Sunday, April 10, 2011

Rugby Weekend!

This weekend has just flown and I have had no time for anything else just rugby - oh and house cleaning but not sure why as you can't even see where I have been now although we can now see out of the windows!
Jamie is playing for the Timaru Boys High School Colts rugby team and they played on Saturday afternoon - they had a great game winning against Geraldine 27 to Nil.  Jamie had some really good runs and even got a try not a bad effort for a lock lol.
Then we went to the Crusaders vrs the Blues game held in little ole Timaru - what an awesome night!  It was so good to see such a big crowd but remind me next time to get in earlier and get seats.
Then today my brother Andrew from Christchurch brought his under 12 team down to play the Harlequins today(after taking 20 boys to the Crusaders game).  So we all went down to watch Conor play and he did a good job as captain of the team (Andrew was the coach) Nana and grandad came too so it really was a family day out.  Conor lead his team to victory playing an excellent game himself and getting a few tries again he was prop so it is good to see the forwards having a great game.
Conor and his Parklands team totally whipped the harlequins with a win of about 57 to 8! 
It was a shame it wasn't a little closer but the Harlequins did a excellent job and did not loose hope at all. In fact if they played the game for longer I think they might have made a comeback.
I have a lot of admiration for my brother - he has spent a lot of time with the team and they are a well drilled team.  I especially puffed out my chest when one of the Harlequin boys got a massive run down the sideline then got taken out quite hard - Andrew picked him up brushed him off, made sure he was ok and then told him how awesome his run was and that he did a great job!  The boy couldn't wipe the smile off his face and then took out one of Andrews players with a good tackle. lol

Righto anyway here is the last of the layouts and cards that I did at Raincliff:
This is going to be a double page layout but I need to re-size my photos to 2- ups for the other side, there are lots of them and as we were at Fox Peak to say goodbye to Mum and Dad's hut (which didn't end up getting sold so we get to go and do it all again) we really went crazy with the photos.  The kids made a big forte and had a massive snow fight which of course all the big kids joined in lol Nigel, Andrew and I joined the younger kids as they were being ganged up on by the bigger kids - so really we just evened the playing field lol LOTS, and grandad took lots of photos all the while dodging the mis fired snowballs!
It is times like this that make such good family memories - we grew up on the Ski field back in those days the school holidays were kind to us and we spent 3 weeks of the winter holidays up skiing and staying in Mum and Dad's Hut (which is right on the ski field) we used to ski all day then make huts and snowmen at night.  We also used to walk down to the bottom hut (half an hour walk down the mountain) and join in with the Ski weeks kids for games and lots of laughs and then walk back with torches there used to be about 20 of us kids walking down, and then some nights we used to crank up the tows and have moonlight skiing.  Such neat clean fun - those are the things I want our kids to have and remember!

This photo is not the best it was taken late at night - but this is another card i made using a free digital image.

Now I will clean up the tea mess and finish the .5 of the 3.5 cards that I did at Raincliff!
I have scrapping at Diane's on Tuesday so hope to get the photos re sized and finish the Fox Peak page.
Then this Friday our card making group (that started about 10 years ago) will met to have a session so hopefully I will get something done other than yakking and catching up. 
We used to met once a month and now it is more like once or twice a year - we figure that's enough to warrant out Christmas Break up meal out LOL lots!
I will be back mid week with my giveaway :-)
Have a great week everyone thanks for dropping in!


mandyb said...

wowsa that is a lot of rugby.....!!!
and loving your latest layouts/ are a very clever lady!!!

Today for Tomorrow said...

What a busy weekend. Love the Fox Peak layout and looking fwd to seeing the other side. C U Tues.

Trace said...

You have been busy. Love the layout and the story about you as kids lol.

Bridgette said...

Wow what a huge blog for you Rach. Nice to have so many family memories and that you had a great weekend watching rugby.
and as for your layout the colours look great for a cold looking layout.
Might see you Tuesday night at diannes

Mel said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend. Love all that family stuff - so good for the kids old and young.

topkatnz said...

SEE...your card is so pretty!!(off to toss mine now!)LOL