Decided that on my 48th birthday I would get Mike to take a photo of me, and list down 48 things I love about my life right now. It was a hard assignment to start with, trying to think of 48 things, and then when I started I couldn't stop. I urge you to do the same, the big things, the little things, it all makes up as to what makes you happy right here right now. And it's good to really think of these things and in turn be thankful for them.


Do let me know if you do this too, I'd love to see your list as well.



Andrea Victoria:
So Long Summer Paper Pack
So Long Summer Solid Paper Pack


Lynn Grieveson:
All White Now Paper Pack No. 02
Ripped and Stitched Do-it-Yourself No. 03
Ripped and Stitched Do-it-yourself No. 04


Katie Pertiet:
Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 06
Watery Arrows Brushes and Stamps No. 01
Clean Stitched Borders: White No. 01
Edge Overlays No. 04
Deckled Edge Journal Spots No. 01
Bead Scatterings No. 03
Twisted Dots No. 01


Pattie Knox:
Brad Bonanza No. 03: Digital Fasteners



Fonts: Junction and Pea Sadie



Journalling:
white chocolate * exercising * Molly, Lucky and Bo * being married to Mike and knowing he'll never give up on me * our life in mortlake and the country closeness I enjoy * finally getting the bathroom up to speed * learning to run * losing weight and seeing the number on the scales going down * digital scrapbooking * being on the amazing team at Designer Digitals * that the children are all now young adults * loving the kids * that my relationship with mum is much better * clothes shopping * fitting into clothes I had long since forgotten is fun * Michelle Bridges and 12wbt changing my life * anticipation of my trip to Sydney with new friends from 12wbt and the possibility of meeting the amazing Michelle * penang chicken for dinner my favourite * the colour red * punjabi chai tea made in a teapot * knitting in the round * my Canon 60D and taking photographs * watching Lucky dream when his little body twitches * that we are now into Spring and the garden is coming alive with colour * blossom on the trees in the backyard * my (somewhat local) digiscrap buddies Esther and Jenelle * peace * my best friend forever Sonia * a glass of cold thirst-quenching water * going to the gym and knowing I've had a good work out * walking a few blocks from our house and seeing countryside stretch out for miles * the sounds of the nearby cows mooing and the sound drifting on the breeze at night * marshmallow MOR perfume * standing in the driveway and seeing the sky blanketed by stars * being able to finally say no and stand by my decision (I've been such a yes girl all my life) * the internet and connecting with my friends * my eternity ring that Mike gave me last year which I adore * that I finally feel deserving of the good things that the universe is giving me * when Molly comes up to me and puts her head in my lap and just looks at me, I melt * that I haven't caught a cold all year * the digi show podcast * my new bright emerald green coat * long hot showers * that I'm not afraid to cry * AROHO * sharing with Sonia our continued weight loss and encouragement and feeling fantastic about it * strawberry fruche * the fact that I am now 48 and am healthy and happy and alive.