Wednesday, January 28, 2009

So Much Love

I love my class. They're far from perfect, but I love them to pieces already. It's going to be a great year. 26 amazingly different personalities. They're mine. I'll do my best to get the best out of them because they deserve it. I am soooo happy to finally FINALLY be doing what I've been working towards for so very long. This is IT! :D

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Well, I've had my first few days hanging out at school, setting up my room and going to professional development sessions all over the place. We've got more of the same until Wednesday when we get... CHILDREN!
That's what it's all about... hahaha.
So far so good, I feel like a part of the school already and everybody's been really nice! :)

Anyway, I received this blog award from both Ant & Eve soooOOoo I'm passing it on to:
Congratulations to these FIVE lovely ladies!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

It's the End of the World as We Know It

It's the end of the world as we know it... and I feel fine!!

There are a LOT of things changing in my life at the moment, but the biggest one is that as of tomorrow, I have my first full time teaching job. This week is only professional development and setting up the room and what-not but it is the start of something really different and big and comes with a new set of people, experiences and challenges and i'm sooooo excited but soooo freaked out about how time-consuming it will be. After five years of the uni/casual work laidback lifestyle I've now got a "real job." I've been warning my non-teacher friends (assuming that my teacher-friends will understand!) that I'm about to drop right off the planet cos I'll be so busy.... so I guess I should put that on here too.

I may be a bit slow on the updates for a while, especially as I get used to my new routine!

I'm usually fairly organised (even if i seem stressed and chaotic, i know what i'm doing!) and this time it is no different... I've got a plan of attack for how to manage housework, wedding plans, scrapbooking, fitness & fun as well as work... now I've just got to implement it and hope it all works out for real.

*jumps in the deep end*



Friday, January 16, 2009

More Layouts...

The "Together" one is a lot more visually busy than most of my more recent layouts. Not sure if i've pulled it off alright. Polka dots... well... i just love them. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

No Escaping It...

There was no escaping it. Today was GOING to be a Scrapping Day for me!
I went to the Post Office and had received 3 items:
1. A present from Ant (yes, scrapping related!)
2. My first subbie copy of Scrapbooking Memories (courtesy of DF's thoughtful Christmas gift)
3. An envelope full of spotlight ads.

All signs pointed to scrapping!

I really love the three bright layouts i did today... and i'm not too fond of the Christmas Eve Eve double layout i did last night. I STILL HATE SCRAPPING CHRISTMAS STUFF. *shudders* I typed up my journaling for that one, just for something different! Anyway, hope you're having a fantastic week :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Back Together Night

Well, due to the flooding we experienced yesterday morning, Ben & I cancelled the Young Adults Group get together that was supposed to be at our place. THEN as the weather let up a little, Hannah suggested we continue on with the night but hold it at the church. So we did that and ate pizza, played pictionary (my first time!) and also played twister (my first time!). It was so much fun catching up with everyone after a lot of them went away for holidays. I love this photo of Cat & I playing twister... props to Stephen for grabbing my camera when i wasn't looking and then standing on a chair to take this.
Ooooohh and yesterday Ben & I organised readers for our wedding ceremony. Nicole is reading the poem "The Art of a Good Marriage," Cat is reading "With God As Your Partner" which is the poem that she gave me along with her recipes for inclusion in my Kitchen Tea album annnnndddd, of course, we're having the Love chapter from 1 Corinthians 13 and Ben chose Stephen to read that one. YAY so exciting!! Everything is falling into place :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Flooded In!!

Here are some photos from just around the corner from our place...

I might have to make a mad grocery dash later on... not sure whether i should go to the supermarket the long way or to the corner store the ridiculously long way. Yes, i'm serious, i think the corner store is now further away than it should be.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


I haven't done any scrapping in the last few days, have been too busy cleaning the house.
Young Adult's Group is starting back up again tomorrow night AT OUR PLACE for a casual catchup session involving Pizza & the Nintendo Wii. Hopefully the catchup will inspire the others to get back into the regular meetings at church... it's been too long, this holiday break! I'm having serious YADs Group withdrawal!!
The next few days will be my last days of freedom before... professional development and... EEP!...SCHOOL! I wish the weather would get better soon so I can make the most of the last bits of summer.... i want to go swimming, i want to go walking... there's so much i want to doooooOOooo but meh... i'm just having a whinge.
I'm starting to get really excited about having a class of my own and am even getting used to the idea of having year 7s. It turns out that another girl i know also got a job at this school so that will be nice, having a familiar face in the staffroom. Anyway, I best get back to cleaning... yikes!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I'm currently working on some bits & pieces for the wedding...
This, along with (hopefully) a photo of us (with a frame i'll decorate) and a pretty box full of note cards for people to write to us on (instead of a guest book...that way I can take them and glue them and turn it into a SCRAPBOOK!) will all go on a table somewhere at our reception. That's the plan, anyway.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Proximity Award

Thankyou Shimano (Christine) for giving me this award... now, what do I do with it?!?!

Pass it on! :D

This is called The Proximity Award."These blogs invest and believe in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
Congratulations Ant, Annette, Sandra, Christine, Relsi, Allie, Sarah & Julie! :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cupcake Challenge for YOU!

I'm not good in the kitchen.
I have never been good in the kitchen. Ask my high school home-ec teachers and they'll only be too happy to share the details of just how 'not-good'
With that in mind, I'll tell you a secret. Today I bought another cupcake book. I say another because I already own a few. I like looking at cupcakes, I think they're very cute and the epitome of innocence... and they're usually pink! The Australian Women's Weekly Easy Cupcakes by Colour showcases all sorts of cute cupcake styles and gives instructions on how to make them... that will come in handy if I ever feel that way inclined.

ANYway, i was particularly taken by this page.... and was inspired to create a scrapbooking layout. I used a lot of pink & white as well as a butterfly flourish! So, my challenge for you is to draw some inspiration from this page in my new cookbook and create a layout.

If you take up my challenge, please post it up on your blog and link it back to this post so that I can see what you've come up with!! Have fun :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Challenge Four is MINE. ALL MINE!

Happy New Year!!

Just thought I'd give the January Cybercrop at Scrap Therapy a plug seeing as I am a Summer DT (for this month only, while the REAL DT members are on holiday). My challenge is a card challenge.

I had a stupid moment and ended up making TWO sets of cards for the sample. Here is a peek at one of the sets. Can you work out what the requirements for the challenge are, just by looking at them? Probably not. So you better go click that link above and check it all out, hey. And while you're there, why not join in on the other challenges that are going on at the moment?