Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy 2011 :)

For the first time in years we have had a very peaceful finish and start to the new year. We were going to head down south for a few days but haven't made it there...instead we have been sitting back by the pool, having nanna naps and generally ignoring the rat race outside our home :) And it has been so nice just to stop and do nothing and not have to be anywhere!!

A bit of hot weather since Christmas with a few 40 degree days etc hasn't helped hehe - made the office to hot to sit in though so I have been fairly absent from the computer although having the FB app on my new ipod is just wonderful!!! Can sit and FB whilst watching Chionia in the pool!!

Looking at the above photo's I have used another app on my ipod - classic camera and the hipstamatic ones :) Having fun!!! I even cooked the yummiest seafood meal a few days after christmas using a recipe app on my ipod - yep - just plugged in seafood bbq and under 60 minutes and voila up popped a recipe that was so so yummy!!! :)

Christmas :) more subdue for us this year which looking back on it all I loved.....We got a chance to see what the girls got from who and it wasn't so stressful or overwhelming...

Girls got spoilt as usual lol - Justin Beiber tickets and Wii games, Tinkerbell fairyland, netball hoops and balls - clothes and shoes and bracelets!!! :) I tried to use the theme old fashion games for their presents this year. So they received gifts like rubiks magic and the good old rubiks cube as well, puzzles, slinky (the metal one - only the best!), yoyo's, bubbles, frisbee's Boogie boards and skimmer disks :) Just like the good old days!!

Still need to edit those photo's!!

Boxing day Ben came over for the day :) So we showed him fun in the pool with water fights against Uncle Gary and then of course seeing he now has a brand new baby sister introduced him to Barbie dolls :) Girls love having him around to play :)

As I mentioned there is a new addition to the family - Miss Charlotte Rose or Charlie as she has been nicknamed :) so gorgeous - got my new born baby cuddles on Christmas eve when she was barely a day old

I was also asked by Miss Sherry Mendoza on Christmas eve if I could do the example for this months Camp mojo challenges!! Had to be in by Boxing day night - nothing like last minute projects hey!! So using my photo of Miss Charlotte created a canvas for her :) Add some Graphic 45 and Twiddleybitz and you can't go wrong lol!! The challenge for this month was to stamp on fabric so although you can't see it on the whole photo as such the close ups show off the details..... stamping into texture paste on the canvas, the fairy wings and the butterflies were stamped onto calico :)

Well the office is getting hot again so time to go and gather up all the wet towels and hang them up ready for another day by the pool :) Stay safe everyone :)

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