Sunday, 6 January 2013

My Gorgeous Family

I have been lucky enough to grow up with a wonderful family around me.  My mum and dad both come from big familys so I have a lot of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and other relatives, many of them still living locally.  I remember how big our Christmases were as a child, with as many of us as could fit under one roof.  We played games until the early hours and devoured tins and tins of Quality Street and Roses.  

I hope Dylan grows up surrounded by people that love him and although he only has a couple of cousins at the moment he has lots of aunts and uncles  and some grandparents who adore him.  I hope family is as important to him as it is to me and that he always has people around him who care so much.

cousins, masquerade ball

This weekend to celebrate my cousin's 40th and her son's 21st we attended a Masquerade Ball up in Northampton and it was lovely to have so many of us together.  I left the bloke and Dylan at home and set off for some girly time with my gorgeous sister.  My sister and I are very close even though she lives in London now and spend most of our time giggling when we are together.  Not only did I get to enjoy a much needed night out at the ball, I got to wear my gorgeous Tiffany Rose dress again, this time with much bigger bump!


33 weeks pregnant, tiffany rose dress, maternity wear, huge pregnant bump
33 weeks and growing!
I lasted about half the night in my high heels before swapping to some gorgeous Butterfly Twists that I had stashed in my handbag once I gave in to the dance floor.  They are a brilliant handbag essential and were so comfortable it felt like I was wearing slippers!  They also went perfectly with my bag and mask meaning nobody knew they were not part of the original outfit!



This made it much easier to stay out until midnight, and I was not about to go home early after coming all this way.  As the alcohol flowed for everyone else, I enjoyed a nice glass of Coca Cola content with the fact I would be feeling great the next morning!

sisters, gorgeous sisters, tiffany rose,
My gorgeous sister and I

It was lovely to have a night away from the little dude and a double bed to myself in the hotel.   Being pregnant, I also made the most of the breakfast buffet, sat around a huge table with the twelve of us that had stayed in the hotel.  I made it home just in time for some cuddles with my gorgeous boy before bed time.  I know it will be quite some time before I get another night like this as with a dependant newborn getting out is not as easy.

Family will always be such an important part of my life, both my imediate family and my extended family and I can't wait for Squish to meet them all very soon.




16 comments:

  1. You look fabulous (love the dress!)& sounds like a wonderful night out.Family is the mist important thing in world & your blog is one of the lovliest,most positive ones I've found.I look forward to many more entries.Take care & have a great week!xx

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    1. Thanks very much! I am glad you enjoy it as I love writing it! x

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  2. You are looking gorgeous lovely, and I am glad you had a lovely night out with your sister. Family is definitely the most important thing in the world and you are lucky to have a big one. Ours is quite a small one, but I adore them all. xx

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    1. Small but growing! Hope your little girls are as close as my sister and I when they grow up too x

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    1. Thanks! It felt great to get dressed up!

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  4. Wow pregnancy looks so good on you, what a perfect bump!

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    1. Thanks! I do seem to get a bit of a beach ball bump!

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  5. Sounds lovely and you look gorgeous x

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  6. What a lovely post. I have two boys both under two and I hope they feel the same about their family when they grow up as you do :o)

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    1. I will have two boys under two soon enough too and really hoping they grow up with the same values I did! x

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  7. You look gorgeous and sounds like you had a great time x

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    1. Thanks very much - it was a lovely night x

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