Monday, 29 March 2010

My 2. Mishka and Duke.

Ok, I will admit it, I love my pets. I talk to them like they are my children, I take way to many photos of them, I am over protective of them and I baby them. I only have two, my German shepherd – Duke who is almost 2 years old; Trent got him before we were together, I sometimes feel like I missed out on his crucial “puppy months”, but then we have really special moments together like when he just snuggles me & he reassures me that he does love me... I never thought I could or would ever love such a big dog as much I love him. I was always wanting a little “purse dog” now I couldn’t stand the thought, I want a female dog that will be compatible with my Duke. My other pet is my Manx cat Mishka, well she is just over 7 months old and she has quite an attitude. All I wanted was a little animal I could snuggle and that wanted loving and attention, so one day I got this tiny little gray ball of fluff with no tail that hissed at me (she was free from a lovely girl in Toowoomba), she was born in a roof and her Mum was a farm cat; so she wasn’t very social. Anyway, months of snuggling later she still is very independent, she doesn’t just come up to me for cuddles and often I have to trick her into coming to me by shaking the cat food box or chasing her around the house. But sometimes (and very rarely) she will come up to me for a brief cuddle. I really do love both of them, more than I thought I could ever love 2 critters with 4 legs.
I love my pets so much; I think it is so important to have pets, I think they make you feel and give love on a whole new level. I can't wait to have children and share this love with them and the joy of owning fabulous pets!So I leave you with some photos (ok 1 to many photos) of my “babies” as I call them. This is your introduction to the two little lives that make me sane, that make me love more and that I wake up every morning thinking someone needs me. I love them and if you don’t like them or have a negative opinion (i.e. – like the silly girl from my Facebook who thinks German shepherds should be “banned”) keep it to yourself.
Dukey when he was a baby. I missed out on this :(
This photo is so funny, I made this out of playdoh and Duke jumped in the shot. LOL
Seal Dog.
My Beautiful
Trent and Duke Swimming. Yes Duke is perched up like a bird.
I think he is one of THE most beautiful thing in this world
I think he looks like a Lion here.
Duke loves his bath tub!!
Mishka when we first got her...
Tiny baby.
My little Kitten in one my fav' clothing stores bags. (It's now Kitten d'amour)
Bath time for Moo Moo
Brave little cat, placid big dog
Mishka and I on our engagement party night.
Mishka sleeping...
Duke and I.
Trent and a tiny Mishka
Little Mishka Moo and I.
When we used to go driving to Toowoomba she would sleep like this.
Duke and my muffins.
On my sewing table.
My girl.
My boy.
My 3
Mishka doing a dance and poking tongues
Too cute.
Super Duke

Mishka hunting geckos..
Cocky and way over confident and much to independant = Mishka
Mishka Moo cow in her Moo Cow jumper for Winter
My 2 babies, my 2 loves, my 2 children. My 2. The 2 that can make me smile even when I am so sad. They just are my 2. I love them.

Thank you for reading, please feel free to leave comments, suggestions, feedback whatever!! For tons more pics check out my Facebook (link down the bottom!).

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Wedding date, blog avoidance, Easter plans & Autumn cleaning...

Ok, totally know I have been avoiding you blog, I own up to this mistake and I apologise, I will try so hard to write more frequently. I am sorry, I know no excuse will make up for a week of ignoring you, but I had bloggers block. I don’t know what to write about...

Anyway, in the past week or so... I have booked my wedding date and church – 3rd of September 2011 at 3pm; terribly excited it’s now an official time and place. Just every other detail to plan now and it really is full on with planning a wedding, wow! I need help, like bridesmaid help, but that’s a whole other ball game. Like how do you decide? Who is right? How do you ask someone? And what the hell do you do if one bails on you and turns bridesmaid-zilla? Especially if they are a major key member? I don’t know who to ask, but I have decided I will not be asking anyone until at least September (or a little after) so then that’s about a year’s notice and by then hopefully I have sussed out some good friends/family members... It is possibly the most difficult wedding task there is.
I am trying my best this Easter to hand make some of my gifts and cards. I really am striving to get into card making. I have stolen (borrowed) my Mothers card making kit and stamps and am attempting to hand make Easter cards for our friends and family as well as home making some Easter chocolates (just by melting some chocolate and using moulds I bought from Spotlight!) . I am still deciding on how to present the chocolates but I am totally loving the idea suggested in my friends blog  - I heart sew. - an adorable blog. She suggests here to place the chocolates in a decorated re-useable jar! I love love love this idea, it’s simple, classy and uses recycling! Brilliant – I will do a blog on my card making; I just want to get a little more practice in!

I totally “autumn” cleaned the house the other day... Everything was cleaned and scrubbed. I think there is nothing more refreshing then a totally cleaned house; to me it is very therapeutic. So that was a nice accomplishment to finish last week, this week I am determined to start the above mentioned cards... On Thursday I will have no electricity from 9am until 3pm (thanks power company... I assume they are doing repairs)... So lucky me as I am on tank water that also means no water. So Thursday shall be my craft day.

Well this gives you all a super quick update. Any blog suggestions would be appreciated. I leave you with some pictures that recently have made me smile. Enjoy

Flowers I recieved before our church meeting to book our wedding. (It was also our 14month anniversary...)

St. Marys Catholic Church Ipswich - where we will be getting married next year.

This flower made me smile. It was my Great Grandmothers plant and has been at this house since Mum and Dad were here and it has survived the whole time we have been away. Very pretty.

My mushroom pictures = LOVE. They look magical, very Bella in Bindyland.

my 3 fav' boys at a rodeo in Toowoomba a little while ago.

A sneak peak at my Easter stamps for the cards. I am hand painting them with water colors.

YUMMY the start of the Easter chocolates.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Fears... Yes even this fearless (?) little blogger has a few (or a 100)...

Ok, I threw it out there last night on Facebook asking what I should write a blog about, my fears was the only response; and I think a valid one. It’s interesting and revealing and I do have fears, so let’s begin (I have a few).

One of my main most well known fears; is my fear of frogs. I hate them, I don’t want to touch them and if I have to walk past them I often run. This fear stems from my delightful sister Nicole – who when we were younger used to catch the biggest and most gross looking green frogs and chase me all around the house and if she caught me she would put it on me... This soon turned into like a family sport, with my younger brothers joining in taunting my Mum (who also dislikes them) and I. My most recent encounter with a frog almost being forced upon me was when someone out of my family told my little 2nd cousin to go up and tap me on the shoulder and show me the frog he found out our engagement party; yep that resulted in quiet a loud scream. I just find them gross and weird – I don’t harm them but I wish they would stay well away from me... I think they look like the descendants of aliens.

Second fear; needles, I just do not like the idea of pushing something into my skin that hurts. It’s not so much the pain I am afraid of, as it is the whole concept of needles. I work myself up into quiet a frenzy before getting a needle (much to my Mothers embarrassment). This is also the reason I haven’t followed the trend of piercings – I could think of nothing more disturbing than watching someone shove a sizeable needle through one of my body parts... This fear doubles when I am at the dentist and require a needle in my gums (only happened twice in my life and it was last year, yes even though I was twenty I still cried like a baby – once again Mum was so proud). I just really don’t like being in pain and the idea of needles, it is really quiet strange because if I am suffering pain I can handle it alright (example; my Mum accidently dropping 2 BBQ grills plates on my ankle; I handled it ok LOL) but if it is something like getting a filling or having my Orthodontist work on my mouth (that hurts) I really hate and get quiet scared. I am one strange little cookie.

Third fear (yes I am a big scaredy cat), possibly my number one fear is being alone. Like I can handle being on my own, but thinking that for the rest of my life I could be without my insane family or without Trent, that really scares me. The people who mean the most to me I don’t want to imagine my life without them, not when they mean the world to me and they have shaped me into the person I am today. My life without Trent – well, that just wouldn’t be right. That man just makes me much too happy...

Fourth fear; roller coasters, I really don’t mind simple ones (no massive hills, no loops). I just get so mega scared and because I am so small framed I get thrown around quiet a lot on them and I really do not like it. I love water slides and water based rides at theme parks – but no rollercoaster’s/tower style (giant drop) rides – that being said I did brave my fear and go on the ‘Tower of Terror’ at Dream world – wasn’t too bad.

The last fear is kind of silly, I am a quiet paranoid person, I don’t like weird noises happening when I am home alone, I don’t like silly unexplainable things happening and I don’t like getting that scary feeling like someone else is in the room with me when no one is! But this fear is a bit contradictory; as I LOVE horror films, I love the idea of ghosts and the possibility there is another realm of life (angels etc) much probably to the despise of my Catholic religion. I just don’t like feeling scared when I am alone (I think this is a normal fear) if I have Trent and I get scared, I am fine and can be brave. (It’s the alone fear again!)
So there is my fears, yeah sure I suffer from the everyday normal fears, lack of acceptance (doing this blog was a little nerve wracking), snakes (who isn’t afraid), death, loss of a loved one and the terrible natural disasters that can strike at any time either in the form of disease or wild weather, but the ones listed were my 'main fears'... 
I hope you enjoyed this blog, feel free to share your fears (& if you’ve overcome – how?!) I am still working on overcoming some of my fears, my frog fear MAYBE one day and probably the needle fear as in a few years we want to have kids and I’ve been told apparently it hurts a little and sometimes they needle you... but hey maybe that was just a rumour. LOL.
Have a lovely day.

I love them - & would be terrified forever if I lost one.

My Sister - braver than me in almost every aspect.
My Parents - Married 22 years today - my inspiration - this gives me faith that love is real & that Trent & I can survive this twisted world & any hardships we stumble upon as long as we have each other.
My Family & Trents Family. = Love. I am so lucky to have so many kind people in my life.

I would be lost without thes two. I never knew I could love 2 animals as much I love them.
My heart & soul.
I am terrified of life without him, he has that ability to lift me up like no one else ever has.
Super Man rollercoaster - Movie World QLD - e'f that!!  (Trent went on it... I sat outside)
3 frogs that regularly hang out near my back door (always there when I come home when it's dark... I run past)
These slithery things scare the life out of me, I question why they exist... Eastern Brown snake on my verandah.