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Wednesday, December 29, 2010


The kids and I are packed ready for our trip to NZ. Michael reckons he is packing today!!! We got our full itinerary on the week end, so helped to know what to pack for the glacier walk and swim with dolphins. This time next week we'll be out on the harbour cruise and getting ready to swim with dolphins. Hope the water isn't too cold!!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

On behalf of my family and I, I would love to wish you all a very merry and safe Christmas full of laughter, love and happiness! I hope Santa finds you! May love and kindness fill your days in 2011! Merry Christmas and best of wishes always!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Children

My children's school recently held a musical. Each class performed several dances to music/songs from different movies. Megan's Yr 5 class performed to Shrek, and as you can see in the photos Megan had the role of Princess Fiona. Ben's Yr 3 class performed to Cat in the Hat, and Ben was Thing 2. Both children performed extremely well. We were so proud of them. A number of people have commented to me about how Megan really shines on stage. And, it is true! She just has the moves and rhythm and loves being on stage. Music/dancing/drama/performing are her thing! Did I tell you that she earned First Class Honours in her piano exam earlier this year???
Ben (Thing 2) worked so well with his mate (Thing 1) they had so much fun on stage! They loved it, and earned an award from their teacher for their motivation and participation.

Megan is a blondie so we put an 8 wash red dye through her hair for the Fiona part as we couldn't find a wig she was happy with. Most of the colour is out but there is some persistent red in the sun bleached front bits! Luckily for Ben we found a blue curly wig!!!!!

Latest Challenge

I loved the sketch for December at Crafty Sketches. Here is my layout for this great sketch:
Love Your Sparkle

I rarely use orange on my layouts (no reason really), but as Megan is wearing an orange glittery hat and black shirt (looks blue in the photo), I decided to go with a black/orange colour combo. I love the result.

I am currently designing the January sketch for Crafty Sketches. Why not head over to Crafty Sketches and check out the great challenges and the beautiful range of entries.