To help us celebrate New Year Rich’s Mum & Dad have come down from Northland to spend a couple of days with us. Yesterday we had both of them as well as my parents, Liz & Myf round to our house for a tasty lunch of jacket potatoes. Myf got her first look at Sam and seemed to approve of her newest cousin. Sam continued to be on best behavour and had all the adults assembled completely charmed.
After my family had headed off home Rich and I prepared for a quiet New Year staying in. We had some lovely Marks & Spencer party food with his parents and toasted the New Year with them a little earlier as they had to get back before the buses stopped running. We then managed to stay up until just gone midnight and shared the last of the champagne between us.
2008 has been a fantastic year for us and we really couldn’t have asked for anything more. We’ve bought our first home, had a sucessful pregnancy and now have the most lovely son imaginable. Thanks to all our friends and family for helping us through this very busy year – we wish you all the best for 2009 and hope that it is a happy year for all of you.
2008 started pretty badly for me and Jessica – sat in the flat nursing a cold whilst our relatives went out to the fireworks in London. However this was not an indication of the tone of the year which turned out to be the biggest one of our lives. We’re very thankful for our son and our new house and can only hope that 2009 is just as kind to us. Thanks to friends and family for all the help you have generously given us in the last 12 months.
To the left is a picture of Jessica crafting on Christmas morning. What you probably can’t spot is the tiny radio controlled helicopter that is hovering nearby – I have highlighted it in the picture on the right. Jessica has been very understanding whilst I learn to fly my new toy.
Below is a short video of it in action – I apologise if Microsoft insist on making you watch an ad first.
This year was our first Christmas as hosts and I am pleased to say that everything went well on the big day. Jessica’s roast dinner was delicious and she obeyed the Christmas traditions of supplying far too much food for us to eat. Thank you to everyone who sent a present or card I hope you enjoyed your presents too.
We are currently enjoying a few quiet days before it all kicks off again when we host a New Years eve bash. Thankfully we still have some Champagne left over from the wedding so we’ll be able to see the New Year in with style.