Still here

Friday, January 23, 2009


Still here. Been a good couple of weeks. Andrew is still on holidays which is nice. He goes back next Wednesday. Joel will certainly miss having him around, as will I.
Not a whole lot to report. Andrew is busily emptying and cleaning our big fish pond out as we are going to convert it to a sandpit for Joel so he's trying to do that in the cooler parts of the day.
Joel is doing brilliantly. He loves going outside at the moment and would spend all day out there if we let him. He's often found "crying" at the back door to be let out. Ha ha ha ha. He is speaking a little more now - as well as Mama and Daddy he now says Baby and Pease (please!) Pease is a new one as of yesterday and is said with big puppy dog eyes as he waits to go outside. Very very cute.
We've done all sorts of fun things in the last few weeks - paddling in his shell pool, playing in his pirate ship, gone to an indoor playground, swimming at the local pool.
I really want to take him to the beach so maybe next week sometime. He's never swam at the beach before.
So that's about it really for now. Haven't scrapped for a few days - my JYC still has 6 entries to go but I have pencilled in a couple of nights to get that finished next week. I want it finished by the end of JAN!!!
Anyway, I've spent way too much time on the computer today, so I'm going out to help Andrew with this pond while Joel is still asleep!
Till next time

Bye Bye Doggies

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A sad day at our house today. We said goodbye to Patch and Ali. We were dogsitting these guys for 2 years and the time has come for them to go back to their original family.
I'll miss their slobbery faces at the back window and their sad little eyes willing me to come and play.
But most of all I'll miss this

Joel giggling and running around the backyard with them. Giving them hugs and kisses.
He will really really miss having them around.

Was lots of fun having you here Patch and Ali. Have fun in Bairnsdale.

Till next time.

New Photo Blog

Thursday, January 08, 2009

OK so instead of clogging up this blog with my photo a day, I have made a new blog just for my photo a day posts. I have linked it in my sidebar - see Project 365 site but you can also click here - Megan's Project 365

This blog will continue as per usual - with random photos, our life stuff, scrapping shares.

Till next time.

Day 4 & 5 and some JYC stuff

Monday, January 05, 2009

OK so here we go Day 4 and 5. I'm trying to think of a better way to do this Project 365. I really don't want to clog up my blog every few days with these photos so I may start another blog for the photo a day stuff and just link it from here. That's what a few of my friends that are doing this as well are doing.
But for now, here they are.
Day 4 - we went to check out my little sisters new apartment now that all the stuff is unpacked and that. It's very cute. On the way Joel cracked the sads in the car and this is a surefire way to keep him entertained - he hasn't managed to accidentally ring anyone yet

Day 5 - spent the day cleaning at my other sister's house. We had an extremely cute distraction in Sadie. She is such a little sweetheart. I'm really going to miss those guys.

Ok and here are some more JYC entries - totally behind in this but that's ok. I'm determined to finish before the end of Jan and I will!!

Entry 21 - had to scrap what we were doing right now

Entry 22 - another to do list entry

Entry 23 - had to scrap about our stocking traditions. We do a santa sack here. Photo was from Christmas Day.

Entry 24 - scrap why we love Christmas and any special Christmas Eve traditions.

That's about it for now.

Till next time

365 Day 2 & 3

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Ok so I didn't make it back yesterday to post my pic but I did take it and I've already taken today's as well so woo hoo on track still!! Have been helping both my sisters pack and move their stuff over the last few days - Clare, Matt and Sadie are moving to Adelaide in about 10 days and because my other sister Beth was living with them, she had to move out too! So it's been packing central at their house all week.
Anyway, here are Day 2 & 3 - No Joel pics today - he won't feature in all of the phtos but most likely a lot of them

Day 2 - Joel LOVES strawberries so we buy a couple of punnets a week (which can get expensive) so we found a strawberry farm near us that sells 3 punnets for $5 (BARGAIN!!) So every week we go to the farm to get strawnberries. Here is the truck from the fields, stacked with strawberries - YUM!!

Day 3 - I have a new (well she's pretty old) blogging companion. Her name is Molly. She is our family cat that was living with Mum and Dad and then they moved. So she lived with my sisters and now they've moved. So she's come to stay with us. She loves nothing better than to sit on the desk while we are in the office. She's a total sweetheart. Andrew is not much of a cat person but Molly is totally winning him over!! Ha ha ha!

So that's it for today.

Till tomorrow (hopefully!)

Happy New Year and 365 Project

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Well firstly, Happy New Year. I really hope 2009 is a year of great things for all of you.
Secondly, I am still partaking in the Journal Your Christmas - just been really slack taking pics of the layouts (and I am a little behind - I'm up to Boxing Day) BUT I promised to take pics of the stuff tomorrow and load them up.
Just wanted to share about another challenge I am hoping to undertake this year. It's called Project 365. Taking a photo a day for a whole year. I know I know sounds a little bit too hard but I thought I'd at least give it a go. I will try and post some here but hopefully they will all go on my Flickr site which I will put in the sidebar soon.
So Day 1 or Project 365 and I have taken at least 1 photo so that's a good start. Here it is....

It's not a perfect picture or anything but it documents what a bit of what we did today.

Christmas for us was great. We had a lovely time with both sides of the family. Ate way too much and got some awesome pressies - Joel was seriously seriously spoilt. But he loved it. Wasn't so much into unwrapping the presents this year - but I'm sure that will come soon enough. I will share some pics of Christmas once I've gone through and picked some out.

Also wanted to share a couple of pics I took the other day - i think it was Boxing Day. It was warm so we went outside and did water painting on the ground. Joel loves loves loves water at the moment so he was totally in his element and totally saturated.

And seriously, how long are these eyelashes. They are unbelievable!!!

And I am also in the process I've writing a few intentions/goals for 2009 and I really want to put them here so I can be accountable so I will share those over the next couple of days as well.

And lastly, my fave scrapper Ali Edwards (see sidebar) has issued her One Word Challenge again for 2009. The idea is to pick a word for the year (see her blog for greater detail)
My word for 2009 is going to be focus. I need so much more focus in my life. Need to focus on what's important and stop wasting time. Need to focus more on Joel. Need to focus on getting fitter and thinner!
So here's to more focus in 2009.

Anyone else got any thoughts on a word for 2009?

Anyway, I think that's enough for one night. I promise I will return over the next few days to share my JYC stuff, Chrissie pics etc..

Till next time