So this time last week i was somewhere on the M1 making my way, with Rach and Nat, to our awesomely fun weekend away at Crafty Cottage!
I got to spend the weekend with most ( i say most as Laura and Chloe were absent this time kinda) of my scrappy girls. I tell you every time how fab these ladies are, but seriously they really are, and this time was pretty damn amazing!!
I love these girls, i really do and I am so pleased to count them as friends.
The weekend was a well needed ( if not snot filled) get away from the crazy times that are upon us!
I adore Christmas that's a given, but it was so nice to switch off for a few days and be encapsulated in fun and friendship!! ( i am soppy, but i don't care!!)
The usual gang were there, including, Leanne, SJ, Jen, Shim, Katy, Katherine, Rach and Nat. Laura did pop along though! i would have been VERY sad to have missed her all weekend, and, and, and she brought along the cutest bundle in the form of Lady Abi, she is the most adorable little cutie. Its safe to say we were all smitten with Miss H !
(oh my broody ness saw new heights!!!)
We honestly had a fab time, and we got to exchange out secret Santa presents!!! I totally love love love my gifts, they are perfecto!!! I know my Santa put a LOT of time, thought and effort into my gift and its not wasted for sure!!! I am a lucky girlie!!!
Thank you Santa :))))))
I saw my receiver get her gift and she was thrilled too!! Sooooo yay!!! brill or what??
Amongst all the fun and gossip. Oh and filming!! ( more on that later!!) I actually managed about 17 layouts in total! i was really pleased as i only did one on Sunday, so the rest were Friday night and Saturday!
I am really pleased with that effort as i talked A LOT!!!!!
(Thinking about it makes me wanna be transported back there, RIGHT NOW!!! lol)
So here are a few of the pages I made. Maybe ill split the rest over a few days. Interspersed with some JYC'11 pages!! and maybe another film!! yes, i am getting very brave!!
These are in no particular order:
Stunning!! Enough said really !!!
Chatting, Bella is talking so much now, she has like a gazillion different words that she can say, and I fall head over heels in love with her again and again each time she finds a new one!! It's crazy how quickly she is developing, its almost an overnight occurrence!!
My favourite so far is her way of saying, absolutely and definitely! Such big words for a little girlie!!!
Grandpa pigs train! Oh how she loved Peppa World, and still chats about it now!! I think she felt rather regal riding around and waving at the other people!! cute!!!
Ah my all time favourite thickers!!! I love them!!!
So on our last weekend away we ( I ) coined the phrase love in a bucket, so i figured it was only right to scrap it!! This picture was the most awesome for this title, and i was thrilled that it fit so well!!! SCORE!!! it's a quick layout, using a small amount of supplies, but i still love it. Maybe there is a technique in there somewhere?
I have used gro bags since Bella was 10lbs, that's quite a long time!!
I was so excited to use them , I had planned to, right from learning of them, but once she was here and rapidly approaching the ideal weight for them i got a little nervous, i think i just got used to her little blanket!!
Well there really was nothing to worry about. We both loved them instantly. they made night feeds easier, as they kept her warm so no cold basket to return to!
This one is my favourite as it matches her lovely room, it's roundabout girls by mamas and papas. HEART!!!
I admit to still having 2 that still fit, they are both 18-36 mth ones with a beautiful butterfly design on . They are not used that much anymore as Bella is in a bed now, but i just cant bear to part with them!! True Story!!
I genuinely think Bella thought she was driving the whole ride around whilst sat in the little van. She was totally in her element. She kept asking, Bella Drive Mummy?" to which i was happy to reply that she was in deed driving. She was thrilled bless her!! and thanks to free ride wrist bands Bella went back on this a million times more!!!! YAY!!!/
So there you have them. I will be back soon to detail the front cover and first page of my JYC 2011 album.