Looking Back at 2014.

Where did 2014 go?! It went way too fast. I'm thinking back and trying to think of all the things we did! So I thought it would be a good idea to jot it down. 2014 was a good year for us although we had a few bumpy rides, who doesn't?!

My youngest daughter turned 2 years old. Having 2 children really does make life fly by! Here I wrote a little post for her to look back at when she is older. Not long after her 2nd birthday she got a place in playgroup which you can read about here.

It was an exciting year for my eldest daughter as Mia had a very first school report. Also she started full time school which was very scary for me but also very exciting and proud seeing my first baby girl going to school 9am until 3pm.

This is one day I will never forget. The day I climbed Snowdon. We went the hardest way, I ended up crying because I actually felt my legs were going to give up and I had a few slip ups on the way. I just felt I was climbing rock after rock and it was never ending but of course I did it and we went down the easy-ish way. One of my biggest achievement.

Yes! I got a job, I had an interview and a few days after I got a call to say I got it. I as really excited. You can read the post here. Unfortunately I had to quit the job after a month and a half as it wasn't enough hours and I was basically paying out more to childcare than I was earning so I thought what was the point? So sadly, I had to quit. However, I am currently looking for a 16+ hour job.
Another fantastic experience was seeing Jessie J live! We were really lucky that she was performing in Colwyn Bay which is about just over an hour away from us. I went with one of my friends and we had a brilliant time. There were some other groups there to who were also great. One of them were called Neon Jungle and I honestly can't remember the other two groups! Jessie J was amazing singing live!
By the end of the Summer Elliw became fully toilet trained! It really has saved us on buying nappies however when Mia's toilet problem gets better it will save us even more money! Elliw shocked us all on how quick she learned.
The most exciting thing we did this year was buy our very own home. Looking back that this time last year we were still our Private Rent house. We didn't want to carry on living in Private Rent houses and we wanted a house we could call a home. Our offer got accepted not long after Christmas 2013 so it was very exciting. Here is our old Private Rent house and here are the posts about our new home: here & here.

I was very lucky to have the chance to have this helicopter experience with my nain and taid on himy taids 70th birthday. It was a surprise for him and he was really shocked and happy when he saw what it was. I was the first time I ever flown and it was an amazing experience! You can read the post and see more photos here.

Another exciting birthday was my nephews FIRST birthday. He had a little party a couple of days before his actual birthday so we went to that but was unable to go see him on his actual birthday because of my partner working and it would have been too late if we went there. He has grown so much, if you'd like to read a post about what I wrote then you can read it here.

I actually forgot to write a post about this so I thought I will just add it in here. On December the 4th the Coca Cola truck came to our town so we went to see it after my partner finished work. I was so excited! The girls didn't understand but we took our own photos as I was not going to que up in the huge que that was there!

Mia had a great 5th birthday party. Not many children were invited as I couldn't afford to pay for the whole class so I chose her good friends which she also chose too. I decided to do a Frozen Pamper theme party. All the children absolutely loved it. You can read more about the party here.

Last but not least! Christmas! We all had a fantastic Christmas. We all had too much too eat and the girls had too much presents ha ha! However, we all had a great time spent with family. You can read about our Christmas and Boxing Day here & here.

Me and my partner stayed at home New Year. The girls went to bed normal time. I had a few drinks - a bit too much ha ha. We had a lovely steak meal and just chilled all night.

Happy New Year everyone!

1 comment

  1. What a great year for you and your family! Lovely photos!
    All the best for 2015 x


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