An Awesome Day


We threw a first birthday come third birthday come delayed ten year anniversary party on Saturday, and it was absolutely fab! It came after a very long and emotional week of ill kids and new levels of sleep deprivation that have been tough to cope with. It was just what was needed to lift my spirits, take stock and make me truly appreciate the important things in my life.

I’m sure I’ll write a more detailed post at some point, but for now I’d like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to each and every person – 60-odd in total – that came and helped make the day as special as it was. Extra thanks to my team of helpers – hubby (obvs, who is amazeballs and did too much to even begin writing), Trish whose other half and mother in law looked after the girls while we set up and who herself worked tirelessly beside me all day long, my in-laws who stayed behind for the clean up mission, Lizzie for her incredible face painting, Nic who facilitated getting the girls home sans meltdown. Folks who came from as far away as Cambridge, Cardiff and Devon. And everyone in between. You all rock!!!

As I surveyed the crowded room and listened to the happy sounds of kids laughing, adults chatting and people having a great time, I had an epiphany. Although I didn’t have a single blood relative to share this lovely day with I didn’t need any. With friends like mine, who needs ‘family’?

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60 thoughts on “An Awesome Day”

  1. Sounds like it went amazingly hunny. Glad you had such a beautiful day and one to remember. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  2. Thanks so much Jess, it was a great party and incredible to be celebrating eleven years together… hard to believe it’s been that long since I’ve been with my hubby xxx

  3. That’s lovely Tim! We’re still friends with our NCT class too, and most of them came to the party – even the ones that have moved to Devon! There’s nothing like bonding over a first baby is there πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks so much Fiona, it was a great day and everyone had such a fun time. Made me really appreciate all the good things I have in my life πŸ™‚

  5. Oooh you’ll have to keep us posted lovely. Bouncy castle was a huge hit, the kids were so happy playing on it xx

  6. Thanks honey, it was fab to get everyone under the same roof after trying to for so many years. Love my friends to bits, really don’t know where I’d be without them xx

  7. It really was and my friends are all ace, I’m a very lucky lady… and yes thank goodness we can choose them xx

  8. Oh love this, sounds like the perfect day and friends are just as important to me as my family, when you find the good ones, you never let them go! Lots of love to you x #sharethejoy

  9. Awesome indeed. Good friends (especially local ones) are just as important as family – after all, they choose to be with you rather than being tied by blood. When the first of our three was born, we had only moved in to the area nine months before and lived just far enough away from family that the network of fellow parents we built up through pre-natal groups was absolutely invaluable, and it says a lot that seven years later we’re still friends with many of them.

  10. It sounds like just the pick-me-up you needed after what was a rough week of ill kids. It’s great that you’ve got a great circle of friends and the party was a hit. Popping over from Magic Moments.

  11. Hello there, what a great day, it looks fantastic-and it’s always such a precious thing to have such good friends. Glad it all went well for you xxx #magicmoments

  12. Sounds like you’ve had a great day with all your closest friends. Listening to the sound of children giggling has to be the nicest thing! xxx

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