2015 - Our Year In Pictures.
January was a quiet month for us, with Christmas over we chilled out and enjoyed some home family time. It saw us trying new foods and finding a consensus love of Sorbets.
February was an amazing month for me as I got to join a lovely bunch of ladies on my very first Blogging trip to Paris with Febreeze. We got to travel in Business class sipping on Champagne and Stuck our heads inside the bins of Paris to see what they smelled like.
March was my birthday month (I turned 33) but turning 33 was okay I guess. Nothing could be as bad as turning 30 in my opinion - that was a bad year for me. I hated that birthday. With the warmer weather starting to set in we adventured out on a few more family days out like our trip to the Birmingham Sealife Centre where Ryan got to see him favourite pals.
April was a game changing month for us as a family. We were invited along to Drayton Manor for their Thomas Land expansion opening in the hope of writing a good post and winning a spot on their 2015 Ambassadors Team, which I'm happy to say that we did and what an amazing year we had there. This was the month that I felt my Blog and my online presence had finally been noticed and people were actually wanting to work with us.
May took us all on a caravan holiday to Dorset where we had a wonderful week simply being us. Walks in the countryside, building sandcastles on the beach (on the odd days it didn't actually rain on us) and just generally spending quality family time together.
June was a lot sunnier and a lot busier for us. We took our first trip to Drayton Manor as Ambassadors, the first of many I must add. I wasn't actually planning on writing a post about it but what happened that day changed our Theme Park lives forever. My eldest two kids who were previously scared of the 'big' rides became complete adrenaline junkies.
July was my baby boys birthday but he wasn't a baby any more. Ryan turned 5 and I have absolutely no idea how that happened. When did my baby boy become so grown up? Sometimes I wish I could just freeze time and keep him this age forever but I know that's not going to happen so I'm just going to have to get used to having a Big boy around now.
August was a really nice month for us, by now Summer was in full swing and we actually managed to get a few days of sunshine whilst we were on the beach. This time we were in Norfolk but again in a caravan holiday park. Yes we do like our caravan holidays! The kids got two short breaks this year so they were very happy. Making memories is what childhood is all about so any time we can travel, we are going too. Travel is our friend.
September was very fruitful, quite literally! With being back at school our days out started to slow down as we got back into our everyday routines but the garden was beautiful. Bright coloured berries were ripe and just waiting to be picked. My little man loved picking the berries whilst my girls loves eating the pies that the berries went into that Nanny cooked.
October was Halloween so the kids and I, Yes I got crafty with the kids ( for just one day) making a Halloween themed wall. Anyone who knows me knows that I hate mess so crafty activities are a big no no in this house but they caught me on a good day, hour, few minutes.
November was a really fun month as I got to take part in a lovely online campaign with Popchips. I was set the challenge to share 6 'uplifting' moments throughout one week which was great fun to do. I took my kids to see Disney On Ice, we went to Drayton Manor and enjoyed a day out at Hatton Country World but my favourite day of all was a simple shopping trip and coffee shared with both my Mum and my sister which never happens.
Well what can I say, December was Christmas and what a lovely Christmas we had here. We may not have been spoilt with fancy gifts, posh food and expensive wines but we were showered in love, peace and happiness which is all I could have ever have hoped for.
2015 has been a good year for us. Yes it's had it's ups and downs but what year doesn't?
We don't know what the future holds but I do know that we've lots of adventures just waiting to happen and If 2016 turns out to be anything like 2015, then I will be happy.
Happy New Year Everyone xo