We’ve had a really busy year, with some good and some bad. I’m not going to lie, it’s been stressful at times and fab at others – like most people’s years, I’m guessing.
Back at the start of the year the girls and I were at my parent’s house, temporarily homeless while we waited for our house purchase to complete. Although we all missed James we got into a happy routine with my parents and enjoyed our time there, on the whole.
We moved into our first “own” house in March and have been spending the rest of the year settling in and getting it slowly how we like it. The living room has been one of our priorities, it being the room we spend a lot of time in, so we’ve bought new furniture and a rug for the room, and hope to decorate it in 2015. It doubles up as my workspace as well as the kids main play area, so we are all in it a lot. Elsewhere in the house we’ve bought some new furniture and are making plans of what we want to do in each room as we can afford it.
Our Summer was busy but lots of fun. I started to work again after we were settled into the new house, and am now sat here with a waiting list of blogs to design! James’s work is going great and he really enjoys the company as a whole, and gets along well with the people he works with. We went on loads of outings this year, many thanks to the blog, and had some really fun adventures as a family. We’ve have some fun holidays, too, although the weather hasn’t always been kind to us while we’ve been away.
Georgie started preschool for five mornings a week in September and we have settled into a routine in the week, with Lydia at stay & play or dance some mornings, and home with me for some one-on-one time for the others. Georgie loves school and is eager to start the new term next week.
It is great to feel like we are putting in roots this year and settling down with our little family. Georgie’s primary school application confirmation letter arrived today and hopefully in a few months time we’ll find out that she has a place at the (very!) local primary school on our estate. I love that she has been able to make friends and I know that we won’t be moving away from them because a landlord decides he wants his house back.
Lydia is loving life and coming on in leaps and bounds, talking in little sentences, learning her numbers, and making friends with everyone she meets (and I’m not kidding, she made friends with the a market research lady the other day).
Hopefully in 2015 we will continue to feel part of the neighbourhood and the girls will continue to blossom. Happy New Year!