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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

12 Days of a camera christmas #12

On the twelth day of Christmas my true love gave to me.......


.......twelve christmas tree lights
.......eleven toy cars
.......ten colourful buttons
.......nine icey cold Zooper Doopers
.......eight red ripe cherries
.......seven presents waiting
.......six beautiful coffee machines
.......five pretty nails
.......four flowers growing
.......three cheecky monkeys
.......two peoples shadows
.......and a hand made decoration for our Christmas tree

Check out some of the others joining in the fun:

12 Days f a Camera Christmas #11

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me.......



.......eleven toy cars
.......ten colourful buttons
.......nine icey cold Zooper Doopers
.......eight red ripe cherries
.......seven presents waiting
.......six beautiful coffee machines
.......five pretty nails
.......four flowers growing
.......three cheecky monkeys
.......two peoples shadows
.......and a hand made decoration for our Christmas tree

Check out some of the others joining in the fun:

12 Days of a Camera Christmas #10


On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me.......


.......ten colourful buttoms
.......nine icey cold Zooper Doopers
.......eight red ripe cherries
.......seven presents waiting
.......six beautiful coffee machines
.......five pretty nails
.......four flowers growing
.......three cheecky monkeys
.......two peoples shadows
.......and a hand made decoration for our Christmas tree

Check out some of the others joining in the fun:

12 Days of a Camera Christmas #9

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me.......


.......nine icey cold Zooper Doopers
.......eight red ripe cherries
.......seven presents waiting
.......six beautiful coffee machines
.......five pretty nails
.......four flowers growing
.......three cheecky monkeys
.......two peoples shadows
.......and a hand made decoration for our Christmas tree

Check out some of the others joining in the fun:

12 Days of a Camera Christmas #8

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me.......

.......eight red ripe cherries
.......seven presents waiting
.......six beautiful coffee machines
.......five pretty nails
.......four flowers growing
.......three cheeky monkeys
.......two peoples shadows
.......and a hand made decoration for our Christmas tree

Check out the others joining in the fun:

* Neenish Arts
* Little Adelaide Kate
* Gretel Girl Draws
* Blossom Heart
* HD Photography
* Studio Vivid
* Evie Dear

Friday, 16 December 2011

12 Days of a Camera Christmas #7

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me.......

.......seven presents waiting
.......six beautiful coffee machines
.......five pretty nails
.......four flowers growing
.......three cheeky monkeys
.......two peoples shadows
.......and a hand made decoration for our Christmas tree

Check out some of the others joining in the fun:

* Neenish Arts
* Little Adelaide Kate
* Gretel Girl Draws
* Blossom Heart
* HD Photography
* Studio Vivid
* Evie Dear
* Photography by Miss Sarah El

See you all tomorrow

12 Days of a Camera Christmas #6

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me.......

.......six beautiful coffee machines
.......five pretty nails
.......four flowers growing
.......three cheeky monkeys
.......two peoples shadows
.......and a hand made decoration for our Christmas tree

Check out some of the others joining in:

* Neenish Arts
* Little Adelaide Kate
* Gretel Girl Draws
* Blossom Heart
* HD Photography
* Studio Vivid
* Evie Dear
* Photography by Miss Sarah El

12 Days of a Camera Christmas #5

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me.......



.......five pretty nails
.......four flowers growing
.......three cheecky monkeys
.......two peoples shadows
.......and a hand made decoration for our Christmas tree

Check out some of the others joining in the fun:

* Neenish Arts
* Little Adelaide Kate
* Gretel Girls Draws
* Blossom Heart
* HD Photography
* Studio Vivid
* Evie Dear
* Photography by Miss Sarah El


12 Days of a Camera Christmas #4

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me.......

.......three cheeky monkeys
.......two peoples shadows
.......and a hand made decoration for our Christmas tree

Check out some of the others joining in the fun:

* Neenish Arts
* Little Adelaide Kate
* Gretel Girl Draws
* Blossom Heart
* HD Photography
* Studio Vivid
* Evie Dear

See you all tomorrow


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

12 Days of a Camera Christmas #3

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me.......

.......three cheeky monkeys
.......two peoples shadows
.......and a hand made decoration for our Christmas tree

Check out some of the others joining in the fun:

* Neenish Arts (the mastermind behind the idea)
* Little Adelaide Kate
* Gretel Girl Draws
* Blossom Heart
* HD Photography
* Studio Vivid

See you all tomorrow

Erika

12 Days of a Camera Christams #2

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me.......

.......2 peoples shadows
.......and a hand made decoration for our Christmas tree

Check out some of the others joining in the fun:

* Neenish Arts (the master mind behind the idea)
* Little Adelaide Kate
* Gretel Girl Draws
* Blossom Heart
* HD Photography
* Studio Vivid

See you all tomorrow

Erika

12 Days of a Camera Christmas #1

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me.......


...........One hand made decoration for our Christmas tree

Check out some of the others that are join in the fun:


You can join the flickr group here

Or find out all about the challenge here

Erika


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

I will be back........I promise!!

I am taking a small break from blogging.

We have had a death in our family and I will be taking a week or so to make sure my children are ok and help them through this difficult time.

See you soon

E

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

In Love!!!!

I have found a new love!! ONLINE SHOPPING! Yep, online shopping, oh no!!!! Cause I really need more ways to be able to shop!!! Argh!!!!!

One of my first online purchases was from HERE , it was delivered to me today at work and I am absolutely in love with it!!!!! I can't stop looking at it!!!!It's A-M-A-ZING!!!!

So I know your all hanging out to see what it is...... well here you go!!!!


See!!!! It's so cool!!

Jess from Buggy Boo was great, I was kept totally informed about how it was going with emails. I think you should all check out thier website.

Now just to hang it!!!! So excited!!

Does anyone else have an online shopping problem???? :)

Monday, 14 November 2011

Point & Shoot - Christmas Pageant

Saturday was the 2011 Adelaide Christmas Pageant, it was a gorgeous 30 degree day. And my awesome mum got into the city at 4.30am to get her favourite pageant spot and save us a place. Here are just a few of 161 pics I took in the 75mins we were there.


Damon's Favourite

Tate's Favourite

Ethan's Favourite

Possum Magic

A new float this year!!! My favourite

Can't forget Nipper

Or Nimble

Loving the concentration on thier faces

And the big guy!!! Father Chrsitmas is in town!!!

Join in Point and Shoot over here

Friday, 11 November 2011

101 in 1001 days

Some time ago I made this 101 things I want to do in 1001 days list, I am slowly crossing things off of my list!

So today I thought I would share it with you all, so here goes:

ME:
1. Get my first even massage
2. Get my first ever facial
3. Colour my hair regularly
4. Get to my goal weight of 54kg
5. Buy a new outfit (Once I get to my goal weight)
6. Try to drink at least 2L of water a day
7. Try Zumba
8. But a Wii Fit
9. Stop/cut back on my swearing
10. Write down my dreams and find out what they mean
11. Buy myself something at least twice a year
12. Buy a Kitchen Aid
13. Catch up with friends at least once a month
14. Cut down on drinking alcohol
15. Complete my 52 weeks photo project
16. Complete my 365 day photo project
17. Write my next 101 in 1001 days list
18. Buy something from those pretty clothes shops I gaze at on Prospect Rd
19. Get 2 more tattoos

MONEY:
20. Save at least $2000
21. Save at least $5 a week

HOME:
22. Make my veggie patch
23. Make my herb garden
24. Make a home inspiration journal
25. Start my inspiration board
26. De-clutter the house
27. Buy a new bed
28. Sort & Organise the hallway
29. Finish the lounge
30. Start the kitchen
31. Paint Ethan's room
32. Sort and tidy Ethan's room
33. Sort and tidy our room

FAMILY:
34. Have Christmas at home
35. Start a family tree
36. Start a 2011 family album
37. Complete family albums for 2001 - 2010
38. Finish 1 album for each of the boys
39. Play sports with the boys at least once a fortnight
40. Have a family photo shoot
41. Get 2 new dogs
42. Make kites with the boys then fly them
43. Go on a houseboat
44. Have a Harry Potter marathon day with Damon
45. Go running with Tate once a month
46. Take Ethan to the park once a month

ARTS/CRAFT:
47. Make a patchwork quilt
48. Set up a facebook page to sell the things I make
49. Make the boys an advent calendar
50. Make picture from 15 & 16 into photo books
51. Make calendars for family for Christmas 2012

COOKING:
52. Try 10 new recipes (4/10)
53. Bake more often
54. Take cake decorating lessons
55. Make a cake for anyone who wants one
56. Make at least 12 different variety cupcakes (2/12)
57. Organise and sort all of my recipes
58. Bake cupcakes WITH my boys

OUTINGS:
59. Try 12 new places to eat (1/12)
60. Take the boys to the Botanic Gardens
61. Take the boys to Mt Lofty
62. Take the boys to feed the ducks
63. Take the boys to the Hills Botanic gardens
64. Take boys to the beach
65. Take boys to the movies
66. Take the boys on a picnic
67. Go to Melbourne with Damien
68. Go on a girls' weekend
69. Visit at least 4 new wineries (0/4)
70. Go fishing
71. Take the kids to pat a Koala at Cleland

HOLIDAYS/BIRTHDAYS:
72. Make advent calendars for the boys
73. Throw Ethan a 5th birthday party
74. Throw Tate a 10th birthday party
75. Throw Damon a 8th birthday party
76. Take the boys on a mini holiday
77. Take the boys fishing

GENERAL:
78. Watch the entire series of entourage
79. Watch the entire series of Gossip Girl
80. Watch the entire series of Dawson's Creek
81. Watch the entire series of Gilmore Girls
82. Buy an iPod dock
83. Buy an address book and fill it with family and friends
84. Have a movie marathon day
85. Watch the sunset while drinking champers
86. Plan the weeks meals in advance
87. Watch at least 5 movies at the cinema (2/5)
88. Take the kids to the cinema at the Botanic Gardens
89. Give blood
90. Look into photography course.
91. Buy a new laptop

RUNNING:
92. Run on the beach once every 6 months
93. Run 2 half marathons
94. Run 1 marathon
95. Run 10 fun runs
96. Buy an iPod nano for running music

READING:
97. Read an autobiography
98. Read a biography
99. Read 10 other books
100. Read something by Jane Austin
101. Get excited that I finished my list!!!!!!

So there you go, slowly crossing things off!!

Do you have a 101 list?? Or a bucket list? I would love to read yours!

Erika

Monday, 7 November 2011

Marathon Monday - Week 5

Well here we are again..........MONDAY!!! I hate Monday's cause it means the weekend is officially over but I also enjoy Monday's as they are the official rest day!!! Not that I have ran as much as I should have.

I only ran 7 of the 23km.


Week 5
Tuesday 5km
Thursday 6.5km
Friday 5km
Sunday 6.5km

Let's hope I get all of my Km's in this week!!!
See you back here next Monday

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

10 things you (didn't) need to know about me!!


Some time ago Laura from Spotty Owl Design tagged me in a little game of 10 things (that you didn't need to know about me!!! SOrry it's taken me so lomg but this was harder than I thought it would be!!!! But anyway, here goes.............................

1. When I was younger I wanted to have 8 children. Yes I know 8!! I have 3 boys now and would LOVE another one if only I could talk the husband into it!!!!!

2. I actually LOVE to run, I really just hate the getting up at 5am part!!!

3. I had a younger sister who died of SIDS when she was 8 months old (I was 2.5yrs old) So my family are HUGE supporters of Red Nose Day!!!

4. My dream job is to be a Primary School Teacher, I have finished the first 2 years of the course and hope to finish the last 2 years soon. (Hopefully)

5. I LOVE dress up parties!!!! (As long as anyone goes to at least a little bit of effort)

6. I HATED maths at school and now I am working in job where it's all about numbers and I am LOVING it!!!! Weird!!

7. I HATE cooking but LOVE to bake!!!! Anything with sugar is my specialty. The exception to that rule is the Ukrainian food that I am learning to cook from my Baba!!!! I can't wait to pass on what I have learnt to one of my boys or thier wives!!!!

8. My middle son was born 8 weeks prematurely!!! Scariest moment of my life to date!!!!

9. I LOVE scary movies!!!!! The scarier the better!! My mum is convinced that it's because she was read The Amityville Horror book while she was pregnant with me.

10. I found this list really hard to write!!! Who would have thought!!!!

Ok, so the deal is now to pass it on to 5 others (sorry if you have already done it)

1. Zoe at Boys Mumma
2. Melissa (aka Suger) at Suger Coat It 
3. Janeen at Neenisharts
4. Cherie at A Baby called Max
5. Jessica at Little Baby Garvin

E.xxx





Monday, 31 October 2011

Marathon Monday

Ok ok, I haven't been running like I should have!!! Or at all for that matter!!! I know, I know, my bad!!!!

But I plan to make up for that this week!!! I am going to overhaul what we eat as a family and to help me do that I am buying this book.

I weighted myself this morning but I am not brave enough to share that with you all, but I have recorded it in my diary and also I am using this iPhone app to keep track of my weight loss.

IT"S TIME TO GET SERIOUS!!!!



Week 4
Monday 5km
Wednesday 6.5km
Friday 5km
Sunday 6.5km

Total 13km

Wish me luck!!!

E.xxx




Point & Shoot - Our Weekend!!








My weekend was spent with my Best Friend, my boys and my nephew. Join in the fun here

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Hmmmm

So I thought I had worked out how to schedule my posts and was being really clever and organised by writing them all and scheduling then but as it turns out I'm not so clever. Not one of them worked!!! :(

So I guess from now on I will write them as I go!!

Stay tuned for this weeks posts!!

E.xxx

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Parcel's in the post

I'm like a kid a christmas whenever I get a parcel in the post and today was no different. I recieved my business card holder from Zoe over at a boys mumma. And I absolutely love it!!! Now just to wait for my cards to arrive.


Marathon Monday (Week 3)

Week 3 staterd off absolutely fantastically!!! I did the first two runs and was feeling great when I woke up wednesday morning feeling like I had been hit by a truck. I knew exactly what was wrong but dragged myself off to work, I only made to until about 2pm, then I came home and collapsed into bed. My fantastic mum had my boys for me so I could get some sleep. I dragged myself t the doctor to be told what I already knew.......TONSILITIS!!!!! I am sooo over my tonsilis! I am on a waiting list to have them taken out and let me tell you I can't get to the top of that list fast enough!!!!

So this week I am feeling great and ready for a FULL week of running!!!!



Week 3
Tuesday 5km
Thursday 6.5km
Friday 5km
Sunday 6.5km

After this week I am looking forward to the next week of running and changing up the distances a bit!!!

Have a great week!!!


Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Wordless Wednesday - So Pretty


I am sick again!! :(
So This pretty picture is to cheer me up!!!
Join in the fun here over at Faith Hope & a whole lotta love. 

Monday, 3 October 2011

Marathon Monday (Week 2)

I know I didn't post anything last week, I was quite sick with a chest infection, so had lots of early nights and no running, following doctors orders!! (Rare, I know!)





Week 1 - Evaluation

Well I started week 1 with WAY too much confidence, I honestly thought that I could after no running what so ever for quite a few weeks, jump straight back into a 5km & 6.5km run.

At my visit to the docs we also discussed my running and he decided that after being sick and not having run for about a month, he decided that I should do the week 1 schedule at least 3 weeks in a row before moving to week 2, so that is exactly what I am going to do.

I am re doing week 1 this week.

So my running for this week looks like this:

Week Two
Tuesday 5km
Thursday 6.5km
Saturday 5km
Sunday 6.5km

Ok, so I am ready for a fun week of running!!! And cant wait to report on it all next Monday.

See you all then.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Marathon Monday (Week 1)

Last year I turned 30!!!!! (I know 30!) Anyway that's not really this point of this post!
At my 30th birthday birthday I made a decision, a big decision!! I am going to run a marathon!!! CRAZY YOU SAY! Why yes I think I might be.

I have amazing inspiration. My grandfather was a Marathon runner and trained every morning and every night, running anywhere between 20-30km a day. He died when I was 11 and nothing would make me happier than to be able to follow in his footsteps.


My amazing grandfather!

So having made this huge decision, I enlisted the help of my uncle,he wrote me out a program and even came running with me at 5am most mornings
He ran a marathon a few years back and runs all the time, who better to ask to help me out?!?!?!

It was all going really well and lasted about 8 months THEN... I got lazy and it all stopped, so now I am going back to beginning and starting my training all over again, this time I was thinking, what better way to keep myself motivate than to share it with all of you!!! That way I am accountable!!

Mondays are rest days so on Mondays monday mornings I will weight myself, which means I have to go and buy a battery for the scales as they died. The other rest days are wednesdays and fridays for now but that will change a little as we get going. Sunday is long run days, and again as I get going these will get really long!!!!!! 

Week One
Tuesday 5km
Thursday 6.5km
Saturday 5km
Sunday 6.5Km

At this point I am not really interested in times so I won't include them but as I get to the point that I can comfortably run 18km, it will be more about times and improving them.

Ok so wish me luck!!!!! Watch out Tuesday I have 5km to smash!!!!!!! Eeek!!!



Friday, 16 September 2011

Proud Mummy Moment

Tonight we headed down to Pooraka Football Club for the AGM and the Junior Presentation Night. We started with the AGM, where my lovely Dad (who is the club President) suggested quite a number of times how much he would like me to be on the board. So you are now looking at one of the newest members of the Pooraka Football Club Junior Board.

Then after all the excitement of the AGM it was onto the Juniors Presentations. Firstly they started with the Under 7's, then onto the Under 8's.

First the votes were read out and the Under 8's Best and Fairest was announced..........................

                                                <Insert Proud Mummy Moment>

My little man Damon is the Under 8's Best and Fairest player for the 2011 season!!!!! OMG!!! How excting!!!!! I'm not sure who is more excited me or him.

He got his big fancy trophy and he also got a shield that he gets to keep for a whole year!!!

So proud right now.

Damon and his Trophy's


One proud Mummy and
 her little Super Star!!!