Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fill the blank: New Years

I'm playing along with Lauren again for the last time this year. :) 
This time next week I may have a daughter... that is very strange! I hope that you guys have a lovely night tonight and a wonderful 2012!
Now... to the blanks...

1.   New Years is sometimes overrated! I enjoy the start of a new year and the fresh slate that it offers, but I think that people make too much of the new years eve celebrations and then are disappointed. My favourite nights have always been spent with close friends getting together for dinner and a few drinks.

2.   One of my New Year's resolutions will be to settle into life as a family of 3 and to be the best mum I can be!

3.  A New Year's resolution I've made in the past was to lose weight and keep it off. That was around 5-6 years ago. I've pretty much done it! :)

4. The most time consuming resolution I ever made was probably the weight loss one. It took a good couple of years to get to goal.

5.  This year I will be spending New Year's Eve with Toby. It will either be a very quiet night at home, most likely going to bed around 9:30pm, with Toby going to sleep earlier and me tossing and turning until midnight... OR it will be an eventful night in the hospital! :) 

6.  If I could wish one thing for my new year it would be to have a healthy little girl and for Tobes and I to be great parents, while maintaining our relationship at the same time.

7.  2012 is going to be monumentally different to any other! Full of changes and challenges, highs and lows and lots of firsts!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Nursery Tour

Hi everyone! I hope that you are all managing to stay cool as the temperatures begin to climb.
Can you believe that we are nearly at the end of 2011?  2012 will be here before we know it!

I've been promising my interstate friend Sarah photos of the baby's nursery for far to long... here they are... lots of them!
I hope that you like them.
I'm a bit smitten with this room.
I find myself nesting in here most days now. It is most certainly the neatest and most organised room in the house... but I can't promise it will stay that way for long! ;)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Day 2011

8am: Awoken from deep sleep. Opened a few pressies in bed before showering and having some breakfast (Toby decided on hindsight that the leftover trifle probably wasn't the best choice).

Toby with his European beer stash
I was directed to my email account and a voucher to spend on scrapbooking goodies!

9-9:40am: Church, where we giggled as we watched this...

9:40-10:50am: Back home to prepare for the rest of the day.

11am: Arrive at mum and dad's to collect a bottle of vino from the offsite 'cellar' for lunch.

11:30am-5pm: Christmas Lunch at Lois' place with Anth, Frank and friends of Lois, Ray and June.

My cheese platter 

Lois' lovely table

Lois tucking into lunch!

Anth and Frank getting into the bon-bons

Tobes and I about to start lunch... actually, I think that Tobes may have started!

My lunch... yum!
After lunch we took a fair break, to digest lunch and open our pressies!

Pressie time! Frank loved his electric guitar from Anth.  
Anth and Lois opening pressies
 Back to the kitchen and then to the table to enjoy our dessert!

Assembling desserts

Lois pouring the flaming brandy over the pudding 
Pudding time!

Anth's meringues with double cream, mulled berries and organic fresh berries! 

5pm: Realised the time and thought it best to get to my mum and dad's.

After a little sit down, we decided it was present time!

6pm: The heavens opened and we got something of a white Christmas!

6:30pm: Dinner time... leftover cold meat and salads, then the obligatory pineapple pudding. It's not Christmas without it!

9pm: Home time for us. Just enough time for a sit on the couch, a snuggle with Sandy and an earlyish night.

Christmas has come and gone again for another year! I hope that yours was wonderful.
What did you get up to?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

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