Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I {Heart} them........

(Kooking out) 

Times like these I feel like I am doing a good job. Happy Monday.

Love Me xx

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Do I think I can do it....

a photo a day that is. I am trying to make this blog into more of a journal into our life. I figure if I have to make it into a book the girls aren't real interested in rubbish!!! LOL. So I will try!!!

There is lots happening around here. Homeschooling is going well. Some days I feel very overwhelmed with what I have to achieve and wonder whether I can really do it all. Sometimes I do think how easy I had it, sending them off to someone else to have that responsibility and I would have free time with Liv, so I could scrap, sew, do lunch. Heeeeeee.
Then there is the flip side, our family unit. We are spending heaps of time together and doing things we wouldn't get to do, with Ant being on shift work & the girls going to school.
We generally do our schooling in the morning and our schedule is that, a schedule. The girls seem to thrive when they know what we are doing, where we are going with a little playing in between. I shouldn't be surprised their Mama is a bit like that too. I have realised I like order, like knowing where I am going, what I am doing, how well I am doing & usually not really living up to my own expectations. I guess that is why at the moment with so many things in limbo, I am struggling!! I know this is a time that I am needing to trust God & His plan for us on this incredible journey that we call life. I want the girls to know that it isn't all fun, laughter & games, that sometimes it is hard work, tears & frustration. Some days more tears than others. They are growing into delightful young girls, although some days I question that I am even doing a good job at all. (ha especially when I ask them where their manners are & they tell me they are on holidays) and when Liv tells me I am so FWUSTRATING......in her still cute baby voice.

These meandering I think will always be "the mother" in me along with the woman of "am I enough, can I be enough". I want the girls to know that perfection is not the goal!!! We cannot get everything right. With that in mind I take each day juggling, some some days & lots other days.......hoping and praying and holding on tight!!!!

Here is a photo that I love this is my  (2) photo day today LOL (please excuse they are iphone photos). The girls LOVE the beach, like LOVE the beach. If they can go surfing with Daddy they are happy. Georgie is a really strong swimmer (much to my dismay) LOL and loves to go out in the big waves with daddy. She astounds me, NO FEAR!!! This has become our afternoon delight. When Ant finishes his training he takes the girls to play and I {run} more on that later. I realise when I don't, I get cranky. LOL. Yep believe it or not happy friendly Mel gets cranky!!!

Love Out.
Me xx

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Creative Scrapbooking Classes....and a little update

Here is a sneak of some classes I have coming up at Creative Scrapbooking in Burleigh Heads.
Maureen (the new owner) has all the latest collections in store with lots of new CHA ordered. You will not be disappointed. If there is something you need or want just ask. My classes run on a wednesday afternoon.

Love of My Life.....


There is plenty more to come......I feel like my scrapping mojo has been really non existent, but it is slowly making its way back. This is a layout I did before it disappeared!! LOL......

I also did these little bags for some pressies for 2 of my gorgeous girlfriends little girls at church. They both turn 2 a couple of weeks from each other (bit like Lucia & Grace).

 I have been doing a bit of sewing again and am enjoying that. Here is a photo of Lucia in the dress I finished for her.

(she is a little shy)
They keep asking for more clothes, so we will see. Am on a bit of a quilt tangent at the moment. I would like to have a quilt finished for each of the girls before they get married. LOL.

Homeschooling is going great and will have more on that soon. Just trying to get down the menu plans, curriculum, schedules etc. We are getting to spend so much more time together as a family & I am learning from them as much as teaching them. The Girls had their first french class today and loved it, Georgie more than Lulu, but positive. I have also been getting our fruit and vegies delivered and am considering going to Coles online. Although I love shopping (retail) that is, this has become a drag and I love getting it delivered & not having to go out for it. Plus it is totally fresh and all in season. Love it.

And I will leave you with a photo of Georgie girl. I love that she still loves dolls (Jasmine mainly) but that she is still a girly girl, sometimes. I love that there is something other than Barbie for the girls to play with. Someone they can relate a little to I guess even though it is a fairytale, and they don't make Esther dolls!! LOL. I know I will treasure this photo. (we had to buy this from the states, they don't have them here).

Well that is me, I promise will be back soon, with updates. There has been so much going on in our little part of the world, floods, cyclones etc. Praise God we haven't had any of it, but our State has been affected & will affect us in the long run!! Happy Tuesday.

Love Me xxx