Wednesday 17 December 2014

Elf on the Shelf 2014, part II

The days are racing by and my time is not quite my own at the moment, but my brother insists on the second instalment of Rudy, so here it is, and just incase I don't get back here before the New Year 
I'd like to wish you all a very blessed Christmas, surrounded by loving family and friends.
May the Child Jesus fill you all with His light and love and bless you all with a peace filled 2015.
Much Love
Liv xo

Then….. in-the-know-Jimmy decided it was his turn to have a go
Below is his creation!
(a shop scenario he tells me: Santa with someone on his lap and Rudy is the elf helper giving out candy canes)
I'll resume tomorrow night!

In other news :

The kids have all been very creative with their Christmas craft

In fact the craft situation got so got out of control I had to move this table to another room.

 We have been RACKing (Random acts of Christmas kindness) the locals

We went into town for Dad's birthday dinner and whilst there we saw the Lego tree on Pitt St, did a spot of Christmas shopping, picked up some much needed Nespresso pods, went to Mass at St Mary's Cathedral and wore squelchy high heels in puddles all night.

We have discovered geocaching. My enthusiasm is waning ...

their's isn't :(

Eeekkkk! Two this season already.

A wee bit of relaxing.

 Carols by Candlelight and mozzie infestation.

Pretty Christmas blooms

Loads of parties

A few Christmas concerts

A family fun…$4 went to Jim!

And thats the wrap.
Merry Christmas, 
Much Love
 Liv xoxoxox

Monday 8 December 2014

Elf on the shelf is back, 2014!

True to form, we had the tree and nativity scene up far too early like maybe November.
For the last 3 years I have promised myself I wouldn't do it again, but I keep reminding myself that some promises are made to be broken?!?!
I was so excited this year because we bought our first ever real tree. It's alive and growing in a pot…plump and stout and all things gorgeous.
There is plenty of Christmas fun going on around our digs: loads of craft, lots of wrapping and a pathetic amount of Buble and Mariah. But the greatest excitement goes to the arrival of Rudy for the second year running.

Rudy surprised the little people on December 1 when he burst through an envelope that was hanging from our tree (with torrential rain that night, he never made it to the letter box).
Master 3 and Miss 7 were SOOO excited, even the biggies were thrilled he had returned.

And so the magic of Christmas continues…

Rudy got a make-over this year with poms poms and cuffs!

Jimmy insisted that Rudy may like to sleep in this house he built, so we left it out for him and true to form, he made himself at home.

Rudy emptied the DVD drawers and climbed up to balance on the TV. 

Master 3 was caught red-handed with latex gloves. 
Me: "Henry you know Rudy will lose his magic if you touch him"
Henry: "but Mum I've got gwubs on and I just want to shake his hand"

To be continued……

Much love
Rudy   Liv xo

Saturday 25 October 2014

I Do…….

Family is everything!!!

I've just come down from the high that was my brother's wedding, and I can finally focus to write another post.
It was, without a doubt, the best wedding (besides my own) that I have ever been too. 
We headed west to Mudgee for three wonderful days of celebration where my childhood soulmate married his forever soulmate Ezzy, and I couldn't be happier for them. 
With bucket loads of love, incredible positivity, deep commitment and honesty, strong faith and two incredible marriages to be inspired by, in their parents, they will be blessed with a beautiful marriage and lifetime of love and joy.

My brothers (two on left).
Blessings from Heaven!

 Me with my gorgeous brother
My little fam!
Hubby and I

 My sister and my niece 

Mum & Dad
Ez's fam
Our massive clan

…with their new Aunty.
Ez made these kid's dreams come true, they really felt a part of this fairytale. 
Usually kids are on the table in the back corner of the room, but Ezzy put them centre stage, right in front of the bridal table. The danced until they had nothing left to give…
Lulu later said to Nana: "I'm going to ask Ez for notes, because thats exactly how I want my wedding to be"

My fam, minus the groom

So much love…..

Love you both very much
Liv x