Thursday, January 31, 2008

Back from Holiday

Great way to start a once and then go on such a good look I know. I certainly won't be a daily blogger...but I hope to achieve at least one post per week.

Any way, we've been up North at our annual holiday spot, Kawa Kawa Bay (just out of Clevendon up Auckland way for those who haven't heard of it before). Great little place, only one 6 unit motel there right on the beach, and as we usually go the last 2 weeks of January, we pretty much have the place to ourselves, (other than weekends when all the boaties head out that way). We meet friends from Palmerston North up there and they hire a boat, and my brother and his family come out from Titirangi and he bring out his boat also. So the kids can fish, biscuit and waterski etc etc. This year we went to Coromandel town first for a few days so Taylor could ride the Driving Creek railway - which is set in a pottery in the hills overlooking Coromandel town. Its a miniture railway that goes into the bush for an hours ride.....a 10 year old boys dream. Stayed at the Shelly Bay Top 10 Holiday Park right on the beach (see sunset photo below of Taylor biking along the beach there) for the 2 nights that we were there.....great spot.

On the scrapping front - not much to report....but thought I'd post a couple of layouts I'd done a few months back using a photos from our 2007 New Years trip to Kawa Kawa Bay. 1st one is a group shot of our whole gang (Taylor's 2 boy cousins and the other kids that join us up there) we always have a night at Miranda Hot Pools (just 40 mins away) and I'm not sure if you can read the journalling...but I asked them to do a Charlies Angels pose and this is what I got!!!!!
2nd layout - I always make my 2 nephews and niece pose for me with Taylor for their annual "cousins" photo shoot. I just had to scrap this photo, see how "over it" the 3 boys are at the front, but my 3 year old niece, Sophie, is all smiles and lapping up the attention at the back. That girl just loves the camera. So the title of the page was simply what they kept saying to me "No More photos Aunty Jo!"

That's probably all for now.....other than I had some great news on Friday - that I have had 3 layouts accepted by Scrapbooking Memories - really excited as I haven't had any work published with them before. Not sure what issue they will be out in. I haven't really had (or made the time) to submit work for magazines before....but I hoping to do this more in 2008.


Vicki said...

Wow 3 layouts - what a great start to the year. Big congratulations. Loving those layouts too.

Mummy LOL said...

Fantastic news Jo, well done

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Kelly Rotherham said...

Do I have to check the blog now for all the hot goss??? WTG on the layouts in SM. Great pic of Taylor on the beach.

Katrina said...

What a great start to the year. Welcome to the world of blog.

Trina said...

Yay Jo's got a blog!!!!!!

Love your LO shares Jo. And what an amazing photo. Love it.

Hey, I know that little motel. I used to go there ALOT! Our family would do the same thing.

just lisa said...

your layouts are all beautiful!! You are very creative!