January 7, 2016

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016

Posted in: Family

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Happy New Year, Everyone!

I was feeling all the feels last week during the last few days of 2015. I didn’t want the year to end as 2015 was well and truly the best year of my life. It was action packed and just so, so good.

2015 started off in the best way possible with the arrival of Thomas in February. We purchased our beautiful home that we both adore and are loving creating memories and planning our future in. We went to Berlin and Spain for my brother-in-law’s wedding. Team TobyWigglebottom did a car rally around outback Australia for cancer research where we managed to raise over $15,000 with the help of family, friends and strangers. I started up a second business venture, Do You Like My Bow Tie. Andrew finished his second year of uni with flying colours. And Toby and Thomas formed a beautiful bond and love for each other that I was so hoping would happen.

2015 was also the year of learning and discovering. I learnt how to look after a baby. I found out what kind of mother I am. What kind of father Andrew is. What kind of brother Toby is. And the way Andrew, Toby and myself were in 2015 was totally different to the way I thought we would be. I thought I wouldn’t be as relaxed as I am about being a mother. I thought Andrew wouldn’t be as intuitive as he is. I thought Toby would instantly except Thomas into the family. I found out motherhood isn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I learnt I can only be a perfect mother for so long before life makes it too difficult to keep up that facade. I found out I have qualities I need to improve on so I can be a better example for my son.

We said goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016 with some close friends. We spent the first day of 2016 on the beach, hanging out and watching the sun set. It was one of those perfect days to welcome a wonderful year ahead.

I have many plans for 2016 but the biggest one is to get the ball rolling on a children’s book about Toby and Thomas. It has been a dream of mine for many years now and I think it’s time to act on it. This year I also want to make more of an effort to go to Melbourne to visit my family and friends. I really want to procrastinate less. I want to eat healthier and cut down my intake of coffee and increase my daily water consumption. I want to start brushing Toby’s teeth more. I want to start using my proper camera again rather than taking photos on my iPhone. Hopefully I can accomplish some of these this year.

I’m excited about the year. It’s going to be a good one. When we were at the beach with our friends saying hi to 2016, Andrew said to our friend, ‘Today was a good day!’ to which he replied, ‘Mate, every day is a good day.’

And it sure is. Here’s to 365 good days for all of us!

Happy New Year.

IMG_2722^ Starting 2016 off correctly.

IMG_2721^ Sandcastle fun with the boys.

IMG_2631^ Toby struggling to stay awake from all the excitement of being at his favourite place.

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IMG_2724^ These pineapple speedos on Thomas kill me

IMG_2592^ Toby watching the sun set and thinking about his New Year’s resolutions. Hopefully it’s to stop barking at the neighbours dog!