Friday, August 31, 2007

I've been Tagged...

I have been meaning to write so many things down these last few days...I am SO far behind!...And now I've been tagged by Karen at
...So I have yet another thing to write here. Being tagged, for those of you who haven't been fortunate enough to experience it, means writing 8 things about yourself and then tagging 8 more people to do the same so here goes...

1. I am a slurpee junkie
2. I live for my two kids...I have no idea what I did with my life before they came along...oh wait...
3. Spent more quiet time with my husband. Yup we have been married for five years, but to me our anniversary is Halloween '97, when we held hands and it all started...almost a decade ago now!!
4. Together we have backpacked Australia and New Zealand, honeymooned in Rarotonga (in the Cook Islands), cruised to Alaska (thanks to my parents) and visited Mexico in the heat of last summer with our son in tow (right after we found out we were pregnant with Jenna)...I am a travel addict.
5. I am having a garage sale tomorrow (Sat) - I am saving up for my dream camera and accessories...yeah so come and buy lots!
6. I am a professional student as well as a teacher, though right now I am more of a full-time mommy.
7. I want people to think I am both funny and creative.
8. I take Lyrical Jazz dance classes

Phew, that was hard, hope you enjoyed it 'cause I don't do a lot of these type of chain things because...

9. I detest CHAIN email!....
Therefor to save some of you out there from being tagged, I choose to tag no one...sorry...yeah I know what your are thinking...maybe she just doesn't have enough friends...maybe...

PS...I am so glad blogger autosaves...I wrote this whole thing last night and then just as I was about to post it, the power went out! -- figures!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Last Days of Summer Vacation

I can't believe summer is over already...I am really going to miss the sun as it cools off and the days grow short and dark again...yeah I know, there is still some time before that happens, but it seems that school starting again is like a foreshadowing of the dark days to follow. ANYWAYS, enough about that! For our last weekend of summer vacation we took a final road trip over to Ucluelet. Seems no matter what the weather is doing, the West Coast is always radiant (and windy!). My baby girl had her very first sleepover party with a boy...have a look...

With so many little ones in one house we were all pretty happy with how well everyone slept. And it was pretty cute to hear on the baby monitor these two talking to each other when they woke up! The older kids had a great time together too...but the only proof I have is when they tried out the double stroller and were strapped (or rather trapped) in!

Tomorrow is the third class of "Chicks Who Click" so stay tuned for the unveiling of my "Heat" photo assignment.

I love my tripod...

I have been playing around with my tripod and my velvet fabric quite a bit in the last few weeks. It seems there are never any good photos of me (since I am usually behind the camera) so I thought I'd give it a shot...and I am quite happy with the results.

I also would like to mention that I am typing this with one 'normal' hand and one swollen hand -- yup I got stung by a bee...can you believe it? First a giant spider finds itself happily crawling along my room (I shudder just thinking about how huge it was) and now a bee attacks me...Critters...YUCK.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

When Daddy's Away...

Yesterday was a very "trying" day. They may look cute, but two can be a lot to handle sometimes. Daddy is away for the weekend so it's mom vs. the two tots and of course if one is getting my attention the other one is making a great effort to change know by crying or screaming or as they say in Australia, "chucking a wobbly" on the floor! Boy was I glad when 9pm rolled around and the house was once again filled with the silence of two sleeping children. Today is a new's hoping! Either way they are just too cute to trade in! Just look at this girl in her "vogue" pose...yup they are SO much easier to photograph when they aren't wandering yet!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Better late than never...

It seems I have so many projects on the go and so many things to do that this summer is just flying by. Anyways, here it is, my layout for challenge 31. "Family", cause becoming a mom is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I have never felt so happy, amazed and proud all at the same time. - C

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Our Good

Well, here it is, the photo Vanessa and I came up can probably recognize her by the red of her hair! Well, I am pretty proud of it!

2 kids + 2 adults = 1 crowded motorhome!

Well, we managed to sleep really well on our camping adventure on Hornby well in fact that we added an extra night, staying a total of 3 nights. Actually our 4 month old (Jenna) is a dream baby...she sleeps better than Jayden does! ...And it was SO beautiful, with so much to see and do, who could resist.