Sunday, 13 March 2011

Red Alert - Laser Tag

A group of 8 year old boys, Laser guns, Mazes, running, sweaty, junk food, fizzy drinks, balloons, Birthday Cake - Must equal fun!  This was my sons 8th Birthday at the local Laser Tag Centre..   even my hubby joined in the fun with them for two games...

Happy Birthday Travis!!  We love you!

to finish the day off, we spent the afternoon going for a drive into Newcastle, checking out the beaches, going for a walk down to the BogeyHole along the Newcastle Coastline (The Bogey hole was hand constructed by Convicts in the early 1820's for the Major and Affluent people).

The Bogey Hole

The Stairs down to the Bogey Hole (Worse you had to walk back up them - Ouch)

Newcastle Beach

A wonderful and gorgeous day, and even managed to squeeze in a double layout!!  Yipee!!  Pics soons..

Love Lisxx

Saturday, 12 March 2011

I feel like I keep repeating myself

Again more natural disasters, this time poor ole Japan!!  What a whoppa they have copped.  An 8.9 earthquake followed by a massive Tsunami..  I just cannot believe it.  Watching the news and the Tsunami coming in, and people being washed away, I was crying, the tears just wouldn't stop!  So devastating... 

I really can't believe how much we have had to succumb these past few months...  Mother nature truly cracked her whip this time, making christchurches earthquake feel like a ripple compared to the magnitute of what Japan has just experienced....

Again I am proud to see people of all walks of life help each other...  If these are the only truly wonderful experiences we can take out of such tragedy, it is a start....

My heart goes out to you all in Japan!  We have experienced every such natural disaster since the turn of 2011.  We have seen floods, cyclones, fires, heatwaves, earthquakes and now tsunami's.  What has mother nature got instore of us next, or do we really want to know!!!

Stay safe everyone and make sure you tell all those you love that you love them and give them an extra kiss and cuddle...

Love to all

Friday, 11 March 2011


I have been a lady of leisure since the kids started at school, especially since Cooper is now in Kindergarten.  I have had three days all to myself.  So going forward I had to try to fill my days, and I have done a good job of it.

Fridays mornings I have joined a Meditation class with some of the lovliest and most spiritually calm people.  really do look forward to my Fridays.  

At the beginning of March I was asked if I would like to teach a day class at a local Scrapbook Shop in Maitland.  Of course I jumped at the chance, best of both worlds, I get to scrap and teach between 10am to 1pm while the boys are at school!!!  Classes will start on the 5th April, these classes are fortnightly and the classes will be Double Layouts, as I find that all scrap classes available in the area are all single layouts..  Now just to fill the class and start in April..  Very excited.....

And of course what mother doesn't volunteer to do something with their childrens school at one stage or another.  So here I am dedicating my Wednesday mornings to helping the year 3s with their Reading... 

Ummm, OK, now what happened to my free days???  Ah, as they say what you give out you get back three fold.  Least I know I am making people happy and lending a hand where needed...

Last but not least, a little shout out to my little big man Travis who turned 8 on the 6th march!  Gosh how time flies.  We are off to Laser Tag with a group of his friends on the weekend for his party!!  Let the fun begin....

Love Lisxx

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Our Own Mini Yasi

in my backyard.  Here I have been watching the devastation of Mother Earth occuring all around us over the past few months, Australia has weathered the fires, the floods, the cyclones, the heat waves on numerous occasions, not to mention our neighbours New Zealand with their earthquake only just over a week ago!! 

This afternoon what I thought was just another thunderstorm from the heat that we have been experiencing during the day turned out to be something much bigger.  With no warning, our thunderstorm turned into our own Mini Yasi.  Living in a city, (Newcastle, NSW) we are not prone to cyclones, so when this one hit, holy dooley, how frightening.  We had hail, massive winds, the noises of tin rooves, and colourbond fences being ripped apart was undescribable.  We had a trampoline from one street back, somehow got picked up like the house in the wizard of Oz, and dumped in our street, over two rows of houses only to land on a neighbours car.  Trees down everywhere, powerlines down, fences and people BBQ Roofs in other peoples backyards.  The noise of the wind howling against our windows with the force of the hail, was very frightening for the boys...  I can only imagine what poor Queensland went through only 1 week ago, and ours was minor and lasted 5 minutes.  But what a mess 5 minutes made.

Here is just a glimpse from my own street...

I still cannot believe that we have had so many natural disasters since the beginning of the year.  Seems like there is a new one each week..  I did read a book called 2012 by Doreen Virtue, who foresees a huge change to the world come 21st december 2012, leading up to this date, especially 2011, we would see huge natural disasters world wide.  Well I have to say, she is right on the money... 

Praying for sunshine tomorrow!
Take care
Love Lisxx

March Scrap Class


How is everyone?  I have been scrapping up a storm of late.  So far advanced that I am, I am all set for classes up until and including July!  I know super organised..  Kaiser have some lovely papers coming out and just couldn't hold myself back..  Here is March, April's and May's classes.  Will post pics of June & July shortly. 

March Class - Our family is blessed
Papers:  Kaisercraft Homemade

April Class - Cherish
Papers:  Kaisercraft English Rose

May Class - 1st Year
Papers:  Kaisercraft Devonshire

March's Class is Monday 14th March at 6.30pm girls.  Apart from your pics the only thing you will need is some white alphabets for your title...  Everything else is supplied.  Can't wait!!  See you then..

Love Lisxx

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

I just cannot believe it..

Here mother nature goes again!   Now Christchurch has suffered at her hands with a massive Earthquake leaving devastation, destruction and absolute disbelief.  Though again I am humbled at the people who risk their own lives to try to help rescue people, those who volunteer to help in any which way they can, these people are true heroes and makes me very proud that when disaster strikes, people band together no matter of nationality, race, social status and help each other.  People this is what life is all about.  No judgement, everyone is treated equal..  I think Mother Nature is trying to give us a lesson.

To all those people in Christchurch, I pray that you are safe.  For my friend Hilary and her son Toby, I pray that you are unharmed.  Please let us know when you can how you faired.  To all those out there affected by Christchurchs Earthquake, godspeed to you all.

Love and Light

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Riding the breakwall

Schools out for the weekend, and what better way to take advantage of the break that to take the kids into the foreshore to ride their bikes along the breakwall...  Of course first stop on the way, Macca's breaky, armed with Coffee, where we sat under the picnic area at Nobby's beach.  The day was a little overcast, nice and cool, we saw dolphins in the harbour, the boats on the water, fisherman fishing the breakwall, and all the little Nippers doing their thing at the Surf Life Saving Club.

Boys riding the Breakwall

Afterwards we went for a drive around Newcastle, taking in the sites.  The boys wanted to go and have a look at the graveyard behind the Cathedral church as I had been talking about it a few days earlier about how old the graves were there.  They date right back to the early 1800's.  I'd say the first settlers of Newcastle..  Amazing really!  We have such history and heritage in our own back yards...

Sites of Newcastle

We are so very blessed to live in such a beautiful city!!

Newcastle Rocks!!
Love Lisxx