Tuesday, September 02, 2008

It's been a busy few weeks

quite surprisingly so actually...

Some pretty good news, some sad news mixed in and just general two kid, husband working 12 hour shifts 4 (2 days followed by 2 nights) days a week.

Just general stuff mostly but no reason to be such a slack blogger as a certain girl reminded me of last night... and girlie if I have updated mine then it must be the day after you updated yours!!!! tee heee.... yep you know who I am talking about.

Good news, well first up last night I had a surprise in store for me at Camera Club... well two actually and one is partly my other good news...
El Presidente has a daughter in law who scraps who is now going to be strong armed into entering more pages into the upcoming Ellesmere Show ... heee heee and yes you can insert evil laughter there...

First up was said President showing off to all present my Cover!

Yep that is one of my pages gracing the cover of the latest issue of Up2Scrap... so if you are one are a Kiwi Scrapper have a look for it at your local scrapstore if they carry it or head to your local bookstore and nab yourself a copy!




and then well then it just got better! Well I think so anyway...


"Evening Calm on Lake Ruataniwha"
See the image above? well last night with it I achieved an Honours award and also picked up "Champion Landscape Image" Yahoooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another piece of good news came in the form of an invitation... to join the Perm CT for Dawn Inskip ... and yes I said yes... so guess who is a busy bee?!?!?!?!

Oh and come back soon, both girlies got into the schools poetry final... pretty dang fine achievement considering one has just turned 7 and the other is only 5! I got them into their costumes here at home one night and got them to recite their poems so as soon as I can haul butt into gear and get them downloaded and then uploaded somewhere I will share them here for you to see my clever girlies!
Sad news, well that happened about 10 days ago, a friends 22 month old son died totally unexpectedly, Miss A is best friends with his big sister... so one Monday afternoon found Miss A and myself at his funeral... Miss A sure tugged my heartstrings with her overwhelming sadness but I was also very proud of the fact that she went in the first place to support her best friend. Takes some courage at any age, but when you are only 7 well its a hugely courageous thing to do!

Now its late and I need some shut eye ... will be back again much sooner than last time...




6 Comments:

Blogger Tammy said...

Congrats in the scrappy department and what an absolutely amazing photograph. You deserved to win that one!

I am so sorry about your friend's loss. It is a terrible thing to lose a child - especially suddenly.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Whimsical Woman said...

Yes, I've done my update!!
Congratulations on all your successes.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Geyla said...

Yay for you :o) Well done matey xx Geyla

1:14 PM  
Blogger Scrappy Cat said...

Congrats on getting the cover! And what a beautiful landscape shot!!! So very sorry about the loss of your friend's child - what a heartbreak that would be. Your DD was very brave indeed to go to support her friend - I'm sure you're very proud of her.

2:23 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

What a lot of good news all at the same time. Congrats on the magazine cover, what a wonderful page you put together. As for the photograph OMG it's gorgeous. It must be framed and put on the wall immediately!!! if not sooner, LOL.

So sorry about your friend.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I recognised your l/o on the cover - well done

4:10 PM  

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