Thursday, August 31, 2006

I did it!

LOL - Look Kell, I have friends and interesting people on my side bar!

OK - this is the photo that took my breath away! I snapped quite a few of Lilli and Liv, and this is the one that really stunned me. Lilli has always been a beautiful girl (and a little vixen!), but in this photo all of a sudden I saw the women she would become. And it scared me!

I want for her to be so much more than a pretty face ( not that there is anything wrong with that face!), I want her to know that she is worth more than her image, I want her to know that she is loved regardless of her looks, I want her to know that being pretty doesn't make you a good person, I want her to know she is perfect the way God made her, I want her to know regardless of what she does with her life, I am proud of her, I want her to know that life is more than fun and games - but choices and opportunities.

Being a mum is so HARD, how can I express all this to a six year old??

Love Lisa

P.S I wish my skin was still like that!!! LOL!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Kiwi Scraps

Well what an amazing few days, I have come home tired and exhasuted, but ready to scrap my little heart out.

Alli Edwards and Donna Downey were pure inspiration, both so different, but both equally as wonderful. I love the whole " life art" concept, I love how they both encouraged us that nothing is wrong with the way we scrap but everything is right, it was really freeing ( if that is a word).

Helen and I had a total blast, I am soooo glad she came all the way from Far north queensland so we could scrap together!

Met some lovely new friends and some old ones ( hello Kell).

None of my projects are complete - did you think they would be?? But as I finish them I will put them up.

On another note altogether, I came home to my poor Livinia throwing up and with high temps etc - straight back into mum mode!

And to top it all off my dad who is in china is in hospital with a DVT (deep vein thombosis - blood clot), we are praying that he will be able to fly home as scheduled on saturday. The doctors are looking after him really well, but I really don't like the idea of him being in a hospital where they don't even speak english!

My links sidebar is looking so sad, I just havn't been bothered with it all, but that is my goal this week to actually add some friends!! LOL - so keep a look out for your name to appear!

My poor DD is calling from the loo - so I am going now!

Love Lisa

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Nothing is ever impossible

I love these words -

Would you believe me if I said "that God can make miracles happen today"

Would you "believe me if I said "that you don't have to wait for the answer before you step out in faith"

Would you believe me if I said "nothing is ever impossible for God"

When I look back over the past 12 months of our life as a family, these words are soooooo true.

God is a God of the impossible - I have a son alive and well and I am reminded of this everytime I sing these words at church. Jere is a total picture of health - nothing short of a "wonder boy" - one day I will blog more on that.

On other news my dad is in china at the moment doing mission work he will be away for three weeks, and I always an anxious when he goes. I know that God is looking after him, but that doesn't always stop me thinking of the very real danger that he is in. I am so PROUD of you dad.

Still havn't done my photo work for kiwi scraps and I need something like 20 photo's.

On a really funny note, I have been stressing for about 2 months cause my beloved digi SLR wasn't working properly. I finally took it to the shop where I bought it so they could organise repairs and you guessed it as soon as the guy looked at it it worked PERFECTLY! What is with that?? I felt like a total idiot, seriously it wasn't working at all at home and as soon as he trys, it works?? he must have thought I was such a dumb chicky????? LOL - was pretty funny though.

That is all tonight - MOJO is still rocking so i am going back to my desk.

see ya,


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I want to STAMP!!!

Did you ever have one of those days when you know if you actually had the time to be creative, your mojo wouldn't let you down??

Well that is how I feel today, and of course I have a zillion other things to do and won't get to my desk at all.

I am trying to organise my photo's for Kiwi scraps and as per usual I have left it to the last minute, might have to do layouts without photo's - i hate that, cause then they just sit on my desk unfinished for months. grrrrrrr.

I am doing a workshop with the beautiful Mishelle Lancett and Kim Archer in a few weeks, it is going to be awesome - still have to do my demo - but I am really looking forward to it. Class is fully booked out and we even have a waitlist! ( 23 people booked!).

This is half a layout I just found on my putie! Just love thoses grubby boots. Liv got into my powder and also some windex and had a wonderful time in it all I must say. She smelled just Lurvley!

Thats all for today, back to the housework. Booooo Hooooooo.

Love Lisa

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

wonderful wednesday ??

Ahhh wednesday! AKA Hump day LOL!! I use to love the end of wednesday when I was working cause you were on the way to the weekend!

Justin is off on a training course this week, so he is leaving too early for words, it is just to cold to get out of bed. So I don't.

Had a great day today, got the big kids off to school then took Liv to a new group that has started at church for mums and bubs kinda like a playgroup but also with a focus towards the needs of mums and other women in the church. Had such a lovely time drinking coffee and chatting and all the kids got on so well. Next month it is at my place and I am in charge of craft! i love kids craft!!

Did my first half of an assignment for my course last night and felt rather proud of myself. Just now organising study time around everything else. Will probably end up taking myself off to the Library a couple of times a week so I don't have to look at my housework or desk or waste time on the computer.

Feeling mildly paranoid about being belle's bridesmaid cause I have had three kids and I don't really want to look like I have had three kids!!! you know that whole tummy not quite what it use to be, so I have started doing sit ups and generally eating better! won't last long, I am amazed when I was dancing full time I could to 200 situps without even being out of breath, it is a little sad now though!!!

I added a counter the other day to this blog cause I knew there were people lurking around and I wanted to know just how many! I was actually happily surprised how may people dropped in so if that is you please say hi!

off to organise some dinner.

love Lisa