147 weeks and 1 day | Me and Mine {December}

Another year over.

Tomorrow morning we’ll be waking up and it will be January.

Two thousand and sixteen. Sounds really space-age does’t it?!

Particularly as we’ve now passed the date that Doc, Marty and Jennifer went back to, in the film Back to The Future. That date seemed like light years away, in the late 1980s. A whole lifetime ago, come to think of it.

I thought that I’d finish this year with my final Me and Mine diary entry — just as I did last year. Such a difference 12 months makes; this time last year my dad had been rushed into hospital — just 5 days before — and was recovering from life-saving surgery.

Everything was in a weird state of limbo — we didn’t know if he was going to pull through — he had been on life support for 48 hours after the op and things were very much still in the lap of the gods.

Thankfully he did pull though and made a full — if not speedy — recovery.

Following a rocky start, this year gave us so many lovely things.

We had a little family holiday at Bluestone in Wales. Our first proper holiday as a family. And even though it was only for 4 days, it was fab to get away.

We’ve been to festivals; Camp Bestival, Glastonbury and Shambala. We bought a new caravan. I met my blogging buddies for the first time, at Blogcamp and the Mads Awards.

I won an award.

We’ve had numerous weekends away — with friends and family — and generally had a lovely year.

There has been some sadness too.

My lovely nana passed away in May.  And later in the year, my dear friend Julia lost her husband Rog — and I lost one of my favourite school-friends, Jenni — to cancer.

2015 has been a mixed year, in that respect.

But leaves me with an overwhelming sense of gratitude.

I’m so, so thankful for my health. For my three beautiful boys; big man-shaped boy and two tiny boys. This life — although dull and ordinary by some people’s standards — is filled with so much magic and happiness. I look at the photos that have been taken over the last 12 months and feel utterly blessed to have been born so lucky.

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The changing faces of me and mine throughout 2015.

Wishing you and yours a very, very happy — and healthy — new year. Here’s to 2016!

Lots of love,

from me and mine xxxx

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Me and Mine December 2015

 

dear beautiful
Caro Davies
Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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16 Comments

  1. 31st December 2015 / 6:25 pm

    Oh Caro! You and your lovely boys look utterly adorable in that photo!

    Wishing you a super lovely 2016 – I hope it’s everything you want it to be. Xxx

    • 31st December 2015 / 10:47 pm

      Thanks Cat darling! Wishing you the happiest of years — fingers crossed it’s a happy and healthy one xx

  2. 31st December 2015 / 9:08 pm

    A beautiful picture to round off a year of challenges and wonderful highlights! It was so lovely to meet you in person this year too :) And may 2016 bring you happy adventures all the way :)

    • 31st December 2015 / 10:46 pm

      Thanks pet — happy, happy new year to you and yours. Let’s see what 2016 will bring xx

  3. 31st December 2015 / 9:40 pm

    Your life is in no way dull Caro! You are amazing! Lovely photos and I wish you the happiest new year. xxx #MeandMine

    • 31st December 2015 / 10:46 pm

      Aah thanks lovely — I guess by some people’s standards it might be ;) Perfect for me though!! Happy new year lovely xx

  4. 1st January 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Such beautiful words Caro and your life is definitely not boring- it is beautiful cause it is yours. And just look at those lovely faces, what a happy family you are. Wishing you a really happy new year and I hope that 2016 is everything you want it to be and more. x

    • 4th January 2016 / 1:34 pm

      Thanks so much chickie :) Wishing you and yours a very healthy and happy 2016. Looking forward to seeing what good things it will bring our way :) xx

  5. 1st January 2016 / 9:02 pm

    It certainly has been a very mixed year for you Caro, and I think these kind of things very much make you appreciate the little moments of family life together. Love your photos of you and your three boys looking back over 2015 and I wish you and your family a very healthy and happy year ahead x

    • 4th January 2016 / 1:32 pm

      Thanks lovely — it’s been a real rollercoaster. Hopefully 2016 will be uneventful — but in a good way!

  6. 3rd January 2016 / 1:30 am

    I love that last photo of the four of you, absolutely gorgeous. Happy new year lovely, I really hope this one is completely happy for you all

    Stevie x

    • 4th January 2016 / 1:21 pm

      Aah bless you Stevie — thank you SO much. Wishing you the happiest of years — hope that it’s everything you dream of xxxx

  7. Heidi - @Cosmochicklitan
    4th January 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Your boys are adorable, Caro! Beautiful #MeandMine pictures! All the best for 2016! xx

    • 5th January 2016 / 9:29 am

      Aaah thanks so much Heidi!! It was so lovely to meet you last year :) Happy new year to you and yours xx

  8. 4th January 2016 / 11:44 pm

    Wow look how much the boys have grown and changed over the past year!! Their little joyful faces get more and more character with each month. I’m so glad your dad pulled through and it was great meeting you on two occasions last year. Here’s to more meet ups in 2016 ; )

    • 5th January 2016 / 9:27 am

      Amazing isn’t it? They’ve grown and changed SO quickly — where are the little babies? Thanks darling — it was SO lovely to meet you last year. Seeing you and the girls — in real life — was definitely one of my highlights. Happy new year lovely xxxx

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