Thursday, 19 November 2009

the last days of autumn

I was so in need of this day. And it was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. We walked 5 miles from Paddington, through Little Venice, along Regent's Canal, into Regent's Park and down to Oxford Street. Having not really spent that much time with Adam recently, it was a particularly special day. As with all fab photos, I can't wait to scrapbook them!

Thursday, 12 November 2009


I was never a bridesmaid before being a bride. By next July I'll have been one 3 times. I'd love to be a wedding planner. But I can't be. However my sister-in-laws engagement has sent me spinning with excitement about lovely things like this...

...and it's just so her! Maybe if I wasn't a Christian I could be a wedding planner. But then I wouldn't be a Christian and that would be absolutely, not-worth-thinking-about terrible. So I'll just carry on loving my job and just get giddy about weddings in the background.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

me and you

I love this photo of us taken in Oregon, October 2009

The story began 4 years ago. I wasn't looking for a boyfriend then, and definitely not a husband, in fact I was quite sure I didn't want to get married young. I wanted the freedom of living on my own and I wanted to put my photos up in a montage on my bedroom wall and I wanted to invite people round for dinner. But in September 2005, Adam started coming to my Church and for him it was love at first sight. For me I think it was love at 3rd sight!

It took him a while to realise I liked him. Apparently I was just polite. Apparently when you text a guy everyday it's still not clear. I used to love getting his texts, they used to make me giddy with excitement and the biggest grin would appear on my face.

In February 2006 he finally asked me out. He tried to do it on the 13th, we'd had a connect social at spoons on the quay and had spent quite a bit of time alone together. But the question actually came at 00.15am on Valentine's Day. He thinks I only said yes because I was asleep. That's not true.

We had our first date at St. Peter's Finger, a lovely pub in Lytchett that 2 and a half years later we went back to on the evening of our wedding day.

And now we've known each other for just over 4 years. 4 amazing years I'd like to add. There have been some spinning heights of highs and some desperately low lows, but through it all he's been incredible. My knight in shining armour. I might not have wanted to get married young but it was so right for me. He's so right for me. I don't know how things would have turned out without his love, kind words, care and belief in me. Now I get to be with the love of my life everyday and do ordinary day to day things with my best friend.

I love you Adam James Feery x

Monday, 2 November 2009

october pages

It's exactly one month since I last blogged! Oh dear. I wish I was doing Shimelle's blog class. It's also been about a month since I last scrapped. But today I have had a most blissful day off. And done lots of scrapping. Bit of a slow pace but I've managed 5 pages...

This page was completed while sitting in the back of an RV driving through the winding roads of the Canadian mountains. I was trying to take the opportunity to scrap to pass the time of travelling but it didn't really work, everything was sliding around. Still I managed to get it finished in the end. It's backed on corrugated card not cardstock to give it a really earthy autumny feel. This has to be one of my favourite afternoons of the year, a lovely walk in Oxford with my 2 sisters.

The wedding of some friends in Poole, the service was amazing, the band did such a great job and I really enjoyed catching up with some very special people.

Before we left for our holiday we wanted to spend some time with Adam's side of the family. We had a lovely lovely day in Winchester. A really hot day for October too. We walked along the river which was sooo pretty and had lunch in pizza express. Then we walked around the National Trust Mill which was also really nice. We missed Grandad but we must do it again it was a great place to meet up.

I don't usually use patterned paper for an entire page but thought I'd give it a go. It's a sweet design from american crafts. I'd seen a wonky photo frame used on the twopeas site so I thought I'd try something similar.

This is my most treasured photo from the American part of our holiday. A quick hug with all my sibs. Think I should have moved the thickers down a bit though so now that's annoying me!
Loving yellow at the mo.

I've not done such a simple LO for such a long time. But their wedding was so classy and not at all busy in terms of decorations etc so I wanted to try and reflect that a little. The rub ons finish it off nicely i think.

That's it for now. More scrapping once I've got the Canada photos printed! Yipee.