It’s leap year day!
One of the most special dates on the calendar due to the fact that it only comes around one every four years and gives lovestruck ladies a change to propose to their beaus.
It’s also the last day of the month, which marks another Me and Mine post for my little family.
February has been a mixed month. Literally days after we recovered from a sickness bug the whole family was struck down by flu. Proper bone shivering flu, which banished me to my bed for a couple of days.
When you’re trying to run a home, a business, look after two boisterous little boys and write a blog, this kind of event is certainly not welcome. I’m still trying to catch up to be honest.
But we have had the most amazing month despite that.
My love and I celebrated fifteen years of marriage; the boy that I fell in love with is now a man and, over the last (nearly) 20 years, we’ve had the most magical time together.
Granted, there have been some very dark moments but those have only served to make us stronger. Plus I’m lucky enough to be married to my very best friend in the whole wide world and — thankfully — most of the time we’re too busy seeing the humour in everything to stay blue for long and we really do enjoy each other’s company.
We were lucky enough to have a rare midweek family day out at the George Home house. It was such a fab day and gave me the opportunity to spend time with some lovely bloggers and their families.
And if that wasn’t exciting enough, we found out on Friday that we’ve been picked to be ambassadors for Mark Warner Holidays. To say I was surprised is an understatement.
I sent off my entry to the competition a couple of week’s ago but, after seeing a few of the other entries, became totally and utterly convinced that I didn’t stand a chance.
There were just 6 available spaces (they picked 7 in the end) — and I knew that they’d had lots of amazing of entries — so when I read the notification email, on Friday, I literally couldn’t believe my eyes. I had to re-read it quite a few times before I fully understood what it said.
Cue much crying, squealing and clapping of hands.
Then this past weekend I packed my bags and went off to the Blognix retreat. I’ll write more about that later but just to say that I had such a lovely weekend. Learning about the industry I’ve found myself in, whilst hanging out with some of my blogging besties — in lovely surroundings — was such a treat.
And when I got back home yesterday it just served to remind me that absence really does make the heart grow fonder.
As I pulled up to outside the house, I spotted my two little men waiting for me at the window. They were SO excited to see me. Although it had only been 24 hours, I guess that’s a long time in the life of a (nearly) three year old, and they told me again and again how much they’d missed me.
And I had missed them.
And their daddy too.
After a heartfelt reunion we all went out into the garden to play ball. They LOVE this game (plusI think my boy is hoping that we have a couple of future Welsh international scrum halves on our hands).
It was only when we were just about to go in that I remembered we needed to take our family photo for this month.
Hence a hurried gathering together of my three boys — the camera precariously balanced on a plantpot — to capture our family image for the Me and Mine photo album.
No matter how much effort it sometimes feels, to take this shot each month, I’m so, so glad we bother to do it. Looking at my little family makes me so very proud. I love these three boys more than I can say.
I am one lucky girl.
So just to recap:
This month’s highs ~
• Our 15th wedding anniversary.
• A trip to The Cotswolds to celebrate.
• A weekend with some of my blogging besties as the Blognix Retreat.
• A day out in the George Home house.
• Finding out that we’re 2016 Ambassadors for Mark Warner.
This month’s lows ~