Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I just wanted to say......

Have a lovely Christmas Everyone!
This will be my last post for a couple of days as my Mum and Dad will be arriving soon and the festivities will begin in earnest.
I hope all of you have a lovely time with family and friends.
We will see you on the other side!!!! xxxxx

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Oooooooo I feel ready for Christmas!

Oh yes i really am feeling ready for the holidays.

Today I had my hair cut and coloured in time for Xmas. Then I finished work until 27th - yipeeeeeeeee!

Tonight we attended Harry's Carol Concert as a family at the local Parish Church. It was really lovely - we sang hymns and listened to the nativity. I am feeling so chilled out tonight - bliss!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

We are on a countdown!

Well I am anyway ha ha ha!

The boys are in their final week at school and I have just three days at work this week and then we are just waiting for Steve to finish next week. Poor chap does have to work from home next Wednesday but I don't think he will be working all day (fingers crossed).

We had a lovely day on Sunday - good food and good company what more could you want?
Back to earth yesterday with a shopping trip to Tescos and a little crafting last night.

I have finally made a start on my Christmas journal. Yes I know Shimelle started hers on the 1st but I am getting there and I will complete this one this year LOl!

Oh and we had a visitor last night.......SANTA!!!!!! Courtesy of the local fire brigade Santa came a visiting - now I know its near Christmas xxxxx

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ear Ear!!!

Here as promised is a picture of George complete with Monkey ears and they are so fab! :)
We are now at the end of the Christmas plays for both of the boys and oh they were so good. The amount of effort made by the children and staff was amazing and so appreciated by us parents. We are so proud of our boys :)
Needless to say though they were both shattered last night and infact they are still today. Luckily they have just one week left at school and then its break up for Christmas - yippeeeee!
Yesterday I made a couple of 'items' which I may give as pressies so I won't load piccies up on here just yet. But I was certainly pleased to be creating again :)
Today I have been at work and boy it has been manic! we think we took approx four/five times as much as this time last year which is fantastic given the economic climate. I was certainly glad to get home to my boys though after a busy day.
Tomorrow morning is the usual with rugby training and then followed by an afternoon at a friends house for a spot of lunch - ahhhh bliss! xxxx

Friday, December 12, 2008

Cards to show!

I really really love this snowman stamp which by the way you can purchase here as part of a Christmas set.

At craft club recently I wanted to do two cards made in exactly the same way but using different colours just to demonstrate the different effects you can achieve. Needless to say the cards were given to my boys and are now sitting on my mantlepiece.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Just popping in quickly to say.....


Blimey it's Thursday already and I haven't blogged since Monday.

This week is quite a whirlwind what with work oh and the boys concerts. We went to see both of them yesterday and well.........? It was deffo proud Momma moment for me.
George was a monkey in his play with satellite dishes for ears. I am going to try to get a piccie of him before tonights performance as honestly them lug oles are priceless. He said his very important line perfectly and in my mind he stole the show!!! LOL!!!

And Harry's concert? His choir have been practising for twelve weeks with a spanish nativity. It lasts for about 20 mins and is sung entirely in spanish. The end result was fantastic really and truely and I was so entranced by it that I forgot to take a piccie or video......doh!!!!
In the second half Harry sang with a couple of other choirs (which I did video Mum and Dad so you can watch it) and again the performances were fantastic.
I do have a little story to tell regarding one of the songs:
Last night I was ironing a shirt for Harry to wear for the concert when he comes up to me and honestly this is what he said word for word.
H - 'Mum you know I am doing this concert tonight?'
Me - 'Yes Harry..... why?'
H - 'Well I thought I would let you know that I am singing a solo verse in one of the songs'
Me - ' Oh Harry thats fantastic. Oh wow!!'
H - 'Yeah its ok.'
And then he walked off!!!! The way he said it was just 'Yeah I have a solo but its no biggy' Honestly!!!!!!!

Right I am off to chivvy the boys along. Do the school run and then do battle in the Post Office (oh no not the Post Office!!!!!)

Monday, December 08, 2008

I am feeling a little Christmassy!

Well on Saturday I didn't quite make it to the big light switch on.

Claire and I got there just as everyone was leaving :(
But........the boys, Claire and I met up with some friends and had a drink (or two) at a local establishment. It made for a lovely evening and when I got home I was greeted by the sight of our home all lit up on the outside.
Hubs had been busy while I was at work and wow it did look lovely.

So yesterday it was my turn to decorate the inside of the house and even if I say so myself it looks jolly good :) I am now feeling all Christmassy at last!

This week we have both of my boys Chrismas concerts to further our Christmas excitement. Harry is singing in the choir again and this year they are singing a song in Spanish!!!!! My goodness they have really rehearsed it well too and I am really looking forward to it. George has the important role of a monkey in his play which I think is about a penquin called Pete LOl! He has a line to say too....bless him!

Am hoping to get a few pics taken this week of a few projects and cards I have been doing. So watch this space! xxxx

Friday, December 05, 2008

It's Friday at last!!

Oh yes thank goodness it's Friday at last!

I do have work tomorrow though but I will be working with my friend Claire so the day will at least be entertaining :)

After work I am meeting all three of my boys in town where the switch on of the Christmas lights will be taking place. We love going to this annual event. Carols are sung around the tree before the big event and afterwards mulled wine and mince pies are available......bliss.

While I am out busy at work tomorrow Steve and the boys will be decorating the outside of the house and Sunday I will be responsible for inside decoration I think. Christmas is here slowly but surely! :)

I haven't done any crafting at all in the last few days but am hoping to do a little over the weekend. Hopefully I may have a few pics to show you too :) xx

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Wintry Wednesday!!

Oh my goodness how cold has it been today?? Apparently we are going to have snow overnight - I really hope so!

Well finally I have had both my boys at school today, thank goodness. Both are on the mend now, although Harry is still a little pale.

I realised last night that I have not made a special card for Steve's Granny and Grandma.....oops. So guess what I started this morning before I went to work - yes you've guessed it!!!!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Yes thats right 2 posts in 2 days!

Oh my word what is the world coming to?! Yes I am here again. :)

So what have I been up to today?
Well...... I made a couple of Christmas cards this morning and then I have been at work this afternoon. I am still carrying on with my no new stash rule which, I must admit, is making me feel so much better when I see a pile of paper etc going down and a box of cards filling up.
In fact it is very liberating :)

As for work - well it was fairly busy but I managed to get my Christmas cards written LOL!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Nearly a month!!!!

Has it really been that long since I last posted on my blog :( How awful!!!!
No seriously I do enjoy putting my life into words on an almost daily basis but then you miss a couple of days, then a week and then before you know it its a month!!!!!!

So how has life been treating us? Well we have all had the usual coughs and colds which are going about at the mo and poor George has had a nasty case of colic. I really did not know that colic is not just for babies. Still he is back to school today but I now have Harry home with a cold, so I think I am destined to not be alone at the mo :)

I have been getting back into crafting and actually enjoying it. I am in the midst of making Christmas cards which is slowly getting me into the spirit.
This year, however i have made a promise to myself regarding Christmas cards. I have not bought anymore papers, stickers, embellies, ribbon etc and am using stuff I already have. Infact I am using stuff I bought when I first started cardmaking and yes those peeloffs have come out too.
I am determined that I will use more of my stash and am not buying anymore until I have made a dent in what I have at the mo.

Right I am off to tidy up and catch up on paperwork beofre the school run beckons xxxx