Thursday, 7 January 2010

I'm still here

Did you miss me? After my last post just before the Christmas break everything became a bit a of a blur. David and I went to Paris for the weekend to celebrate my 40th birthday. That weekend the children stayed with their aunt and uncle the first night and with their nanny the second night. They had a great time as they had quite a bit of snow in West-Sussex, so they went out tobogganing.

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.


D@nielle said...

wow that's busy ! But no mention during the end of the post how you are doing now ? All better ? Wishing you lot's of luck with the whole move back !

Hanneke said...

Oh... ik miste je al!! Druke dagen gehad en voor de boeg dus.... ik hoop dat je je inmiddels wel weer beter voelt! Succes met de verhuizing straks!!

Je hebt weer erg mooie kaarten gemaakt!!


Linda said...

So sorry to hear you've been ill Lisette. All the best with the trip across. Welcome back to the lucky country:)
I am loving the punched border on that card...might have to add that punch to my wish list! xL

Joke said...

Ik hoop dat je je inmiddels weer helemaal goed voelt. Veel succes met de vehuizing en het achterlaten van vrienden en bekenden. Je kaarten zijn weer prachtig, vooral de kaart met de schitterend geponsde rand.