Saturday, June 26, 2010

School Reports

School Reports came home yesterday and I can really say I'm proud of my kids and how well they are doing. Romy achieved high marks in maths and english and the report showed she always puts great effort in her work. She is a very meticulous child (not sure where she gets it from but I would say probably me:). Max also achieved good grades but we need to work on his concentration and time management which we already know. He had a new teacher starting in Term 2 and I'm really glad that he has warmed to her. She is a lovely teacher and after his rather difficult first term with a teacher that was strict and not very warm he is now much happier. He responds much better to kindness.
A few weeks ago I went to Ikea to overhaul the kids bedrooms. Max got a bunk bed and a desk and Romy also got a desk. The bed she chose was out of stock and she will have to wait a little for her trundle. She did have a great time organizing all her bits and pieces in her new corner desk. Gotta love IKEA!!
This weekend will be a quiet one in our house and I'm intending to make a couple of sets of cards. A new one for me but I'm constantly inspired by this talented artist and will finally have a go at making some cards. I will share them in my next post...Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hello Mars to Earth

I have been missing in action for the last 18 months on this blog...anyone still checking in here? I'm not even going to attempt to recap the last year and a half but it has definitely been busy :)
Family and kids are well...Romy is nearly 9, Max will turn 8 soon and Monique is 14. Where does the time go? I'm retreating from some business related responsibilities and I'm making more time for me and the things I enjoy in life. Heard this one before? Well, apparently one needs to learn from experience. I've been missing scrapbooking for fun and for me and I have also taken up tennis 6 months ago which I enjoy so much that I'm playing three times a week. It has given me something else besides family that I do just for me and let's face it...once we start staring the big 40 in the eye gravity takes hold and we all need to do something. Tennis is more fun then just running on a treadmill. Never liked those things in the first place. I intend to update this blog regularly again to also keep some sort of diary for my family overseas...hi Mum and Dad!
You will get some more then just the occasional photo from your grandchildren again!
Ok...I will leave you with one of my recent Layouts done for Pencillines using the Crate Paper 'Brook' Collection.