Scrapping and other crafty bits

Sunday, 23 September 2007

HS:MS - Show Off Sunday!

Well first, I really should tell you that I should be ashamed of myself. Last night, I had a fight. Well I had three actually!! And I make no bones about it, I enjoyed it. I fought three men, and they were huge!! My Shaun (snr) was by my side cheering me on too, but he never stepped in to help me, I was doing fine by myself. Yes, you've guessed it, not IRL, but on EA Sports - Fight Night 3 on the Xbox 360!! You see, as I have now persuaded Shaun to have the occasional scrapping night with me, he has quite rightly said that I should get in there and do some of his 'man stuff' e.g. Xbox, fishing etc etc etc. Fair's fair!!This first pic above - I love to bits!! It was taken whilst we had gone to visit Shaun's grandad at the presidents day for the bowlers in Inskip. I think he looks so mischievous!
This pic above was taken during one of our experimental trips out with my (then) new DSLR - I was so impressed with the photos it was capable of - and this was taken on the portrait mode I must confess, cant take credit for the settings on this one Im afraid.

And this, another one from our Wales collection - I took loads, as I always do! I'm probably one of those extremely irritating folk, you know the ones who are always saying 'picture!!'. The thing is, I love life, and I love my family so much, whenever we're together or doing anything special - I dont want to miss a thing! I dont let my taking pics get in the way of my enjoyment of the actual experience as it unfolds or anything, Im not yet that bad!! But its all stuff to look back on when Im old and wrinklier (note the wrinklier, and not wrinkled lol). And thats where my love of scrapbooking comes in. Pictures are great, but when Im no longer here - who's going to tell all the little extra bits about the day? And that's why, when journalling, I usually tend to bare all on my LO's. In my recent challenge post on Blog Til You Drop, I call it a severe case of verbal emotional diarrhoea!! But thats me, Im quite an emotional person as it goes.

Anyway, I love the picture above, because I think, if Shaun didnt have that big ol plastic beaker there, to me it looks like he could have been found there, just living on the beach like some little castaway - my mum said the same thing!! Leaf has been strategically placed obviously to protect the innocent, and to protect me also, as I am already going to get enough grief from the boy when he is older. Shaun snr says that when Shaun jnr brings a girl to meet us for the first time, she'll have to move in for a few weeks so we can show her all the pics and crafty stuff with him in!

Right guys, enough waffle, I shall depart, and catch up with you and what you're up to now! Have a great day!

PS - Weather - grim.

12 comments:

Andrew said...

Hi Charli - great to catch up with you and great to have another nurse about the place, too! I work at RPH for my sins with the head and neck team.

Great photo's and blogging there - glad you enjoyed roughing it up with the boys on the Xbox: in gaming terms I peaked with Atari Space Invaders in the early 80s! Too many buttons on them controllers now if you ask me!
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SuzyB said...

3 great photos, my favourite has to be the last one, he looks so at home naked on a beach! x

Hazel said...

Lovely pictures today, Charli

Debbie said...

great photos and what beautiful hair shaun has...great colour :)

Terrie Farrell said...

So with you on taking loads of shots, but the more you do the more you find that 'perfect' shot. Well done, they are all beautiful photos!. X

Mary B said...

Ah bless his little .... I was going to say cotton socks but he hasn't any

Ninnie said...

Great pics. All of them, but my fav would be the last one. Looks so natural and like he is having a grand time.

~*Gems*~ said...

Oh my! Those photos are absolutely adorable :o) xx

Pam said...

great photos. I love the last one especially.
Are you a nurse, too. I retired this past June after working 30 years in the same hospital. But now I've started a one day a week job at a radiation cancer treatment center. Guess it's in my blood.

etteY said...

gorgeous show off! love all three pics! and lovely sps

Jolanda said...

What a cutie!

Auntie Mel said...

Love these pics Charl, the one with the leaf is really cute.. looks like a mini caveman (or caveboy, i should say).

My beautiful little nephew always ready for 'photo opportunitys,' bless him xx
P.s Love the blogs, they'r keeping me in the loop at the mo (as i dont get up to see you guys that much **sobs**)- All to change, C U Soon