This year I’ve taken a bit of a different approach to my traditional year in pictures post. With family coming and going and the general excitement of being an expectant mum I’ve let a few things slide this last month of the year. And for once, I don’t feel guilty about it. Our year started out really productively, Patrick and I were focused on our work and spent long leisurely days writing articles. Miss 10 turned 11 in Fiji, again. It seems to be a ‘thing’ with us, celebrating her birthday by escaping the New Zealand winter. Patrick and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary and shortly afterwards found out I was pregnant! My doctor put me on a travel ban from twenty weeks. This is the longest I’ve gone without being on a plane – it hasn’t been as tough as I thought it would be. I’ve packed away the Christmas tree and am looking forward to starting 2016 with intentionality and joy. Our last guests leave in the first week of January and then Patrick and I are looking forward to setting some intentions, making some travel plans, putting together lists (baby names, things to buy before baby arrives and things to go in my hospital bag…) Oh the excitement of what 2016 will bring has me antsy to get on with it! But for now, I’m going to enjoy the last rays of sunshine for the day and the love of family and friends that surround us at this very moment.
Thank you for all the love and support in 2015, I hope we can do it all again, bigger and better in 2016!