Why hello there!
We’ve had a rather busy Christmas / New Year period – filled with family and friends – and not to mention working on getting the blog back. I finally made the switch to WordPress (why did I wait so long!) and although there is still a fair bit of work to do to get things just ‘right’, I couldn’t wait to get back to blogging ‘live’.
But before we get into all the happenings of late, I thought that taking a brief trip down memory lane would be nice. To reflect on the year that was.
Well a small snapshot of that year, at least.
We started the year with a trip to the Coast – camping at the Farm and spending our days on the beach. Very aware that this would be our last holiday as a family of three.
Well this was a rather splendid and special month, as we welcomed little Josephine into our lives. The month was then lost in endless snuggles and cuddles, and soaking up that precious newborn smell.
This month we celebrated all things “Charlotte” – with our spirited girl turning 3! Lots of fun was had at her Enchanted Forest birthday party.
April saw temperatures start to drop, but we had a wonderful time at our annual family Easter brunch. We also took a train ride, searched for eggs in the garden and even visited the Circus!
This month saw us take lots of family hikes and bush walks, despite the freezing temperatures outside. We also headed to Beechworth to catch up with my family, and had a great time exploring the local area.
We took a roadtrip to Melbourne this month, to celebrate my little brother’s 30th Birthday! We survived the trip down the Hume with both girls in tow, and had a wonderful time introducing Josie to friends and family. We also finished Charlotte’s bedroom.
July was all about staying warm, for Winter had well and truly taken hold. We hosted a “4th of July” Party (an excuse to cook up some great American dishes), and continued to watch the relationship between our girls blossom.
This month we continued to take lots of family hikes, and explore the local area in more depth. There was also a lot of rugby watching!
We spent a weekend at Bundanoon this month, for a big family reunion. We also held a “Mexican” inspired Father’s Day Brunch, and I completed my first post-partum 10km race!
I took my first ‘solo’ roadtrip to Melbourne with the girls this month, to visit family and to throw a baby shower for my sister-in-law. We also attended our first Halloween party – dressing up as pirates for the occasion.
This month Charlotte danced in her first concert – and our hearts swelled with pride to see her confidently take the stage. We also spent time with friends, celebrating Thanksgiving and birthdays!
December was, as expected, about all things festive. From party to party, our social calendar was quite full, and we finished the year off with a trip to Melbourne to celebrate Christmas. We also met the newest addition to the family, my little nephew.
So there it is! A very brief glimpse into the year that was.
Here’s hoping for a 2016 that is filled even more with family, friends and adventure!