November 27, 2010

Snow, Photos and a birthday too

There is a lot of snow falling at the moment in various locations but I didn't expect to see this when I woke up this morning:

I got quite excited - for my JYC! Lol! When the prompt arrives about Christmas weather I always sigh and wish that I could do a page on snow before Christmas and this year I can!!! 

Adam looked slightly worried though , he obviously doesn't remember the snow we had in Feb! He looked out of the window and studied the snow for a moment.....then turned to me and said 'Oh dear! Mess!' I had to giggle, I could imagine him thinking that someone had spilt this white stuff all over the place! He doesn't like mess so no wonder he looked concerned!


I have been trying to get a photo of the kiddies to put into the Christmas cards, so I dressed Emily up in Adams old outfit and put Adam's Santa hat on him, I put them onto a chair the camera out and....nothing! Before the camera came out they were giggling and playing, Adam was kissing Emily and Emily was soon as they saw the camera Emily looked at he TV and Adam hid! Kids!

Eventually I managed to get a couple of shots that were quite cute, although I didn't get one of them both looking at me and smiling! They say never work with children or animals!

While I was looking through the piccys on the P.C I found this one, I can't use it for the Christmas cards but it is rather cute!

Goodness knows what Emily is actually doing!


It was my birthday yesterday and Steve got up with the kiddies to let me sleep in, it's funny that now 8.15am is considered a lay-in! That is what happens when you have kiddies though isn't it? We went out for lunch and then Steve had to go to work but I had lots of visitors and ended up sharing a bottle of wine with my sister in the evening so it was a lovely day.

I was thoroughly spoilt, wanna see my prezzies?

I was browsing through some kitchen bits on the web a while back and saw this gorgeous thing:

I fell in love with it straight away...I mean it's red for a start! My old one is broken and I have to use it with one of the whisks! It's terribly sad! Anyway.....Steve brought it for me. I am delighted with it, Christmas baking will be slightly easier this year! Not sure why it says household use only! I can't imagine anyone wanting to mix cement with it!

I got a new guillotine as mine has decided to cut wonky lines! It cuts, perforates, scores and cuts wibbily lines (the good variety) so I need to test it out. Plus I got some stickers and rub ons:

The extremely lovely VJ brought me this:

How stunning? It is a perfect size for a 12x12 album so I will be taking it to our next crop! It came complete with two mini photo albums and a 12x12 scrapbook album - which I am thinking of using as my wedding album (my theme was Burgundy, Gold and Cream! So it is perfect).

Steve also brought me this as I haven't seen it yet:

and I am a huge fan! It came out around the time Emily was born though so I didn't manage to get o the cinema to see it.

I also got lots of vouchers to use at Sarah's cards and some spending money for other things (probably our annual scrapbook shopping trip on Monday!)

Right.....Make sure you pop back later as I will be drawing the winner of my give-away tonight, there is still time to enter if you haven't already. Click here - good luck everyone!


scrappyjacky said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Rachel... glad you had such a lovely day....and some gorgeous presents.
It's trying to snow here...but I'm hoping it doesn't!!

Gez said...

Hi Rachel
Sending you lots of belated Happy Birthday wishes for yesterday.XXX
Sounds like you had a super day & you've got some wonderful presents too. Enjoy! Ooh & snow near your Birthda how FAB.
Wishing you & yours a lovely weekend. Think it must be a boy thing about mess.. my little one is just the same!! Had to smile about the comment on your mixer box. Heheh. Have fun. Hugs, Gez.xx
Oooh we have snow too!

furrypig said...

Belated birthday wishes Rachel, sounds like you had a good day with lotsa great pressies. I am a wee bit jealous of the snow as you aren't that far from me (Surrey) but we have none! Enjoy the weekend xxx

Sian said...

Happy Belated Birthday Rachel! I'm glad you had a lovely day with some excellent presents! That photo is very cute - they look quite alike, your two :)

Katie said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day and those presents look great!
I don't miss having to go to work in it and driving in it but I miss the magic of snow...opening the curtains to find it covering everything!

JO SOWERBY said...

happy birthday, ur pressies look gorgeous and i love the emily and adam pic, i'd use it anyway, it's cute.
Jo xxxx

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!
It sounds like you had a great day and I love the red beaters :-)

Cheryl said...

Happy Belated Birthday Rachel looks like you had a fab day and you got loads of lovely goodies that mixer looks well cool, and your present of VJ just looks amazing x

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday (a little late!). Great gifts - I really like that hand mixer as well. It will make baking easier and much for fun with that happy color!

Maya said...

Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a great day! I LOVE this mixer! What a great find!

Miriam said...

Belated Happy Birthday Rachel:) Love the red beaters and the snow picture is gorgeous x