Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year Already

Wow... Christmas is over, New Year's has been and gone and I am sitting here wondering where the time is going to!? Surely I must have blinked and missed something.

We had a lovely quiet Christmas. No dramas that we normally have so it was just wonderfully relaxing. I enjoyed the time with family and watching the kids play. Of course I ate too much but that is what Christmas food is all about. It was yummy and I don't regret one single bite of it LOL I'm still eating the christmas cake with custard! ahahah

We took the girls out on the weekend to see my sister in law and her family fishing. Now, I am not a fisher... I don't mind throwing a line in but I always seem to snag my shirt or snap the line or something stupid. And as for touching a fish... forget it! LOL So while my SIL and her kids taught my girls the art of fishing, I sat there and did what I do best - snapped 377 photos! hahaha Here are a couple of the photos to share.

This first one is my DH Wayne with his"I'm gonna win lotto tonight" smile. Saturday night was a massive $30million dollar superdraw (and no,we didn'twin) But I finally got a nice photo of him with a smile, and not a rude finger gesture in sight ;)
Then we have my DD Ashlea with her first ever fish. Hmmm, something tells me she is a little scared of that ugly slimy fish though. She won't be touching that anytime soon!
and here is my other DD Rachelle... so very proud of herself after catching this little brim. Of course the fish were all released again for another day :D
Ashlea does the best grumpy faces. Here she is getting grumpy cos she doesn't want her photo taken. Too bad kiddo... mum has the camera hahaha
So now that I have shared the family photos I can show you my scrapping I did yesterday. The new challenges for January are up over at Challenge Heaven and I had the biggest brainwave when it came to the theme challenge this month!!! The theme was Games with scalloped edges and ribbon on the layout and when I saw these Graphic45 papers in my stash it all came to me. I'm pretty happy with this layout and feeling very proud of myself. I might even try submitting it and seeing if the mags love me today LOL :D

Graphic 45 'Playtimes Past' Papers, Basic Grey Dark Choc Chip Alphas, Prima Say It In Pearls flourish, Prima Petite Fleur Daisy Vine, Tim Holtz 'Tea Dye' Distress Ink, Unkown ribbon and lace, monopoly money from the kids game cupboard, 3D Foam and Fiskars 'Threading Water' Border Punch

This one is for the word challenge to use the word 'present', a scalloped circle and striped patterned paper....
Basic Grey Papers - Wassail, Dasher, Figgy Pudding
Crate Paper 'Mia' Diecut, Basic Grey 'Dasher' Alpha stickers, Delish Designsrub-ons, Dimensional Magic

I was blown away to get an honourable mention on 'Let's Get Shabby' for my layout 'The Real Santa' and then I found out yesterday I was one of the December winners at Challenge Heaven! It definitely made my day :D

Well, that's all from me for now folks. I think this post has stretched on long enough to put some to sleep so I am gonna say thanks for popping by, happy new year and I'll seeya next time. Well, I won't seeya but you know what I mean LOL

Luv Kirsti xoxo

1 comment:

Marcia said...

All super sweet and a great read....think it has to do with the name Ashlea ... my daughter does the best cow eyes!

:) Marcia