Saturday, December 28, 2013


Updated to google plus and lost blog on iPad. Here are the photos of the room ready.

Ready to party

The house is ready to party. i will post photos from the ipad later today.
Graeme Pitman took the kids up to the top of the mountain today. I would have been a great experience and I am sorry that MJ did not go. she would have loved it. Having the first bbq of the holiday break tonight with all the family at marilyns so that will be nice.
hope that the day goes well tomorrow and it does not rain, as have plans to borrow a table for outside.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The family Christmas

Here are a couple of snaps of the family at various Christmas tables.
Boxing Day lunch with the burnnands.

The hungry horde at mum and dads for Christmas Day lunch.

Rein decorating my tree.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Birthday dinner

Have the family here from California so we are having a dinner for Ewan's birthday. Went to see the hobbit movie yesterday in the TET Kings Theatre in Stratford which was great. Looking forward already to the next one next December.
Today Mj, Erin, Mum and I went down to hawera for shopping, lunch and mum's appointment. Nice day wandering around then went out to Tawhiti to look at museum shop and around. While mum at doctor we went for a walk in King Edward Park which was nice. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas sampler

Helen our team manager for Stampin' Up had a challenge a couple of weeks ago which I participated in and here is mine hanging on my wall. It looks great, although I haven't quite got the pieces all straight. Thanks Helen for letting me take part.
All the parcels are under the tree but the tree isn't up yet. Think Erin might have to do it on Sunday afternoon. Went bike riding today, lunch with the girls and afternoon tea up the mountain with mum and dad. My cards aren't all quite written but getting on with that job so it will be done for tomorrow to bike and post them all. Hopefully once new year is over stitching time might kick in and a stay at the beach will also happen.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A busy day

It's nearly a month since I last posted and I think this will be a long on written over several days.
Only ten days left to work and then tidy up for the Christmas and wedding anniversary party. 
Today, Saturday had a visit from Marilyn with some need for scrap booking experience is that was a first. The dad came in to use the facilities, no time for a cuppa and then we had mum to visit and chat. Discussion about Christmas and what to eat ensued so now sorted I think. (But I will need to write it all down for my reminder list.) have shopping list for New Plymouth so that will be in a fortnight I think.
 This is what I have spent most of the day doing some thank you gifts for my Stampin up ladies and bits and pieces for a Xmas present. Hope they all enjoy.

There will be more to write about embroidery, night class, and exhibition so keep coming back.