Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I have decided.............

that my girls are growing up WAY too fast!! Had Prep & Year 1 Orientation for Georgie & Lulu today. Mummy is very sad. They seemed ok, but it seems that I should be too. Why is it that a mothers heart never wants to let go!!?? That you never feel that you have had enough time with them?? That you want to protect them from all of life's pain?? Here is something someone sent me today........

Nothing in life is
more important than your family. Give them the time
they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till 'some other time.'

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby..... somebody > doesn't know that once you're a mother, 'normal' is history.

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct ... somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.

Somebody said being a mother is boring ....somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.

Somebody said if you're a'good' mother, your child will 'turn out good'....
somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.

Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother.... somebody never helped a fourth grader with his math.

Somebody said you can't love the second child as much as you love the first .... somebody doesn't have two children.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery.... somebody never watched her 'baby' get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten ...
or on a plane headed for military 'boot camp.'

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married....somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.

Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home.... somebody never had grandchildren.

Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her....
somebody isn't a mother.

Me Out xx

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I am an Aunty Again............woohoo

Here she is.......welcome to the world little one......can't wait to meet you!!!

Keira Jeanne Walkington 6pd 1oz

Me Out xxx

Saturday, November 22, 2008

While the Cats away.................

My new toy (well actually Mum's new toy) but I have been playing with it since Thursday night. I had decided to buy one & took Mum with me, she ended up buying it. Isn't it lovely. I researched it all & spoke to quite a few people as my family have always used Janome it was a big step. Can't say enough about it!!! VERY KEWL!!!

Hopefully I will be able to show you some stuff soon......Kaz that quilt is coming.....(big smile here)!!! Not much else to tell for the Brewin household, I have been doing some scrapping too, but will have to show you that at a later date. Not getting as much done as I would like with Ant not here but life is good. So put on some dance music, have a little fun & keep smiling.

3 Things I am Grateful for today
1. That I am teaching my girls about the real meaning of Christmas.
2. That we live in a country that has freedom of speech & I can dance to Carols.
3. That God protected us in the BIG storms!!!!

Blessings, Me xx

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

She Smiles at Her Future.......

She Dances like No-one is Watching......

This child of mine constantly amazes me. She is so feisty, smart & funny. Honestly she doesn't talk alot but when she does she is usually naughty, telling me what to do, screeching at her sisters or being a clown!!! Today I had a fight with her about what she was going to wear??!! Can you believe that. All of 2 1/2 going off as she wanted to wear a pretty (that's what she calls dressups) & be a AH AH (which is code for princess or Ariel)!! Anyway Mummy won, but today I realised that I need to record the funny things she does. She loves her banky (blanket) & dummy (dum dum)which I know I should wean her off, but hey it gives me some peace & they don't go to school with them so I think what the least I know she will be strong & confident & know what she wants!! Seriously though if I didn't want to keep a handle on it, Ant & I are disciplining her (we are quite tough) but most of the time have to turn away as we are peeing ourselves laughing!!! She is just such a clown. Even though she has probably been our hardest baby in the way of food allergies, sleep & stubborness, I just look at her & just want to cuddle & kiss her all day!! She is just so precious!!! Today she told me to " go det it Mumma", I told her to do something & she goes "NO mumma you det it" (in other words you get it Mum).
She goes all day & then crashes with her mouth wide open & with either Bubba or Ah Ah.

I am grateful today for 3 incredible girls that God has given me & the awesome chance to be able to stay home & be a Mum to them. Some days it is hard (sometimes more hard than easy & not much thanks) but I know that it will be worth it one day!!!
Happy Tuesday.
Me xx

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Simple Things..........

Girls eating mangoes, great coffee (& cool cups), warmer weather, family time!!! Have a great monday. Me xx

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A LO ............... & a fairytale complex......

I know I know it has been a couple of days, always lots happening in the Brewin household, & at the moment am doing it solo. Lots of time for scrapping supposedly.....LOL
Here is a LO I did for our November competition over at Heaven-Sent. Very simple & I tried an 8.5x11. I like this size it is quick & easy.

Today I thought alot about the holiday season & decided that I have a fairytale complex!! (plus I want to do too many things before christmas LOL). I think deep down I want everything to be like cinderella. I think deep down I have always had this thing of having a huge family that got on!!! Fancy that. Big dinners with lots of food, music, laughter, children, a marriage that lasts 50 or more years & you still dig each other?? ........not one person trying to get attention, no-one cranky or peeved at someone, worrying about little insignificant things that really have the care factor of a 0, lots of love & no criticism!!! So I decided that I am going to build what I always wanted with my 3 girls. I want them to come home for dinner every week-end even when they are 30 with their own kids, I want them to ring me & tell me exciting news, I want them to not necessarily think we are cool, but want to spend time with us as they love communicating & having relationship with us, I want them to want to do coffee with Dad & shopping with Mum, I want them to ask us what we think but not necessarily care what our answer would be, but that they value our opinion. Do you think I am dreaming?? In this world of technology & cyber communication, can real relationships, no holds barred truly exist??? I believe that you train a child up in the way they should go & they will not depart from it. I pray that my girls will not only come to know Jesus but that they will be beautiful human beings that want to help & care for other people. I know that we won't be perfect but I hope that I can at least pass on some of the things that my Dad & Mum taught me!!! There is nothing like FAMILY, however dysfunctional!!
Just some ramblings of a mama. Not much else going on here except trying to get some work & christmas stuff done.
Hope you have a great thursday.
Me xx

Monday, November 10, 2008

My DT Stuff...........

This was all using my first DT kit with Heaven-Sent. I would have to say this pack is real value for money as although I used a few extra things they were just little things I had lying around. I completed 3 LO's & a mini book with plenty of stuff left over.

This was a mini book that I did of my friends baby shower.

Liv at the beach.

Liv with Barney.

Georgie & I.

That's it for me at the moment, be back soon with some more stuff. Me xx

PS I forgot -
3 things I am thankful for today
1. That I am loved beyond measure & without judgement
2. That my family is loved & safe
3. That one person can make a difference in this world

PPS Did you note the messy stitching & other stitching. Well this girl taught me so much and I am so appreciative to have her in my life.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Hello hello......I am here finally with lots to tell you.
I am so excited to be starting this tomorrow...

You know it seems like I don't have enough time to do what I have to do, but I was really interested when I saw this. It looks fantastic & I am hoping that it will help me get organised & not miss all those stories that need to be told.
On the home front, we have been really really busy & of course the first thing out the window is my blog & my scrapping, which I know really shouldn't happen, but my family is a priority!!! We have been doing lots of fun relaxing things & as Ant is on holidays time to just chill. The last couple of days we have been putting crab pots down & guess what?? we got some!! I looove them but the girls had their first try & didn't like it at all (except Liv of course). They prefer expensive prawns & bugs. That's ok they love fresh fish & the whole concept of going canoeing with Daddy & putting them down. I love that they love the simple things in life. It is getting warmer up here & so of course all they want to do is get in the pool. Here is some shots as it is warming up.

Lots has been happening in the last days that I can't even remember what has happened. Had a baby shower for our gorgeous friends Nat & Ric & since I didn't post on that they up & had her. Her name is Hannah Grace & she is gorgeous (Nath this photos is for you & Kaz). This beautiful little girl was 3 1/2 years in the waiting. Nat did awesome & we have another girl in the mix. Woohoo.

Also this week Georgia had careers day at school. It was a big decision, as she wanted to be a Doctor by day (a baby one of course) & Ballerina by night. Such a crackup!!! I love that they believe they can do anything at this age & maybe if we keep encouraging them they might just do it. She had a great day. It was also World Teachers Day & we did a little special thing for her teacher. I wanted her to concentrate on something positive rather than Halloween. It still amazes me that people get so into now in Australia. (Anyway I won't go into here but needless to say I have quite strong opinions on it.) We got a photo & used our trusty circle punch, took a photo & made it the centre of a flower, then popped it on a pop stick & put it in a beautiful potted climbing rose......Georgia then wrote her a letter & said "thanks for helping me Grow>>" It was sooo cute. (Thanks to this girl who is totally full of good ideas) it went off beautifully & Mrs Glass said it made her day. Will have to get a photo of the two of them. For a scrapper I am totally hopeless at taking my camera everywhere!!! I need one of those little ones I can carry in my bag!!!

Then I had the little ones hair cut. They were so gorgeous & sat so still. It was Liv's 1st haircut & Lucias 2nd. I have never seen Liv so quiet or still!!

So that is me for the moment, be back soon with some more updates & some things I have been working on. Take care, have a great weekend. Love Me xx

Friday, November 7, 2008

COMING SOON....................Long Blog Post

I know I know people are wondering where I am!! I promise tomorrow I will do a LONG blog post so be prepared. At the moment I am in crazy mode......bear with me.
Love Me xx