Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I'm getting slack with this blog lately...

I just havn't had anything to tell you all about. We had stocktake at work so I worked a few extra days and other than that I've been obsessed with America's Next Top Model and Project Runway and having been watching a few old series of them.
I did however have some friends over for a pot luck dinner on Sunday night as a celebration of the up-coming birth of Tricia and Jason's new freebie baby which is due to make it's entrance into the world next Wednesday. We had a real grown up dinner with glassware and folded napkins and candles and everything...with the kids 4 metres away at their own little set table. It was a great night.
Other than that I havn't been doing anything much, lunch with friends, play with Jack's friends, bit of shopping and watching TV.
Jack asked for his face to be painted again today. He wanted to be a zebra...can you see it?

I'm glad he's out of his tiger face rut and trying something new.

Well, I'm off to watch more crap on TV.

Ciao

Thursday, August 21, 2008

My High School Reunion

Almost 20 years since I graduated high school!! How freakin' old does that make me feel?!?! LOL!! Anyhoo, it was my high school reunion on Saturday night and it was a blast!! It was so great to catch up and find out what everyone's been up to. Owen even went after his inial anti-reunion stance. I doubt he enjoyed himself as much as I did but at least he knew a couple of people there, Jason from work and Zane from primary school. So here's a couple of photos(thanks Toni for sharing your photos)...Hayley Horan, Lee Baker-Walker, Lee's husband and me.

Malcolm Jackson, Toni Hockings and meOwen and I
Toni and I. Toni did a fantastic job organising the reunion and contacting everyone. Thanks Tone, it was a great night!!
The rest of Toni's photos are here.
Our friends Michelle & Greg and their girls Nicola and Heidi have just come home from a the USA and England so on Sunday they came over before they head home. Our friends Kim & David and their kids came over in the afternoon too to join us on our Grandma's adventure walk. Here we all are heading down to the creek.
Kim helping Jack walk the rail.David waiting for us slow pokesNicola throwing the frisbee
Jared frisbeeing tooJack catching a ride with DadOur friends Pete & Erica and their kiddies came over as well for dinner. It was great to catch up with everyone.
In other VERY exciting new...I have new linen!!!!!!!!! Woohoo!! Nothing like new linen to give me a boost. LOL. Isn't it gorgeous. It's called Lara and it's by Canterbury Homewares, I love the colours.Here's Kitti-Mae modelling for the close up.And this is my new bedroom furniture. We've had it for a couple of weeks, can't remember if I posted a photo or not already so here's another one.
My gorgeous ladies and one of the butterfly frames I bought from the swap meet.And my bargain new lamp...well one of them. My boss is in one of his crazy markdown moods so I bought four new lamps. This one and a matching floor lamp + two other side lamps that have a similar base. And lastly my little man with an octopus painted on his face. Well it's nearly rubbed off but you get the gist.



Cheers

Monday, August 11, 2008

Jasmine & Dan's Wedding...

OK, be prepared for a heap of photos!!

As I posted the other day my cousin Jasmine got married on Saturday.

It was a really nice setting. They were married on the riverbank in front of one of the beautiful old walking fig trees and it was just the most gorgeous weather, nice and warm but not too hot and really clear blue skies. The poor things though, they had a few things crop up and didn't get started until late but all's well that ends well.

Weddings are just so beautiful, I think I could easily become a wedding stalker. I cried!! I always cry!! lol. Anyhoo, here's a few photos.

This is my my nephew Joe, my sister-in-law Karen, my neice Rasharna, my brother Kev and my Mum.My gorgeous hubby.My cousin Justin, Uncle Michael, Aunty Jenny, cousin Brett and his gorgeous girlfriend, Erin.Dan, the groom and his brother just after arriving in this cool hotrod. The happy couple walking back down the aisle, stopping to be congratulated by the bride's brother, Aaron.Jasmine's hair and jewellery, just stunning. Jasmine and Grandad.Little Bronwyn, the flower girl fairy, their daughter.
The wedding party and guests.My beautiful neice, Rasharna.The flower Rasharna picked and beautifully set up for a photo. The cake!!Grandma and Grandad Rasharna and Karen The family, Dan & Jas with their beautiful kids, Patrick and Bronwyn.
Jasmine did a beautiful job with everything. There was a black and white theme with a splash of red. One idea I really LOVED was an arrangement they had of black and white illuminated artificial flowers and they had tags for people to write messages on in all different black and white prints, it was a great idea.

These photos are from Thursday. Jack was getting a bit stir crazy being couped up in the house so we went for a play and a walk through the park. We found some big dandelions!! Unfortunately Jack wasn't being a co-operative model that day.
And a busy buzzy bee on the beautiful lavender flowers. I love the colour of lavender.
Jack, having a bit of a play.

Yesterday we went to the Multicultural Fair at the Heritage Village. It was a really great day, so much to see. They had quite a few of the regular market stalls as well as an area with all the international food and a stage where they had various performances, a kids area and great parking facilities.

Jack had his face painted by fairy Lindsey. You could have knocked me over when he said he wanted to be spiderman. He normally always wants to be a tiger.Luckily for me I was able to con Grandma into going on the camel ride with Jack. They were both very brave although Jack did have a little moment of terror when the camel sat back down. Kids faces are so expressive, I wish I had the camera ready for that shot.We met up with our friends Tricia, Jason, Ollie and Sofie and Kim, David, Jared and Charlotte for lunch. We've been going to this event for the last couple of years and every year there's a huge line up at the Hare Krishna stall so I decided before I went that that was what I was going to have and I'm so glad I did. It was a delicious vegetable curry served with rice and vegetarian kofta balls and a delicious desert that had dates in it. It was so yummy. We also sampled some bangladesh cuisine as well just to mix it up a bit.

After lunch we headed to the kids area and the boys had a turn on the tea cup ride...the jumping castle...the pony ride...

and they also had a turn on the pick a duck. I was very careful and made sure I lathered Jack with sunscreen since he had gotten a bit burnt at the swap meet the other weekend and he fared well. I on the other hand am peeling all ready. Silly mummy!!

I had a great day today as well. Jack's friend Jared came over this morning for a play while his Mum and Dad went to an appointment and then Kim stayed for coffee and a chat. Then this afternoon we went over for a play at Ollies house with the kids too. I really miss our Monday Mum's & Bub's get togethers.

Well, that's enough rambling from me.

Ciao

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Oooooooooooooohhhhhhhh, I got some bargains today!!

My cousin Jasmine is getting married on Saturday and we went out today in search of some clothes for the boys to wear in particular some shoes for Jack. I thought we'd check out Vinnies and see if we could find a nice pair of dressy shoes for him but alas it was not to be, however...

Look what I did find...

How devine is that!! It's a little Baby Plum romper and hat set. Isn't it adorable. Yes, yes...I realise I don't have a baby nor am I expecting one but I just can't resist a bargain and you never know what the future will hopefully bring. $3.50!!!

My other bargain was this cute little Fred Bare denim top. Now again, no one in our house could wear it however....it was a bargain!! $2!!

And I also got a gorgeous dress shirt for Jack. Very stylish indeed!! Just perfect for a wedding. The pattern on the shirt is actually lion faces. It's gorgeous. Another $2 bargain!!!We also got a really cool tie for Owen.

I went to my friend Toni's place this morning to go over a few things for our school reunion which is next weekend. It's going to be a fun night. I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone has been up to for the last two decades!! LOL!!! Two freaking decades!!! How old am I!?!?!?!?!?

Anyhoo, here's my stunning little boy with his little milk mostache!! How perfect is that pout.

Well I think that's enough exclamations from me!!!!!!!!!!! Bye!!!!!!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

The Rocky Swap!!

Well...yesterday was the annual Rocky Swap Meet. People come from miles around to check out all the stalls. You know what they say, "One man's trash is another man's treasure". Not that everything there was trash of course, there's antiques, gorgeous jewellery, lots of books and things, in fact there is just about anything there. So here's what we got...

I bought a Trivial Pursuit game for $1!!! How's that for a bargain.

We got a selection of little golden books for $2.

This Mr Potato Head jigsaw, and then when we paid for it I found out that it was originally my Great Aunt Margaret's so we even kept the money in the family.

Jack also got a 4pce train puzzle that was hand made many many years ago by the fellow who's stall it was. I gave Jack his 50c and told him to take it up to the man to pay for it and the fellow gave it to Jack for free. It was very touching. His wife was the one that told us he'd made it and you could see that look in his eyes (you know that look).

Jack also got two bags of mixed cars. He's only just starting to get into cars and things and a George the Monkey kite which we took with us to the park later in the afternoon but there was no wind.

My Mum bought me some framed butterflies and my Grandma bought me a butterfly that's set in resin so I'm going to have a little butterfly display on my sideboard now.

I bought some 'Sexy' sauce. LOL!! It's really tasty actually. It can be used in stir fry's or as a sauce for meat. It's got an unusual flavour, sort of tamarindy twangy kind of thing with some sweet mixed in.

The fudge lady was there!! Of course I couldn't pass her stall. She even had a couple of new flavours. She'd run out of my favourite caramel but I got lavender to try and it's really nice, very fragrant as you'd imagine.My Mum bought me this beautiful elephant jewellery box. I just love it, the colours are so beautiful.And I also bought a Christmas Train set. I'm going to hold off until Christmas to try it out so I hope it works. And lastly I bought two nice shirts that were brand new with tags on them and all, one is black and the other is the most gorgeous turquiose colour.

It was a jam packed day with lots and lots of walking. We went with Mum, Grandma and my neice Rasharna. Grandma sat down for awhile while we did one area though, it was a very long walk around them all. Everyone of us got some good bargains so we all left happy.

I'm off to see the surgeon tomorrow about getting my gall removed. I really don't know if I want to do it though. I only went on the waiting list because it's so long but now that the appointment is looming I'm thinking I should really research some other options. I don't get attacks all that often and they only last for 12-20 hours whereas from what I've read most people are knocked around for days with vomiting and everything. I guess I'll wait and see what they say first and then go from there.

Speaking of health related things though, I've still got my damm twitch. I've had a twitching nerve under one of my eyes for about a month now. Originally I thought it may have been because I was stressed about going to Melbourne but it hasn't gone away. My doctor says it's nothing to worry about and that if it gets too annoying I could always get botox!! I guess I'll just wait and hope it goes away.

Anyhoo, I have a massive amount of housework to do and all I feel like doing is napping so I better go and grab a quick coffee and then get my butt moving.

Cheers