Goodbye 2015 - Hello 2016

Just like that we have entered a new year, and what a year it has been for us as a family, its not until I have sat down and thought about it all that I realised we have actually been through a lot! This year hasn't exactly been what I had in mind when we entered the year, although some things didn't quite go to plan, I really wanted us to be in our own home for when Archie arrived, unfortunately this didn't happen and I was really upset that we didn't get to have that special time to bond with him as we was all cramped into a bedroom at my parents house, but I still remained positive and tried to brush things off so that I could continue to enjoy the rest of the year, of course we still had a great year but I cant tell you how happy I am to be starting a new fresh year feeling a lot more happier. Here is a little look back on our 2015. 

We went from being a family of 3 to a family of 4, I had the most amazing labour and delivery with him, I got my drug free water birth and he was also born on the same day as Princess Charlotte. We had to learn the juggle between having 2 children, Isla become a big Sister and that has been such an amazing experience to watch the bond between her and Archie. 

We moved into our new home, and finally feel like we have found somewhere we are happy to stay for longer than a year, somewhere I can relax knowing we won't be moving in a few months time and we finally have a garden!

We was lucky enough to go on 3 holidays, we had a week at Bluestone's in Wales in February, a week in Egypt in September and then we ended the year with a week in Disneyland Paris for Isla's 3rd Birthday in December! 

Perry and I celebrated being together for 5 years, we also looked at a nursery for Isla and signed her up (she starts next week!) and this is going to be such a big change for me and her, one that I have such mixed emotions about. I also signed up to the gym as this year it is one of my goals to feel happy in my body again. 

We booked our wedding back in summer last year after visiting it I felt so at home and knew it was where I wanted to get married. We also had many adventures last year, making the most of sunny days and doing all sorts of activities, and this year we definitely want to have more and I also want to capture more of them. 

Here is one of our last photos as a 3... 

Our first photo as a 4...

Learning all about our new little addition...

Our holiday to Egypt...

Watching these two grow up together...

Isla turning 3 years old...

Spending Isla's 3rd Birthday in Disneyland Paris at Christmas time... 

Now we have a whole blank book to fill out again, I am in such a better place now compared to this time last year, I am looking forward to having a relaxed year, well I say relaxed but having a toddler and baby life is far from relaxed, but I mean more in the terms of we have no huge plans for this year like holidays abroad, moving, having babies etc. Just a year of enjoying our two little ones, lots of wedding planning for me, lots of little adventures and maybe a couple of short UK breaks. I also am determined to capture so much more of this year, I want to bring out my dslr a lot more and learn to use it properly and more of the settings, I now have a new lens for it too so I am looking forward to putting it to use this year. Its like the calm before the storm as I already know that 2017 is going to be a busy eventful year, but for now I just want to enjoy and embrace time that I do get to spend with my little family. Time is so precious and I cant believe how quickly time is going, we did receive some upsetting news about a close family member, but we are remaining positive and it just gives me another reason to enjoy life and to break through those little hurdles that life throws at you instead of letting them get to me. 

2016 I am ready for you...

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