Monday, 29 October 2012

Happy Monday Everyone

First day of half term xxx got a lovely week planned, movies today (iceage4) at the kids club, Tuesday- swimming lessons, wed- light party (our alternate to Halloween), thurs- off to see my grandparents both in their 90s, taking them out for lunch then tea at my cousins with their kids, fri- our 16th wedding anniversary, nothing during the day but Bill and I off to see Skyfall x
Can you believe it's then November!!!!! Have a great week y'all, I'll be posting any cool pix we get xx

Saturday, 27 October 2012

A date with William!

So today Jaime has a party which means I have a date with William because Bill has a date with Millie. I love this one on one time, we get it so rarely. Poor William really wasn't feeling great though so wasn't much of a conversationalist and we bought that gorgeous looking strawberry milkshake home :( I'm now tucked up on the sofa with William xx let's hope he gets better for half term even if we don't have the best weather forecast!

Monday, 22 October 2012

One foggy morning.....

What a lovely walk to school this morning! It was sooooo foggy BUT it made for great cobweb spotting! They were everywhere, on the lights, on the bushes, on railings, fences and cars. The picture doesn't really do them any justice they are just beautiful.
Have I mentioned I love autumn!
Happy Monday everyone xx

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Strictly or X Factor???

We are such a Strictly family in this household! We couldn't give a monkeys about the singing shows but give us the glitz and glamour of ballroom and we are away!
The pic is of the kids and Bill snuggled up, recognise the blanket Shar???
We've also had a bit of a busy day, we went to kids club movies this morning to see Brave, fab film which we all loved even if William was a bit scared in parts! We ended up meeting a friend with her daughter after and went for pizza too!! We so rarely go out to eat as a family it was a bit of a novelty AND not too expensive. We managed to take 5 of us to the movies and out for lunch for £46! If we had gone to the normal movies it would have been that much just for the film!!
Ooh, and I got to Skype my sister in sunny CA which was lovely x
Anyway, happy weekend one and all xxx

Thursday, 18 October 2012


My gorgeous boy got invested into Cubs this evening!! Bless him, however challenging things are with him right now he is still a cutie!!!!!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Gods gift

To us this morning was the most vivid red sky! It's not nearly as beautiful in this picture but you get the idea xx

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Saturday fun!!

We normally never go to town on a Saturday but today we made an exception! Kids needed boots for the winter and I'd tried doing it without them and was very unsuccessful so we braved the crowds!! What do you think of them? Millie has the bright pink ones, Jaime's are kind of pewter. Cute or what! You have to love H&M x I spent £59.97 and got 3 pairs of boots, 2 dresses, a pair of jeans and a pair of jogging bottoms.....not bad if I do say so myself!
We also saw an author in the book store and the Minotaur and the knight are from her book, it actually took quite a bit of persuading for the kids to go pose with them x
A quick salted caramel hot chocolate stop later and we're now home having left William and Bill in games workshop for his good week reward. The girls and I are off to sort out their wardrobe!!
Happy Saturday everyone!

Friday, 12 October 2012


Look what we saw on the way to school today!!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

One of those lists.......

I haven't done one of these for ages, enjoy and hopefully someone else might do it too xx

1. What is your salad dressing of choice?  Ranch

2. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?  Don't have one, but would love to find one

3. What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?  Hot buttered toast

4. What are your pizza toppings of choice? Pepperoni

5. What do you like to put on your toast? Real butter


1. How many televisions are in your house? 1

2. What is the color of your cell phone? Back

3. Have any idea how many Megahertz your computer has?  Purple????


1. Are you right-handed or left-handed?   right 

2. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?  Wisdom teeth 
3. What is the last heavy item you lifted?   Trampoline

4. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?  Yes, falling off a horse!


1. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?  No, only God knows that

2. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?  Holly

3. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?  Errrr, no!


1. How many pairs of flip flops do you own?   4

2. Last time you had a run-in with the cops?   Not sure I ever have? 

3. Last person you talked to?   Bill

4. Last person you hugged?   Bill


1. Season?  Autumn, nothing nicer than a crisp blue sky 

2. Holiday?   Christmas

3. Day of the week?   At the minute Friday, its my coffee with friends day

4. Month?  November, our anniversary is on 2nd


1. Missing someone?  My mum, dad and sister

2. Mood?   Happy

3. What are you listening to?  Country

4. Watching?   The Paradise


1. First place you went this morning?  School run

2. What's the last movie you saw?  Hope Springs, last night

3. Do you smile often?  I hope so 

4. Sleeping Alone Tonight?  Most definitely not


1. Do you always answer your phone?  No I screen

2. Its four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?  A right wally,  I wouldn't hear it!

3. If you could change your eye color what would it be?   Green 

4. Do you own a digital camera?  No, I use my phone

5. Have you ever had a pet fish? Yes. 

6. Favorite Christmas song(s):   Any of them, I LOVE Christmas

7. What's on your wish list for your birthday?

8. Can you do push ups?  A few

9. Can you do a chin up?   Maybe one!

10. Does the future make you more nervous or excited?  Excited

11. Do you have any saved texts? nope. 

12. Ever been in a car wreck?  Yes

13. Do you have an accent?  Over here no, over there yes

14. What is the last song to make you cry?  ? not sure I have the worst memory

15. Plans tonight?  Catch up TV then bed, Bill is out

16. Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?  Most deifinitely and the only way is up

17. Name 3 things you bought yesterday.  Jeans & joggers for William and sequin tops for girls

18. Have you ever been given roses? Yes 

19. Current worry?  William

20. Current hate right now?  I try not to 'hate' anything

21. Met someone who changed your life?  yes 

22. How will you bring in the New Year?   Asleep. 

23. What song represents you?   In Christ alone

24. Name three people who might complete this?  Jen, Misty, not got many readers

25. Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?   Not to change anything but I'd relive my wedding

27. Do you have any tattoos/piercings?  Ears

28. Will you be in a relationship 4 months from now? Yes

29. Does anyone love you? Yes 

30. Ever had someone sing to you? Yes 

31. When did you last cry?   Last night

32. Do you like to cuddle?  Absolutely 

33. Have you held hands with anyone today?  Yes

34. What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school?  Not sure

35. Are most of the friends in your life new or old?   New

36. Do you like pulpy orange juice? The only kind!!!! 

Monday, 8 October 2012

Weekend x

So, Bill had to work on Saturday which doesn't happen a lot but is still annoying!! He had to get up at normal time which meant no lazy morning for us as our bedroom floor is possibly the squeakiest floor ever to have been heard and always wakes the kids up!! Anyway, my day started with homework! Well, we are having issues with William which I won't go into here but let's just say it took an hour and forty five minutes to do about five minutes work! Once that was done he went off to the movies with a friend and I had to drop Millie off at a party so Jaime and I went to the garden centre for a cup of tea and a cake! When asked what she wanted to do while the others were out she said she wanted to go somewhere for a meeting and a 'conversation'. So that is exactly what we did!! Brilliant! The afternoon was spent clearing out the kids rooms! What a fun thing to do!!! In fact I have made more mess now which I am choosing to ignore until my next free day which is not until Thursday. It does mean that we are now walking over charity bags and all sorts of stuff but it'll be great once it's all done!
Sunday was church, Harvest lunch and as it was sunny we cleared out the shed, put the garden furniture away, mowed the lawn and moved the trampoline! It now looks quite bare and wintery but we are ready!!
Enjoy the picture of gorgeous Jaime drinking her hot chocolate xx

Friday, 5 October 2012


It rained yesterday!! No beautiful walk to school pics, we were too busy walking in the rain to stop! But this is of the kids on Friday in their pjs after the madness of the day, ready for bed. I love friday evenings, we had no plans, I'd got us pizza for tea to have once the kids had gone to bed and we slobbed watching tv with the weekend ahead of us. Except, this weekend is different, Bill is working today which always bums the kids out! It's not like it happens very often but still I feel bad for him and the kids :(
Anyway, he's bought me up a cuppa before he left and we have a busy day ahead. Homework first, Millie has a party, William is off to the movies with a friend and Jaime and I are going to a cafe to have a 'conversation' her words. Sunday brings church, Harvest lunch and room tidying!! I know, what a rock and roll life! We don't have everything, we never will, what we do have though is Love, for each other and for God and you know what, I kinda like it!!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Blue skies, crisp air and sunshine!

It was and still is a BEAUTIFUL autumn's a snapshot of our walk to school today xx

Millie and Jaime hiding by the tree
William took this one, it's right outside the school x
I love shadows because they make you look like you have lovely long skinny legs...This is William and I x

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


Where has the spring and summer gone????  Facebook does nothing for my blogging, but I'm back!  So much has gone on this year, it's been good. 

This was my view on our walk to school 2 weeks ago, pretty much since then it's been raining, really hard too but I'm imagining all my walks to school like this.  Our new routine includes alot of walking!  I was too quick to get in the car last school year and so far we haven't driven once, even when it was POURING, and seriously it was awful but we did it, it's just over a mile to school.

So much has changed here, I have given up Phoenix but have got a job at school as a Midday supervisor twice a week which I am loving.  It is just enough to keep me going but leaves me time to do all the bits round the house and for the kids.  They are doing great, the girls have taken up gymnastics which they are loving and we have managed to get all of them swimming lessons too and they are all coming along with that too.

Generally, life is ticking along.  It is amazing how quickly the summer is forgotten and routine rules.  Only today my children were writing Christmas lists...they are currently taped to the mantel piece so Father Christmas can check on them!!

I'll be back soon x