hehehe....you know....I've been asked 6 times today when I'm going to update my blog. 6 times just today...and oh..maybe half a dozen emails in the past week. So here I am...although....I was just tempted to just put in the title...with a little comment.....and leave it at that. But then I thought about bloglines alerting you all that 'omg that woman finally updated' and thought that would be a bad April Fool's day prank to play...and that you might not love me anymore and delete me off your bloglines. Ok...insecurities and jokes out of the way. I am updating.....
ummm.....where do I start?
Crop for Kids was a huge success!!! It was sooo much fun although I got off to a bad start. I overslept.....my alarm is only set to go off on weekdays....so I slept blissfully until my phone started ringing. I swear...I have not showered, dressed and hopped into the car so quickly in my entire life. I am soo grateful that I had the sense to pack the car with all the things the night before!!
The whole day was fabulous. I got to catch up with sooo many lovely people and met sooo many fantastic & generous ladies. The atmosphere was just abuzz with fun and chatter and all day people were spending left right and centre on trash & treasure, krispy kremes, coffee, drinks, lucky envelopes, raffles etc. I was so touched by the generosity of people that day. We managed to raise over $11,000 for the Royal Children's Hospital!!! Our final tally isn't in yet...but it's absolutely awesome that we went over our $10,000 goal!! Bring on next year!!! If anyone would like to be part of this fabulous charitable event as a committee member, supporter, donor, please do let us know!!
Easter was lots of fun .....we got to catch up with lots of family and friends. No easter egg hunt pics from our household. We've never ever done one. We don't even buy for the kids....well...unless it's after easter and they're all marked down. Our kids sure lucked out!! they did get some from family and friends though....so it's all good. Jeromel did well at the Easter raffle at school....he scored a huge bowl full of eggs and a fluffy rabbit and silly mummy forgot to take a pic of it!! Couple of easter related pics to show. These were some quick little easter gifts I made for Jeromel's teachers. I gave myself half an hour to come up with some quick gifts and was pretty pleased with what I made. the clam shell boxes are actually wedding bonboniere boxes which come precut and prescored. I just did a little stamping, stuck on some flowers and bling, tied on a ribbon and folded, put in 3 little eggs and vua la. heheheJoseph and I were given this beautiful tea set by our old friends on Easter Saturday. A belated chrissy gift.....I was mesmerised with how gorgeous the set is....can you just not see a brad design in that set???
The holidays have been good. We have been catching up with lots of friends who we don't get to see very much during the school term. Funnily enough...Jeromel pointed out that we have had friends coming over instead of us going to them...which is I suppose in a way good. We've caught up with Julia & Matt a couple of times now.....Saturday night we arranged to have poker night with the Vasses....and instead of poker, we ended up playing with the wii that Julia & Sean brought over. My boys had sore arms for the following two days. I should arrange a proper poker night soon...it's been ages since I have played.
On the scrapping front. Not much to show. I few projects here and there that I can't share yet. But these are two layouts which I did for arty pants. Excuse the not so great pic of the layouts. I forgot to take a proper photo of them before I mailed them off!
And a couple of layouts which I did just for me.....well.....so I could practice scrapping again. hehehe
And lastly....a few cards I made which were donated to the Royal Children's Hospital.
ok finally (I already used up 'lastly' in the last para...so had to resort to finally....)
an apology to Kylie.....we actually spent Leap day together...I invited her over for lunch!!! our first time catching up since I got back from holidays!!! I totally forgot all about it until I got an email from Kylie who had read my blog....how embarassing!!! Sorry Kylie!! I did have a very nice day.....just have swiss cheese memory from not blogging often enough. That'll learn me.
Ok....now just for a little test. A rak give away. A test to see how many people still read my blog and own up to it. Ok...I'm giving away a rak....leave a comment and I'll pick a winner randomly and send out a rak.