Sunday, January 27, 2008

27.01.08

Well, it's been a while. I look back over the last month and think, boy I have been busy, but I don't have much to show for it. Here is my last moth or so mainly in photos.

Christmas was good, the kids enjoyed their presents. I didn't take any photos of them opening their presents, I know, what kind of a scrapbooker am I? But I did video them and in years to come I can watch it and hear their excited voices. So I am ok with that.

Here is the kids Santa photo:

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The 'real' Santa no longer works at Plumpton which is a shame. He was such a goodlooking Santa!

Here is Amy wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

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Amy was 2 months old just after Christmas.

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Then on to New Years Eve 2007. I worked and didn't get home until 11pm, but that was ok as the kids were still up. We had some fun with the sparklers and Steve was mucking around with the camera so we have a series of photos similar to this:

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Pretty cool, huh?

We went to my sisters on New Years Day for a swim in their new pool and a BBQ. Great day and we all slept well that night! Steve came home and started measuring out where he wants to put a pool here. So hopefully in a couple more years we too will have a pool. Well, that's our plan anyway!

Just before Christmas I was caught at the shops by a person selling photo shoots. You had to pay $20 upfront but got a free 10 x 14 photo. I didn't want to but sometimes you just cant help yourself! So along I went to the shoot. A week later I had to go back to view the photos. They were good. But weren't 'wow' enough for me to spend almost a weeks wage on them. I can't afford that with 3 kids and a mortgage. I should point out that I live a couple of suburbs away from a low socioeconomic area and I saw people leaving with these photos when they originally said they could not afford them, I dont blame them, if I didn't do scrapbooking my eyes would not have been opened up to the photographic world. So I had a chat to my hubby and I have decided to take photos for people and charge them $50 for a 1 - 2 hour shoot and all the shots on a disc. Someone pointed out that I am a little crazy and who would only charge that amount? Well, the money is not in question. I work at night. I dont need it for the money, although I will be putting it away to buy better equipment, I want to do it because everyone deserves to have access to beautiful photos of their kids, and *gasp* even themselves for a reasonable price! SO I have been practicing on my 3. 2 of them are cooperative, one however, is not. LOL!

So, I am need of about 3 or 4 people who would like a free photo shoot of their kids or themselves or their family and are will ing to travel to near Penrith NSW to have it done. Contact me at bethroid@tpg.com.au.

 And here was my first photo shoot of the kids (well, not Amy's, but the older 2):

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We went for a trip up to the river so the kids could ride their bikes.

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Remember how I said Luke doesn't like haveing his photo taken at the moment? LOL!

We also took the kids bowling. That was fun. Luke got a strike and did this funny little dance. We videoed it so that will be funny to look back on! LOL!

Luke celebrated his birthday on friday. My lil' man is 4. He is so cute! He received a fishing tackle box and a playstation game for his birthday. Steve also gave him a book that he was given as a young boy. He loves it. We haven't had his cake yet as it wasn't ready by the time I had to go to work, so Luke and I are sharing our birthday cakes as my birthday is tomorrow. I have made an ice cream cake. Yummo!

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And one more photo of Amy that I took yesterday, you know, she is 3 months old tomorrow! I bought this chair off ebay for 99c. I am in love with it! Except I want to redo the cushion and cover, but otherwise, I think it is a great prop for photos. I have got a couple of props over the last month that will be good for photos.

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Well, I think that is all from me today and I hope I am fully up to date and getting back into the swing of things now I am back at work etc. But before I go I would like to thank everyone for their comments in regards to my Master's projects. Thankyou.

Take care and thanks for stopping by!