Yes I know that we are a full week into the new year now however, I had decided to take a couple of days off the computer and that then led into a whole week or so.

So i know that many people out there have already moved on from 2012 wrapped up their year and have now embraced the new year however for me I am yet to do that, so find below the highs and lows of my 2012 and what if anything I managed to learn!

2012 started as any year a fast come down after the CHristmas and New Year period but was thoroughly enjoyed as I spent the first 3 months planning and refining our amazing family holiday to Europe.

Our Europe trip we lasted for a month was the most amazing month of my life. It was a forever dream that I did not expect to experience for at least another 15years. Sharing that experience with my boys and hubby was so amazing and despite the huge amount of walking and the hundreds of churches that we entered there was very little complaining.

We saw Italy and all its beauties, Rome and its History from the unbelievable structures like the Colosseum, the Pantheon and Vatican city all the way down to its cobblestones, Pompeii and Naples, the beautiful canals of Venice and the city and beautiful hills surrounding Florence and Tuscany.

We then went on to view the very beautiful Paris city centre and a trip to everyone’s favourite Disneyland!

We spent an amazing week with family in London and Yorkshire, meeting in-laws and having plenty of celebratory drinks.

Finally onto Dubai where we enjoyed a nice relaxing few days playing at the amazing Palm Atlantis swimming with Dolphins, playing in the water park and skiing in the local shopping centre.

After our amazing time away it was back to reality and work hunting until we were surprised to find out that we were expecting our 3rd baby, so after having many uncomfortable days of morning sickness we announced to family our excitement. Only to find out at 17 weeks that our poor little babies heart had stopped beating. After the trauma and loss times got hard but we had plenty of family and friends there for us and we slowly began to heal.

The last 3 months of the year passed in a blur with so much going on Master 5 graduated from preschool and had lots of celebrations with friends and meetings with his new teachers and school.

Throughout the year we also celebrated friends 30th birthdays, weddings and engagements. And hubby also celebrated his 30th birthday surrounded by friends and family.

So despite the very low lows of this year, it was a year with much love, laughter, friendship and support and most important memories that we will have with us forever!

Thank you to all of you who helped make this year what it was and I look forward to all the engagements, weddings and babies to come in 2013!



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