Epic Catch Up

Hi Friends! As you will have noticed the blog has been sadly neglected over the last few months...children, church and general life haven't left much time or energy left over for blogging lately. But I know that I will regret not recording such a large chunk of my year as I do refer back to old posts regularly to look at photos and remind myself of what we were up to...so with calendar and phone in hand here's some highlights from the last few months:

>> In July we packed up the kids and visited a Christian festival call Momentum with several of our friends from church. I was so worried about the kids sleeping in a tent together, but miraculously they both slept pretty well and we had a fun - but exhausting - few days together.

>> Alys took her first steps on the 3rd August....and is now into absolutely everything and never stops! This was her first time out in the garden in shoes.

>> I was kind of dreading the summer holidays as I hate not having a routine with the kids, but it actually turned out okay. I spent a couple of weeks down in Devon staying with my family with the girls and Josh joined us for a bit too.

>> I turned thirty in August! We celebrated by having two nights away from the kids in a swanky hotel. It was longest we'd ever been way from the kids together, and the first time we'd left Alys overnight. They had a great time with our friends and to say we enjoyed our time away would be an understatement! LOVED IT!

>> Josh's boss went on a three month sabbatical starting in September, so once the new school term started life got incredibly busy. We have enjoyed the challenge of running this busy parish and survived with only a few bumps in the road!

>> I organised a ladies' retreat day with church in October and had so much fun planning it all. We had some great teaching, and we made some sugar scrubs and bath salts too!

>> Can we just take a moment to mourn Ivy's hair? I came back from the ladies' day and Josh had taken her to the hair dressers...and had SEVEN INCHES cut off. That's all I'm going to say about that.

>> We were feeling pretty exhausted by mid October so managed to book a super last minute glamping break to Abergavenny for three days. It wasn't the most relaxing time away but it was good to spend time together and enjoy some time outside. The stars were simply amazing.

>> Other than that we've just been keeping busy...enjoying the beautiful Autumn weather, playing games, doing endless puzzles, learning our letters, baking up treats, visiting with people, running groups, going to meetings, designing publicity....the list is as varied as our days.

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