Where Have We Been?

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Life goes on. Things change. It gets worse for a while and then better.
For sometime now we’ve had our heads down, working hard, getting through some tough days.
And now… The other side perhaps.
This beautiful weekend, a little glimpse of spring. Spent together as a family. Laughing and playing without a care in the world.
It was truly a perfect moment in time where I fell in love with my little family all over again.

A Very Merry Christmas

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Christmas 2011 will be hard to top.

We made a decision to make the most of this special time of year. It really marks the end of a tough run for our little family.

As hoped this Christmas could not have been more joyful or magical. So much so that I head into 2012 with only happy memories and gratitude for the strength and love we are surrounded by.

Such a wonderful time was had that the pictures are somewhat limited, instead we enjoyed this time fully present in the moment.

I will post more soon but for now…

I hope you had a magical Christmas and here’s to a wonderful 2012!

The Big Book

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Everyday Bella and daddy cuddle up on the sofa with the big book. Bella’s new favourite book is actually her advent calender and each day, with her daddy, she enjoys a little chocolate treat. I’m not sure she’d ever really had chocolate until this and I have a feeling if it had been up to me she probably wouldn’t have tried it until this time next year!

But this got me thinking… The joy in that moment when she opens the little door and discovers what’s inside is priceless. If it wasn’t for her daddio none of us would have experienced this little glimpse of Christmas magic.

We give her very different things and whilst I certainly can and have given her so much that only a mother can give, from her daddy she gets equally important and equally special gifts that go way beyond chocolate.

The silliness, the fun, the teaching and the learning, not to mention the big safe cuddles and quiet bedtime stories are just a few of these.

I am so thankful we get to do this together. We’ve certainly had our share tough times over the last few years but I can safely say that right now things are wonderful. We make a great team, Scotto and I. And I have a feeling 2012 is going to be our year!

Lunch With Friends

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Another wonderful day.

A morning of Christmas preparations followed by lunch with our wonderful friends Dylan and Jessica.

We don’t get to see these two often enough and every time we do I am left wishing we lived closer.

Scotto cooked a wonderful meal followed by birthday cupcakes for Jess (Happy Birthday Jess!!). And no prizes for guessing which little lady woke upĀ  in time to polish off not one but two mini cupcakes??!!

Wouldn’t you know that Christmas preparations have once again been left to the last minute and tomorrow is looking like a VERY busy day! Maybe there’s a new years resolution in here somewhere…