Friday, 9 April 2010

Awards and a videos

I have gotten a few awards that I must catch up on and pass along. The first one is from the lovely Cassie from Hydrangeas and White Daisies.


With this reward it appears there is a photo element. You open your first folder and find the tenth photo, post it and the story behind it. Ok...

Eepp! This was our year 12 formal and we were 17 here. That's Thara if you recognise her, one of my BM's. I sometimes hate seeing old photos. Maybe I should show old photos from school one day.

I forward this award to these gorgeous girls.... Nicole, Rachael, Sierra, Micaela and Belen. Check out these wonderful ladies.

The other award has come from a new blog friend Rachael from It's Simple Love.

So I must say 7 things about myself and pass it on to 7 other lovely ladies.

1. I was born in Sydney and lived there until I was 4 and we moved up to Queensland.

2. I got my first penpal when I was 9 and have loved writing letters since then.

3. In high school I had some obsession with everything Spanish and South/Central American. I even gave myself a Spanish sounding name. Well me and a few other friends of mine :) We listened to salsa style music and would intentionally find guys with sexy sounding Latin names on MSN to chat to (yes I was pretty embarrassing and I was boy crazy...I had no shame lol)

4. I wear glasses but I wear contacts most of the time. I got glasses when I was only 10.

5. I had braces when I was 13-14. Add that with glasses and I had a few years of being very self conscious.

6. I used to have light brown, curly hair when I was really young. People don't believe me now because I straighten or blow dry it. But it's actually wavy and kind of frizzy and dark brown.

7. I like watching UFC. Jason got me into it. I feel so blokey while I sit and watch and eat pizza.

I've probably repeated myself there. I lose track of what I've said before.

So I pass this onto these lovely ladies...Cassie, Jozen, Nahl, Elaine, Tiffany, Anna, and Trishie.

Make sure you visit all these lovely ladies. Thank you so much for the awards too!! Your too sweet and kind.

I was going to finish off with some mail but some of my photos haven't been uploaded yet and my camera battery is dying. And when I was looking for the photo for the first award I got a little nostalgic and looked through my other pics and things. So I thought I would leave you with this little video from a few years ago. It's little Caeleb when he was a baby. He was in my parents kitchen in his stroller and he's making all these noises. My favourite bit is when his eyes flick to the side. He ends up crying but it doesn't come out. It's a short video.

This second video is short and it's me just being silly. This was when I was 19 and we had rehearsals for the church Easter musical. Laura was videotaping this :) Funnily enough this was the year Laura and I met.

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend! My plans are to watch Clash of the Titans, clean, write letters, sand down an old round table and repaint it and who knows what else. What are you up to??


28 comments:

Caro said...

It's nice to see you in action even if you are a little younger

muchlove said...

oh, thanks for the award! :)
I've been wearing glasses since I was young too. I can't get the hang of contacts though.

trishie said...

Thanks for passing the award to me! you're so sweet.
Have a great weekend.

Micaela said...

Gorgeous girl, THANK YOU for the award! :) and it's true, you've always been pretty haven't you? i bet even with the glasses + braces ;)

i LOVED reading your 7 things... i got into wrestling but not UFC :) still i miss watching it back home in texas at our favorite sports bar and betting dollars on who would win. sigh.

your love affair with latin lovers was just like my love affair with italian men when i was in high school ;) lucky for me we lived on a military base that had a NATO training base as well which meant all the italian pilots my 18 yr old self can handle ;)

glad that ship has sailed but... it was a time.

THANK YOU for the award! :) i feel like a rock star. seriously! xo

nicole addison said...

ah this just makes me see that i would looove you in real life just as much as i do through our blogs:) haha, thank you for that award! you're way too sweet to me:) love you girl!

Caroline said...

Gracie ... your comments always make me so happy!! Much love to you XO!

kittycat said...

awww thank you! you're the sweetest person ever!

xo tiffany

Kaili said...

Thanks for the sweet comment Gracie, its nice to meet another Brisbane blogger! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding too! Thats so exciting x

Andhari said...

Oh Gracieee, i so still have obsession to everything latin : music, boys, language hahahaha maybe i snag one of those hot Spanish/ latin american boys someday,no? Wishful thinking hahahaha

littlemissjuicy said...

omG Caeleb is soooo adorable! I can eat him up, and he looks so much like you.
I really liked seeing your 19 year old self. Like seeing you behind the strong, sophisticated exterior that you may have at times. You're gonna be teaching me one of those steps soon, okay? ;)
Thanks so much for giving me the award! Sooo sweet of you. I'm too excited to do a post on it. =)

Cassie said...

Thank you for the lovely award Gracie - so kind and thanks for being a sport and taking the photo-challenge too! Such fun and loved your picture!

xx

factsss said...

this ic very cute post congratulations for the award

Fee-AMore said...

Heh i wish i was "bold" enough to look back at my younger school days photos. Ha!

Sara said...

Have a great weekend Gracie! And I loved reading all the bits about you!

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous picture of you! x

OneCraftyFox said...

Congrats on your awards! I could not view the videos, maybe it's just my computer settings...

Have a fantastic weekend :)

missy. said...

hahaha i loved that you would find guys with sexy latin names to chat with on msn! seriously fantastic.

xoxoKrysten said...

Congrats on the awards!

Yelena said...

congrats on the awards! :)
and this post made me smile ;) oh the memories of being young and foolish, and simply crazy! :)

OceanDreams said...

Thanks for the award darlin, you are too sweet! It was fun seeing you on the video, so cute! Sounds like a relaxing weekend, enjoy! :)

jozen said...

awe! thanks!! will got on this right away!!

IZY said...

nice post
lucky you!
xoxo

OlynXes said...

Hahaha @ our Formal photo... and hahaha @ us and our latin american phase... ahhhhh *sigh*

its simple love said...

Congrats on the awards! You are loved. And thank you for passing the award on to me! I am flattered. Thanks for thinking of me!

Rachael

Kristin said...

We've got the jungle waves in common. I straighten mine most of the time too!

S. Bernstein said...

Congratulations on the award! Old pictures make me sad too, all the memories... It's a shame that photos never get printed out any more. When I'm older I won't be able to look at actual old photos of myself, I'll have to look on the computer which just isn't the same. :( there really is something charming about paper photographs... (sorry to ramble like this) haha

Patty Ann said...

congrats on the award!!!

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Miss Laura said...

Wow that certainly makes me nostalgic... aw the musical. And omigoodness Caeleb is so cute... almost makes me want one, hehe x