him to sit on Santa's lap.

Okay, one post down, a few more to go...