Monday, June 30, 2008

Week one

Well Ive been on my challenge for one week now I must admit I did cheat and had some birthday cake and yesterday I had a big mac meal plus some of my husbands chocolates he got for his birthday. I lost 1.5kilos last week but when I had my official weigh in this morning I had only lost 1kilo. Friday was the worst day for me as I had withdrawals had a bad headache and was angry with everyone. I didn't sleep well Friday and Saturday nights woke up at around 4 o'clock and couldn't get back till sleep until it was time to wake up, I also felt a bit light headed.
I've nearly finished a few layouts just have to add the final touches it rained this morning in S.A and outside is still very wet to photo layouts. I have one to share of me when I was little.
Went to playgroup this morning and a police officer came to talk to the kids, he didn't have a proper police car just a blue light car which was a station wagon with the blue light slogan all over it. Ben sat in the car and wore his hat.

Me when I was little not sure how old maby 4 I think.

Ben in the police car.

I wish he would smile, but I think he's thinking not another photo, just hurry up and take it lol.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Well today is day three of my weight loss challenge I don't feel too bad I did have a piece of birthday cake but I've haven't had any junk food which is my weakness. I weighed myself on Monday but I don't think I've lost anything yet I'll see next week. I've had toast for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, a normal dinner and a piece of fruit for supper.

Today I did some exercise and took Ben to the park for a play. I am exhausted and my legs are aching. Ben run around and picked up every piece of rubbish and put it in my bag, a piece of packing plastic, a reflector, crunchie wrapper and a half eaten bag of chips. Well I hope he sleeps well tonight.

Ben just loves to run, run and run.

I love taking photos of trees.

Monday, June 23, 2008


I would like to wish my husband Scott a happy birthday today.

Today is also the first day of my new weight loss challenge, I was very excited but now that the day had arrived I'm a little bit nervous but I'll just take it one day at a time. The first week of a diet is always the hardest I find but I just have to get through this week.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Favourite layouts

Hi everyone I hope you are all well, thank you to everyone who left me messages and visited my blog I appreciate you all. Thank you for the advice on taking layout photos it is much easier taking them outside and reducing the size.
I spent the morning at a 2yo birthday party at playgroup. Happy birthday Jonas!!
Using Photoshop is more of a headache than spending the morning with 10 2year olds hyped up on sugar. lol
I have added 3 of my favourite layouts scrapped this year I will keep adding more so you get to know my style.
Also congratulations to Jodi who completed her challenge a photo a day for a year, that would have been an enormous effort I don't think I could have done it.
On Monday we start our new weight lose challenge I cant wait.
Ben with his party hat on

Ben in the back yard when he was about 17mths I still have to add journaling.

David turned 20 today 10th March

A layout about Mothers day I love the photo of Ben giving me a kiss.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hat day

Today was make a hat day at playgroup


Updating blog

Hi, I've been trying to update this blog for about 2 hours now trying to put up a few photos and some layouts. I'm not sure how to upload layouts without a scanner I've taken a photo but get a bit of glare but when I turn off the flash the picture turns blurry. I've also been trying to add a counter but with no luck I've picked the one I want but that's as far as I've got. Bens been very good watching episodes of the Simpsons but I dont think thats good for a 2 year old. We went to playgroup this morning, it was making hats day today. The suns shining but its still very cold. I'll keep on plodding along and add more photos and links and try to get this counter on.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

A bit about myself

Hi everyone!! I thought I should tell you a little bit about myself. I live in S.A with my husband Scott and my three boys Raymond 21, David 20 and Benjamin 2. Yes Bens only 2.9 I finally got my two boys out of school and into work and at 41 found out I was having another baby. After the initial shock my husband actually fainted it turned out to be the best thing we ever did and changed our lives for the best.
I love scrapbooking and Bens my favourite scrapbooking subject.
I decided to do my own blog to be part of Jodi's weight loss challenge to loose 50 pounds about 22.5 kilos in 50 weeks I'm not sure of all the details yet but will be starting soon.
I'm also new to blogs and computers but I'll see how I go.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Hi everyone my names Joanne and I have decided to start my own blog. I've read so many other blogs so I decided its about time that I start my own.