Friday, December 10, 2010

Trip To New Zealand

He everyone. Well we have been to NZ and are back home again now. I had to wait a little over a week before I could post pics because looking at them just made me cry! I miss my family so very much!

Any way here are a few pics for you...



Nana & Grandad with Spen And Samantha





Samantha in skirt Aunty Diane made her..




Spen & David in the Manawatu Gorge





Mum & Dads cat Pepsi, kids loved her!!!!





Tricycle fun...



The main reason for going over was my brother Graham's wedding to Angie...




Saying vows...



The gorgeous cake...

Mr & Mrs Campbell


My brother Darin & his wife Karen




My other brother Kelvin & his fiance Fiona...



My sister Diane & Spen


Me & David


Mum & Dad...(love this photo)...

Samantha...

It was a lovely garden wedding. I had never met Angie but she was lovely and Graham seems very with her.

We had a great 12 days in NZ, staying with mum and dad and catching up with family. My dad met my husband and daughter for the first time which was lovely. Samantha hasn't stopped talking about him since!

Me & Mum

Me & David agian...

I miss them so very much! Had a great time and guess what....we have to do it all over again in March for Kelvin & Fiona's wedding!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Hallowen

Happy Halloween



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Last Snow Of The Year


We had a cold blast over the weekend which is likely to be the last one of the season so we decided to go play in the snow for the last time this year. We had a blast and everything was just pristine and gorgeous...


The road was closed up to the top so we had walk part of the way...



Our snow man...



Icicle eating Samantha...



I kept expecting a unicorn or The Snow Queen or some other mythical creature to come out of the bush it just looked magical...






My husband and son think I'm weird when I take photos of trees and bush, but to me it's the beauty of nature. On the way back we passed the cutest thing, had to stop and take photo...



Monday, October 11, 2010

Busy Busy Busy!!!

Well it has been a busy few weeks here, we have all been sick with the flu, then Spen got serious dose of tonsillitis and I had conjunctivitis as well!! We are all slowly getting over everything now.

I have been busy knitting away, have become a knitting addict I have to admit! Not a single day goes by when I don't do at least some knitting. I have 3 projects on the go at the moment and just finished my first pair of socks!!!

I love them so much and am very proud of myself. My lovely sister gave me the gorgeous yarn and all the encouragement I needed to get these done, thanx sis, love ya xxx

The big news is we are going to New Zealand next month for my brother Graham's wedding!!! First time I have been back home since moving to Oz 5 years ago!!!! Haven't seen dad in all that time, looking forward to giving him big hugs!! It will be the first time dad meets my husband David and my daughter Samantha! Can't wait to see my family!!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wedding

My brother-in-law Andrew finally married his girlfriend, Ashley on July 10 near Sydney. Woo hoo, love a good wedding. Some of us had been trying for months ( and I mean MONTHS!!) to try and help Ashley (the bride) plan a wedding, to no avail! She wanted to lose weight first, then couldn't pick a date, doesn't like dresses, didn't want white, didn't want big wedding. Well she ended up going to Sydney (they live near Melbourne around the corner from us) to stay with her mum, and her mum planned the wedding, and paid for most of it, in about 2 months flat! Remember the not wanting big, white wedding, this is what they ended up with...


Mr & Mrs Spinks with daughter Skye




Wedding party




Cake table



Andrew & Ashley with my husband David, Andrew's brother.


There's nothing like a small wedding!!! lol


Me (looking pregnant! Hate this shot!), David, Spen & Samantha.

Sam doesn't look happy it was about 8.30pm and she was very tired. About 20 mins after this shot she was asleep in arms.

It was a lovely day, long, but lovely.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Time For A Change


My son Spencer (age 13) and I coloured our hair the other day!
He went from this...



And I went from this...





During...

To this...

And this...

It is the first real colour Spencer has put in his hair and he loves it! It has taken a bit for every one to get used to but I'm used to changing my hair so it didn't really shock me. But gee my boy is growing up! As for me this is the closest to blond I have been. I was shocked and horrified when I rinsed the colour out, it looked very orange, but as it dried it got better and now 2 days later I LOVE IT!!!

Photos of my brother-in-laws wedding coming shortly.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

If Only!



I had to post a pic of a shrug I just crocheted from a pattern I purchased off Ravelry. I love it! I am wearing it with my wedding dress and love it! Love it, love it, love it!!! If only I actually had this for my wedding ( and if only I looked this good in my dress on the day!!!).




Saturday, May 22, 2010

The New Me

Well I did it!!!! I have been saying for months that I want my hair cut, it was driving me insane!!!! Dry, fly away and frizzy. I had tried treatments and potions and lotions but nothing helped so I finally got the big cut!
I have gone from this..


To this...


And when it is straightened

I'm not sure about it at the moment. It is a big change and taking a bit to get used to. So much easier to do though!!!! And oh the money I will save on conditioner!!! My son (aged13) said I looked like a nana when he first saw it but then later said it was growing on him. My husband David said it will take a while to get used to it, but that it was ok. My daughter (aged 4) just wants to know what I did with my hair.

I have all of a sudden become very aware of clothes. I think because I have been a larger size clothes haven't meant that much to me because there wasn't a lot to choose from in a size to fit me, but now I can buy nice, exciting clothes!!! I love shopping now!!! I even bought my first short skirt!!! OMG!!!!


It is choc brown corduroy and I love it with my boots!! I know for some it's not short but for me it is! I also found this tunic/dress that I fell in love with, it is so soft and floaty...


My poor husband doesn't know what's happened to me!!! He is used to me wearing track pants and being very dull, now I show a bit of leg and wear makeup and do my hair. Bring on the clothes!!!!