Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fantastic Weekend

I had the most wonderful long weekend visit with Kylie and her family. They arrived Saturday afternoon and my kids still had no idea that they were coming. When they arrived, I took Miki (Kylie's eldest daughter, and my daughter's bestest buddy) up to Laurens room. I poked my head around the door and put on my grumpy voice and said, "What is this Lauren?" then proceeded to bring Miki into the room. OMG the look on Lauren's face was priceless. All she could say was OMG and next minute the tears started to fill her eyes. It was beautiful. Needless to say, they were inseparable all weekend long. My son Matt and Kylies son Brodie were pretty much the same. Matt adores Brodie and had the best time with him. Jorjia was a little quiet at first, looking arond everywhere. You could see that she was thinking, this is all of Auntie Jacks stuff, but why is it in a different house. We had lots of squidges (cuddles) together, it was beautiful.
We did a couple of touristy things for the kids. Took them to Cockington Green, which is a minature english village, a walk-in bird avery. The kids loved feeding the birds. Then my hubby took them all to a reptile park. That was Kylie's and my opportunity to check out the local craft store.
Here is a pic my hubby took of Kylie and me at Cockington Green.

We did quite a bit of shopping. I took Kylie to an adorable little country cottage shop. She fell in love with just about everything in it. She bought these adorable little shabby chic rosette hangers. So adorable. But the best find we had all weekend, had to have been these containers for our copic markers. I'm sure they were made for them. As soon as we saw them, we both let out a little squeal. lol... Anyone near us would have thought that we had totally lost the plot. lol.. We had both been looking for something to store and carry our copics in and this was perfect. We picked them up from the Reject Shop for only $15. Amazing.

As you can see, it hold quite a few markers and there is also storage up at the top as well. It has a little carry handle too. Love it!!

Because we were so busy, and time just flew by, we didn't get much of a chance to get alot of crafting done, but we did get a little done. I'll be back soon with that.

I tell you what, when they left, my heart broke all over again. I miss them all terribly. Poor little Jorjia cried so much when they were leaving. She told Kylie that she wanted to stay here at Auntie Jack's. Yep... just ripped my heart out. You only come along friends like this once in a lifetime and I'm so thankful for that.

Take care xo Jackie


  1. What a great weekend you all had. That is a terrific container for your copics.

  2. OMG!! Tears are flowing again. Thankyou so much for a beautiful weekend and making us all so welcome and comfortable in your new home. Luuurve our new containers! Such a find. I will also post a photo of my darling new hooks. Luuurv them too! (I wish I could've had everything in that darling shop!)
    Thanks lovely lady:)

    Love ya, Kylie ox

  3. OOoh LOVE that container I want one!! LOL. Looks like a fun weekend.

  4. Looks like you all had a wonderful time together,hopefully you can do it again soon!!! A beautiful photo,now you need to scrap it!! Love the container and it all looks so neat!!

  5. HI Jackie
    I was so touched when I was reading your blog this morning, you are right friends like that are hard to find I am glad you both had a great weekend together..
    I want one of those containers I hope they have them here I will have to go for a look today:)

  6. OH WOW.. I soooooo love that container.. we have one on those shops here.. i am going to have to check it out.. I sooooooo want one.. I love how you can separate you colours into groups and see them all... Sounds like and looks like you girls had a blast.. Bec xx