Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas
From Us All!
Susie, DH, Eldest, Youngest & Treacle
Here we are now at the Festive Season and it has been so busy in the last few weeks but all the hard work is so worth it!
Youngest chilling in the sitting room.
A few gifts already round the tree
The dining table centre piece which was a Christmas gift from our good friends Ted and Helen
The dining table ready for tomorrow
You know who in the garden
Waiting for Santa
No Treacle he won’t be here yet!
Susie, DH, Eldest, Youngest & Treacle
Yes just one day to go before the Christmas festivities begin and I have just about caught up!!!! Sixty mince pies are now made, fifty sausage rolls made and I have collected the meat and fresh fruit and vegetables from the Farm Shop so that is all now done. I just have to finish icing the Christmas cake and I am ready!!!!!
The weekend was busy again, Friday night was our Presentation Evening for the swimming club and we had changed venues from previous years. This combined with an extra medal being presented for each race, we had lots of parents and swimmers there (more than previous years!) which was great. The Boys had done well in the Championships and Youngest got his first Second place plaque which he was thrilled with.
Youngest’s second place block and receiving it from our President
Youngest also received The Captains Shield this year for Great Sportsmanship for the year which was presented by Eldest, as he is the Boys Captain, but no one got a picture and I was helping get the buffet unwrapped!
Eldest was helping the President with the trophies and he then presented Eldest with his trophy!
Eldest and Girlfriend
The Disco afterwards and one of those dances!
DH doing the disco!
It was a great evening and we got home about midnight! Saturday was the first Saturday in six weeks that DH and I had been in and it was so nice not to be going anywhere. We got quite a few jobs done before Christmas which needed doing and then Sunday we went to see our friends over in Stafford with Christmas gifts.
Tonight DH and Youngest are doing a disco for another swimming club in Derby for their presentation evening! So I am getting some ironing finished and those odd little jobs finished for Christmas Day!
With one day to go my Holiday Tip for today is
DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE SMALL THINGS, JUST RELAX AND ENJOY THE FESTIVE SEASON!
Have a Marvelous Monday
Four days left and how much can you fit in to four days?! Well lets see I need to finish our Christmas cake, at least the Christmas pudding is done and waiting for the day! I need to brave the supermarket (no I didn’t get to go today!), we still need to deliver gifts, still some business work to do and oh yes have some relaxing family time too!!!!!
Tall order I think!!! The Boys are busy getting ready for tonight (I thought it was us girls that take hours to get ready?) no Boys are as bad. Having cleaned the house from top to bottom yesterday ready for the holidays the Boys have been at home all day!!!!!! Yes it now looks like I did nothing yesterday!
Treacle is wandering between the Boys rooms trying to get someone to play with her, they both keep patting her on the head and that’s it so she is not being successful. She has got in her basket beside me in disgust! Don’t worry Treacle we will give you an extra long walk over the weekend to make up!
I need to plan some of my quilting things I need to do as well as there is another Baby due after Christmas and if I don’t get on with the quilt the baby will be here before the quilt is made! This is Girlfriend’s Uncle and his partner who are expecting and they know they are having a little girl so I have bought some girly fabric. I also need to finish my Autumn wall hanging (ready for next year now!) and I have Eldest’s quilt still to finish! I changed my mind on the border for it and bought some different fabric. I also have the Mystery quilt from our quilt club to finish and I need to also get on with another quilt I have promised!!!!! Oh my!!!!!
My Holiday Tip for today is
EVEN THOUGH IT IS A BUSY TIME OF YEAR MAKE THE MOST OF FAMILY TIME
Anyway it is a quick post today as I have to dash and finish some ironing before I go out tonight. Will load some pictures tomorrow of Presentation Night.
Have a Fantastic Friday and Weekend
Yes only five days left!!! I managed to get all my day work done, just now need to do my home work!!! I managed to get the Christmas cakes finished and the puddings re-wrapped and DH has delivered two hampers already!
Youngest finished today for the Christmas break and he is so happy! DH also helped today at the village playschool with giving out the presents (dressed in red of course!) Fortunately there were no tears this year.
Today has also been house jobs day which I dashed through this morning and tomorrow I need to brave the queues at the supermarket to get those final little bits. Hopefully I will be able to get some more baking done tomorrow.
Tomorrow evening is the Presentation Night for the swimming club where all the trophies are presented from the Club Championships held in November, there is also food and entertainment. Tonight is the last swim session before Christmas so the children (and parents!) don’t have to get up early on Saturday morning!!
As there are only five days left before the festivities my Holiday Tip for today is
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH PLATES AND SERVINGS DISHES FOR THE CHRISTMAS LUNCH AND YOUR GUESTS (YOU COULD ALWAYS USE THE DOG’S BOWL IF YOU ARE SHORT! SEE MY CONFESSION ON THE “ABOUT ME PAGE”)
Have a Thrilling Thursday (I will get round to doing some quilting soon, honest)
I don’t normally get to post on Wednesday Wag day but Treacle’s asleep so schh don’t wake her! Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt (http://www.sewwequilt.com/) came up with this! So what is your Elf Name?
Susie x (aka Sparkie Sweet Stocking!) 🙂
Hi Everyone just six days to go before Santa comes down the chimney and leaves me my presents. Mom has assured me that Santa has them and will be delivering them on Christmas Eve, but I have to go to sleep or else he won’t come!
It has been hectic at home in the last week. I have been for my Christmas haircut and bath and Mom says I smell so much better!! All my beds have been washed and my towel and also my collar so I am really ready for Santa.
We have been out for walks in the evening as I have been helping play Postie with Youngest for the Scout Post. The other evening was really cold then the next one was mild, strange weather!
I am just checking to make sure that the computer is all set up for Wednesday Wag and Mom has left it just right! Eldest is out today with Girlfriend Christmas shopping and Mom is busy baking still! I always sit near her in the kitchen when she is as you never know what tasty morsels drop off the counter!
I also dusted off my Christmas hat, don’t you think it looks just right?
Mom says I need to do another Holiday Tip so here it is
IF YOU HAPPEN TO SEE SANTA, DON’T BITE OR CLAW HIM! YOU MIGHT GET BRUSSEL SPROUTS IN YOUR STOCKING INSTEAD OF GOODIES!
As next week is Christmas I am afraid I will be too busy for a Wednesday Wag so I would like to wish all my Followers a Very Merry Woofy Christmas and hope you all have a wonderful holiday.