Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas in pictures

Family, kids, presents, yummy food, photos, toys, Christmas wishes, eating to much and lots of cuddles. Christmas 2009 was, like every other Christmas, special. Hope you all had a great Christmas, just like us.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Keith's in town

Ok, so I will be the first to admit it, I am not a country music fan. I'm more into pop, rock and a little bit of old school punk.

In saying that, I am more than happy to open my music vocabulary to a well known Australian county music singer. A great friend from Bundaberg told me that she had a spare ticket to the Keith Urban concert and invited me to join. At first I wasn't sure, but I would have hated to knock back the experience to see such a well known, Australian (living in USA) country music singer that every one knows, so I accepted the invite and rushed to the library to get Keith Urban Greatest Hits CD. The concert was last night and I will admit that Keith Urban is one hell of a guy. I wont go into all the details, but bottom line is that he is a great singer/entertainer. It was also a treat that Pete Murray was there and had a sing-a-long aswell. So next time, if someone offers you something that is out of your comfort zone, accept the offer because you may have found a new HAPPINESS that you never would have thought of before. Now, I'm not saying that I am a country music fan, Keith Urban will do me just fine for now.

I know that this is meant to be a craft blog and should be updating my crafty-ness but I have had so many distractions at the moment and Christmas is this coming week,the kids on holidays, not getting normal work hours yet, blah blah blah. I have however got many ideas, snipping, tracing and sewing to be done after the holidays. So bring on the holidays and let the new year begin so I can get my crafty butt into gear.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tis the Season

Christmas is my favourite time of year. I go totally over board with all the decorations, wrapping presents, buying presents and generally getting into the Christmas spirit.

This year however, has been a huge year for myself and my family. At the beginning of the year I got made redundant from a job I was really starting to enjoy at a promotional company that was 5 Min's from home, although that put me back a bit, I found probably the best short term job I have done, I worked with 2 wonderful, lovely ladies, Julie and Philli in a very uneventful call centre. The job was cruisy but I think I only enjoyed going there before of those ladies.

In May, my husband and I decided that we should do something drastic, as in pack up and move 400kms away from Brisbane. So that's what we did. We moved to Bundaberg QLD (4 hour drive from Brisbane). We loved it, it was like starting a whole new life, Mr Happiness and I got great jobs, the kids school were one of the best in the area and best of all we met great people and got some great friends. Due to a family illness we moved back to Brisbane 6 months later.

So we are back in Brisbane, it is true what they say, 'you don't know what you got till its gone'. So, Brisbane, don't worry, I think that the Happiness Family is not moving anywhere outside of Brisbane for a long long time. I am very happy that we did move, even if it was for only a few months , we all grew and learnt from our experience, at least we know were our heart is: with family and friends.

Anyway, Christmas....due to lack of employment, Mr Happiness is still waiting for a transfer from his department, which is annoying as I for just once would like to be a stay at home mum, while working part time. So Christmas in the Happiness household this year is simple, laid back and full of family spirit. Whats good to know is that nearly every gift that was bought is handmade. Which is what makes this Christmas very special. That, and the fact that my big brother is coming up from ACT. So, if I don't say it before the big day...MERRY CHRISTMAS. Have a wonderful day with all your special friends and family

Friday, December 11, 2009

Welcome, to me.

So instead of following everyone else's blogs, I decided to make my own. It has taken me about 2 hours to work out how to edit and create this blog. I still have to figure out how to put photos on here but I am sure I will learn that in due time.

I started my own blog as I am getting addicted to looking at everyone else's. I have started a huge love affair with craft and other cool things that can be made. Oh and fabric, if i see wonderful, well priced, great looking fabric, I just have to get it, and do I know what I am going to do with it? Nope, not really, I just 'collect' it until I find that perfect project.

I have decided, that after working full time since my eldest was born (7 years ago) I am going to have a bit of time out and work a couple of days a week and concentrate on doing what I love, ie: making and creating. We will also be saving in child care fees and I get to drop off, pick up and actually talk to my kids teachers instead of having messages given to me thats has be sitting in the bottom of the school bags for 2 days. I feel myself very blessed to have this happen, as some families cant or are unable to stay at home. But while I can, I'll give it a go and fingeres crossed it all works out.

My aim is to have regular market stall at markets around Brisbane area,(a few trips to Bryon Bay would be good) Would love to be successful, the list goes on, but baby steps at the moment..Baby steps

So, enjoy, I am hoping to work out how to add some photos some time soon.