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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

I'm back everyone!!!

And here's a Chrissy pic of the kids that I took just before we moved from our old place...Lili wouldn't smile properly though!!! But don't they look like they love each other? They look so cute together in their $2-shop Santa Hats and Chrissy t-shirts...not half biased though, huh ;P

And a BIG HI to you all! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year, and safe travelling to those of you who spent or are spending the holidays away from home. I haven't managed to catch up with many of you yet, but I hope to do so over the next few days :D I definitely missed you!!!!

We've had an EXTREMELY busy time here, hence the lack of blogging from me LOL ;D But seriously, I haven't had the chance to scratch myself over the last couple of weeks and net time has been VERY limited with all of the happenings around here! Still, things have been great...we had a rather quiet Christmas Day, with the usual family fueds (GOD I wish everyone would cut it out - won't bore you with the details). What would Christmas be in our family without them though? *Sigh* My 30th birthday on Boxing Day was rather hectic though...big family dinner out at my fave seafood buffet restaurant here in Hervey Bay and Lili was so cheeky and would not sit still and eat!!!! But hey, she's only two, so I'll let her off the hook ;P I did have a nice night though, and yes, I AM feeling older for sure!!!! And I got the most gorgeous gifts from everyone...I feel really spoilt hehehe :D :D :D

Anyway, we've just returned from a rather spontaneous holiday on the Sunshine Coast. We went away a couple of days after my birthday and spent New Years down there. We didn't get up to much...I did do some serious shopping though ;P!!!! Just spent our time swimming in the resort pool and at the beach, and we did a bit of fishing too...Lili caught her first ever fish on her new little Barbie fishing rod too (it was so cute!!!!) And now here I am in my grubby house with washing and toys coming out of my ears!!! Seriously, we need to rethink the toy storage around here with all of the pressies the kids got! And my scrap room needs some re-arranging too 'cos Mark spoilt me with heaps of new scrap stuff...and then there's all of the birthdays coming up in our family this month and scrapping to catch up on (and submissions to send!) so looks like I'll be super busy around here before uni starts back in March!!! OMG does it ever end???? LOL ;P

Speaking of submissions, my first ever published pages are coming up in the next issue of Scrapbooking Memories!!! And yes Julie, that is my "Elsie" page in the Next Issue preview of SM Vol 7 No.5 (LOL you cheeky thing) ;P!!!! Wow, it has taken FOREVER to come around...I submitted my Elsie page last year in July, I think. I am hoping to be able to submit some more soon and have mare layouts published this year, time permitting! I just have to be more organised...don't know what has happened to me in the last year 'cos I usually have everything planned perfectly, but I feel like my head's been all over the place. Must be all of the goings-on we've been through in the last's been a big year and I am hoping that this year will be less drama-filled and a little more relaxed (just a LITTLE would be great!!!!!)'s hoping!


Blogger Peta said...

*dances around the blog world*


Have missed you!!! Was actually thinking of you just last night and was about to seend you a "where the hell are ya" email when my computer crashed [damn computer] so I went to bed instead ROFLMAO!!

YAYAYAYAYAY - can you tell I'm exicted to see you again? ROFL


10:26 AM  
Anonymous JULIE LOVE said...

Hi Karen

I have missed you not blogging and YAY I just knew that that layout was yours....can't wait to see your work in the next SM


3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Karen. I saw the Elsie page at the back of SM for the upcoming issue and knew that it was yours:) Can't wait to see it. Sounds like you had a great Xmas and New year. Happy belated Birthday. I'm turning 30 too this year...yikes!


8:36 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Congrats on your first published LO!! Loved that Elsie one at the back of SM.. whoo hooo! HOw exciting!

PS - Heres to many more published layouts this year :)

3:38 PM  

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