Thursday, March 12, 2009

Toot! Toot! Toot!

Some of you already know that I had a layout accept by Basic Grey to appear on their website. Very exciting stuff!

But today, I almost peed my pants when I received another email... and another... and another... and another with 4 more accepted! I now have 5 layouts on the Basic Grey gallery!

It's almost too much excitment for this little black duck! YAY ME!

See... if can happen to me, and it happens to Marg (often ), and Shelee, and so many others... it can happen to you too.

Friday, March 6, 2009

10 Years and Counting

WOW! Today is our 10th Wedding Anniversary. It seems impossible that it was that long ago, but feels about right at the same time.

We are both pretty proud of ourselves today. 10 years is a long time, especially by todays standards. Look at us on our wedding day... how young we look... it was the best day.

Loving each other now as more than we were then. Here's to the next 10.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

We will always love you Jessie

What a very sad day it has been here. A sad couple of days actually. Little Jess has left us and gone to Heaven.

In between Christmas and New Year, Jess got really sick. We went to the Vet and she was given injections and we had medication to give her at home. She did get better, but was never 100%.

Yesterday we were talking about her and very concerned as she was hardly eating or drinking, and when she did eat she was vomitting a lot of it back up. She was also hiding a lot, which we all know isn't a good sign.

As Russ and I were talking I noticed something was wrong with her eyes. Russ picked her up and she had pus oozing out of them. I cleaned them up and Russ rushed her to the Vet.

He returned with bad news. Poor Jessie's liver was failing. Her gums & tongue were yellow, which are the obvious signs of jaundice. We had no idea. And the pus coming out of her eyes was the worst sign of all.

We had no other option. Jess was suffering. The Vet gave her some pain relief so Russ could bring her home for one last night.

This afternoon I took some photos of her, and Caitlin and I gave her plenty of love. William really doesn't understand what's happened, and that's ok, one day he will.

Russ returned from the Vet devasted. I took Jessie from him, and Caitlin had a nurse too. Then the kids helped Russ dig her grave. Caitlin made a card to put in with her, and we also put in her favourite toy.

Jess has given us 10 great years. She was such a character and even though we are all so sad right now, I am so glad she was part of our lives for as long as she was.

Jessie 1999 - 2009
Loved, treasured and will be dearly missed.

Monday, March 2, 2009

41 Years and Counting

Happy Wedding Anniversary Mum & Dad... as beautiful today as you were 41 years ago.

Love you both so much xxx

A Weekend Away

On the weekend I headed down to Wollongong to spend some time with Anne, Dannii & Erin. It was a nice break, and it's great that it is only an hour away... especially when driving home a wee bit tired!

Dannii did a whole mini album on Saturday afternoon for Trevor and it was fantastic! Fingers crossed she will catch the scrapping bug.

Apart from doing nothing, we scrapped. Here's what I did...

When I got home the kids were very excited. The level of noise in my house shocked me a tad. It was so quiet at Anne's place... but here it's noise all the time! You don't realise it when you're here with it day in day out, but when you go away and come back... well, it's almost enough to drive you insane!