Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Matt is now in Moscow!!

Last week was a bit of a blur. I struggled to do or think of anything that was not related to Matt's trip and in many ways I am glad he is safely on his way and I can resume my normal life for a while (with a little time for worry here and there...).

It was all going fairly smoothly. We had everything packed, tickets, passports, visa's etc were all in order. We were headed across to the coast on Thursday night to see Geoff's Mum on the way to Matt's plane which left on Friday afternoon. Long story short, his travel laptop blew it's hard drive on Wednesday night - aarrrghh and he has elected to take his old, much, much heavier laptop. So we have had a few emails from him already and he seems happy enough. Apparently it is Moscow's birthday this week so many celebrations to attend - he was quite impressed with the Russian ABBA band.

Here he is leaving us-

(using the latest Sketchy Thursday sketch).

I'm pretty sure he didn't look that happy at the end of a 24 hour trip - gotta love living at the other end of the world from just about every where else!

and here is Henry's last few minutes with his already much missed big brother (although it is equally possible that Henry is sad because Matt is taking the 3D gameboy with him..)

And I think I got this months Black with Two challenge right (black with yellow and blue) after misreading last months requirements. Still love black as the back ground card!

So I wasn't too teary at the airport and I was thankful that a last minute check of his passport - all OK - also discovered that somehow my passport had also ended up in the document wallet he was taking - that could have been bad...

and to finish here is a photo Matt has sent us from Moscow.
I think I will be torn over the next three months between missing him, glad he is having such a grand adventure and completely jealous I am not there to see all these wonderful things.

have a fun day. xx


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww! What an EXCITING time for him!! I loveeeeeeeeee the lo's!!! Totally rockin'! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Eve said...

love your take on our BW2 challenge thanks for playing along with us this month

Di Garling said...

Love what you have done for the BW2 challenge Karen. Love those pics, obviously they are very special to you!Thanks for playing. Cheers Di xx

Tomomi said...

cool layouts!!!
Love those:)
Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!!

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li-bee-ti said...

I love, love, love your take on the ST sketch!
It sounds like your boy is having good time! that is really great.

lisa said...

Great page xxx

Alicia said...

Wow!!! What an amazing adventure!! Your LOs are amazing!!! What a lucky boy - I too am jealous!
Alicia xx

Fi said...

Thanks for playing along, I really like how you changed one of the photos to suit the colours, how cool is that. Sweet banner.

corrie said...

Love your pages! Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays!

Audrey Yeager said...

Very awesome pages!! Love the photos! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketchy Thursdays!

sandi said...

Wow! I know how it is when one of your loved ones travels...big gulp! Glad to hear that he's happy! Your lo's are absolutely fantastic! Love both of them...super cool!

Sandra Stephens said...

Exciting times....reminds me of when Naomi went to study in Canada for a year...and all those tearful late night phone calls...more of a girl thing I think.. Ha ha
Some wonderful layouts...love them.

Rebekkah said...

Hey Karen, love that lo with the second photo in the blue.. hope your son is having a great time in moscow and thanks for playing along at bw2.

Narelle said...

Love the yellow filter effect on that middle photo!
What an adventure he is going to have!

Thanks for playing along with BW2!

JulieK said...

Wow I'm with you , what an adverture he will have. Love the BW2 layout. The paint behind the photos looks great

Anonymous said...

WOW, I love your BW2 layout. Thank you for playing along with us at BW2.

Happy Craftin'!