Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year!

Well everyone, hope you all have a brilliant night to end this fantastic year! 2008 has been so amazing, and I am hoping that everything continues in 2009! Lots of great things ahead for Ethan and I next year!

I am off out to a party tonight, have (another) big family meal New Years Day, then I am off out to a friends pub on Friday! Then I am babysitting Joshua on Saturday and on Sunday my boy comes home, yayyyyy!!! So great days ahead!!

Oh yeah ... and I got loads of delicious stash today and another coming soon! Will put pics up later, am literally drowning in Thickers, lol!

Happy New Year!
Lots of love
em xxx

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Scary dreams

what do they mean ....? I had a really bad dream last night about one of my best friends Grainia, I totally woke up crying and had to text her to make sure she was ok ... v odd!

E is now away with his dad down to London to visit his grandparents, so I have a few days peace, although I am really missing my little Wii companion! So I did two hefty orders with Angel Crafts and Bellaboo to compensate, ha ha!! I also have more family activities going on today as my uncle is up, and then we are all off out to dinner tonight, so that should help me take my mind of missing my boy!

I really should be working on the baby stuff, as my first class is in a WEEK!!!!!! Yikes!!


Sunday, 28 December 2008

Yum, yum, yum!

Eating nibbles, watching Lipstick Jungle and stash shopping ... what more could a girl ask for??!!

Well, I am trying my best to work my way through all this yummy food (i am not sure how much longer my size 10's will fit me, lol!) and am so loving Lipstick Jungle, thank god for downloads, as everything else has stopped until January, so I am now working my way through season 2! I just took the quiz and I am Wendy, really wanted to be Nico (well she is Greek!!), but glad I am not Victory as I find her a bit annoying, although she does have a hot boyfriend, lol!

One of my lovely Christmas pressies was a sewing machine, finally, so have been tinkering with that tonight as well as taking advantage of the many stash shops with sales .... so far I have orders with angel crafts and bellaboo (unless you can think of any others Katy, ha ha!!). I haven't bought any stash in months, so am having a major blow-out, since i defo deserve it!!

Ethan and I have also had great fun today playing the Wii, we are a great team and are ripping through Mario! I have just ordered Wii Fit as I think I am going to need it after all this over indulgence (Did I also mention I am going out tomorrow night and out for dinner again on Tuesday, oh dear!!).

Anyway, I am off to add more to my cart! Hope you all all continuing to enjoy the festive season!
Em x

Simply the best!

Wow, wow, wow!

What a brilliant, lovely, cool Christmas we had. My sister in law, Debbie picked Ethan and I up on Christmas Eve, it was great to see a a happy smiling Joshua, looking very festive in his little red outfit. My brother had been called back off-shore the week before, so I knew that we would not be spending the day with him. I was a little sad that he wouldn't be there for Joshua's first Christmas, but at least he would be too little to remember. So we get to their house, and I am cooing over my gorgeous little nephew and in walks my brother!!!!!! He arrived back on Monday and my entire family had kept it a secret from me, what a lovely surprise, I burst into tears!!! So that was the best Christmas present ever, to have us all together was brilliant!

So we got the little ones to bed, Ethan in his new PJ's (i have a little tradition that he gets one Christmas present on Christmas eve, new jammies, so that he looks all smart for photos in the mornings, ha ha!!) and Deb and I got busy in the kitchen, making profiteroles and trifle... yum.
Quite surprisingly, Ethan didn't wake up until 8.30 on Christmas morning, so we all had a lie in, lol! Then it was presents galore .... Father Christmas was very good to Ethan .... he must of been very well behaved all year! Debbie and Geoff gave him a Wii, so he was particularly taken with that (as am I, my arms are aching from the boxing, lol!). After our yummy meal .... oft, sooooo much food, all the rest of the family and friends came up. We played Buzz and singstar, hilarious, (I have lots of it on video .... mmmwwwhhhaaaaarrrr), it was lovely for us all to be together! One of my favourite bits was seeing Logan (dressed in the Sporticus outfit that E and I gave him for Christmas) doing press-ups and star jumps, hee hee, if you have never seen a 3 year old doing a press-up, then you should, so so funny! We have been chilling out the last few days, and enjoying family time. We were over in Edinburgh yesterday and out for dinner. We had Nanny to stay last night, Ethan tried to get her on the Wii, hee hee!

Not sure what we are up to today, but it is bound to be lots of fun. One thing my family do well is Christmas, chilling out and spending time together (and eating and drinking!!) is always so much fun. There was talk of a walk through Falkland wood today, so I had better get my boots out! My uncle and little cousin arrive tomorrow, he is 5 and more energetic than Ethan , if that were possible, so i had better fit a little recharge in somewhere!!

Right, I am off to make pancakes for breakfast, well it would be rude not to entertain my house guest!!
Enjoy your day everyone
em xx

Monday, 22 December 2008

Christmas mania ....

Yes, that is what is going on in our house ....

So school is out, I went up to the nursery on Thursday at the end of his Christmas party, just in time to see Father Christmas arrive and give all the children an early gift, Ethan got a remote controlled car, which was a huge hit! All the children were very hyper and the teachers looked like they were looking forward to a nice rest!! I had some nice presents and cards for the staff as they do such a great job of making my boy so smart.

Ethan's 'wife' (whilst in the home corner, they seem to like playing at getting married, and E is always the groom. I think it is because he is the tallest in the class, and has a gaggle of girls wanting to marry him. But Raigan appears to be the favourite. Her mum told me she can't stop talking about him and says he is her prince!), a sweet little girl called Raigan, was desperate to give him a hug goodbye, but by this point Ethan was very distracted with his car!

Then I did the Christmas food shop .... a tad stressful, but it is done now! So now my kitchen is bursting with yummy treats ... mulled wine and a slice of dolcelata anyone!!

Then on Friday morning I had to take Ethan to the doctor as he didn't seem right at all, he has Broncilitis (sp?) and the dr said it is worse at night. Hence the nigthmares and high temp, and his 'hurting heart' as he kept telling me, will be heartburn. I felt particularly bad as Dr Bee said he has swollen glands like golf balls, I hadn't even noticed! Once the meds had kicked in, I was able to take him to the Singing Kettle (he was past the contagious stage, lol!), which is a great way of taking the Christmas spirit up a notch!!

Ethan is away with his dad until tomorrow afternoon, so I am trying to get all the wrapping done and tidy the house in preparation for the toy explosion due to hit on Thursday!! I was out with all the girls on Saturday night. A great night, although I didn't like it when we ventured into town (I prefer the smaller, more intimate pubs, lol!), so I was back home and in bed by 11.30!! Well I am getting old, lol!

I am going into town later with Marion and Nanny ....... I must stop buying for Ethan ... I just keep seeing little bits for this stocking ... he is going to need a skip!

I have loads of pics to show, but haven't uploaded them yet. Promise to try!! Also my next SA submission was sent off last week and we have out next package and challenge instructions already, so need to find some time over Christmas to get scrapping!

Hope you all enjoy the next few days!
Chill out and relax.
Em xx

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Phew ....

Well that is all the cards for my friends and family made, written and addressed! I have another load to make for Ethan's nursery and my neighbours, but I will just run them up quickly with some cheaty toppers I got form work and a bit of matting and layering. I have been working on these ones since Saturday night .. I have cut 72 felt Christmas trees, sewn 24 sequins, 72 pearls and 48 beads... was a total production line and I may have gone a tiny bit blind as a result, but I am v happy with the end cards. I will take some pics tomorrow when the light is better.

I will also take some of the tree (a 7ft beauty!!) and my Martha Stewart-Esq home decor .... am into green gingham ribbon in a big way! Ethan and I made gingerbread men to hang on the tree yesterday so the living room has a wonderful gingerbread and pine needle aroma... so festive, I love it!! Was very funny as we had Rachel and Logan around for dinner last night, and after they left I found lots of maimed gingerbread men ... who were obviously a casualty of Logan's nibbling!!

I need to put the finishing touches to my next SA submission, as I want to get it posted off asap to avoid and Christmas madness. I also need to do some baking tomorrow as Hils and Stru are coming for tea .... so need to keep my favourite blond curly imp sweet!!

Ethan hasn't been very well this week, he was off nursery on Monday and Tuesday with a cold, but has perked up a bit now. He also got 2 birthday party invites today, one of them is a trip to the Singing Kettle, so he is very excited!

I can't quite believe how quickly Christmas has come around, but at least I am organised, just need to do my wrapping (I have lots of lovely gold organza ... see I am just like Martha, hee hee!!). We had our annual visit to see Father Christmas in Jenners and a jaunt round the Winter Wonderland in Princes Street last week, and also Kerry and I enjoyed our annual mulled wine in the German Market .... mmmm I love mulled wine!

Anyway .. I am off to watch a bit of Dexter ,,, it is the penultimate episode ... then to bed as have a busy day tomorrow, I need to do some baby business stuff before our visitors arrive.

So good night. Will try to remember the photos tomorrow!!
Em xx

Monday, 1 December 2008

The voting has begun ....

So this is where our fate lies in your hands ... yikes!!

Yes voting is now open for the first challenge of The Scrapbook Apprentice, there is so much lovely work, from some very talented ladies and lots to choose from, but if you like mine, then please vote here! Thank you, thank you!

So it is also December now yayyyyyy!!

But also, can someone please tell me where or where has this year gone?? We have nearly been here a year and I have still to paint my bathroom, ha ha!! But it has been a great year, so many wonderful things have happened, so many blessings and I am really looking forward to Christmas. My shopping is pretty much all done (just waiting for deliveries) and I am hoping to get the tree this week, then I can get the house festively decorated and ready for Father Christmas!

Right, i am off to bed... Don't forget to vote (for me!!!)!

Night ya'alll
em xx