Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Its begining to look a lot like Christmas....

well, at our place it is anyway!! (now i've got to start the chrissie shopping!!!) Not long to go now!!! I was brought up as a child to put up our tree on the 6th December - St Nicholas day. But I just couldn't wait any longer!! Cant wait for chrissie!! Its my favourite holiday!!!

Last night a group of us went to watch the Soccer at Telstra Staduim. Sydney FC vs LA Galaxy... with David Beckham!!! It was an AWESOME night!! Sydney won 5-3, so that was exciting.. but also David Beckham scored a goal too... which was awesome.. the crowd went wild!! Over 80,000 people attended!
There was a mexican wave that went round three times!! I had a really great night! These are the only photos I took, before the match started... then it was too exciting to take piccies!!

Just thought i'd say hello!!! I havent forgotten the wedding photos from the other weekend.. i've just got so much choice in photos.. it makes it hard to decide which ones to show!!!
Xx Jess

Friday, 23 November 2007


Well, I think my mojo is back!!! yay!!!
I havent really scrapped in about a month (besides the other week which i have to say was a layout i look at now and cringe about how much i dont like it!! I hate when that happens! Luckily not too often!)
So here are a couple to share with you all....

"jade & jess"

"mandy & paulo"

Thanks for looking!! Xx Jess

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Family Road Trip..

Hello Everyone!!
Im back from my holiday with my Mum and Dad!
It was good fun! Its been years since we went on a holiday together!!
So, warning.. this will be a loooong post but i promise to put in lots of photos to keep it interesting!!!

Day 1.
Mum & Dad came and picked me up in Narrabeen to start the long road trip up to Armidale for my friend Mandy's wedding. But the wedding was the following saturday so we had 5 days before we had to be up there!!
I had one request.. i really wanted to go into Newcastle because there is an amazing shop I discovered up there a few years ago and I just had to go visit it again.. so firstly before Newcastle we stopped and had a picnic in a picnic area.. and then.. Newcastle to go to Guanabana!! I was so pleased to find the shop was still there! My parents both said it was a great and different from everywhere else kind of shop!! I didn't end up buying anything this time.. but i'll definately be making the trip back up to it soon!!
So, we hopped back into the car and we ended up staying a in posh hotel in Shoal Bay, and we had dinner in its buffet (gross!! you know when food has been sitting there for so long it gets all crusty.. it was like that)

This is my Mum & Dad the next morning after sleeping in the hotel.. on the hotel balcony - nice view, and perfect weather!!

Me down at the beach, still a little cold to swim i thought!!

Day 2.
So, we left Shoal Bay after breakfast and drove up to Foster, and arrived there in the early afternoon! We found a cabin to sleep in...

had a bite to eat... and then went to explore Foster!! I liked it a lot better than Shoal bay & Nelson Bay! I liked the town and the shops (again, not that i bought anything - besides suncream)! Mum and I went and hired some kayaks and went kayaking around this island.. we thought we were lost for a bit of it, so we ended up turing around and going back the way we came! It was so nice! The water was crystal clear! Then we went back to the park and Mum & Dad cooked dinner on the BBQ! We also went for a walk and I took these piccies...

This was a tiny stroll down from our cabin...

Same view, but this time at sunset

Day 3 & 4.
Today we left foster early again.. and headded all the way up to Nambucca Heads! (My favourite place we stayed on our trip!!) We found the best little caravan park right by the sea!!

Inside the cabin

View from the cabin
We stayed here for two nights! The beach and lagoon thingy were beautiful and we were up north for it to be warm enough to swim, which we did!! Mum and I also went and bought a blow up boat and a blow up matress to swim in the water with!! So much fun!!! We found a great place to each and ate there on both days for lunch!
There was also a lot of wild life around...

A goanna - it was HUGE!

LOOK at all the Dolphins!!!! Here I am in the boat we bought... ahhh, so relaxing!! We actually spent more time swimming out in the beachy lagoon bit not where this photo is taken! Day 5 & 6.
We had to leave paradise to drive up to destination... Armidale! We stopped in Belingen & Dorigo on the way there. Belingen was nice. When we arrived in Armidale we spent the day looking around and found a cafe that serves Gluten Free meat pies! Mum and I were very excited about that!!
We checked into our hotel (which had deers there!!) and i met up briefly with Moo who had exciting news that she's having a baby!!!
So on Saturday (the wedding day) Mum and I went to a girls champagne brekkie and then met up with dad and we went around Armidale again. The wedding was in the evening and Mum and I were taking the photos!! I will do a whole post about the wedding in a couple of days with photos and all. Here's one of the lovely bride and groom....

Mandy and PauloIt was a beautiful wedding!!!

Day 7.
We left Armidale and did a long drive.. I had a big headache unfortunately so it wasnt a fun day! We stayed the night in Terrigal and went to a yummy posh restaurant for dinner!

Day 8.
Home Sweet Home. With lots of photos to look at and friends to catch up with!!
It was a very good holiday!
Thanks Mum and Dad!!!

Monday, 12 November 2007

Hello and Good Bye!

Well, Matty is back from his race in New Caledonia. They unfortunately had to pull out due to injury. So disappointing for them seeing as they won it last time. But Matty is nice and tanned and brought home some nice photos!! I really want to go to New Caledonia for a holiday!! Looks like a beautiful island!!

The Team before the start: from left to right... Matty, (im not sure who that man next to him is, maybe the race organiser?!) Mikey, Immogen & Matty.A

Look! Part of the race involves trekking!!!! If you look closley at the photo you can see a team dressed in white ahead.. thats where they are headding towards!! So far!!!

Its good to have Matty home!!!

Last night my friend Daria, Marty and there gorgeous baby were going to come for a visit but thanks to my stupid phone.. they went to Manly instead!! But they are going to come and visit again soon .... we CANT WAIT to have you guys over and see little Kaia!! yay!!!

Today.. im off on a road trip with my mum and dad!! Its been years since i've been on a holiday with them!! We are driving up to Armidale for one of my friends wedding on saturday! So we are going to take our time and visit lots of places on the coast on our way up! Im looking forward to our little road trip!!
In which case.. I'd better go pack before mum and dad get here or i'll be in trouble (heheheh)!!

John and Siany... Have fun up in Qld!! Say hi to your dad from me Siany!!

Have a good week everyone!!! I'll be blogging next week with lots of photos and holiday/wedding news!!
Till then...

Xx Jess

Monday, 5 November 2007


Hi Everyone!!!
I just thought i'd show my recent published layouts...

"Friends" Published in Scrapbooking Memories magazine
Vol 9 No 5

"my car" Published in Scrapbooking Memories magazine
Vol 9 No 6

I better go and get ready.. my brother and Sian are coming to Narrabeen to hang out with me today!! Pity its yucky weather!!
Matty is in New Caledonia competing in a race!!! Go Matty!!! I miss him!
Xx Jess