Tuesday, June 2

Girl Power

The past six days have been an absolute whirlwind of activity in the Hackney household. My girls amaze me every day, but this week I am an especially proud Mum....

This girl, our darling middle daughter Bethany Mae....

....turned 7 on Saturday and played the perfect hostess at her first ever sleepover party. Two days earlier her and big sister Kate performed "Walk the Dinosaur" with their school at the Inverell Dance Eisteddfod complete with wild green hair, crazy caveman moves and a tonne of energy and enthusiam.....they got the biggest reaction from the audience, and have been asked back to dance at the Gala Concert finale tomorrow night!

This girl, our sweet little Mimi Rose....(with the most extravagant eyelashes ever seen on a human being)....

....fought her nerves to appear on stage at her first ever Eisteddfod. Dancing with her group in the Under 6 years Classical, she remembered all her steps beautifully and did so with the biggest smile on her face! She raced off stage full of excitement saying "that was the best dancing I ever did!" I had to agree!

And this girl, our lovely Kate, blew us all away with her achievements this week....

Wednesday: first place at the Zone Cross Country - now she's off to Regionals!
Thursday: danced her heart out with her school in "Walk the Dinosaur"
Friday: an extra long clarinet lesson and learnt 4 new keys
Saturday: recruited to the school soccer team at the last minute to play at a local carnival and came runners up
Sunday: performed a stunning routine with her ballet group at the Eisteddfod in her gorgeous red tutu.

You can understand why I am bursting with pride......:)

All this hectic-ness has thankfully taken my mind off the fact that I am NOT going to the Brisbane Scrapbook Expo next weekend....boo hoo....hopefully next year I'll be more financial.
However, this layout....

....IS going! It will be on display in the centre of the convention hall in the Inspiration Corner....(excitement!). Be sure to let me know if you see it there!

With hardly time to scratch myself on the weekend, I was pleased to achieve this....

....using one of Pip Prosser's fantastic Takeaway Packs. The perfect solution for a creative fix when time is short! Most enjoyable and very pretty....gorgeous Heidi Swapp papers....and a lovely trip down memory lane with photos of Mia's christening 4 years ago.

I'm looking forward to another Scrap With Penny class tomorrow night....I'll be back later in the week to share the photos with you.

I'll leave you with this thought:

"Memory is the land of enchantment which belongs to us forever."

Night night and thanks for stopping by.........xxx


  1. Hey Penny, Congrats on having your gorgeous LO on display in QLD. Take care, Mwah Karen xxx

  2. So very proud of our beautiful girls...........they are all very special and talented! (Just like their Mum!).

    Your LO will shine at the Expo, no doubt about that and will inspire many!

    Love xxx


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