Friday, July 31, 2009


We only managed to get a few photos from the Nationals last weekend...doing the music took rather a lot of concentration!

I just loved this little lady! Her Ballroom outfit was pink - we nicknamed her 'Granny Barbie'!

Looking forward to this weekend - we are babysitting V, and we have a playdate at the Zoo with my cousins H, and her dauaghter M!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Big Weekend

This weekend just gone was huge for The Husband and I...we were DJing the music at the National Latin and Ballroom Championships. We worked two 17 hour days with four hours sleep on both Saturday and Sunday nights, but it was so much fun!!!!!! We had what had to be the best view of the dance floor in the entire stadium, and we also had the benefit of having a professional judge (who wasn't judging this particular comp) sitting with us the whole time so we learnt a lot from him! It takes him just over one minute to judge 6 couples on the floor - I have no idea how he could do that! I see a couple that I like and I usually watch them!

We had friends over from Sydney and Serbia to compete, so it was awesome to see them! And they all did really well, especially K & S from Serbia who competed in two premier events only, and winning both of them!

Monday morning I worked for one hour and then collected B, G and V from the airport (they had spent the week in Christchurch visiting family and the mountain). We spent the day at Waiwera Hot Pools - it was so much fun!

I'll have to upload some photos at some stage.


Thursday, July 23, 2009


The Husband and I booked and paid for our tickets today - we are off to here:

in January!!! So can't wait for this next part of our lives! Now we need to get onto selling things...


Monday, July 20, 2009

Our Weekend in Photos!

Saturday Night: New Zealand vs Australia - All Blacks won!!!

Sunday: One year ago, The Husband and I spent the day doing this...

Sunday: Me, The Husband, Mum, Dad, B, G and V went here: This is B and V. V has just started walking in the last few weeks, and is walking almost everywhere she possibly can now!!!
The Husband and B:

G and Dad:

That's our weekend in photos!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Here already!

When we took the photo in to the shop to be put on canvas, we were told that it would take approximately 14 working days. We took it in on Sunday 28th June, then on Monday 6th July, yes FIVE working days later, we got a phone call to say it was ready!!! We came back to Auckland from Hamilton that afternoon and collected it from the mall on the way home. We LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!! We haven't put it up on the wall yet...we aren't sure if we will put it up, or just wait until we are in Adelaide. But it looks fantastic :-)

In the weekend, I gave my niece her 1st birthday present - a quilt which I made for her earlier this year. It was early - her birthday isn't for another month, but I figured there wasn't much point waiting until then to give it her - they live in the Caribbean so it's not exactly cold there! I figure she can play on it, and with it when they are home, and she can keep cuddly warm with it while she is in New Zealand! it is:




Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's almost tomorrow

Our family has been waiting for tomorrow for 14 weeks...tomorrow B, G & V arrive.

I had a great day today with H & D - we always have so much fun together, but it was a shame that The Husband had to work. And then both The Husband and I had to teach tonight but they were two good classes - one is a Stage 8 class which we've been teaching for the last several years so everyone knows each other well and it's such a great atmosphere! The second class was a brand new beginners class. It was a really good class, they picked things up really quickly.

I finally got the scarf I was knitting for G finished this afternoon - it's not quite as long as I would have liked, but I ran out of time, and it's just long enough so it's all good!

Anyways, I have nails to paint :-)