Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Marlin Fishing

As most of you will know my hubby just loves his fishing, as do all of his mates, and with them all off on holidays, why not go for a fish. Well most of you would expect them to come home with a few little fish, maybe some bream, flathead, snapper, or something, but what if I told you they came home with a Marlin. And not just 1 marlin but three.

Grant, Rob & Rod

Grant caught one which weighed 72kg, Rod caught another which weighed 77.5kg and Rob caught the biggest with 82.5kg. Have you ever tasted marlin??? It is devine! Looks like all our families and friends will be having Marlin for dinner!

Grant and his 72kg Marlin

Good on ya boys, proud of ya's! Next time Its my turn to catch a marlin.... (lol)

Well now to get ready for New Years Eve!

Love Ya's Lisxx

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Great day for the beach.....

What a gorgeous day! Perfect day for the beach. Took the boys into town, let the boys ride their bikes up to the end of the breakwater and back, they loved it, though Coop got a little tired towards the end.
The boys riding their bikes on the breakwall....

Then we went and got icecreams, thought that was the best way, that way the water could wash off all the mess. Then off to the beach, or the rock pool as they call it, right beside the bathes. OMG Cooper just took to it, he loved it, best way for kids in the round shallow pool than to get splashed by the waves. We couldn't get Cooper out he was having a ball. Travis is so good and confident in the water, he just took off. Loved it! It was the best day, very hot, I got quite burnt, even the boys got a little colour.
Trav loving the beach

Cooper having a great time at the beach....

After the beach we treated the boys to Macca's before heading home, by the time we got home, guess what two little boys were sound asleep in the back seat. Wore them out I think! Great day! Just loving the holidays and doing things as a family, spending time with all three of my boys. Its just great, wish life was like this all the time....

Hope your enjoying the holidays as much as me! Now time for a swim in the pool before it gets dark.


Saturday, 27 December 2008

Merry Christmas and a Happy Birthday Coop!

Gosh this time of year is soooooo busy! To start the silly season off, its Christmas dinner at mums on Christmas eve followed by opening some pressies.

Mum and Dad bought us some towels, tea towels, candles, glasses, me some perfume, and Grant the Bourne trilogy. They bought the kids heaps of toys and a portable DVD each! Talk about spoilt.

Chrissy Morning and we are up before the birds I think! Gotta love kids enthusiasm... The boys ripped into their Pressies and stockings. Grant bought me the Sex and the City Box Office Collection (all 6 seasons), some Gym stuff and $100. Thats a good start... Then off to Grants brothers for a Champagne Breaky, with lots of Bacon, Eggs, Coissants, and more pressies. Lunch time we headed to my Aunties for another Cooked Lunch, then back to Grants brothers for dinner. OMG why do we eat so much on Christmas day???????

Boxing Day morning and we are up at 5.30am again, this time only Grant and I, as it was Coops birthday! We had a BBQ for lunch, salads, a cake, slip'n'slides, the kids played, jumped on the tramp, more presents, the kdis crashed about 8.30pm, and us adults partied and played cards until midnight. So much fun! Another great night! Loving our card nights, they are the best!!!!

27th saw us just mellow and recoup over the last week or so.

Hope you all had a brilliant Chrissy and Boxing Day! We sure did! Sorry for no pics, totally forgot the camera Chrissy day and Boxing day was so hectic, then come night time I was partying! Ha Ha Ha!

Chat to you all soon! If its a nice day tomorrow its off to the beach with the kids.....

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Chrissy Party with the Girls

When Mele next door asked me if I wanted to go out with her and the girls for a Chrissy Dinner, I am not one to refuse. What a great night, drinks at Hogs Breath on the Harbour in Newy, followed by a great dinner and a to die for dessert, great company, secret santa and heaps and heaps of laughs! Loved ya parking Kylie!!!!!! You rock girl!

Mele & Me

Kylie & Amanda

Me & my dessert

All of us on Santa's big Chair

Me walking along the esplanade on Newy Harbour trying to walk off some dinner!Merry Chrissy to you all! Hope the jolly fat man with the cherry red cheeks brings all your hearts desires for Chrissy!

Love Ya's


Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Touching Base

Well not much has been happening lately. I finished making all my Chrissy Cards, gosh, where does the time go, its nearly Christmas already and I still don't have my cards posted, I am usually prompt, having my Christmas cards all mailed out by 1st december, and here it is the 17th and still nothing posted. Best be pulling my finger out now that I have finally finished and get them posted tomorrow.

48 cards - Merry Christmas

And here is a random pic that got taken during the week, gosh I just love me boys!

Went and had a spray tan yesterday just in time for Dads Chrissy Party. Looking pretty tanned now. Love that I can just get a fake tan without all the sunbaking....

Had Dads Chrissy Party last night, great night, no kids! God luv Tessy for baby sitting. We got home around 1.30am. Too many drinks, lots of dancing, a great time, a funny ride home! Onya Karl & Mel! Next Chrissy Dinner is with the girls... Bring it on!

Also a few weeks ago I said I was in the middle of organising my new scrap furniture, well guess what, its all done! I can't believe how good it turned out! Now just to organise everything, this is going to take me forever, anyone know any fairies who will come and do it for me! So procrastinating!!!!

Chat soon

Love Lisxx

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Formal Time

You know its that time of year when you the ole, its my formal, can you do my makeup! Well lucky for me, two of my fav girls, either asked me to do their makeup or come and watch them at their formal! How could I refuse.

Firstly there is Jamie, a gorgeous gorgeous girl, a friend of the family! I was honoured when she asked me to do her makeup and how gorgeous does she look! Stunning!!!!

Secondly there is my girl Tess! I just had to go and see her all dressed up and looking fabulous. What a heartbreaker. She is my super sweet gorgeous girl, who Cooper just loves to death. So of course me and the two boys went to see the glamorous Tess! Looking Hot Tessie!

Have a great night girls......

Sunday, 7 December 2008

FNF Secret Santa

A few weeks ago I received a special parcel in the mail! Marked do not open until the 5th December at Friday Night Frenzy at the Shelf. Unfortunately my computer was down, continual problems with connecting to the internet.... Another story for another time, so at the last minute could not join in on all the fun! Boo hoo! Though I did receive this gift and I opened it a little after 8pm. OMG how gorgeous! The papers are beautiful, the candle is devine and smells absolutely yumm, and the little guardian angel is exactly what I needed! So whoever my Secret Santa is, thankyou so so much, I really really appreciate your wonderful gift. I love you Secret Santa xoxoxo, (any clues)...

And speaking of Secret Santa's, I was Secret Santa for Belinda, had fun shopping for it. I hope you loved it Belinda. I was so tempted to create something with it myself, just loved it..... Hope you all had a great FNF and hope to see you at the next one.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Friday, 5 December 2008

School Awards

How proud can a mum be???? I must be doing something right!!! We got an invitation from the school asking us to come to Award Day as Travis was getting an award. So Grant, & I, and mum and dad all went to watch Trav get his award. We had no idea what award he was getting, but how proud was I when they called Trav's name out for the Academic Achievement award. He came first in his class! I was so excited and so so so so so proud!!!! 1st year of school has been great for Trav! GOOOOO RAV!!!

Trav getting presented with his award

I am so proud Trav! More than I can express! Keep it up dude, you will go along way!

Love Mum xoxoxox

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Its beginning to look alot like Christmas....

The tree is up, the Chrissy lights are up, the kids are getting excited, I am sick of shopping, procrastinating about wrapping, car rides at night to check out the lights around the area. Yep its definately Christmas.

Here is Moe, our newest edition to our family who we have had now for about 8-9months now. This is his first Christmas and he was very intrigued with the Chrissy tree and the decorations on it.... Cheeky little charlie.

Here is the house all done up for Chrissy! Not the best shot but hey you get the jist!!!!

So while I am in the Chrissy spirit, I thought it was about that time to do the boys photo shoot to get 2008 Chrissy Photo for the cards.. How much fun did I have...
My two gorgeous Santa Baby's
How cute does Cooper look????
Travis always looks adorable.....

So Ho Ho HO to you all! Bring on Christmas.....

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Santa came early!

You wouldn't believe what I received in the mail! I couldn't believe me eyes either! Jumping up and down for joy!!!!!
Are you drooling???

A few weeks back I went into the scrap the cards for a cause that Jane Jones was helping out with. Jane had made a JJ original Christmas Album to be drawn out to somebody who had contributed towards the cause. Yippee my name got drawn out and I won the gorgeous JJ Christmas album. Always feel so so special to have a JJ original. Thank you so much Jane for the wonderful album and it was a pleasure to be apart of such a wonderful cause....
Also on the scrapping front, I ordered some stamps, even had some stamps personalised, and they finally came during the week too! So so happy with them, aren't they just cute, especially those three little chicks...... Have no idea why this has turned out sideway as it isn't saved as sideways! Obviously Blogger having a moment again.....

Can't wait to use these, I am in the middle of designing my new scrap area. Getting rid of my current desk and bookshelves to make way for a custom built scrap area. Can't wait until its done, but can't scrap in the mean time either as I have no idea where any of my stuff is..... Will get back to you shortly!
Love Lisxx

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Chrissy Lights at Hunter Valley Gardens

Well you know the festive season is in full swing when you take the kids to check out the Christmas lights. Last night we ventured out to the wineries to check out the huge Christmas light displays!

Took us just over 2 hours to walk around the whole gardens where the Chrissy lights were. The Kids just loved it. There were Christmas Carolers, Santa, A Christmas dance show, food court, and heaps of things for the kids to buy as well! I am sure every child there had a glow stick!

Honestly it was just amazing and my pics really don't do the lights or the atmosphere any justice what so ever! Totally worth it! Love going for drives to check out the Chrissy lights and the faces on the kids are just pricesless.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Speaking of Lazy Cats

A few days later looking out my side kitchen window I spooted Levi asleep on the next door neighbours lawn locker roof. She was in a deep deep sleep, had slid nearly off the roof and was still sleeping, have no idea how she could balance that big bum of hers without falling off! Anyway, cats, they have the life don't they! No stress, just sleep and eat! I so want their life!

Levi - What a life!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

One Fat Lazy Cat

Just had to share this with you, here I was about to walk out the front door and this is what I saw, a big fat lazy black cat slothing about on the front verandah.. Of course it was the perfect opportunity for a pic, but it had to be taken through the screen door incase I disturbed her! What a sloth! What a life!

Diesel - the big fat black cat!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Christmas in November!

Wow, Santa really did come early! Did you know he visits the naughty girls first! We are living proof! He He He! What a weekend, its was truly amazing. Sandy and I made the hike from Newy to Sydney, Al made the Hike from Victoria to Sydney and Lee drove around the corner all to meet at Janes for the best Chrissy weekend ever....

The three Ho's
Me being a "supportive Friend" LOL!

To start off with were the food preparations, we had gourmet meals like we were queens, and even a princess... Prawns wrapped in Prosciutto and Avacodo with Seafood Sauce, Prawns on Ice, Gran Marnier Balls, Chocolate Layered Cake, Brandy Cups, White Christmas, Fruit salad in contriou, glazed ham, baked pork, zucchini bake, cauliflour and broccoli au graten, OMG the list goes on, not to mention a bottle of Moet, a few bottles of champagne and little wild hibiscus flowers in the bottom of our glasses. Mate, we dined like royalty!
While drinking our moet, we opened pressies, we all definately spoiled each other. Sandy bought me a Provocative Woman (Perfume) gift pack, Jane bought me a Britany Spears Curious Gift Pack plus hand made me a CD Folder with our trip to the Craft show in it and a tin with choccies in it, Lee bought me and all the girls a great girlie pamper pack full of choccies, a gone with the wind DVD, a coffee mug and coffee beans, a choccy spoon, little chrissy decorations, it was awesome, all in a white cane basket which I can use in my scrap room! Al made me a gorgeous mini album all about me and why she loves me! OMG so gorgeous! I love it totally! So very very spoiled.
After pressies and nibblies we had dinner, OMG mouth watering. We were all so full afterwards we headed straight for the lounge and slothed it. Watched a few episodes of Sex and the City before turning Mamma Mia on and what a blast we had. We watched it over and over again, singing along to all the songs, the best movie to watch with all the girls... So great memories. Sometime during the night we pigged out again on dessert. Have no idea how we fitted it in, but we managed... before all crashing on the lounges and floor for the night.

The next morning we all so did not want to go home, we had the best time, it was great to kick back, relax, have no interruptions, just chill, laugh and have a great time.... When can we do it again Jane! and PS, Jane your house looks absolutely amazing, you have done a fabbo job redecorating, your taste is just excellent. Looks like something out of a magazine...

Just loving starting the Festive season in November, Chrissy is going to go forever! Thanks so much for having us Jane and all the effort you all went into! Had the best time with all my Ho's!!! Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas in November!
Love Ya's

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Nar Nar Nar Nar Its Scrap Time!

I hope you just sung the title to Macca's music!

I have been scrapping up a storm lately, have heaps of little things to get done before Christmas. You know the ole christmas cards for friends, teachers cards and pressies, pressies for work mates, blah blah blah! Well I have started on this list.

I have just finished making 4 Christmas Cards for my weekend away! I just love the new Kaisercraft Wish Upon Papers and Christmas Rubons! So soft and gorgeous! Love them! Sure the girls will love them too!
Three of the cards

The Fourth Card

Also tomorrow is Trav's teacher Mrs Phillip last day tomorrow as she is leaving to go on Maternity Leave! She has been a wonderful teacher, and has made Trav's first year of school and enjoyable and memorable one! Such an easy transition when you get a great teacher. Anyway thought I would make her something special. So I made her a Thank you Card, decorated a Notebook and made a Lindt Pull Treat Box. The Lindt Pull Treat Box is an awesome box I learnt from Carol Dunstan. It is designed so that when you pull the ribbons up the chocolate comes out with it! Too cool I reckon and fits a block of Lindt in perfectly! I had to use the October Afternoon Detours paper as it was perfect for school! Every Teacher needs an Apple right, and with the graph paper and the ripped notepad paper, I thought it was perfect for a schooly gift. What do you think!
Thank You Card

Altered Notepad
Lindt Pull Treat Box

The Teachers Gift

A Close Up!
Well thats me for another day! Have a day of Beauty work tomorrow then a great weekend planned! Christmas has come early! LOL!

Chat soon