We have had a lovely day out today … even though it was a little cool and wet! Gav asked me before the weekend started if there was anything in particular that I would like to do … and I said I would love to have a family picnic! 😀 We haven’t had one in ages … and I felt like I was in desperate need of some fresh air! So … we packed up the picnic basket … and headed up the coast a little way to Thirroul. There is a lovely park right near the surf club … and overlooking the beach. Yes! It was breezy … and a little wet … but we took shelter under the shelter shed … and we had a lovely time. We had taken mum up to see dad first … then took her to the picnic with us … and met Gav’s mum & dad there, too! I was hoping it would be all the family … but sadly Jono had woken up with a migraine this morning and wasn’t doing too well. It would have been Bree’s first “outing”! And … Sheree & (boyfriend) Murray … also got side-tracked with some stuff they needed to do … and didn’t end up making it. But … even though a smaller group than we first thought … it was just lovely to get out … watch the waves … play some footy, cricket, & “over the shed” (the boys & Skye). “Over the shed” is one of those made up games that I am sure every family has! 😉 We munched on fried chicken, rolls, salad … and of course … being Easter weekend … some choccie goodies. Ree makes the BEST choc slice that is soooooo decadent! 😀 And … we enjoyed warming up with some hot coffee. 😀
I have been having stamping withdrawals … but yesterday managed to do a little stamping. Only two cards … but it was soooo therapeutic! I enjoyed the quiet time! I have missed playing along with my favourite challenges lately … so I popped over to the Just Add Ink site to see what was happening. And … what a great challenge they had for us this week! As a tribute to ANZAC day … we have to add a little “mateship” or “friendship” to our card. Make sure you pop over to JAI to read about our ANZAC tradition & to see the gorgeous DT designs. Thanks girls for a fun challenge. Here is my submission …
I’m not sure if I have followed the challenge properly … but in thinking of ANZAC … I chose the phrase FIRST … as a tribute to our Aussie Diggers. “Impressed, Amazed, Inspired”. This describes our brave & selfless soldiers to a “tee”! I think this phrase is also a great way to recognise a wonderful friend. (Friendship element of the challenge!) I went with an Aussie theme … you can’t get much more Aussie than surfing!!!??? Can you??? Anyway, I hope the girls over at JAI like it … because I felt a little “rusty” after my time out from stamping … and all the stress of the last few weeks.
Anyway … it is time to think about dinner. Sandy has his last day of holidays tomorrow. Where did that time go??? (As if I didn’t know!!!) Dad should be transferred to the nursing home in the next few days … so if I am MIA again … you will know why!!! Thanks for popping by! Hugs xxaxx