Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Emerging from a Scrapping Funk

Having been in a scrapping funk for quite a while I am finally starting to get back into the swing of it. Here are a few layouts I've done over the past two weeks.....

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Today at school we had a crazy hair / free dress day to raise money for the little guys in this post . There were all sorts of weird and wonderful hair styles getting around. The girls and I had a lot of fun playing with our "dos"....I originally had a mohawk...but due to the curl in my hair it was waving over on top and my do was starting to look like Donald Ducks ass! There was no way I was walking around like that all day. LOL!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

“Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.”

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Some People Are Low Lifes!

My friend Rach is a single mum to two gorgeous boys. Her eldest son Josh was born with multiple problems such as heart troubles, respiratory issues and sever club feet (just to name a few). Both Rach and Josh's lives revolve around doctors visits, hospital stays and operations. Through all this Rach remains positive and always has a smile and a cheery outlook on life.

A few years ago Josh was granted a wish by the Starlight Foundation. Most of you would know that this foundation grants wishes to sick children....they also volunteer huge amounts of time in the hospitals around Australia cheering up the kids that are stuck in there. Whether it is clowing around, playing games, face painting or just holding an upset toddler while mum and dad grab some much needed time to themselves. Each year more than 600,000 Austrailian children will spend some time in a hospital...the Starlight Foundation relies on the support of it's volunteers and fundraising to be able to bring their services to our children.

Rach has been organising a fundraising dinner as a chance to give back to this wonderful foundation that has been a huge support to her over the past 11 years. This is typical of her...she can bring me to tears with her generosity (and the stories of the children that she believes need it more than Josh). And as some of you may know I have been helping her with this. The dinner is due to be held on Saturday August 18th...we have had a great deal of support given to us by various members of the community, the sporting community and also some wonderful members of the Australian country music community.

Through all this Rach has been nursing her brother through bowel cancer. Sadly her brother passed away on Friday evening. So as well as organising the final details of the dinner, Rach is organising a funeral.

On Monday, in between funeral aragements and running Josh to the hospital for yet another cardiologist appointment....some low lifes broke into her house and ransacked it. These b****s have taken both the boys game boys and games, their playstaion and games, all their dvds, all Rach's jewellery, her youngest sons money tin, and various other items.

This has just made my blood boil!!! If I could get my hands on these people (this is too good a term for them) I would gladly smack them upside the head. *Sorry for the length of this post...but I am angry!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Deck Of Me - Week 31

No Regrets!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Deck Of Me Weeks 15 - 30

Yes you read that right....weeks 15 - 30! I got just a little behind on these cards. They are all caught up now though and I am eagerly awaiting this weeks challenge!

Week 15 - Your Parents

Week 16 - Get Someone Else To Contribute...My girls did this...
Week 17 - Your Bedroom
Week 18 - Nature
Week 19 - Surprise
Week 20 - Change

Week 21 - Your Redeeming Qualities

Week 22 - What Would You Like To Learn

Week 23 - Right Now

Week 24 - Remember When

Week 25 - A Photo That Means Something To You

Week 26 - Celebrating Daughters

Week 27 - Junk Mail

Week 28 - Goal Of The Week

Week 29 - Define Perfection

Week 30 - Count Your Blessings

Friday, August 03, 2007

The Mind Boggles

Tell me how two girls that can be this angelic during liturgy at church this morning....

Could have been doing this a mere sixty mintues earlier...

Yes they are "farting". The biggest monkey worked out that if you put one end of a drinking straw in your armpit and blew on the other made this really obscene noise. some of you may know...I get the giggles easily. Usually its not at and appropriate time or place, and sometimes I think I have the humor of an eight year old boy....but I found this funny.

Sorry bout these videos being wrong way up...but I can't work out how to fix them.

Random Happiness

Over at Chookscraps we are organizing a random act of kindness list or RAK, and it got me to thinking.

A RAK doesn't always have to be a gift or something tangible...some of the best RAK's are the ones that leave a lasting impression...a smile or a kind word, words of praise when least expected, hugs for no reason...that sort of thing. Words can also cause Random Happiness...words have the power to heal..the power to move...we as a scrapper I know this well.

I was chatting with my mum on the phone the other night, when out of the blue she said to me, "Sue...I just wanted to tell you how proud your dad and I are of you and David. You are wonderful parents and the girls are a real credit to you both." This just blew me away.

One of my major depression issues is my abilitly as a parent. I am constantly questioning wether I am doing the right thing or not and I feel an incredible amount of guilt over some parenting issues from when Lolly was a baby. These few words from my mum...thirty two words...that came out of now where...have left me feeling better about myself as a parent than I have every felt before.

I would like to hear some of your stories. Your moments when someone said or did something that might not have meant a great deal to them at the time but it meant the world to you.

So all of you...DE-LURK and post in my comments.