This is the nice normal looking posed group shot.
Below are the two guys who join our group every year, the tall one is Lisa's husband who does digital scrapbooking and cooks us some divine Mexican food on the Saturday night each time. The other one is Karen's husband who doesn't scrapbook and usually goes for nice long walks in the beautiful country side but always helps us out in loads of little ways and on the Friday night this time made a very yummy chilli con carne which we used to top some of our jacket potatoes.
Take note of all the tubs of droolworthy cakes in the front of the picture there! The cake queen is definitely Karen who makes the most divine coffee cake ever, she also bought special chocolate cup cakes, Dundee cake, Mince pies and biscuits!. Even Lisa's extremely talented young daughter sent a lemon drizzle cake along, unfortunately I didn't get to taste hers as I was too busy eating Julia's completely yummy lemon drizzle cake but I did hear lots of rave reviews :)
We also did a mini gift exchange this year where we each made or brought a little gift for each person. These girls think of such amazing things, we have been so crazy busy that unfortunately my gift was just a little box of Mini Eggs as I didn't end up with any time to make something although I doubt that I would have been able to think of anything as nice as the other girls did!
Then my lovely friend Lisa is making and selling these beautiful beaded bracelet and earing sets. I adored them when I saw some of them over the weekend and totally fell in love with and immediately wanted this one which she called 'Nature's Glow'.
here. Hmmm I think I might need a couple more of those soon! :)
Well as usual I didn't get too much scrapping done over the weekend! I am a slow scrapper in general and I tend to spread out a lot so the tight scrapping space bewilders me and I get slower than ever lol. But I don't mind as I mainly like seeing all my lovely friends and having a laugh and we do lot's of that! Plus the long drive is really good for me especially as this was my first long drive since my accident last year so I was a nervous wreck but felt much better afterwards :) But I digress I can only show you the card I made for now... this was for this months card sketch on the Bo Bunny blog. I did the sketch this month and this is what it looked like...
Anyway that is it for today, I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and all the mothers out there have a fabulous and relaxing day tomorrow!