Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pinch and a Punch for the First Day of the Year!

Howdy & Happy New Year to you all! What a lovely day for the first of 2012!

New Years Eve started with my bootcamp workout. The surprise was that we were doing the infamous Wanda sandhills. Always makes you feel good afterwards, and although a little cloudy, it was a beautiful morning to witness at the beach.

Sun determined to sneak through.

Just a little sand'hill'

Jelly legs after a tough session! There were a few missing - saving themselves for a big NYE no doubt!

Back to the landscaping grindstone afterwards. Plus a couple of trips to Flower Power and Bunnings. The fronts next instalment looks like this...

 Will do a little more levelling tomorrow. I need to decide on the front corner and the garden on the other side in front of the wall. I also need to find the best price for more river pebbles. Then we will be pretty much ready for turfing! Plus we still haven't attached our house numbers to the front letterbox. All in good time.

So, what did everyone get up to for NYE? We had a bit of fun with friends over. Kids had a late night swim in the 'glowing' pool. The adults enjoyed concocting various cocktails to match all colours of the rainbow - which was quite timely considering the theme of the city's firework display!

The boys with their 'pink' cocktail! We enjoyed a beautiful surf n turf dinner thanks to my clever husband!

The kids had the music pumping all evening! They danced their little legs off!

Looks like it was aliens taking a dip!

We welcomed in the new year with a bacon and egg brekky with my in-laws and a cruise around the Port Hacking (our waterway) just after lunch. 

All set to her!
 Kids and dad.
 The faster the better for Connor.
 Bit chilly at first but then it was lovely.
 Photos don't do it justice...the water was just beautiful.

I am hoping to go to the big (I know, they're all big) Ikea on Thursday for a look around. Besides that, inside decorating is on hold for a month or two. The list to do looks like this (in no particular order)
1. hall console table
2. bookshelves for reading 'nook' next to kitchen
3. cushions for living room lounge
4. more art for living room
5. art for my bedroom
6. decoration for the top of my dresser (to have a permanent fixture rather than flowers all the time)
7. planter for an indoor plant 
8. shelving for living area
9. floor mirror for next to indoor plant
10. outdoor sunlounger
11. outdoor beanbags
12. sofa ottoman for study

As you can see, I have plenty to keep the creative thoughts flowing well into 2012! Good! I'd hate to think I didn't have any projects to dream about.

I hope everyone enjoyed their NYE. I've thought alot about what I want 2012 to be...but that's a whole other post!


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