In the days before Christmas I started to get ill. The past two years we've been going to a pantomime on Christmas Eve with family and we were meant to go again this year. Unfortunately by then I was down with the flu. David ended up going by himself with the children. Christmas Day I was out of bed surviving on day nurse. Boxing Day we went down to my brother-in-laws to celebrate with the family. I again got through the day on medication. I started to feel slightly better the next day, but still had to take it easy.
On December 29th we were meant to go ice skating, but because the weather was dreadful I still had a full blown cold we decided not to go, which was a real shame.
New Year's eve we had as you know our Murder Mystery Party planned. That all still went ahead. We had a great time. We had 6 people sleeping over and ended up going to bed a 3.30 a.m.
Last Monday, the removal company started packing our belongings. The children still had that day off school. Yesterday it was back to normal. However, this morning we woke up to a blanket of snow which resulted today in the school being closed. It will also be closed tomorrow. So much for them being out of the way while the movers try and pack everything.
Two weeks ago it was Sanne's birthday, and I did of course make her a card. With a bit of delay here it is:
I also made a card that my mum gave to Sanne:
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup, Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Heidi Swapp, Border Punch: Fiskars + Martha Stewart, Flower Punch: EK Success, Rhinestone: KaiserCraft, Ink: Stampin'Up, VersaColor, Ribbon: Paperchase.
Just before the Christmas break Ruben had a birthday party of a class mate, for whom I created a little gift envelop:
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Patterned Paper, Bella Blvd, Alphabet stickers: My Little Shoebox, Clear Stamp: Papertrey Ink, Tag: Newsagent, Twine, Star Die: Sizzix, Ink: Staz'On (Jet Black), VersaColor (Umber).
Last night I created 4 cards, which I will show you in the next couple of weeks. Almost all my scrapbooking supplies have been packed. I have got two boxes of supplies being shipped by air, which should arrive in approximately two weeks. Until then I will not be creating anything.
Two more days and weather permitting we'll be off to Australia.
Thank you for your patience and hopefully you're still with me. I'm planning to do one more post before we depart, so I'll catch you either tomorrow or Friday.