I hope what lies ahead for all of us is happiness!
I hope you enjoyed your festivities on new years eve!
We had a very quiet one. I prefer it that way! A 3year old & a crazy party is not the best mix. I think new years eve is over rated. Apologies if I sound cynical I much prefer Christmas!
So I actually finished project life 2012! I'm over the moon! I hoped I'd manage it but I never dared believe it! This is what it looks like
Split over 3 binders, all full all with quite a few inserts! All full of love & memories! I have scrapped normally this year, but not so much as I would usually! This bothered me a while ago but I got over that as I KNOW everything literally EVERYTHING is covered in here!!!
So the plan for 2013???
Do it all over again!
Finishing 2012 made me really want to carry on!
I love it I really do, it's traditional scrapbooking & that's perfect.
It fits well into my life & I never feel behind or that anything got missed out! It's, for now, the way forward for me!! I still plan on doing 12x12 this year but perhaps I'll add those big pages into my albums & end up with 4 ? That keeps it all together !!! We will see!
What I do know is I love it & I'm so happy to be continuing!
We are all so very lucky to have such lovely friends & family to have spent our festive season with.
Sharing love , joy,laughter & gifts!
It's been a great one!
This years new bauble! Hand made by me!
Festivities at home! Tree, garland, signs & candles!
We met up with our lovely friends Leanne Kevin & Maxwell for a Christmas meal & gift exchange! Look at our haul! Awesome! The farm we visited in Oxford was brilliant! Christmassy, & perfect for the kids to play! We love our Eddies!
It's a given at Christmas!!!
We had a very poorly girl for 10 days of December! That was NOT fun :(((
We stayed with family in Oxford & they built dens with Bella!
We wrapped heaps of gifts! Top is jacks paper! Middle is everyone's else Bottom is Bella's paper! I live to have different paper for different people!
Bella made Christmas cards
She sent a letter to Father Christmas!
We saw the coke truck!
I found the perfect gift for my best friend!
Our holiday card!
I baked up a storm! Snicker doodles , tarts, pies, cakes, biscuits! Phew! Lots!!!
I made our first family Christmas cake!
Bella was in her first nativity! (no photo for obvious reasons!)
We had a craft day at our friends house!
Bella made jam tarts
Our friends visited & the kids had a ball with all the toys!
Festive clothes on Bella !
We spent 23/12 at my aunties celebrating her birthday & having an early Christmas with them all :)
I got a soap & glory set from my dad! Yay!!!
We ate a lot of party food!
We hung stockings! Ben elf stayed until Christmas Eve! He was great & B loved him!
We all got new Christmas pj's
The Santa plate!!!
Someone was very lucky this year!
Jack got cycling stuff
I got bake ware! Im so excited!!!!!
We ate Christmas lunch with my side of the family ! Loud lovely fun ! Such a joy!!!
The to the inlaws for Christmas 2 on boxing day!
A country walk with friends on the 27th!
Playing with new toys at home!
Then lots of time in our pj's playing relaxing & being together!
Oh & Two new additions to the family! My MIL & FIL got two new girls to care for! They are adorable!
It's been so busy & so lovely!
So much love & joy spending time with my little family & our large family & wonderful friends!
I'm so grateful for the fabulous people we have in our lives!