Monday, 27 September 2010

Family Celebrations

Hello ...........I'm back!

I haven't disappeared of the face of the earth at all!! I didn't quite mean to be away from Blogland for quite so long, but sometimes life has a habit of taking over and some things just have to take a bit of a back seat for a while! I am so glad to be back though and am looking forward to catching up with you all again.

It is a day for celebrations in our household today!

My little girl is eleven today ~ I really can't quite believe that it is eleven years since she was born and whisked away into intensive care in the Special Care Baby Unit. I didn't even dare to dream about birthdays then and just took each day as it came ~ but here we are celebrating her eleventh birthday. The time seems to go by so very, very fast once you have children. One minute they are tiny and helpless babies and the next they are nearly all grown up!

It is also our wedding anniversary today ~ I have been married to my wonderful husband for TEN whole years. We decided all those years ago that it would be a very lovely idea to get married and have our daughter christened on her first birthday. A little bit unconventional perhaps, but it makes today a very special day indeed!

Here we are looking very young indeed outside the beautiful church in Dirleton, East Lothian.

We took the children and some of their friends out yesterday for a Birthday Day Out ~ swimming and a Chinese Buffet lunch. Then it was back home for some Happy Birthday chocolate cake and a bit of a play ~ which involved much charging about the house, with lots of LOUD noise going on too!!

The celebrations today should hopefully be a much quieter affair and it will be just the four of us enjoying a civilised Birthday/Anniversary dinner. Although, at the moment I'm not quite sure what that dinner will be ~ because as usual I am Mrs Very Unorganised and have yet to go shopping for the necessary ingredients! :O) xx


Rachel said...

Happy Anniversary Jackie, and Happy birthday to your daughter!

smilernpb said...

Gosh, what a lovely idea. Wishing you a happy anniversary and your daughter a very special birthday! Hugs x

sylviesgarden said...

Happy 11th birthday!!!!
Happy 10th Anniversary!!!

I hope you all have a great day x

Jacquie said...

Ha , great idea, not easy to forget your anniversary ( which both Mr BM and I did this year..oops)
Have a great day :0)
Jacquie x

rockinloubylou said...

What a lovely day. How nice to have your anniversary and a birthday all on the one day. An excuse to really partay!

periwinkle said...

happy anniversary , happy birthday , happy to see you again :-)

Kimbles said...

Congratulations Jackie to you and your daughter and what a lovely wedding photo. xx