Each morning I've had it on my to do list and then the day zooms along and I've not blogged and then it's weeks that are zooming by and then months and this blog has nothing new to say.
Time has been in short supply around here, it has been hectic. HECTIC.
Here's what's happened.
We went to New York!
I have been wanting to go to America since I was 19, so this was a big deal for me. So big that I made myself a little bit ill before going with all the excitement and worry at leaving the kids (yep it was just me and the hubster - I know!)
So with getting ready to leave work, leave the children and have the house in some organized manner so that my lovely in-laws could stay over it was a complete panic in the countdown before we left.
But by the time I was on the plane and hearing American accents I was calm.
Sort of. We had four days in the city and it was like no where else I've ever been. Everyone tells you what you have to see, where you have to go, what you simply must do and we crammed as much as we could into those four days and still we didn't get to do everything.
Brooklyn Bridge was amazing, we got a taxi over to Brooklyn and walked back along the bridge to see the skyline. I've just scanned through my pictures and I have so many of that walk! The view is just jaw dropping every step of the way.
Our hotel was right by the madness of Times Square. Wonderful as it was so close to all the big things to see, but next time, I'd stay a way bit out. I was on sensory overload every time I stepped out of the hotel!
We had a whole day in Central Park and seeing this falconer statue was a real must for Stephen. The sun was shining and we took a boat out - it was pretty amazing.
Another thing I had to do was visit Carrie Bradshaws home in the TV show Sex and The City. This is me doing my best Carrie Bradshaw pose...
I turned 40!
I did have a whole countdown to this birthday but it kind of got lost somewhere before the summer. So this dramatic age that I was building up to, came and went like any other birthday and with lots of celebration. The photo below is one of me and my sisters. I'm still going to do my list of goals that I had planned to do before this date - but who knows when?
Aidan started High School!
Another big deal - my little boy is no longer in Primary School.
It felt a bit like Christmas - you know it's coming, you absolutely know the date and what will happen, but when it arrives it's almost like it's a bit of a shock. Like you had no idea about it at all.
Happy to say that he's really enjoying his new school but that first day.....oh I was a mess!
So that's what I've been up to for these past weeks, along with lots of other little things that I will hopefully get to post about in the coming weeks.
How's things with you? x