2012 was a year of high highs and at times quite low lows for me.
The highlight was obviously welcoming our beautiful baby girl Miss J.
She is an absolute delight and watching her and LL interact and "play" brings a smile to my face every single time.
My wish is that they will be great friends in the years to come.
We were also fortunate enough to welcome another nephew to the world. My brother and his wife had their third boy at the end of this year. Chase, we can't wait to cuddle, kiss and play with you when we eventually return home :)
Tough decisions were made this year, and another year in Bots was the outcome. If I'm completely honest there has been a lot of regrets over this, despite knowing it was probably the right decision for our little family. 12 months; really, it's not that long.
2012 you've been tough, probably one of my toughest years yet as I've learnt and managed to be a mother to two. But despite all the low times it really has been a great year, a year for us as a little family.
2013, I can't wait to see what you bring us.
We've got some exciting adventures planned with family visits early in the year, and hopefully a friend or two stopping by as the year goes on.
This is going to be our year to live a little more - to socialise, to go places, to see and do exciting things. To make the most of what will probably be our last 12 months here.
I hope to forge stronger friendships with those I already have.
I hope to find a little more time for things I like to do.
I hope LL has a fabulously exciting first year at pre-school.
I cannot wait to celebrate our baby girl's first birthday and watch her continue to grow and learn.
And I hope Mr B and I find a little more time for each other.
Happy New Year to all our lovely family and friends, both near and far.
Cheers to you xx
PS - with two kids with tonsilitis and a husband with a head cold, it's unlikely we'll see midnight here in Bots. Maybe next year ...