I have had to draw a lot of lines in the sand lately and it’s been really hard. Saying no, setting limits, making a stand….. and worrying a lot what people might think.
I have been wanting to introduce the latest addition to our family here on my blog for a while now and here it is finally in all it’s simple newborn baby cuteness!
Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. I love all the fun. The special things we do as a family, the food we eat, the things we make, the good cheer…. There are countless wonderful Christmas traditions and it’s hard to choose the best.
But I have one thing I do every year, without fail AFTER Christmas, which captures it all (and it is getting bigger and better every year!)
Yes, yes, I do know it is almost march AND I am not normally one for making New Years resolutions either so this Blog post might seem out of place. However, this year we have found ourselves dreaming a bit about what the year ahead might look like. We even made a really cool custom made artwork to help remind us of our plans and I‘d LOVE to tell you about it.
My precious grandma passed away in June this year. She was 98 years old. So in these recent months I have been spending some time restoring and updating a special gift that I gave her for her 90th birthday, 8 years ago. It will now be a wonderful keepsake for each of our families to treasure for years to come, remembering her life, our family history and the legacy she has left behind.
I couldn’t have anticipated eight years ago what a treasure this photo book would become for all of us now. It was the best birthday gift ever!
It is a careful balancing act being a mum and a wife and, well, remembering to just be me too sometimes. But having my precious family around me enriches my life in so many ways. I have discovered walking in step with each one looks and feels very different as their unique personalities and needs unfold. Let me introduce them to you….