Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Just wanted to share....

I am just getting some photos ready to print tomorrow, read: touching up and resizing, and I came across this photo of Luke. It was taken back in September one day while he and Kate were painting.

Sorry just wanted to share......

Monday, November 28, 2005

Christmas Lights

I love Christmas lights!!! I would love to make my house look like the Griswolds! Not only that - I love walking around the neighborhood to look at other peoples lights. So this is our house at dusk.
And this is our house at night.
Its not the Griswolds yet but it certainly is a start!

A day of failures..... and triumphs

I was very excited about making dinner tonight! I made chicken and dumplings! I had never had dumplings before let alone make them! It was all turning out great. It had to simmer it for 15 minutes without opening the lid. After 10 mintues I thought I smelled burning. I wrecked dinner. I offered to go get McD's but Steve said no you made it so we will eat it. We did - smokey flavour and all. To be absolutely honest....... I liked it! But I am sure it will taste better next time without the 'added flavours'.

Then after dinner I ate chocolate - well a crunchie actually - and about 2/3 only. While I know I have failed my 10 day quest - I can safely say that I have *not* failed in 'kicking the habit'. Seriously after the first 2 bites I had had enough! So I gave it to Steve and I can honestly say that I will NOT be rushing out to buy more. It was rather 'meh'.

So afterwards I went for a walk. Now the big block is 3km and the little block is 1.3km. I have been just doing a lap of the big block. Tonight I did the big block and fair dinkum I was going so fast my shoes should have been smoking. I was nearing the end and I found myself not wanting to stop! I didnt feel tired or sore so I kept going - I did a little lap. So 4.3kms later I still felt great but I didnt go again in case Stephen called a search party! LOL! I am very happy with my progress. I didnt even cringe when Steve said why dont you go for a walk - because I *wanted* to walk.

So while I had 2 failures..... dinner and chocolate - they were far outweighed by my triumphs..... I dont want chocolate anymore and a nice long walk!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Day 9 and Christmas stuff

Well today is day 9!!!!!!!!!! I cant beleive that I have not let one morsel of chocolate pass my lips!!! I am so excited and happy! Only ONE more day to go until I have broken the habit! WOOHOO!!!!! My waist is enjoying it also - the squeeze into my workpants isn't so tight! The walking has also helped that though! ;)

We have put our Christmas lights up! I am so excited about Christmas! I bought 4 sets of lights this year to go with our one and only set for outside!


Scary but true..... LOL!!!!!

So I have decided to make some festive food this year! Starting with some Gingerbread Houses and Chocolate Fudge! I will have to make a practice batch first though! ;) LOL!!!!!

Found a great recipe for dinner tonight - Chicken and Dumplings. I admit - I am obsessed with food lately..... well cooking food anyway! :P

Friday, November 25, 2005

I am cranky

Stephen 'guessed' what I was going to buy him for Christmas. He was spot on too! I wonder how he knew.....

Well the smart**** has found that if he asks me questions as I am just switching from the awake to asleep mode that I answer them!!!!! GGRRRRR!!!!!!!

I cant believe he asked me and because I was semi unconcious I told him!!!!!!!!!!!

Now what am I going to buy him for Christmas????

I know you read this Steve, so guess what you are getting???


Serves you right you sneaky bugger!!!!! :P

Day 6

I am on day 6 Moi!!!! Almost there!!!!! Only 4 more days to go!!!! But after the 10 days I am going to aim for another 10 days!!!

Chocolate - the old faithful friend of the thighs - I have jumped on the wagon and given it up! I simply refuse to fall off the wagon! Refuse! And now its written here I have to keep up high on the wagon!

I have still been walking and I am really enjoying it! Nothing like my ancient walkman to keep me company! :)

So I am slowly changing my lifestyle for the better and I am feeling great!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Scrappers Stash

I am pleased to say that I have been chosen as a design team member for The Scrappers Stash!!!!! I am so happy that Jenni - the owner - picked me! YAY!!!! Ok that was my secret news!!! LOL!!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Thanks Nic & Cass for Tagging Me!!!

So I have been tagged by Nicole AND Cass - thanks!!! Ok, so here are my answers.....

2 names you go by: Beth and bethroid

2 parts of your heritage: On my dads side there is aboriginality and my mums side is English

2 things that scare you: Snakes and mice

2 of your everyday essentials: Internet and scrapbook related activities

2 things you are wearing right now: I am only wearing two things! LOL! My pyjamas and undies!

2 of your favorite bands or musical artists (at the moment): Kelly Clarkson and Mariah Carey

2 favorite songs (at the moment): Gold-digger (Kanye West) and We belong together (Mariah Carey)

2 things you want in a relationship (other than real love): Friendship and fun

2 truths: I dont OWN any makeup and the ONLY food or drink I dont like is Coffee

2 physical things that appeal to you (in the opposite sex): Clean cut and very little chest hair

2 of your favorite hobbies: Scrapbooking and scrapbook forums LOL!

2 things you want really badly: Unlimited scrapbook supplies LOL and to finish uni

2 places you want to go on vacation: Tasmania and NZ South Island

2 things you want to do before you die: Bungy jump and Skydive

2 ways that you are stereotypically a dude/chick: I am so not your stereotypical chick although I have been trying to "chick" up a bit by wearing skirts and carrying handbags.... still havent got any makeup though! LOL!

2 things you are thinking about now: must go scrapbook, Luke go to sleep

2 stores you shop at: Franklins, Target LOL!

2 people I would like to see take this quiz: Linda T and Kylie B - So "Tag - you're it!"

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Thankyou Betty

Kate usually doesn't eat dinner. It frustrates me to no end! I myself was getting bored with the meat and 3 veg thing too and subsequently we had been having a lot of 'throw in the oven' things. So I decided to turn to my old friend Google and do a search for dinner recipies and he found Betty. Betty Crocker. My new saviour.

It has a recipie box that stores your favourite ones. I printed 2 off and headed for the shops. Armed with the Pasta Primavera and Lemon Basil Chicken and Vegetable recipies I picked up the necessary ingredients.

I made the pasta.
Kate ate all her dinner and wanted it for tonights dinner too.
I love you Betty!!!!!

I have some other good news, no I am not pregnant, but will tell you all as soon as I am allowed! ;)

Monday, November 14, 2005

Bandaid Bandit

*Sigh of relief*
This layout has taken me a week to complete!!! I am so glad I have finished it as I was starting to get bored of it.... but I am extremely happy with the way it turned out! Click on the layout for a closer look!

Journalling reads: Kate, if I had one dollar for every time I have said "no blood, no bandaid" to you I would be a rich mummy! You are the biggest hypochondriac just so you can have a bandaid! You point out bumps that dont exist just for a bandaid! I dont know why you like them so much but it is turning into a fashion statement!

Luna Park

Yesterday afternoon we went to Luna Park! Neither Stephen or I had been before so it was as exciting for us as it was for Kate and Luke!

Thursday, November 3, 2005

The Wedding

Well it is a long story......
But lucky for you I will abbreviate it! LOL!

Hairdresser was late which was ok since she didnt know she had an appointment at all the day before! She tried to give me an 80's hairstyle. I was so close to tears it wasn't funny! Lucky Felicity came to my rescue and got her to change it! But fair dinkum she teased my hair so much that I thought I was going to have to CUT it out!!! Anyway it ended up looking ok but a little messy from all the teasing.

The makeup lady cancelled my appointment because I forgot the trial appointment. Oh well she made room for us and I have to admit she did a great job!

Flowers were just stunning - once I found the florist! I was so close to tears at this point but seeing those gorgeous flowers put me at ease - a little.

Got back to the cabin to dress at like 10.35 - ummm the wedding was supposed to start AT 10.30! Anyway we throw on our clothes and go!!!

We get to the wedding about 20 minutes late. As soon as I got there I burst into tears! I am just putting that down to stress though! But I quickly got over it and then the wedding commenced.

It was truely beautiful and I am very happy to now be an old maid!

The only thing I am dissapointed with is that a friend was supposed to bring his video camera and he didnt, I would have taken mine otherwise, so I only have photos. Oh well.... I guess I wouldnt have really watched it anyway..... *sigh*

And since you were so good reading all that...... here's a photo of the newlyweds......

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