Welcome to my blog! I never really thought I would create a blog untill hubby set up a family one. I started posting to it and was told off for "hijacking" it with my "craft rubbish!" And so the Nerdbird Blog was born! Not sure how much I'll post but I understand that this blogging lark can be addictive!

Saturday, 27 December 2008

365 Day Challenge 349 to 361

Prompt 361: May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year throughToday is a day of relaxing, watching films and playing with new toys.

Prompt 360: Christmas Day
Here we are!Although Christmas day didn't turn out quite as we planned, the boys had a fab time, and that is the main thing.Here are my two fav photo's of the boysPrompt 359: The family is one of nature’s masterpiecesLovely weather today! took the boys out the park as Mike's mum wasn't feeling well. Nice to spend tiome just the 4 of us.

Prompt 358: Everyday is a cause for celebrationToday is Will's 4th Birthday so def a cause for celebration.

Prompt 357: Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry ChristmasPrompt 356: The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sungPrompt 355: May peace be more than a season, may it be a way of life
We are away for a weekend for Mike's grandad's 80th BD. This is Will and I relaxing on the four poster bed!

Prompt 354: A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;It makes no noise at all,But softly gives itself away;While quite unselfish, it grows small
(Photo tp follow) I love candle light I find it very calming

Prompt 353: There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child

This doesn't apply to me as I am still a big kid! I am just alot worse now we have the boys! We
never had stockings as a kids but I am loving this tradition with the boys

Prompt 352: Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful I love the magic of Christmas, always have always will! Now we have the boys I get to enjoy the magic again

Prompt 351: There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions."Christmas for me has always been about family and spending quality time together.

Prompt 350: I'm dreaming of a "---" Christmas Just like the ones I used to knowToday we had a little party for Will and his friends, we had done secret santa for the 7 kids, played games and had a carpet picnic - I loved it!

Prompt 349: Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)There's a party goin' on right hereA celebration to last throughout the yearsSo bring your good times, and your laughter tooWe gonna celebrate your party with youToday I am celebrating finally finishing my Christmas cards! Now to write them all!

Monday, 15 December 2008

365 Day Challenge 345 to 348

Prompt 348: Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
'Tis the season to be jolly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Don we now our gay apparelI am making a Christmas Book for a friend with the MM Fa la la paper!

Prompt 347: Oh I'm the happiest Christmas tree
Look how pretty they dressed me
Oh lucky lucky meMe and my baubles!

Prompt 346: It's the most wonderful time of the year.
With the kids jingle belling,
and everyone telling you,
"Be of good cheer,"
It's the most wonderful time of the yearI love Christmas and for the most part I do feel it is a wonderful time

Prompt 345: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev'rywhere you go;
starting to get a few presents under the tree so it is starting to look alot like Christmas here!

Sunday, 14 December 2008

JYC Day 8 to 11

Day 11: Real or fake tree? I have both! Love the smell of a really tree (and I don't care about pine needles) but the little artifical one is my "first" ever christmas tree and sits in the corner of my dinning roomDay 10: Not used the prompt today, but here I am with the fab Sue, we had a fab day as always
Day 9: Again not using the prompt but showing my present to myself. I finally caved and brought myself a troll bracelet. I have brought a couple of "real" beads and then some cheap ones from Ebay to fill it up and I can them replace these over time. I used Mum's money to by it so it is kinda my present from herDay 8: Christmas sights

Thursday, 11 December 2008

365 Day Challenge 340 to 344

Prompt 344: The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown This song always makes me think of pinky and perky! I had a vinyl single of them singing it!

Prompt 343: For fast-acting relief try slowing downFor me fast acting relief is usually Anadin

Prompt 342: There comes a time when you roll up your sleeves and put yourself at the top of your commitment list I do try and take some time out for myself, even if it is just a cuppa!

Prompt 341: These are the magic years…and therefore magic days…and therefore magic moments The magic around me right now is all christmas!

Prompt 340: Let us pause to warm both our hands before the fire of life Certainly could do with a real fire right now as it is realllllllly cold!

JYC Day 6 and 7

Day 6: Christmas MemoriesScraplift from Shimelle's prompt.

Day 7: My to do list

Friday, 5 December 2008

Journal your Christmas Day 4, 5 and Cover

Here is my album. I am using an 8x8 AC album and then sticking the LO's to the page protectors so I can put bits and pieces inside and also so the album pages are still touchy feely!
Day 4 : This is more my dream Christmas than a perfect christmasDay 5 : For me the christmas count down starts on Dec 1st! Photo is of our advent calenders this year.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

365 Day Challenge 339

Prompt 339: "If cold December gave you birth, The month of snow and ice and mirth, Place on you hand a Turquoise blue, Success will bless whate'er you do."
Will was born on Dec 23rd so I hope his life is blessed with success!

Today I brought a dress for my SIL 30th next year - and it was a 14 I am so excited! and then I got back and Mike jsut said "it's nice" So now I am thinking perhaps I should take it back, Men!

Journal your Christmas Day 1 to 3

So here are my first 3 LO's

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

365 Day Challenge 336 to 338

Prompt 338:How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December's bareness everywhere
Oh my it is certainly cold!

Prompt 337: How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon
Well I am 1 1/2 stone lighter than in June for a start! I am happier in myself and grateful for what I have in life.
Prompt 336: Embarrassment
Embarrassment is an emotional state experienced upon having a socially or professionally unacceptable act or condition witnessed by or revealed to others

Sunday, 30 November 2008

365 Day Challenge 333 to 335

Prpmpt 335: Love, loving
Love is any of a number of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong effectionToday I am loving my nre clothes! I have brought some that fit! and inspired by Kay I have taken a photo of myself in the hope I might start to see it. Will have to see if I have a "Before" to compare it

Prompt 334: Cry/crying
The term crying most commonly refers to the act of shedding tears as a response to an emotional state in humansI cry very easily! I cry at good things and bad things. I do feel that sometimes you need a bloody good cry and you do feel better

Prompt 333: Anger, angry
Anger is an emotional state that may range from minor irritation to intense rageI am not generally an angry person and it does take alot to make me lose my temper but when I do it is not a good thing! and I am also an elephant that doesn't forget! I can forgive but not forget

Thursday, 27 November 2008

365 Day Challenge 329 to 332

Prompt 332: Laughter/laughing
Laughter is an audible expression, or appearance of merriment or happiness, or an inward feeling of joy and pleasureI have lots in my life that makes me laugh, the biggest being the boys. I love that Mike makes me laugh, big old belly laughs out of no where!

Prompt 331: Sad/Sadness
Sadness is an emotion characterized by feelings of disadvantage, loss, and helplessness. When sad, people often become quiet, less energetic, and withdrawn. Sadness is considered to be the opposite of happinessI have had my fair share of sadness in my life, especially since losing Mum. Sometimes it feels good to let it all out. Also I think it makes me who I am today.

prompt 330: Happiness/Happy
- Happiness is an emotion associated with feelings ranging from contentment and satisfaction to bliss and intense joyI like to think that for the most part I am a happy person, I certainly have a lot to be happy about. However I think you need the lows in life to appreciate the highs.

Prompt 329: If you woke up this morning, it's time to celebrate
Today I found the picture that Anna took at the retreat - a nice photo of me, reason enough to celebrate!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

SFIO - Gratitude ch6

Challenge 6 was to create a LO about the following GRATITUDE idea:"
I don't have _____ but I do have _____"
using a song title, lyric or a quote

Thank Heaven for little Boys
Journalling reads: Before I had children I always hoped for a son and daughter, I wanted the relationship I have with Mum. I may not get that now but you know what?? Son's are great!!!

Bad Girls November Kit

Now I am not a huge fan of vintage so I was not 100% sure about this months Bad Girls kit but after seeing the DT work and finding some old photos I do a few LO's.
Love Letter
The Man on the RHS is my grandfather, my Mum's dad, and on the back he had write a note to my Nan
Crazy in Love
Mum and Dad being silly! I think it is about 1980.
Me and my new baby brother!