8 June 2008

No excuses

Coco's birthday card I made her, the mirror looks white but the card is actually done on a transparency base so it is clear.Jackson, the birthday boy.
Jackson and his sweet girlfriend Lucy, she really is the sweetest kid and an added bonus(for me) loves scrapbooking.
Jacko running down the oval
Joseph at the footy playing with two of his mates puppies

I haven't blogged in some time (again) no excuses really just busy with life I guess, that and the fact that I couldn't find my memory card reader. Last week we celebrated my first born's 17th birthday, I can't believe how much time has flown, how much has changed and how much has stayed the same. I still clearly remember going into labour, driving along the top of Tower Hill ringing Mum and one of my big brother's to tell them I was going into hospital and to pass it on to the rest of the family, realising I had no cash on me so stopping at the ATM in town to get money out and the woman who kept giving me strange looks as I gripped the edge of the teller machine when a contraction hit, the hospital, the midwives, the stream of young doctors who lined up on the back wall to observe a standard text book labour and birth(they did ask and by then I didn't really care, all humility goes out the door during birth) and I remember my sweet baby boy when they placed a healthy 9lbs of him in my arms. It only seems like yesterday and yet sometimes I scarcely remember what life was like before the boys were born, I think most Mothers know what it's like.
Jackson really enjoyed his birthday even though he didn't do anything really big, he played a good game of football in the morning (that is always enough to put him in a good mood) and then had his girlfriend over to have a quiet family party and video night. I'm so glad he decided against a party, it's a difficult age to know how far to let them go, we were so much happier with this arrangement and it was all his own choice.


Sandie said...

Dearest Susy,
First wow is for the great photos. You truly do have such a talent & I have soooooo much to learn!!
Second wow is for Jackson being 17 years old. I know how you feel when you say that it only seems like yesterday but then it feels like a lifetime ago all at the same time!!
Third wow is for that fab card for Coco. How cute is that! I wish that I was soaking it up in a nice warm bath at this very moment. Some nice bubbles, soft music & gentle candle light to set the mood. Hmmmmmmm, yeah would be nice but alas I just haen't got time at the mo. Maybe next year. hee hee
I hope that you have been enjoying this long weekend as much as I have.
luv mee xxooxx

Donna Maria said...

Hi Susy,
Love the card you made for Coco...


coco said...

Hi Susy, Ditto to Donna, I love the card youmade for me. I have thankyou finally finished and will get that to you. Susy, i weeled up with tears as you recalled Jackson and his birth. You are such a wonderful person. I was so blessed when I found that little alley way and OMG a Scrapbooking shop. I thought yes, I could finally have somewhere to go and hang. You three girls have changed my life, that's not overzealous BS but its true. God bleesed me that day, he guided me to you all. I am truly thankful. I hope and pray I never take these friendships and indeed subsequent friendships I have made thru ScrapN for granted. Cocoxx

Jacsons Girlfriens looks lovely, what a great Mum in law you will make in the years to come. SOOOOOO talented and Cool. xxx

Anonymous said...

I love it when you update!
Congrats on 17th! WOW She scraps and she is darling too. Good for you guys!
I love all your pics.

Anonymous said...

Great photos Suse. Jackson is one of those rare individuals who looks better wearing a hat than without..like my Jack, who looks better wearing glasses than without.
Last time we had a birthday celebration I used those candles too but found them hellish hard to light and to make it worse I had 3 cakes to do all at once as we had a triple celebration. Melted wax everywhere.