Sunday, December 27, 2009

Time to rest relax and review the last few weeks and year!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone - hope you had a good one :)

The last few weeks have been sooooooo busy - the girls dance concert always seems to be smack bang in the middle of Christmas and this year no exception!!! I was very relieved when it was all over red rover lol. Jess danced just beautifully - so elegant - dad got some great shots with his new lens :) will load up a slideshow shortly  - just have to edit out a couple of faces!!!

Once the concert was out the way I had my hands full with Christmas which we had here once again. 30+ people for Christmas dinner lol We transformed the back with a pressureclean, garen tidy up, extra chairs and tables and we borrowed Carol's spit to cook our little pig with!!! Must say when we decided to do a pig on a spit I did not vision having it on my kitchen bench trying to shove a spit pole up and thn the head decapitation - girls looked a bit worried for a while and Jess hasn't had any pork which by the way is the yummiest pork I have had in years!!!! Anyone got pork lefover recipes!!

Christmas eve mum and dad came up to stay until Boxing day so we had a yummy sit down seafood dinner on Christmas eve - crays, tiger prawns, scallops and squid rings with honeycomb icecream in chocolate baskets that the girls made .........nice homemade crackers and some bubbles and we were set!!!
Christmas morning this year we had to wake up Chionia (although she was old to go back to bed at 5am as Santa hadn't been yet!! Present time YAY - the girls had a ball - Jess got a DSi from Santa and so she gave Chionia her old DS lite (phew - mum and dad like this as it means NO MORE FIGHTING!). Chionia got a Strawberry Shortcake house. Presentsfrom us and each other included Wii games - Just dance and Wii fit plus, magic kit, games for teh DSi, dance mats, nail parlour, bathers, scooter, clothes, handmade dolls by mum for the girls - Chionia has named hers Lilly and Kiara - Jess got a clay doll based on Tashi books. Then they got spoilt bigtime later by everyone!

The rest of the day was the setting up and making things pretty for night time - lots of effort to make it special and magic. Most people started rocking up by 6pm when Santa got here - you should have seen the present pile!!!! Everyone got a turn on Santa's knee :) Then dinner was served - the boys had been busy cutting up our pork - the electric carving knife had to have a rest as it was getting hot! and it was time to dig in. Unfortunately this is where the rest of the night was ruined by someone and too much alcohol which resulted in someone being pushed into our pool fully clothed and them then being asked to leave. I hated doing it but it needed to be done so they know the consequences of their actions. Apologies have been made and a bunch of sunflowers this morning although it doesn't change how it ruined the night - most people left not long after and a few friends stayed to see in Boxing day when I decided it was time for my head to hit the pillow. I loved the whole of Christmas day up until this one incident. I haven't been that angry in a long time and I hope the person takes a good long hard think about their actions and where they stand. Lessons should be learnt from it. It was a sad way to end a fantastic day/night. I feel sorry for my girls as they shouldn't have had to see what they did. Anyway life goes on :)

Scrapping wise I haven't done a thing in about 2 weeks!!!!!! I am having withdrawls lol however I am excited to be asked to teach at another couple of stores around Perth so watch out for me at Scrap it Flaunt it in Armadale and Frendz in Mindarie along with more classes at Just Scrapbooking in Jandakot!!! If you are interested in coming to one - you can either contact the stores directly or leave a message for me here and I will get back to you :)

The next few weeks I am looking forward to not much - time to sit back and have fun with the girls. We have a 120th birthday party on Wednesday - a combo of dad's 60th and my brothers and his wife's 30th's this year. Gary is busy with work so it looks like it may be our first New Years eve apart :(

On that note I am waiting on photobucket to dwnload christmas photo's which I will pop up here shortly - have a great new years and stay safe - remember everything in moderation!!!!! :) ;)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Crossing off my to do list!!!

I actually feel a whole lot better today about Christmas than the beginning of the week. Why?? Cause I have crossed off so many things that needed

  • Bought the girls pressies as well as my niece and nephews
  • Ordered 2 of our family secret santa's
  • Found a cool  kit for Jess (and her best friend) and ordered it through deals direct
  • Found a spit we can borrow for Xmas day
  • ordered the pork and lamb for the roasts on Christmas day
  • Have got all our crayfish for Christmas eve
  • Made 6 Floating frames as Teacher pressies and the ornate frame shadowbox.
  • Costumes with dancing are just about completed - just waiting on a leotard I bought on ebay cause Jess can't find hers <_<
  • Weather has been good and DH is out working his butt off :P so that means the $ are coming in - the mad christmas rush has taken a bit longer to get going this year but now chasing our tails.
  • Taught my teach the teacher class to Perth stores this week and launched my new job lol!
  • Chrisco has arrived so my pantry is chockablock full as is my freezer and all expired stuff has been tossed!!
  • managed to post my 12 days of Christmas on time today hehehehehehe
  • Wrapped all my presents up and sorted them and hidden them away B)
  • One week of school left, one day at daycare left forever :( Will miss a couple of the ladies there - they are awesome
My schedule for this coming week
Today - Chionia dancing 10.30am - 11.15am, run to Wangara to grab some product and then Jess has dancing from 1-5pm
Tomorrow - Jess dancing 1-5pm
Monday - Kindy graduation for Chionia, Jess dancing 5-8pm, school reports
Tuesday - Chionia's last day at daycare, Chionia dancing 3.45-4.30pm, Jess dancing 5-8pm
Wednesday - Hearing appt for CHionia, dress dance rehearsal at UWA from 4-9pm both girls
Thursday  - last day of school :) Helping Kindy kids at Go banana's, REST DAY FROM DANCING
Friday - Concert night for both girls
Saturday - Concert night for Jess and I am helping backstage
Sunday - all over Red Rover I can concentrate on Christmas!!! :) Sandra's birthday BBQ

Scrapping wise - asked to do a mothers day feature for SM, should have had a LO in SC 73, classes getting booked for me to teach through TBZ lol and it goes on!!! :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I just love them!!!! hehe you should see my coffee table atm. So after gaining inspiration from someones blog (lol went blog hopping!) I knew I had to try a funky house in a large Moccona coffee jar......

It still needs some tweaking - off to Myers tomorrow to get little lights for it and need a few more large snowflakes for the top from Twiddleybitz!!



and a sneak peak at 2 LO's for upcoming articles in SC


Tuesday, December 1, 2009


well no phone call today - actually no-one has heard any little whisper - nothing - zilch!!! But SM said the calls would be made today and I didn't get one :( Congrats to those who did get through - there were so many good names on the list I had an inkling I wouldn't get  a phone call. Anyway Life goes on..

I have a sneak peak or two!! Just to cheer me up :)

Off to do the dance run for Chionia before coming home and rearranging the furniture to fi the Christmas tree in. Then Jess has dancing then home to dress up the tree!!! Ciao!!

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