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Saturday, 29 December 2007

Her Space My Space

Not took part in this photo challengefor such a long time and at the moment the girls are on holiday and the topic is an open Christmas themed one so thought I would add this little Photo of my little christmas trees.

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, 28 December 2007

And this is why I weigh half a stone more than I did last week!!!

I have drunk far too much of this...yummeee

Followed by a little of this over ice....more yummeee!!!

Had to have some of this for supper every night...well it is Christmas and although it smells like unwashed feet it tastes divine.

With some of these on the side...mmmmmmmmmmm

And far too many of these...OMG I will be dieting until next Christmas

Was a lovely Christmas day

We had a lovely day, kids didn`t even get up until after 8am, spent ages with them opening pressies then Mum and Dad came round with loads more pressies, went to the pub to catch up with family and friends, came home for dinner then went to in laws in the Evening. A proper family Christmas.

Just had to share this with you, Jack, who will be 15 next May wanted to wear a tie on Christmas Day!!!................a red tie and a black shirt and I must admit it looked pretty cool....God he is growing up and OMG do I feel old.

May I take this opportunity to thank everyone for visiting my blog this year, for the lovely comments you have left and to wish you all the best for 2008. xxx

Monday, 24 December 2007

Twas the night before Christmas...

...so I thought I would share this with you

by Clement Clarke Moore

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."

And thought I would share these photos with you too of my little

ones anticipating the arrival of Santa.

Merry Christmas everyone

Friday, 21 December 2007

Look at this little Baby

I got myself one of these little baby`s today, had a bit of a play but not created anything yet, will be having a proper play over the holidays.

Black Christmas?

Yep this year I am having a black Christmas...black, silver and white that is, and thought I would share some piccies of my decs with you. I have gone a bit to town this year and have made up several floral displays as well as the tree.

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Hair Today ...

Had all my hair cut off today...It wasn`t incredibly long a bit below my shoulders but it is now quite short and very funky looking...will post a piccie as soon as I have one.

I went to Liverpool, shopping yesterday...not Chrimbo shopping, just spent my christmas money, got a bit off the in laws and a bonus from work too!!! Anyway hit Pimark like a woman possessed and am now the proud owner of three new jumpers an new pair of skinny jeans, loads of nice new undies and a couple of necklaces...all for the bargain price of £30...I love Primark!

I have almost finished Christmas preparations, just got a couple of gifts to wrap and the food shop to do but that will have to wait as tomorrow I am taking my boys ice skating!!!

Hope everyone is not too streesed out by all the festive planning have a good Christmas everyone...xxxxx

Saturday, 15 December 2007

It feels Like Christmas when...

You get to see your beautiful little one on a stage in the school nativity play.

Yep last Tuesday evening OH and I sat in the crowded and very warm school hall of dearest daughter Mia to watch the true meaning of Christmas...we even got to sing Away in a Manger...so here are the photies of Mia...who appeared as da da da da shepard number 2 and had the priveledge of not only wearing a tea towel on her head but also the "funny line" I`m Bored...I think you had to be there to appreciate the humour...But as always the true meaning of Christmas was successfully delivered to all.

I am a very very naughty girl...

...Although I have told Santa that I have been good!!!

It is nearly 3...yes 3 months since I last blogged...OMG!

I have no excuse other than I have been working, being a Mum, crafting and preparing for Christmas and...oh I happen to be one of the very few people in the country to have been able to get hold of a nintendo wii...

So here are a couple of layouts that I have done over the past few...months...I know...it sounds so bad...I have lots of stuff to share I just don`t have photos of it all but luckily I am off work now until the 3rd January so have plenty of time to update blog...hope you like the new look btw!

This is a page of me...not scrapped many of me in the past but I am going to be doing more as I have just found a photo album full of piccies of me as a baby...1, 2, 3, ...ahhhhhhhhh...So the title of this is "32" My age at the moment and the journalling is my favourite things right now. Papers are all by Papermania, they have really funked their range up.

This is of all four of my little cherubs!!! and was took when we went to the Maritime Museum in Liverpool in the summer holidays. Papers are all by K and Co, I am loving their new ranges.

This is of Mia and her blooming beautiful face...I am so lucky she is so willing and photogenic, I don`t need and excuse or an occasion to scrap her. Papers are all Rusty Pickle...yummmeeee.

...and here she is again...totally posed but still blooming beautiful...maybe I am a little biased but what the heck...Papers are all Periphery by the fantabulous Basic Grey