I haven’t written one of these ‘life lately’ posts in ages – so I thought I would sit down and do one just to encapsulate things that are going on for us as we start a new year. 2018 has already been lovely and also a busy new start too for our little family.
It’s still January
Yep, it still is. Only just – but it feels as though it has been the longest month, ever. I can’t even remember Christmas anymore…it feels as though it was about 5 months ago now!
January has actually been mostly fine over here – we have been back into school, work, swimming lessons and all our usual life routines again. Harry & Lottie are still loving school and both love their friends so much. They are at such a cute and wonderful age now (5) as they’re both still little, innocent and adorable – and love to be cuddled – but are also more grown up and independent too. I am so proud of the lovely little people that they are.
I’ve been getting back into my weekly fitness schedule and Dave and I are more into our healthy eating habits using My Fitness Pal to track our calorie intake per day – which, honestly, really does work because we have both felt improved results already. We both ate and drank WAY too much over Christmas and so we wanted to feel better about our weight and health again.
The twins have had friends parties’ over the last few weekends so they have been really happy with that and I’ve had some lovely coffee catch-ups with friends, as well as a much needed hair appointment. I have also just booked to have a non-surgical face lift treatment (I kindly got some spa vouchers for Christmas) so I cannot wait. I’ll let you know how that goes via my Instagram soon.
Big Little Lies
Oh, that feeling when you get into a new series and it’s just a-maz-ing. Perfection.
Dave was away last week (for most of the week) and one night I was bored and I somehow stumbled upon it via Now TV. I asked the good people of Instagram whether it was worth starting and SO many replied to say “Absolutely” – and that I would “love it”.
Well I most certainly did.
I won’t give away the plot, story or the dramatic series finale but I haven’t actually been that moved or impressed in a long time. You know when you watch (or read) something and you can’t get it out of your head and it really touches your life? That.
The acting is phenomenal (Reece Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, plus many others) and the life topics they cover are both relatable and also very hard-hitting. If you haven’t seen it yet then you really need to. It’s been such a wonderful series and I’m glad I found it. Can’t wait for season 2 to be made.
Mid-February sees Dave and I celebrating our 10-year wedding anniversary, which is really exciting. We’ve both said lately that we’ve felt so much more ‘together’ as a couple and so happy with our relationship. When we met each other we fell madly in love and had a real whirlwind romance, but since we went through IVF then had our baby twins those years were SO hard on us both.
In the early baby stages we pretty much had to ignore each others needs and get on with our job as being busy, doting parents – and very sleep deprived ones at that!
Due to Harry & Lottie now being 5 years old, and both Dave and I feeling incredibly happy with where we are in our personal life, we have been enjoying being a couple again. We’re back into having date nights out and just generally being there for each other in normal life. It’s been so lovely to feel that way again with him and see our relationship grow even stronger.
We’re planning a night away for our wedding anniversary (my lovely parents are coming to look after the twins) and then hopefully a mini-City break together in early summer. Getting away really does make you switch off and relax; it’s so nice to be away from the stresses of parenting and work.
Although I don’t feature him much on my blog or in social media he’s my rock, my best friend, makes me laugh out loud and I adore spending time with him.
Here’s to more lovely things for our little family coming up soon once we approach the onset of spring!
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Love, Jess x