Thursday, 25 June 2009

Are you an ogre or a princess?

I was listening to Kfm in the car yesterday and they had a competition on about Shrek and it made me think:

Princesses are happy, loving, gorgeous, thin, perfectly groomed and will NEVER (unless it slips out) break wind in public!

Ogres are happy, loving, green, fat, untidy and won't give breaking wind in public a second thought.

In Shrek 2 Ogre and Fiona could choose whether they wanted to stay a prince and princess or if they wanted to go back to being ogres. Their choice - they chose to stay ogres. Why do you think that is?

I think that it is much easier being an ogre because of all the above reasons. I have come to the conclusion that I am a mixture of both. My ogre side loves eating with the result that I am overweight, I am happy most of the time and I am loving. My princess side likes to be well groomed and we won't speak about breaking wind at this stage! I think my ogre side is the dominant side at the moment and until my princess side decides to take over, that is what I will be!

So which one are you?

Monday, 22 June 2009

Fathers Day

I invited a friend to come and play at my house on Thursday. We scrapped of course! She only has 2 weeks left before she has to go back to work and we will have to make the most of it! Here is a photo of my daughter with little Amber-Rose. Isn't she just beautifull!
My friend scrapping away!
It became sort of a tradition to take the grandparents out for breakfast on Fathers day. In my parents absence this year, we invited the in-laws for brunch. We were on duty at church and only got to the Wimpy at 11H30 - perfect time for brunch! They enjoyed it even though the kids can get a bit crazy!
The children, including my son's girlfriend:
Did you notice the mischief in their eyes? We had a lovely meal and the kids were very entertaining! The hubby and I:
Three generations of fathers:
It was also my father-in-law's birthday yesterday, and we went around to their house in the afternoon for tea and cake. Not a bad day at all! Now all I have to do is swop the hubbies fathers day gift for a bigger size!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Aren't babies sweet?

I finished this layout on Monday and I am very happy with the result. Thanks to Becky Higgins again! We have been having a lot of trouble with this little man lately and looking at this layout this morning I sincerely wish that I had eaten him up when he was a baby, instead of just threatening too!!! We cherish them and look after them so well and then they grow up into little monsters!
I eventually finished the last of my "party" paper last week and it was such fun going out to buy new paper on Monday!! This is the 2 ranges I decided on:
The pink seems a bit dull, but I will have to think of a way to use it so that it will make stunning mini albums. I am looking forward to using it!
It has been a rather frustrating week. Mainly because of said little man above. It is sad how their problems can become so all consuming for the parents. Other than that I am having a friend around to play at my house today and that will be fun. I am also meeting another friend for breakfast tomorrow. And on Saturday I am going with my sister to sort out my dress for the wedding! Very exciting! We will also be looking at paper and velum to make her invitations with. But the best news of all is that hubby and I have finally booked to go away for a weekend next month, all on our own! What bliss!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Scrapping morning

I organised to go scrapping with a friend this morning, forgetting that I also had another appointment! Robyn was home so she went with as she is busy doing an album for a friend as a birthday present. By the time I was finished with my appointment (eyebrows and nails) it was nearly 11H00! Anyway, we went through and had a good time. Robyn is the only one that did any scrapping as my friend and I were to busy chatting and playing with the baby. She is now 5 months old and really adorable! My friend has to go back to work in July and I think it is going to be really hard on both of them.

I have to take the daughter shopping for boots this afternoon and she also has to be at hockey practice for 04H30. My afternoon will be mostly spent in the car! For you that don't know, I hate driving, unless it is for scrapping!

I also have to prepare for a party on Saturday and then hubby and I are supposed to go to a movie this evening (date night), but we haven't decided what to watch yet, so maybe we won't get there. Any suggestions for movies?

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

What would you do?

What is more important? Staying at home and tidying up the house or going out at the drop of a hat? Well, I had to get up this morning to take the kids to school, as Richard needed Colin's car for a traffic count this morning. Michael took Colin to work, and as he now drives a bakkie, they couldn't take the kids with. I left the house in my dressing gown and slippers (it is still dark you know!) and took them to school. Robyn wanted to know what I would do if the car broke down, but I decided to take the chance! Came home, put a load of washing on and climbed back into bed with a book. You can't do that when you are fully dressed!

I phoned a friend last night to confirm our breakfast date for this morning, but couldn't get hold of her. Thus, I got back into bed with the knowledge that she could phone anytime. She phoned at 08H00 and I had to decide the above. Stay at home or go out?? You are quite right, I jumped in the shower, did my make-up and left!! We had a very pleasant breakfast and a lovely catch up chat as we haven't been able to for a while. I left her house with just enough time to pick Robyn up after school and then came home. I looked at the house as I walked in and decided that it was all well worth it! The house can be tidied up anytime! Just hope the washing dries as the weather is now a bit overcaust.

Tuesday, 09 June 2009

Catch up!!

I guess I can use the fact that we have been internetless again for the past 3 weeks as an excuse for not blogging, but I won't. The company hubby works for entered two teams in the wheelchair race a while ago. It was a fundraiser and it was a lot of fun, but very hard on the hands! Here you can see my hubby trying very hard to finish his leg of the race.
Their team also ended up in the final, but the final was won by the disabled team in their wheelchairs. It was quite an eye opener and gave me a lot more respect for the people in wheelchairs. It is not easy! Here is a photo of the two teams:
I attended a Tim Holtz class with a friend about 2 weeks ago. We each got a chipboard album, grungeboard and some other embellishments. Part of our kit was also some pages torn out of Hamlet. It made for very interesting pages! We first had to stick the paper onto the chipboard pages, then inked it with distress ink. I was amazed at how much like leather the grungeboard looked by the time we were finished painting, sanding and inking them! It was a very enjoyable class. Here is the results:
I decided to use some wedding photos to complete the album - printed in sepia of course! I got home, dragged Colin to the mall to have photos printed and then finished the whole album that night. I was very inspired and excited!

I went and scrapped this morning and did this layout. Actually I am lying, the teacher put all the photos on the pages and I just stuck them down! I must still do the journalling, but have a look:
Andrew had his first archery lesson last Saturday, but all the photos are on the hubbies camera, will have to get them from him and then I can show you.
It has been a very busy and difficult couple of weeks. Michael managed to see Ethan once, but then the madam decided that he can't see Ethan again. He also received a subpoena from the maintenance court last week. I made peace with not being allowed to see Ethan and will now just have an attitude of "wait and see".