Friday, September 28, 2012

Blog Hop.. Time!

"Time is more valuable than money.  You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." ~ Jim Rohn

Yep, couldn't agree with this more!  Thanks for joining us on our blog hop.  Here is a list in case you get lost along the way:
Kerri <<< You are here!

The theme this month is 'time'.  Well I'm sure I could waffle on for hours about this theme, but I think I'll just pop up a few random images related to time.

Here are some recent photos of my three boys.  Evan dressed up as a farmer for his school concert.  They sang 'Home Among the Gum Trees'.  Too cute!!!  And I couldn't have been any prouder of him :-)  A cute photo of Royce taken in Queensland a few weeks ago when we went up for my cousins 18th.  I couldn't be any prouder of this little feller either... he just oozes personality!  And last, but certainly my hubby.  He's been spending his time off renovating our kitchen and dining room!  LONG over due... but like my husband says... patience is a virtue... good things come to those who wait... blah, blah, blah lol.  But in all seriousness, he truly is a wonderful husband and father.  And I have had to be VERY patient (like 9 years lol), but I know it was the sensible thing to do and we are definitely in a much better financial position because of our/his patience.

At this point in time we also have some local magpies who have taken up residency in our front yard.

This little guy fell out of a tree outside our house so I brought him into our front yard to keep him safe.  It would have been the funniest thing to watch.  His dad was attacking me relentlessly as I move him from the footpath to our garden.  Lucky I took advice from the local wildlife sanctuary and took the umbrella with me.  He's growing so quickly under the care of his mum and protection of his dad... who absolutely hates me and has drawn blood more than once!   As much as it is a pain (we have not been able to go into our front yard for a few weeks now) I love that my boys are getting to see this little guy grow!  It's experiences like this that are completely priceless!

Finally, something crafty!  I'm going to be OH SO brave.  I'm going to take you back in time and share my VERY FIRST layout!!!  Here it is:
Yikes!!!  Not even any cardstock used here.  I didn't even know what that was lol.  But even back then I included journaling... it's hidden behind the photo of us.  I know some people who have thrown out their earlier layouts they hated them so much.  But I really love to see how they have changed over time.  So you can see (hopefully) some improvement, here is my most recent layout... I haven't had too much crafty time lately, so this one was completed in record time!

I guess this relates to the 'time' theme as well... Woody has been a part of our family since Royce could walk.  As you can see we've been through a few of them over the years.  I have a really bad memory, so I love that in years to come I will be able to look back at these pages and remember and cherish all these beautiful moments :-)
OK, I will stop waffling now :-)  Thank you so much for stopping by.  It's now time to hop on over to Marcia's beautiful blog to see her take 'time'.  


  1. What a great idea - showing how your scrapping has evolved over TIME!! Love it! My first pages look very similar ;-)

  2. How special to watch that magpie in your yard!! Love your take on time - our scrapping certainly evolves

  3. You are such a sweetie for resucing that bubba maggie ... even if his Dad is not liking your good deed! And what a lesson for your boys! I recently went and had a look at my very first layout - you did better than me, I had no journalling, oops!

    xx M

  4. Love looking back at old scrapping LOL... Great hop post

  5. Cool take on the time theme. When I look at my early LOs I notice the number of photos I included, made me giggle to see yours was much the same. Funny how over time we learnt a single photo can say just as much!

  6. Love your take on the theme 'Time', those old pages are gold really. Funny but still gold. Not sure I could handle to magpie I can't stand birds flying around my head, actually not too keen on birds at all. Even though I own chickens I don't actually touch them, strange I know lol. TFS

  7. Was great to see your first LO, I love looking back and seeing how much our styles change. That was a great idea to go with your time theme!

  8. Awww just love your woody adorable!

    Thanks for sharing your very first layout...I have to agree, it is good to look back over old layouts & see just how much our styles have changed. Great time post :)

  9. Wonderful photos. Great stories. I especially love the LO with the Woody dolls.