2013... Our Fantastic Year

2 January 2014

Happy New Year everyone! Can you believe it's 2014? I can't! I was really proud of myself this year as it was the first time in about five years that I stayed awake until midnight! We had a nice relaxing NYE, starting with tea at Pizza Hut with my parents, followed by an evening of rubbish television, a chocolate orange and a few glasses of Bailey's!

Looking back on 2013, it was a fantastic year. One of the best things about having a blog is being able to look back at what we've done this year... the things I baked, the places we went, the milestones and the little things too.

So here are a few of my highlights of 2013...

We started off the year with a huge snowfall. The darlings loved it and had so much fun in the snow.

I had another lovely Mother's Day in March. I was spoiled with some fab presents but the best one by far was the beads Oliver chose for me. And of course, you can't beat cards made by your little ones too!

April was a fun filled month, with lots of Easter fun and a trip to Eureka The Children's Museum. But the highlight was going to Cbeebies Live. It was the second time we've been and was even better as all four of us went this time. 

The absolute highlight of the whole year was our holiday in May. It was simply the best family holiday ever. I wish we were going back this year, but we'll have to make do with a UK holiday this year!

In June the sun started shining here in Yorkshire and we had lots of gorgeous day's out making the most of it.

The heatwave in July was incredible. I don't think I've ever been so hot in my whole life {in the UK!} Oliver finished pre-school and only in a few weeks would be starting school. We had a great day out picking the biggest, juiciest, tastiest strawberries!

Finally in September, the time came for Oliver to start school. Oh my little boy looked just gorgeous in his new uniform... and so grown up!

October was a quiet month. I celebrated my birthday with a chocolate orange cake. The best thing though, which I can't believe I forgot to write about, was Disney On Ice. It was simply incredible!

And we ended October with a brilliant Halloween party at home.

On to November when the countdown to Christmas began with Santa's reindeer parade through our village.

We also squeezed in a visit to Blackpool to see the Illuminations.They were actually quite good and it was like being a kid again!

 We ended our year with Lydia's 3rd birthday. I made her a Hello Kitty cake and we had such a sweet little party at home for her.

Christmas Day was fabulous and topped off a such brilliant year for us.

So that was our 2013 in a nutshell!

I'm looking forward to 2014 so much. I don't do New Years resolutions but I want to continue being positive and try have more courage to face selling the house I've lived in for 11 years and find a new bigger, better family home!

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