Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Sorry but I have been avoiding my blog because the thought of sorting through and uploading a heap of Singapore photos was way too overwhelming!
I have instead decided to just upload a few at a time so at the end of this post are some photos and when I next update I'll add a few more!!!
OK- I'm still on a high about my awesome girl winning the academic scholarship for Iona!!! We received the paperwork last week and the scholarship is for SIX years!!!! How good is that!!!!
In other news- I have a new favourite TV show. Is anyone else loving Masterchef? I love it!!! Hmmm I haven't decided which contestant I'd like to win yet although Tom, Trevor, Geni and Julie are a few of my favourites!!!! I even took a photo of the TV the other night while the show was on as my 'photo of the day' for my Project 365. I'm still plodding along with my 365 pages however due to going to Singapore I'm a little behind. I have still been taking my photos and have been slowly catching up with my pages- I think I'm still about two weeks or so behind!!
Hopefully next post, I'll show you my latest pages!
This weekend I have my Mum, my Aunty and my MIL coming up to stay. We are all off to the Craft and Quilt Fair on Sunday. I'm hoping there will be lots of scrapping stands to visit. Kim and Maursie will be there each day, on the Fiskars stand so if you go- stop in and say hello to them!!
One more thing- woo hoo, I've booked my place already for the Scrapboxx October retreat!!! I love, love, love Scrapboxx retreats and can't wait to go again. LOL- only about 149 more sleeps to wait!!!
OK- here are some photos from Singapore Zoo. We went and had breakfast with the orangutans. It was awesome!!!
This is Emma, eating her breakfast. You can see in the background the large flat branch. This is where the orangutans came and sat. We weren't allowed to touch them but we were so close- it was amazing!!!
Here are the girls with some of the gorgeous orangutans.
I took heaps of photos- it was really hard to pick a favourite but I do particularly like this one. The baby was soooo cute!!!!
Love Janine xxx
Posted by Janine at 10:53 am
Sunday, May 03, 2009
We are back from Singapore- we had a fantastic time however I haven't yet had time to sort all the squillions of photos I took!! Soon I promise!!!
I just have to share our AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME news!!!
About six weeks ago Sarah sat a scholarship exam at Iona Presentation College.
SHE WON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The principal left a message on our answering machine on Thursday night asking me to ring her. I did ring on Friday morning however had to leave a message. The Principal's assistant rang back and left me a message (my phone was turned off as we were at our school's ANZAC assembly) saying CONGRATULATIONS that Sarah had won the academic scholarship and I'll receive a letter next week with all the details!
I am so proud, proud, proud of my gorgeous girl!!!! I could nearly burst with pride!!!
Back soon with a SINGAPORE update!!!!
Love one PROUD Mumma!!!! xxxx
Posted by Janine at 9:46 am
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I said I'd be back before we left to share my latest Project 365 pages.... so here they are-
I'm all up-to-date, except for today!!
We are nearly all packed. We have just over four hours until we are picked up. The girls are getting super excited...so am I!!!! I still have a few little things left to do but nothing major! I just can't wait to be sitting on the plane!!!
We are not taking a lap top with us. DH is buying a brand spanking new one so hope to be able to drop in here and say 'hi'....if we are not too busy!! We have a huge list of things we want to do and places we wish to visit. I think visiting Sentosa Island and having breakfast with the orangutans are top of the girls' wish list!! Both girls have a list of friends that they wish to buy a little something special for so I'm sure we will hit the shops too!!
Oh my- this time tomorrow I'll be in Singapore!! Woo hoo!!!
Love Janine xxx
Posted by Janine at 4:45 pm
Monday, April 13, 2009
We had a wonderful day yesterday (Easter Sunday). The girls were up nice and early to see what the Easter Bunny had left for them! As usual, he had left them winter jammies, in fact this year they got two pair each (mumma found one pair each- and then another pair each that she just couldn't leave in the shop-LOL)!!! Both received another pressie- Sarah, a book and Emma, a gorgeous beanie, and of course some chocolate goodies!!!!
Posted by Janine at 7:52 pm
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Woo hoo- only one more sleep until the Easter Bunny arrives!!! LOL- 'chocolate overload'!!!!
He he he- I can't wait!!! :0)
We have now started the school holidays- yeee haaaaa!!
Actually we are two days in.......and YES- I'm loving them!!!
Good Friday was pretty low key in our house. We slept in and then slothed around in our jammies until lunch time- well I did anyway!!! Emma always gets dressed and Sarah quickly got dressed when Grace rang and invited her to the beach!!! So....Sarah spend the day at the beach with her friends Grace and Beth- in fact I didn't see her until she was dropped home about 9-45pm!!!
Emma and I had some 'us' time. Emma loves cooking so we make salmon patties together(yummo) and then she made Tinkerbell cupcakes. I also SCRAPPED!!! Woo hoo!!!
Here are my efforts-
This LO is for Lisa's sketch challenge over on the BOXX!! Lisa is the guest DT member for this month!!!
I still had all the 'Girl Friday' range on my desk so I did this layout...just because!!
I also complete my sketch LO for my Monday Scrappers class on Monday night(13th). Here is a sneak peek. Anyone is welcome to come and join the class- Monday night 6pm (W.A time) on the BOXX.
Not only will I share my sketch but I have some yummy flowers to show and give instructions for too!!
I've been keeping up-to-date with my Project 365 too-
Posted by Janine at 7:12 pm