Monday, September 10, 2007

Out and about.

What a great week it's been - busy and full on - but oh so fun!!
Will start with my birthday last Wednesday - was just a great day all round. So many birthday wishes from friends - both reallife and online. Steven took the kiddo's out shopping and they bought me a new Dean Kootnz novel, a mudcake and little Nicholas bought me a snickers bar, the kiddo knows me well. My Rocky friends - Ang,Ali and Jo - bought me bottle of perfume, Still by JLo - has such a gorgeous scent to it. The phone was ringing late into the night from friends back in Victoria - was such a great chance to catch up with everyone back home and find out how they've all been doing and all the going ons. Really am looking forward to catching up with them when we head back just after xmas - have been missing them all so much.
Steven has been home for the last four days whilst they make some changes at his workplace - lol, think he's going a little crazy from not having anything to do. Has been great having him home though. Normally he gets home late in the arvo from work and the house is chaotic with the afterschool madness that hits. So has been really good to just chill together, go out for coffee on our own and take the opportunity to just connect and chat.
He went out fishing with workmates on Sunday, so thought I'd get the kiddo's out of the house and go exploring the coastline a little. Was just a brilliant day, the kiddo's were so happy to be running along the water edge and exploring rock pools that we found. I enjoyed sitting back and watching them have fun. The only rule I had for the day, was that they were not to get wet, feet were ok, but not to get their clothes wet. Uh-huh - check out the second pic in the second row of the photo collage ......little man Rylan went charging through the waves and took a nose dive LOL. But it was a great day and he dried off in no time. So all up, we visited three seperate beaches between Yeppoon and Emu park. Figured the kiddo's would be buggered afterwards, but no it's just not that easy some days. Ry wanted to see the 'mamals' as he calls them. So we headed back to Rocky and went for a visit up to the Zoo and gardens. We got there at a good time as they were just about to do all the arvo feeding times. Kiddo's loved seeing the chimps being fed. After a romp in the park and afternoon tea at the garden's kiosk we headed home for some down time. Steven didn't catch any fish - sad for him, but I didn't mind, not sure I could handle cleaning fish.
Today has been a quiet catchup day. After a busy weekend the house needed a good clean up and organising. It's done and it feels good to sit back and know that we're ready for another week.
Have been doing some scrapping in the evenings the last few days. Had a bit of a spell from it at the start of last week, got back into reading at night. Love sitting in bed at night, snuggled under the doona and getting lost in a good book. Tackled quite a few books and now am finding myself wanting to switch and get back to scrappin in the evenings.
Well thats about all for now - Ry's waking from his nap and it's nearly time to go and get the kiddo's.
So will leave you with these layotus I've done recently.
Take care and will chat again soon.

Julie H xx


At 5:05 PM, Blogger Lali said...

LOL about not getting wet (now you should know better Julie :-) ).

Glad to hear you had a lovely birthday.

Love your LOs am loving your use of paints might have to dig out my paints and give it a go.

At 10:19 PM, Blogger Hetty said...

Hi Julie, just blog hopping and wanted to say happy 'belated' birthday wishes, sounds like you had a great day. Love love all your latest layouts, I am always in awe of how well balanced and put together they are. Really missed my fix of your talented work so will be back soon!!

At 10:43 PM, Blogger Karen L said...

Wishing you a belated Haooy Birthday here too Julie. Sounds like you had a lovely day and got a little spoilt.
Loving all your layouts. Loe all your use of paint and has inspired me to play with mine a little more too.

At 11:25 PM, Blogger Colleen said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Love the photo collage and your layouts - stunning!

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

Hope you had a fabulous Birthday Julie....
Awesome LOs...I adore the one of Maddie!

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Terri H said...

LOVE that pic of Rylan nose diving...too funny!

Love your LO's they are alwasy so awesome. Keep up the fab work chicky!!!


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