Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Where did October go?

I've had a few reminders from family/friends about the fact that I haven't posted in a while. Life is hectic at the moment - we have a skip on the drive and I am madly trying to clear clutter and get rid of rubbish. We move one week from tomorrow!!! We won't be able to move into the house we're buying for another month after that, so the family will be splitting up and the furniture will go into storage. Claire, Emily and I will be going to stay with my Mum and Dad (thank you Mum & Dad!!) as well as the two dogs and two cats!! Hugh is going to stay with his girlfriend, Sarah, during the week and come back to EG to stay with my brother and family at the weekends when he has work. Jon will find out tomorrow (hopefully) whether he has a place to stay with our nephews. It's going to be strange but in the grand scheme of things, it's not for that long - we'll manage!! Once things settle down a bit I will get back to blogging more regularly and taking more photos. Take care xx

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Surprise!! Another update .....

As I mentioned in my last post, the day of the wedding was also my daughter Emily's 11th birthday. She had time to open family presents before we left for the wedding.

After the wedding lunch we went home for a short while before going back for the evening reception. In that short space of time we managed to pick up Emily's friend, Emily (yes two Emilys!) and have a quick birthday tea and cake and a few more presents were opened.

Her friend, Emily, had given her Spin the Bottle and at this stage they were supposed to be doing the can-can. As you can see there was much laughter and not quite as much dancing ;)
I will post as and when I can from now until we move.


Saturday, 6 October 2007

October already!!

Where has the time gone ..... September was a busy month for us and October looks to be similar as we prepare to pack up our house to move to the new one. Unfortunately it looks like we are going to have to store our furniture for a month before we can actually move into the new house and we are in the process of trying to sort out where we will stay in the meantime. It could, however, have been worse and we are just looking forward to being in in time for Christmas!
So, what have we been doing other than packing? I mentioned in previous posts that our girls were going to be bridesmaids at the end of September and they looked beautiful! Jon's sister Debbie got married to Dave on Emily's 11th birthday (29 Sept) so it will certainly be a day she will remember for a long time.
Our morning started early with the hairdresser arriving to do the girls hair. Once hair was finished it was time for make up before getting to the hotel to dress. I was able to take some photos for the couple and enjoyed doing it.


Emily, Debbie & Claire

My son Hugh and his girlfriend, Sarah

Claire with her boyfriend, Chris Debbie and Dave with Debbie's Dad and some of her siblings.

L - R: Jon, Mike, Jerry, Deb, dad Frank, Dave, Martin and Penny

My Dad and Mum

Emly, just after everyone had sung Happy Birthday to her

Jon's other sister, Penny, was over from South Africa for the wedding. This photo shows her with two of her sons, James and Rob, who live in the UK.

I will try and post more regularly but this month could be rather hectic!