Saturday, 27 December 2008

Christmas 2008

Well Christmas was actually really nice this year.

I didn't even start Shopping til 22nd December, and put our tree and lights up that day too. Before that I was too busy concentrating on the REAL message of Christmas. Busy with church stuff making sure the message of Christmas got out to all who attended. Preparing music for the Christmas Eve service in which we sang in Arabic (Coptic to be exact). I ws so nervous about that one I was glad we did it first so I could enjoy the rest of the service without worrying, but actually it went really well. The carol Service at school was lovely too. It was great to see that the REAL message of Christmas didnt get lost in all the commercial festivities, and that our children heard the truth of what it's all about. It was good that all the panic of the shopping side was confined to just 2 days so I could really prepare myself for the coming celebrations.

Christmas day was lovely,Lewis Came to church with us and that was a great start to the day. We thought it was just going to be Myself, Col and Greg for Christmas dinner as Lewis went off to his Girlfriends house, but our daughter Bekki joined us too so it was lovely!

Everyone was really pleased with their gifts (including me as I got 2 cricut jukeboxes, which means I will be able to have ALL my cricut cartridges plugged in at same time. WOOHOO.) We haven't heard a peep out of Greg since he got his PSP. And Lewis is off taking photos somewhere with his really expensive digital Camera.

Hmmm Next step is BIRTHDAYS!

It's Bekki's Birthday on New year's Eve and for once she will be able to spend some time with us on the day. Her and her husband have gone away for new year for the last two years but not this year. Now we have to think of something to do on that day so its not wasted. then on 8th January is Lewis's birthday, and the 20th is Col's So the expense of this time of year is not over for us yet.

ok here are a few cards I made this month. There are a few I cant post yet cos my computer has been reformatted and the photo programme hasnt been reinstalled yet. They will be posted next time.

Monday, 1 December 2008

Where did November go??

hmmm I seem to have lost a whole month!

It flew by because it was so busy lol not much crafting done.

It started with my nieces 18th Birthday party. It was great to catch up with family who I dont see very often. I even had a laugh trying to get her Dad (My brother Dan) to dance the macarena which was hilarious lol he had no chance of keeping up, he was way too drunk.

I had a weekend in Telford with my beloved, which was lovely even though the Saturday was spent walking round a model makers convention. the following weekend I spent in Glasgow with good friends which was a manic time. I arrived in Glasgow on Friday night at 10pm to find the city centre alive with revellers. I was met by Graham and we had a whacky time online in Christianchat til the early hours. Saturday we met up with many more friends from the chat room. Including many that I had not met before, and discovered that Emma, who calls me "Mum" is only 6 years younger than me! However that fact doesnt stop her calling me Mummy. hmmmm. It was lovely to finally meet John (AKA McTavish) It's really strange how you can meet someone for the first time and feel like you've known them all your life!

Church was great! I like the Scots tradition of having church on Saturday night and sunday mornings. Graham and Sylvias's church always make me feel so welcome. And we all had a great laugh when Graham was told he was going to be preaching on Sunday morning (12 hours notice is plenty lol). As usual god really spoke to me and has started a process of more change in me as a result.

The train journey home was great, really relaxing, until I got to Liveropool that is, when I found that the trains to Wirral were off and I had to get a bus!!

So that was November!! Busy busy Busy! there have been a few Birthdays in the meantime so here are a few cards I did manage to makeDo you see a theme?? lol Im really loving these panels from the storybook cricut cartridge and Im really glad I have the expression machine now cos Multicut makes these intricut cuts soo much easier.

Well now it's December and Im expecting this month to be even busier so not sure whe I will get a chance to post again. so in case I dont get back before the celebrations I want to wish you all a Peaceful and Joy filled Christmas.