Saturday, 19 January 2008

Happy New Year ...

Late I know, and sorry I've been such a bad blogger. Life's just been too busy to indulge in something that is, in reality, not all that important. Sorry but you know how it is I'm sure.

So what's been keeping me so busy you ask? Here's the brief version since I last blogged ...

Girls weekend in the Hunter Valley for my bestie's 30th b'day celebrations - wine, fun, wine, chatting, wine, laughter, wine, eating, wine, sleeping ... WHEW!!! Lugged home 6 bottles on the plane not to mention other goodies and some shopping. LOL.

December seemed to pass in a blur of catching up with people here and there, Christmas parties/drinks and all that not to mention shopping just to make sure I had enough for the kids and hadn't missed anyone I needed to buy for. And I did a huge grocery shop too. I tell you, that's exhausting these days.

Oh, somewhere in there was a few days away at Murramarang Resort (near Batemans Bay) for a friend's wedding plus my 30th birthday came and went. The day wasn't very exciting but I had a lovely lunch with some girlfriends the day after which I really enjoyed. Got very spoilt with pressies from family and friends too.

Christmas day was spent opening pressies with the kids (and all the mayhem that goes with that, not to mention snap-happy Mum trying in vain to get a decent photo) followed by lunch with DH's family (lots of food - and if I may say so, a fair proportion of it done by yours truly) and a relaxing afternoon around the pool.

NYE turned into a party at our place - FIL's 60th b'day was just after Christmas and we'd planned a surprise party for him. DH's family also tried to make it a surprise party for me too but ended up spilling the beans to me saying I was asking too many questions or something. In the end it would have been really hard to keep it a secret and our place ended up being a better venue for the party anyway. FIL definitely got a real surprise and we had a fantastic night, heaps of fun, and no hang over!

And here we are nearing the end of January already. My parents and brother have just been here over the last week so it was a full house but great spending time with them. The kids love their grandparents and Grandma & Grandad dont half spoil them of course.

One of the most time consuming things though has been plenty of time spent in serious discussion and planning with my friend ... about a possible business venture. I can't say any more yet but WATCH THIS SPACE and keep your fingers crossed for us please.

I made quite a few cards for Christmas - for the Diva's swap and for family and friends. Here's some with the envelopes I made too. I kept all the cards very similar this year using 3 Bugs in a Rug pp's and bazzill. There was a light dusting of the trust kindy glitz too (love that stuff LOL).

Nothing much else on the scrapping front to show you because I really haven't done any and am getting serious withdrawals.
Last night I chatted on Divas til very late (great to catch up girls, thanks) then scrapped til nearly 1am - it was a cool night too so no noise from the air conditioner and gentle rain on the roof outside made it perfect for scrapping. I've been getting some things done today like cards and re-arranging some stuff in the scrapping storage unit - I had a Stampin Up party last Sunday and my goodies have arrived already. I got some great stuff - spent a fair amount of $ myself but with everyone else's sales I ended up getting $90 worth of free stuff PLUS 4 free stamp sets. How cool is that.
I have just started an OTP project this afternoon so when it's done I'll show you a pic here. DH very kindly took the kids for a drive so I'm enjoying some PEACE and QUIET and scrapping time - BLISS!!! I'm sure it wont be long before the silence is broken so I think I'll go and have a shower now.
Thanks for checking in ... dont forget to leave me a message!!!


The Ams Family said...

Wow! you have been a busy girl. Great to see you back blogging and scrapping. Goodluck with the business venture, sounds very exciting. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Anonymous said...

WOW helen!!!you have been busy!!lol
it was great chatting to you last nite..
Also fingers crossed and all the best or your business plans,cant wait to hear all about it..
you sound just like me-scrapping untill wee
Im most creative when everyone is asleep...
catch ya soon....

Moira said...

Argh! Isn't it horrible trying to blog months worth of existence?! I really need to make a weekly date with my blog just to stay up to date. Sounds like it's been a busy but enjoyable time though, much more eventful than my life at the mo LOL. Packing boxes and driving between Bris and Warwick is hardly the most riveting topic!! Talk soon :-)