Friday, May 28, 2010

Mixing it up...

..."Upsy Daisy" style...

This month, one of our Design Team challenges at "Upsy Daisy Designs" was to mix up as many lines as we wanted to...

This is what I came up with when I mixed "Vogue" with some "Blossom", added a dash of "See ya Later Alligator" and topped it off with a few splashes of "A New Day"...

These days we're all soaking up some family time with my Dad.
It's great having him here...

Happy weekend ya'll :)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

It's been a "Ben & Jerry" kinda week...

First Rea got sick...very sick...lots of awful stomach pains.
And she's not a complainer at all.
So it was so scary when she couldn't sit, stand or even lie down without howling in pain.
After many hours of trying out different pain killers at home, she ended up in the emergency room for some IV pain killers...

That helped a lot, and the next day she had an ultrasound to see what the culprit was.
Nothing turned up and her bloodwork was fine, and she's been good ever since.
Fingers crossed that whatever it was stays away...FOR GOOD!

Then, this happened:

I can't say too much there 'cause it's all car-ish and techie geek stuff...but it ain't right!
Tha's all...

But the weather was good, and the littlest men in my life took me to the park that afternoon...and the week that started out not-so-great ended up smiley and happy :)

Hope your weekend is going swell...

Monday, May 10, 2010

"Whoah Baby!!"

These photos just crack me up...
I remember this day so clearly...
But I can't remember the year...go figure!

I used Noel Migon's "Playdate" kit once more :)

Have a wonderful Monday :):):)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sharing a Pic...

Last weekend, friends of ours had a party for their son who was turning 5.

I carried along my camera and this was one of the mooments I managed to capture.
(Cai, the birthday boy, and Ara)

Thanks for letting me share :)

I hope all of you have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow...

Friday, May 7, 2010

...and now for some sunshine...

brought to you by Noel Mignon.

This is her May kit.
It's called "Playdate"...and it just screams fun, no?

To tell the truth, this lovely kit sat on my table for a while.
It sat silently, while I fondled it...relentlessly...
Every day.
I couldn't bring myself to disturb the utter prettiness of it.
You scrapbookers will know what I mean. *wink*

Today, my 2 year old opened it up, to get to the lollipop. (Yes, Noel throws in lollipops and stuff...she's cool like that)...
Anyway, after the security on my kit was breached (I watch Law and Order, ya'll), and I managed to calm down, I put paper to trimmer, and the above page was born :)

The picture was yet another from our glorious South African holiday last summer...*sigh*

Thursday, May 6, 2010

House Update

Our new home construction is moving along at warp speed.
Here are a few pics: (taken 23 April 2010)

The view that first greets us as we drive up to it :)

We decided to go for a complete tiled outside...and tinted windows to match:

A close-up of the tile...the colour is called "Belgian"..."Yum!" ,right?

and the backyard...not huge, but big enough.We're thinking of going with slate tiles and NO grass at all...

Part of the floating staircase.This is in now and looks gorgeous.Starts at the top of the stairs on the top floor, winds down to the main level, and then takes off to the basement.Fingers crossed none of the little people fall though the gaps...

We'll see it again next week.The inside doors are in, painting is done, and final finishes going in...not much longer now!!!

I'm off to scrapbook now...2 days in a row!!!
Have a great Thursday ya'll...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

May 3rd was my Dad's 63rd birthday.
We missed seeing him...but he'll be here in 2 weeks!


I took this picture of him last July, in South Africa.

Other than that, I am almost back to full speed following my surgery. In fact I started excercising again this week :)

I even scrapbooked a page today.I'm really loving the "Blossom" line from "Upsy Daisy" girly and soft and pretty...
(based on a Kim Sonksin sketch for Upsy Daisy Designs)

And with that, i'm off to do chauffeur duties :)