Sunday, 29 November 2009

Thanksgiving and all its loveliness!!

I am just laying about having cooked and fed 12 people today!! Oh and done the ironing..

I made Thanksgiving lunch for my lovely American Hubby who even though we have lived here since 1999 still misses home so I thought a bit of traditional US fayre would be nice for him..He does so much for us that it is the least I can do.

We had turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, gravy and sausage and sage and onion stuffing balls. For dessert we had pumpkin pie, pecan pie, whipped cream and ice I think that should be what all my fellow americans had too.

I have never made pecan pie and oh my goodness I will be making it again it is soooo yummy. I had a nightmare trying to find canned pumpkin too, but eventually 2 friends of mine showed up with 2 a piece so I now have enough for next year too. We all had a wonderful day everyone ate well, including the children eventually. I love that my children like pumpkin pie as it is something that just doesn't exist over here and our friends children liked it too, yippee.

That is all for now. Hubby away tomorrow night so by myself with the kids as long as I get them in bed on time we should be fine. I do have to take Bubbs to the doctors tomorrow though as he has a horrid rash on his face, I think it is a reaction to something but really not sure what, bless him he looks like he has a terrible case of acne!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

New week and hopefully healthy!

Just to update, WWW christmas fair went amazingly well and I had such a good time.
Kids seem to be a bit better so looking forward to a normal week starting tomorrow

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Christmas Fair

All is sick in the house, or at least 2 of the 3 kids are.....Bubbs and JimJam got horrid coughs and intermittent temps so off school today!

I am gearing up to do my first big Christmas fair at our Womens group evening...I am really excited, spent last night pricing up things and putting them all into nice display baskets. I just love this fair as it really starts the ball rolling on the season.

Not much else to report but want to try to start posting more regularly now as a fellow blogger and loyal reader commented the other day that I really ought to!!! So here goes....

Babysitting for a friend tonight and get to watch 'Last Chance Harvey' which I am looking forward to as Hubby wouldn't really like it so get to have a girly eve at someone elses house which is always good cos you can't do any other jobs apart from relax..... woo hoo

December is coming up and I have just been filling up my new replacement diary and man we are busy, I tell you once the kids start school it goes mad there are fairs, lunches, plays, discos and all other number of things that I have got to remember and before that I am actually hosting Thanksgiving lunch here after church (in honour of Hubby) on the 28th and so far I can only find canned pumpkin for 2.87 plus shipping (that is GBP but stupid computer won't give me the sign)....I am going to have to go for it as you just can't have Thanksgiving lunch without Pumpkin pie!! How much fun will that be though as we really do have so much to be thankful for even if we aren't in the USA!!

Friday, 13 November 2009

Beautiful friends and beautiful bag!!!!

Where do I start! I had a very good friend come round late on in the afternoon last night with an amazing surprise. She gave me a gift card for our local mall with money on it which all my amazing church friends from my wednesday group had given her to buy me a new bag! Well, can you imagine how excited I was.....anyone who knows me in real life will know I am not really a shopper especially for myself I just don't enjoy it. But, when beautiful friends tell you to go spend you go spend!!!! I bought myself a gorgeous bag and a new keyring and I had such fun doing it! I can't wait to show it to them next weds xx

Everything else here is good, the weather here today has been basically has been blowing a gale since last night and raining so hard it was sideways at times. Hubby worked from home today though which was a lovely surprise and makes for a long weekend almost. My mum is here still and we have managed to knock out quite a lot of christmas shopping while the girlies have been at nursery which is good as it spreads the cost alot. I managed to find Bubbs a small box of Lego Starwars which he should be so pleased with, he is too scared to watch the movie but is obsessed with them so I can't wait to see his face when he opens it. Girlies are nearly sorted and so is some of my family just a few to go now.

I have a Phoenix card stall at our Www (womens bible study group) evening christmas fair next week. I can't wait, I am nervous as have never had a stall this big yet but it should be really exciting and hopefully will mean I can do it year on is a really good way to start to get into the spirit of things and a good way to build up my business. I have managed to do a couple of parties this year and have donated some to charity too which is always nice.

Not much else going on at the mo, kids are doing great, weather hideous, hubby gorgeous, mum here and well, dad bored on his own in France and above all, God loves us allxx

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Thiefs, you are not going to get me down!!!!!!!!!!

Firstly, thank you for all the lovely and supportive comments left for me, it is so nice to know people do actually read what I write especially as I hadn't done for so long.

Mentally, I am doing great. I still get cross with the kids but with CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) which I am still learning to get to grips with and all my outside worries etc still being there I am feeling BETTER, woo hoo. All my children are being great. The girlies are playing together beautifully when Bubbs is at school now without nearly as much fighting. Anyone who reads this who has twins with older siblings will relate as when all 3 of them are together it is much harder work than if there is just the 2, be it the 2 of them or 1 of them with Bubbs. I am sure that is nothing to do with twins just 3 siblings. This is making life much easier though because I don't feel like a boxing referee all the time and the house just feels lighter.

Bubbs is doing better at school which I am really happy about and we got his school pix back today which is just so cute!!!! He is doing really well, no extremely well at his swimming lessons too and can pretty much swim. We did quite a lot of nothing over the half term school break. It was nice for all of us not to have to get up and out by 810am for school and we had a couple of PJ days. We saw no one from school and just really connected as a family. Hubby was off from the weds till tuesday which was awesome! Weds, Hubby and girlies went to the beach with the dog and had a blast and I spent the day with Bubbs. We were all supposed to do the beach thing but Bubbs said he didn't feel well so we stayed home but when I suggested doing something just the 2 of us he perked up....I am thinking he just needed some mummy time (bless). We walked into town for a couple of errands and then I took him to lunch which was lovely. Because of this, Hubby and I are now going to make a conscious effort to do things with all of them individually more often, esp Bubbs at the minute. However guilty this makes me feel saying it, I think my mental state over the summer affected him far more than I realised or even thought about. We always knew and had planned that we would be doing this but for some reason just didn't seem to think about doing it when they were so young...but I guess they are not actually that young anymore

Friday we went to stay with my Godparents, suzjim...that is what the kids call them. I love going there as we are thoroughly spoilt and it is like going on a mini break with the kids,who get equally spoilt. We went to a water park pool, you know the ones with wave machines and tubes and all had a BLAST, staying really late and just having a great time. All of this was marred by the fact that my hand bag got stolen!! Luckily, they didn't take the car but very kindly did leave the keys in the front seat (bizarre I know). The whole thing has cost me a fortune as we had to change the locks because my house keys and driving license were both in there! Also, our house insurance doesn't cover it as personal possessions is an 'optional extra'. But, it is only material so I have to let it go.

Saturday we came home, changed the locks and lazed about. Spending tea time having a KFC floor picnic watching family TV it was like something out of a movie and just as cool as it sounds.
Sunday we got back in the car and headed back to my grand parents after church, it was Church parade so Hubby was in his scout role and Bubbs joined him. He loves doing that it makes him feel so grown up. We had a lovely day with the grand parents and all in all this was the best school break ever. Made even more perfect by the fact that my mum came home sunday night too and is staying with us for a couple of weeks......I love her and having her here is a God send, literally.

Monday was back to school for Bubbs which was fine. Hubby was off too as it was our wedding anniversary....13 years! I love him more now than I ever did and cannot and wouldn't want to imagine life without him. He is my rock and however crappy I am with him he still loves me and after the year I have had mentally that is pretty impressive. I love you babe. We went out for a pretty crappy lunch with the kids and mum but still had a lovely day.

All back to normal now, everyone back where they should be and everyone happy. It's been a long time since I was able to say that and yes, I am relishing it.