HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wow, where did the time go?!?! Before you go on reading, I want to thank all of you who has been following my blog. It means a lot to me to know that somewhere out there somebody is reading, or skimming, through my posts. It makes me feel a bit sane thinking that I haven’t been talking to myself all these years 😉 For those new to my blog and coming via the blog hop, welcome!! I hope we can get to know each othis this 2015! You can read a bit about me and if this blog is something to your liking, do feel free to follow me! You can see all my social media links on the right or later on this post!
A bit of reflection… Last year has been quite good to us. We were given time, health, laughter, friendship, adventure and many many fantastic memories. A few highlights from 2014 were:
Our trip to Malta. What a beautiful country with a lot of history and things to see and do!!! Loved every minute of our time there, even though it wasn’t as hot as we’d like it to be (we were just a bit greedy and wanted the temp to be mid 80s instead of love 70s :D). We rented an apartment in the middle of fantastic restaurants, public transport and shops and spent many hours just sitting around drinking and eating.
A visit to see hubby’s family and a surprise stop at Disneyworld! The girls thought that was THE BEST week ever and they cannot wait to go back! Before Disneyworld, I was not a fan of amusement parks. But this trip changed me. We all loved being there and having a five-years-old who still truly believes in fairies and magic with you made the experience extra special. The experience was not cheap (although the military rates sure helped) and worth every penny!
This was Jovie’s highlight. We saw these ladies at rope drop, this parade, the sing-a-long, and a fast pass personal meet and greet moment. You’d think those were enough but no, we had to come home with a few Elsas, Annas and an Olaf!
2014 was a great year for M’s gymnastics. She won a few medals and acquired many new skills. She’s now training for UK level 4, more less USAG level 7, and looking forward to another great competition year! Jovie also started training last October and while loving it, we have no idea how far she’ll go. Stay tune on this one. It’s not due to lack of talent, she’s got plenty of it, but she’s one to change her mind just like that.
We did a bit of traveling in England too. The oh so beautiful Cotswold.
And maybe one of my most favorite town: Whitby. Just a gorgeous coastal town that inspired many authors, Bram Stoker being the most well known.
Then the most fabulous craft fair that I have been lucky to be a part of: Sophie’s Christmas Fair. This year we made a bit over £3000 and all that money went into the Brain Tumour Charity. Besides organizing, a couple friends and I also made a few things and had our own stall. All profit went into the charity and one special craft friend, Amy Tsuruta, donated a big box of cards to sell also!!
So that’s that. Our quite lovely 2014 and we look forward to what 2015 has in store!!
Anyhow, if you came here via the blog hop, I don’t have a giveaway for just one person to win. Instead, I have created these few bits of graphics images for you to use this coming Valentine’s day or for just because I love you day. I hope you love what you see here and if you ever create something, please link up to me or message me. I’d love to see what you create!
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When printing, if images are going off the paper, just select something that more less says “fit image to paper” and that should do it. After printing, you can use the printables as is or you can do a bit of embellishing like my examples below. Have fun and thank you so so much for stopping by!! Next stop: Savannah O’Gwynn
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