Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Day at Our House

Well...arm saw from playing boxing on the fact muscle fatigue has set in...ouch...can't lift my arms... any morning consisited of santa finishing the presents at about 2....the little ones waking up at 3.30 am and me telling them for the next hour to go to bed...they eventually did but i ended up falling back to sleep...and by 5.30 when we all got up the little ones knew who owned every present under the tree...before Dad got a chance to say the name on the tag!!!!! They were all very happy when they opened their gifts and then out I came with a surprise pressie, which was the wii with extra controllers and was a hit.

Jessica really didn't want a photo.....never does really!!!!!!! So, at 11 o'clock the rest of the family came over and the gifts were given and handed out by my mum.... Then we sat areound, had a yummy went for a swim and some of the adults even fell asleep on the grass!!! All in all a fabulous day was had by all...lots of love and laughter...and thats what Christmas is all about....
Lots of it

Saturday, December 27, 2008

363 Days to Go!!!!

I think that's right...Well...I feel as though I haven't been on the computer for ages.. My family Christmas was so much fun, I would say one of the best since my dad passed away 17 years ago. I feel as though I contributed to the fun by organising a Christmas eve activity for the whole 33 of u. At times it was only 32 as some popped in and out...but I organised a prop bag for 5 acts and the family was randomly broken up into groups of 6. First off the rank was a nativity play. with poor Jesus being delivered with concusion onto the disrespect intended here...
Another of the acts was a dance to Jingle Bell rock, with not a dancer in the group...and the costumes needed to be made with toilet paper and christmas wrapping...the best part of the dance was the toilet fight at the end of the routine!!!!

Next off the rank was a rendition of We Three Kings with traditional beach towel head gear for the wise men...

Next off the rank was a rendition of Santa Claus is coming to town...accompanied by non-tuned percussion instruments and a beer bottle shaker!!!!

And finally, there was a mini carols by candlelight with 5 songs thrown together....and glow sticks, which gave the little kids hours of fun afterwards...
Well...that almost covers eve...but so much more happened I would need to write a book...But you can tell by the smiles on everyones faces what fun we all had...we are now planning for next Christmas eve as it will take alot to beat this year...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

2 sleeps to go...omg...

Thankyou to the beautiful Lexie for this lovely 6 more...well here is the thing...every blog I visit has can't pass it on...oops!!!!!

But it certainly is greatly appreciated ...thanks


Will make this my last post before flat stick at the moment with all Christmas preperations...still have pressies to drop off and food to buy...a couple more pressies and a house to clean as lunch is at my house this year!!!...So...A blooming HAPPY AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS to all who have popped by and visited my blog...and to all your beautiful families...give lots of hugs and lots of yummy food...drink moderation!!!...and hope santa is good to you...will be thinking of yo all this Christmas, and until after Chrissy




Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thanks Tracey...

I was just checking my blog and noticed a comment that I have a little surprise waiting on Tracey's blog. I frequent her blog often...iI must admit I am addicted to blogs at the moment...I have her blog if you look to the left, but just in case you have missed can check it out at

Well, Tracey said that she loves my blog and has awarded me with a " Your Blog Is Fabulous award"..Now. I am all new to this and don't know how it suddenly turns up here on mine...

for the award:
1.You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs.
2.You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions.
3.On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link back to their blog

OK...well my addictions are as follows...

1. I AM addicted to coffee...of the take away skim milk cap variety
2. I am addicted to my family...extended as well...could not live without them
3. I am addicted to watching movies...I love them, particularly kids ones.....
4. I am addicted to buying stuff...anything...i even get a kick some days out of grocery shopping...but thats on a really bad day!!!!
5. I am addicted to my pillow and them could not live without them...

The 5 blogs that I love besides Traceys are:

1. Chris W
2. Kath from TBSS
3. Lexie
4. Angie
5. Gayatri

And this was in no particular order..I love so many more!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

9 Sleeps to go

That is about all I will be writing. Sheer exhaustion has kicked in. It has been a very emotionally draining day today, and it always is around this time. Christmas meant the world to my Dad. And now it does to me. I always want it to be perfect, and it never quite is. and I am utterly exhausted from all the Christmas stuff. I am going to bed right now with a magazine and a cup of tea...I sound like a granny...but...sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do....Will post in a couple of days...
Nitey Nite
Lots of it

Monday, December 15, 2008

10 More Seeps to Go...

Well...what a busy and fantastic weekend I had. We were off to Raymond Terrace for the weekend. My sisters were in a mixed bowls team and they were playing in the finals of a state competition. The first day they had their semis...and with a nailbiting end, their three teams made it through to the final, to be played on Sunday. We stayed at a very nice hotel, ans had a few drinks and dinner at one of the local pubs....All in all a fun night wa had by all. The photo is of us at the pub. That night, my sis Fiona and I were up half the night giggling like little kids on Christmas eve. After a very terrible 2 hours sleep we were up early for the final. And, alack and als. after yet another nail biting 3 matches, they lost by one bowl.....they were awesome though... so, about to make my chrissy cards soon, grab a coffe....oh yeah...Amanda loved the pages I did of Connor for her...thank, I am awaiting mine from here, and very excited...well...tata for now...

Lots of it



Friday, December 12, 2008

13 more sleeps

This is a quick entry...going away tomorrow for the weekend with sisters't even packed yet...oops...Anyhow, did a Christmas page for Connor...the challenge was over at Debs creations and it was for scraptastic south west,,,think thats needed to have the title, ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS...and a tree somewhere...I am loving my snowflake punch...I am pretty happy with how it turned out.....hope you like it.. On a happy note, my father in law is on the upper...getting better...that's good news...

tata for now



Thursday, December 11, 2008

Still 14 more sleeps...

Hi mother in law is having a pretty tough time at the mo with my father in law pretty sick in is for you mum....It is amazing how many times my kids have asked me to pop the bon bons that just turned up on top of the fridge one can only say no for so long...after all...they are only $ they are thinking it was the best pressie in the world...I captured the we all do!!! hope you like them..



14 more sleeps

Hi...only 14 more sleeps to go until Santa comes, my kids are so am I. I love christmas and the Christmas always brings out the best in people. I have been making more Christmas craft for friends and family...I love the red one and may just keep it for myself. The blue one is for a friend. and the green one is for a sisiter...I have made several more of these... This is the first time I have made them, and I am pretty happy with how they have turned out. I love distressing the frame...The green pp i have used is Kaisercraft paper that I recieved in a pack from TBSS for being their guest SPOTLIGHT ON person..I was so excited when Shell told me...
Anyway, still much of the day to get through, so I better go,
Have a gorgeous evening...Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

10th December...15 more sleeps...

Well...I must say today was a non scrapping day today, but it has been a spectacular one non the less...I started the day with going to the Drs to get the results of about 8 bloodtests , 2 ultrasounds, and chest x-ray, along with a few more....Well...they are all pretty darn good...SMILE NUMBER 1...Then, I was off to pick my son up from school as he was sick...well, turns out he wasn't really, cheeky monkey, but we had a lovely day chrissy shopping together...and I got my twins for christmas their very own digital cameras...I am so excited about that...they love scrapbooking I have kindred spirits living in my household, and not just out there in cyberspace....I also have almost finished my christmas shopping which I have really been stressing over.SMILE NUMBER 2 Then when I came home I found a pizza box with my guest design team member pack from tearbears now I am busting to scrapbook....SMILE NUMBER 3 Then this afternoon after picking up the kids from school I went to my sisters house and had coffee with my 4 lovely sisters, my mum and my nieces and nephews... SMILE NUMBER 4 ...all in all a pretty upper of a day...for which I am thankful.

Bye for now


OOPS...these are just a page each that my twins...Jacob and Maddie have done...I reckon they are pretty clever...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

So, here is something new to me. An off the page project...a friend of mine made me a beautiful stitchery last year for christmas, and I did not make her a gift, so, here it is...I really hope she likes it and hope she doeasn't visit my blog...I must admit, i really enjoyed making these...frame and all... Til Later



9th December, 2008

Okay, so here is the second page of Amanda's...this is her little boy Connor. She mentioned previously that her favourite christmas song was Little Drummer Boy, so I wanted to incorperate that into her page. I searched the net for music of the Little Drummer Boy. I played around with it and printed it off...I had so much fun distressing it. Also changed the photo to match. Not to sure about the stamped title...I am not totally unhappy with it, but i didn't really have anything to match that antique look as far as lettering goes.

Hope you like it....

Monday, December 8, 2008

Oh my gosh...have just been checking out other blogs that belong to the challenge chics over at DEBS CREATIONS.....they are amazing...when I figure out how to do it I will put links up!!!!

8th December

Here is a page I have done for a friend for her son Connor... It was his very first christmas...I am currently working on a second page for her, for Connor's second christmas...hope she likes them...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Have not updated for a while, so here are a few pages... The NOEL sisters page was just a bit of fun doodling, water colouring and cutting out. Classic beauty is a photo of a series I took of Maddie playing dressups in the backyard. I didn't want to add too much to the photo...I love it.
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