December 27, 2010

Have you recovered?

Phew, I'm still a little shattered from all of the celebrations (and from playing with presents! More on that later). I was going to do a few auto-posts to keep up with Photo of the week and to say Merry Christmas again but I totally ran out of time - never mind! I'm sure everyone was enjoying the festivities too much to notice anyway.

It was a very long but fab day, which I think is the best way! With all that preparation you want it last don't you? How was yours, hope it was fab too. I have a lot of blogs to catch up on so I will enjoy reading all of the Christmas day posts. I was very good and I sat down in the evening and wrote about the days events while they were fresh in my memory and I'm so glad I did. I haven't done that before and can never remember the small details but I wrote down the funny things Adam said and did and when Emily slept, It's two pages long in word (typed it today for my JYC) so I won't post it here as it will send you all to sleep.

So I will share some photos and some presents with you and maybe a JYC page - after all it is project Monday!

This is how the day started:


a chilly walk to my mum and dad's house for Christmas take 1:



Check out the tags!


Santa granted me my Christmas wish and delivered Steve from work early to my Mum and Dad's house. After which it was Christmas take 2:



There is a little boy somewhere in all that paper!



Christmas take 3:



That isn't a random floating chair, I managed to get a picture while a chair was being passed over!


I was rather spoilt and received lots of lovely goodies, including this selection of knitting and sewing presents:


A few more bits:


STARBUCKS MUGS!!!!
COMPLETE WITH STARBUCKS RIBBON!!!!!!!!
*sorry, I got a little excited again!*


....and look at this gorgeous candle (there is a matching one too):


My Mum and Dad brought me this beauty:

So I can actually give mum her sewing machine back now!

My most gorgeous darling husband brought me this:


It is A-MAY-ZING! I have used it tons already and will be sharing some of it's crafting goodness later, it does more than what the box says!!!!!

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Shall we move on?



Day 20:


My hidden journaling:
December can be full of surprises but we didn't really have this in mind! There was a problem with the radiator which meant all of the rads needed to be drained making the house very cold! Whilst fixing them Steve encountered a problem with the bathroom one resulting in the bathroom being covered in water! There was an inch of it just on the bathroom floor. Luckily it didn't do any damage to the kitchen - which is right underneath!

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And to round this post up (as it is long winded enough!), the Christmas eve film:

Night all


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9 comments:

Amy said...

It looks and sounds like you all had a wonderful day Rachel - isn't having kids so much fun at this time of the year? Love your pressies and I'm itching to see what you create with the new gadget!

Melissa said...

Sounds like a wonderful day and you certainly got some great gifts! Can't wait to see what new creations you come up with now that you have some new tools!

Maya said...

You are one lucky girl! Can I come and play with your new toys? ;-)

Kristin said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! What a beautiful family you have and you received some lovely gifts!

Happy New Year!

humel said...

Sounds like you all had a super day - what a lovely set of gifts! I actually have a Craft Robo myself, but I'm ashamed to say that I've hardly used it in the 3 years or so that I've had it... I'll be asking for tips and tutorials from you, I think!

miriam.rogers said...

You had a wonderful day Rachel, of course you did, we knew you would! I have loved your infectious excitement in the run up to Christmas. Thank you for sharing x

Sian said...

we love to take a few days to wind down and relax afterwards too - I'm glad you had such a lovelt time. You deserved too after all those preparations! And I'm looking forward to seeing what clever things you do with your new presents.

scrappyjacky said...

Some lovely pressies there,Rachel...you're going to be mega- creative this coming year!!!
Glad you had such a lovely day.

Deb said...

Oh how fun to receive all those lovely presents. The photos of your kiddos are so cute! Glad you had a good one, Rachel. xo