Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Dreams mixed with reality.

For many years I have worked in jobs that I have loathed. Jobs that have been soul destroying. About 2 years ago my wonderful husband purchased me my 1st DSLR. It was a Canon Rebel T3, it was love at 1st sight.
Chocolate brown in colour with the 18-55 kit lens, I was on top of the world. Taking a million pictures a day.
I then started to go to school to help with my growth as a person who takes pictures... I learned lots of cool stuff, including how to use aperture and shutter speed and ISO. I am on my 3rd class now, the Studio Lighting Class and I am totally pumped to learn new stuff.
I took many pictures of friends and their kids and babies, each better than the last. Hoping that I continue to grow and become an excellent photographer in time.
I am busy as a bee these days taking pictures for people and I hope it never stops.
A picture below of my little girl Gracie :)

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Sick and grumpy

So the past few days I have been sick with achy limbs and headaches. I am such a pleasure to be around.... HONEST!! Really, I am not even allowed allocated time off to be sick. I still have washing and cooking and cleaning to do.. Who do I call to phone in sick?? OK rant over!

Friday, 6 September 2013

I accidentally shoplifted

So this week, I accidentally shoplifted potatoes at the value of $5.99 from Sobeys.
I should have went back as soon as I realized and paid the money shouldn't I??
This would have been the correct and moral thing to do.... But I didn't...
Husband came to the conclusion that Sobeys are overpriced and that they deserve it...
Case Closed huh?
I still think of it when I roast those potatoes in my oven. The potatoes kind of sound like they're singing - Thief thief thief .
BUT, I must admit feels nice to get something free every once in a while even if I will go to hell for being a terrible person. ;)

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Back to School

Back to school.... How wonderful to even utter those words, to know that Monday-Friday they are learning something new....while I get a break from my oldest 2 children fighting.
It IS the most wonderful time of the year....for parents that is!

Sean said his 1st day was rubbish and that he would prefer to stay home to look after his little sea monkies.
Nicholas said his 1st day was rubbish.
Gracie loved her 1st day.... she cried as she went into the class, but is so excited every morning for Kindergarten!


some pictures below of my 2 girls.... just because!!!!

Have a nice rest of the 'Back to school week" I know I WILL!!!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Say cheese!

So yesterday I had the privilege of shooting some V.I.P's.... Yes, you guessed correctly, my own adorable kids.... Well 2 of them anyway, the older 2 prefer I don't encapsulate them in image form.
I was wowed at how they loved the camera, and were willing to be goofy. I am sure going to try and remember this positive time when they're having meltdowns about me not allowing them a 3rd freezie, or letting them paint their lips with nail polish, or that they HATE home made shepherds pie, because it tastes like worms!

So I'll just end this small and quick post by saying, take a picture, it'll last forever!

Friday, 10 May 2013


All winter long, the promise of summer has kept my spirit alive. Counting down the months till the time I can wear shorts and sandles. BBQ and wine on the decking, kids playing in the paddling pool. Looking at the blue sky as I enjoy the heat of the soothing sun.
BUT, did I not just utter the ultimately worst words you can after many months of snow and minus 30 conditions???
"It's too hot"!!
Shut your mouth Maggie.......Never repeat those disgusting words again!

Thursday, 25 April 2013

What's for dinner?

I have the same predicament every night.....What's for dinner?

I have very limited cooking skills, and find it difficult to cook something awesome everyday. My speciality is a Sunday roast, which after 16 years of cooking I am quite good at.
Now though, I have found a way to make it even more awesome...... By getting free child labour....My own kids no doubt...
Gracie is peeling carrots.... She absolutely loves helping.

Harlow is the potato selector. She's very efficient and a great quality control person, she takes a bite out of the raw potato and spits it on the floor to make sure they are worth peeling.
My own Yorkshire puddings, very nice and delicious. I score a 10 out of 10 in this department!

The finished result..... yum.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Toddlers and their wonderful Tantrums

As you know, I'm a mum of 4 so I have experienced a few toddler tantrums in my time. But, over the last few weeks I have been pushed to the brink of insanity by Harlow, my cute and vivacious 2 year old. 
I don't quite remember my other kids being such hard work in their 'toddlerhood' I am sure it was just my own body/minds defence mechanism...

Tantrum number 1: Popcorn must be served upon waking, 
Tantrum number 2: a drink of milk should be presented at every possible moment. 
3. put some shoes upon feet. 
4. after I take shoes off said feet, I DEMAND that they shall be put on my feet again for them to be taken off again, it's a game I enjoy!! 
5. I WANT to peel carrots with a sharp knife.....I DEMAND it.... I will scream for almost an hour if I cannot use a sharp knife to peel those carrots. 
6. my Blankie must be placed upon my torso the correct way, so I don't despise every morsel of your being......
7. A movie shall be placed into the dvd player of my choosing, I cannot vocalise what dvd this will be, I shall keep screaming and crying until the correct one has been chosen.
8. I am very cute, you shall tell me this frequently whilst feeding me candy.
9. I don't like to have my teeth brushed, I shall close my mouth before you try and clean my teeth. Wrap me in a towel you may, trying to get the better of me whilst making sure I have zero cavities but I shall get you back later with a vengeance  by crapping my diaper the moment you place me in bed to sleep.
10. Waking up at sometimes 530am, the television will be put on, popcorn shall be made, milk will be warmed, a yogurt on the side table, in between while I am watching baby tv and looking at my toes I want you to read a book. If you do not live up to this challenge I will still love you, just I will cry whine and behave.....well....like a toddler!!

Welcome to my world......

4 kiddies, 12, 7, 3 and 7 months.... oh and a husband.....