Sunday, October 31, 2010

Quote of the day...

If you don't go after what you want,
You'll never have it.
If you don't ask,
The answer is always no.
If you don't step forward,
You're always in the same place.

-Nora Roberts.


I am blessed to have three of them and even more blessed that I am close to all three.
Life wouldn't be complete with out them in my life.
They are a huge example to me, and each one of them are strong woman.

Ang, the one in the cream top lives here in Hobart, she is the mother of my gorgeous niece Zoe.
Jaci, the bride in this photo, she lives in Brisbane, and is the mother to be of my handsome nephew.
Cass, the one in the blue dress, lives in Perth WA. She is the one that I get my adventurous spirit from, which my life would be boring without.

The exciting thing at the moment is that Cass is coming down in about 3 and a half weeks!! And she'll be here for at least a month! Which means she'll be here for my birthday and for christmas! So excited can't wait for her to get here.
Last time she came down it was only for a couple of days and I didn't know that she was coming down, she called me and we were chatting, which was nothing out of the normal we did that often, there was a knock at the door, which was dad as he was picking me up for family dinner, when i opened to door, there was Cass with the phone in her hand. Sneaky little thing.

Book Of The Moment...

Over the past two weeks this is what my has captured my attention...

Personal Demons was a good, it caught my attention early and and it had a interesting story line, right and wrong and how desire can distract you from what you really want.

The Choice. Loved this book! Nicholas is a really good story teller, there were twists and turns that I not expecting. This book keep me so interested that I read it in two day, could of read it quicker but distracted myself so that I could enjoy it for longer.
Now out of the books that are in the pile to read, I wonder which one I'll read next...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Wishin' it would never end...

This is where I am spending my weekend, all day long, under the shade of an umbrella with a nice cool wind, headphones in with my ipod play random tunes, reading a good book- currently reading "The Choice" by Nicholas Sparks (loving it, can't put it down).

Enjoying my thoughts and relaxing, blocking out the world and the stresses of life and just enjoy my weekend and taking time for me. How better to spend my weekend, I wouldn't rather it any other way. Just wishing that the weekend would not end.

Hope you two are having an awesome weekend.

Quote of the day...

Don't be afraid to make mistakes,
Stubble & fall,
Because most of the time,
The greatest rewards come from doing,
The things that scare you the most,
Maybe you'll get everything you wish for,
Maybe you'll get more than you could have ever imagined,
Who knows where life will take you,
The road is long,
And in the end,
The journey is the destination.

-One Tree Hill

Friday, October 29, 2010

That time of the week...

Happy Friday!
Hope you all have a awesome weekend!
Busy weekend planned for me but sure to be a fun one.

Quote of the day...

Everyday brings a chance for you to...
Draw in a breath,
Kick off your shoes,
And dance!

-Oprah Winfrey

Someday I Will...

Someday I will make/create a christmas gingerbread village.
Hopefully I'll get to do it this year!

Inspired by Someday Hopes.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Quote of the day...

Some times I lay awake at night,
And I ask...
"Why me?"
Then a voice answers...
"Nothing personal, your name just happened to come up."

-Charlie Brown, Peanuts.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quote of the day...

"She believed in dreams alright,
But she also believed in doing something about them...
When Prince Charming didn't come along,
She went over to the palace and got him."

-Walt Disney

Keep on growing...

Well my little book collection is growing nicely.
Thanks to a awesome week site... Book Depository.
It's an awesome website, they have pretty much any book that you are looking for in lots of variations of prints for cheap prices and the best part.... FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!
What would be better!
If only I could find a website just like this that sold DVD's.

So i've got 2 boxed sets coming, one containing 12 books the other 8 books, plus a single book to finish off a series that I already have.

Love books and Love the look of my collection getting bigger.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Quote of the day...

The human life is made up of choices.
Yes or no.
In or out.
Up or down.
And then there are the choices that matter.
Love or hate.
To be a hero or to be a coward.
To fight or to give in.
To live. or die.
Live or die.
That's the important choice.
And it's not always in our hands.

-Grey's Anatomy.

I Hate Strapping!

So my back and me are slowly getting back on to talking terms, on Wednesday I went back to my Physio to get the strapping put back on. Which he made sure would not come off without ripping it off... and that's what i had to do two days later... and so wasn't fun getting that thing off.

While I had the strapping on it helped alot, I took it off on saturday morning, I was a quite a bit sore for the rest of it. But by Sunday I was feeling ok, but I had a pretty easy day as I spent most of it in the car asleep- went up to see my brother and his family who live about 2 hours away.

Today I went back to my physio still uncomfortable and half the time still in pain. Thankfully he didn't want to restrap me as it wasn't doing as much as he was wanting it to. So the next stage is to go for a CT scan to have a bit of a look at what I've done.

I was thinking that I was pretty lucky at the thought of not having to have strapping again, but before I was free to come out of the office we had other matter to resolve, I have bad ankles and knees as well, and last week we addressed my ankles and this week it was my knee.

You see when i bend my knees they crack pretty loud their not actually cracking more like grinding together. It's not painful just uncomfortable. The reason it does that is because my knee cap goes to the outside of my knee not up and down like it's meant to. So we just have to do some proactive work on it before I do damage.

This is what I left the office with...

I am NOT looking forward to taking this strapping off :( Oh I can feel the pain just thinking about it.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quote of the day...

Move on.
It's just a chapter in the past.
But don't close the book,
Just turn the page.

-Author Unknown

4 Cords...

Axis of Awesome- 4 cords

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Movie Time...

Tonight I watch one of the Jane Austen classics- Pride and Prejudice (2005 movie)
My favourite part of the movie is of course the ending as I am a hopeless romantic!

Quote of the day...

God expects you to have enough faith and determination and enough trust in Him to keep moving, keep living, keep rejoicing.
In fact, He expects you not simply to face the future (that sounds pretty grim and stoic)
He expects you to embrace and shape the future-
To love it and rejoice in it and delight in your opportunities.
"God is anxiously waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has.
But He can't if you don't pray, and He can't if you don't dream.
In short, He can't if you don't believe."

-Jeffrey R. Holland


Remember about a month ago I did a post about a secret I have... Click here to remind yourself...

Remember these two people...

This is my sister Jaci and my brother-in-law Sam, they were married on 5th September 2009. They live in Brisbane (too far for my liking! But could be worse.)

Well they have something to do with my secret!

My sister is 20 weeks pregnant and we found out today that it's a little boy.
She's due about middle March!


Due to work commitment I won't be able to make it up there till mid-April at the earliest. But I will be there for little mister's blessing. Can't wait to meet little Mister.

And if you have noticed already yes his nickname from me is Little Mister until he is born and named, just like Zoe was Little Miss.


Quote of the day...

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, October 23, 2010


I love my curly hair and all the things that I can do to it!
This hair style only took me about 3 mins to do.
Simple and looks great!
And to make a totally different look all I have to do is straighten my hair
Which takes about 1 & 1/2 hours lol.
-Sorry about the bad photos.

Movie Time...

The Losers

What this movie last night, wasn't too bad, it had some funny parts and kept me entertained.
I like the trailer, the movie is just like the trailer but I never expect a lot from movie especially ones that were graphic novels made into movie.

Check it out!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Quote of the day...

Imagine a future moment in your life...
Where all your dreams come true...
You know, it's the greatest moment of you life...
An you get to exerience it with one person...
Who's standing next to you?

-One Tree Hill.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Quote of the day...

It's all about taking chances,
About doing something everyone said you couldn't do,
It's about acting goofy,
It's about not caring what other people think,
It's about learning to love what you have.

-Author unknown.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Book Of The Moment...

Latest books that I have read was a series called "I heart" by Lindsey Selk.
I absolutely LOVED her books and can not wait till she realises another one!

The books are about a girl called Angela who moves to New York and about the adventures that makes her decided to move to New York and more so the adventures that happen when she arrives.

Not saying anything more cause I don't want to give anything away, you'll just have to go and read them yourself. But trust me your going to love them!

Can't wait to read her next book at find out what else Angela has been up to.

Quote of the day.

Be who you are,
Say what you feel,
Those who mind
Don't matter
Those who matter
Don't mind.

-Dr Seuss.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ouch Ouch & OUCH!

Over the last few months I have had a sore back, while I was on my holidays I went and got a massage and had my back cracked back in and was feeling great again....

That was up until the last couple of days I have been in a bit of pain, I thought that I was just sore after Luke's (aka. personal trainer) work outs two day in a row. But then today the back pain got a whole lot WORSE :( , to the point where I just want to cry (it takes a lot for my back to get me to this point)

So after a quick phone call I was able to get a emergency appointment into my physio therapist (THANK GOODNESS!). This was my first time going to a physio. One things that made me pretty happy was that my physio is a really HOT and nice guy.

The session was great he told me that I had about 6 "bulging" disks... what people would normally call "slip disks" but he doesn't like referring to them as that. And to make it was my muscles around my spine and the effected disk are seizing due to the pain making my movement extremely painful.

So while he was working on my muscles to try and relax them before he strapped me, he gave me advise about my other problems- I get bad shin splints and i have bad feet and ankles (I'm a wreak I know). I found it very helpful, and hopefully the tips work.

After he worked on my muscles he strapped me up to give my lower back- where the 6 disks are, some support. Unfortunately me and strapping don't really like each other and it got loose and pretty much came off by 7pm tonight (and now is off cause it was too annoying). So first thing tomorrow morning I'll be on the phone to him to get back in to be re-strapped.

In the mean time nurofen and heat packs are my best friends and will be for a while!

Quote of the day.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and science.

-Albert Einstein.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Heaven Sent!

At the moment I am on some pretty strong medication, and one of the handful of side effects that I am getting is extremely dry lips.

Thank goodness for something that my awesome cousin Lolly introduced me to called Lucas' Paw Paw Ointment.

I love this stuff so much. I have a tub next to my bed, a tub at work and a tube that I carry everywhere with me.

Thanks to the Paw Paw it makes this side effect manageable, now just to conquer the other side effects.

Quote of the day...

If you have a preference,
Voice it.
If you have a question,
Ask it.
If you want to cry,
If you need help,
Raise your hand and jump up and down!

-Kristin Armstrong.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quote of the day...

"And now as I said concerning faith- Faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; Therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true."
-Alma 32:21

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
-Hebrews 11:1

Slow down...

Last week was General Conference, and I thought that I would share with you my favourite talk from conference.

It's a talk entitled: Of Things That Matter Most. By President Dieter Uchtdorf.

I am so grateful that I was able to hear this talk and to be able to listening to it again whenever I need to thanks to the internet. This talk was a great help to me.

Life is busy and stress for everyone. So how about we slow down and refocus our lives.

Hope you enjoy the talk just as much as I have.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Quote of the day...

You journey has moulded you for your greater good,
And it was exactly what it needed to be.
Don't think that you've lost time.
It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now.
And now is right on time.

-Asha Tyson

Friday, October 15, 2010

Quote of the day...

Never let the fear of striking out,
Keep you from playing the game.

-Cinderella Story (Movie)

I Feel Like Dancin'

These are my two favourite "Flash Dance" videos.
They look like they would be so much fun to be apart of, and the effect that they have on the people that are watching is so cute and funny. Love that it makes so many people smile.

Enjoy! :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Favourite Things...


Their so cute and small! oh and yummy.
There are some people out there that have a real talent when decorating cup cakes, here are a few of my favourites...

One for the boys...

And my favourite....
(note... I would have said yes! Who could say no to something this cute!)

Quote of the day...

Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
-O. S. Marden

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Quote of the day...

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day and,
I believe in miracles.

-Andrey Hepburn

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Quote of the day...

Into each day...
Put in about
One teaspoonful
Of good spirits.
A dash of fun.
A pinch of folly.
A sprinkling of play.
And a heaping cup of good humor.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Quote of the day...

Fall in love or fall in hate.
Get inspired or be depressed.
Ace a test or flunk a class.
Make babies or make art.
Speak the truth or lie and cheat.
Dance on tables or sit in the corner.
Life is divine chaos.
Embrace it.
Forgive yourself.
And enjoy the ride...