Things I'm Looking Forward To In 2019.

Welcome back!

2018 was by far the best year of my life. I don't think anything can outweigh the birth of your first child. This year has been a rollercoaster trying to adjust to my new life and learning so many new things, as well as enjoying all of our family adventures.


Highlights

This year has just been beautiful

We started the new year in Disneyland Paris, when I was 28 weeks pregnant (you can read about that here), and it is something that I can't say I'd be in a rush to do again (pregnant at least)!  

Back in February, I was able to celebrate my own baby shower and then fast forward to March when our baby girl was born (My birth story is here)!

We have filled this year with our first family holiday, as well as celebrating special days with family and friends, and I don't think I could properly put into words just how lovely this year has truly been. However, we must always look to the future, so I've written a list of things that I'm excited for in 2019!

What I'm looking forward to in 2019

Edith's first birthday

I can't believe I'm already writing about this! How is my baby going to be one in such a short space of time? Time really does fly. I used to roll my eyes at the advice to 'enjoy it because time flies with a baby', and my goodness, it really, truly does. 

I think for her birthday, we will end up doing a small party for her. I know she will not remember it, but it would be nice for our family and friends to be able to celebrate her birthday with us, after all, it's not every day that you have your first birthday!

Disneyland Paris

We are of course taking a family trip to Disneyland Paris, and this time it's for Edith's first birthday. I cannot wait. We recently had a family trip to Alton Towers, and watching Edith enjoy all of the lights, sounds and bright colours, just adds to my excitement. 

I'm particularly excited to have our character breakfast on her birthday, where hopefully she'll meet my favourite, Minnie Mouse, of course! I'm sincerely hoping that she won't be one of those children that is scared of the characters, but I'm not holding out. 

Again, I'm aware that Edith will not remember our trips that we make whilst she's young, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't do them! For anyone that knows me, will know that I love having photos everywhere around the house, so I cannot wait to have Edith's first Disney trip up on our walls!

Center Parcs

I think this will become yearly tradition, if my mum has anything to say about it! Our first family holiday was to Center Parcs, and it was so much fun. We had been to Center Parcs in France before, however, I had never been to one of the UK sites. It's safe to say that we all had a lovely time there, and couldn't wait to rebook, so here we are, awaiting our next Center Parcs adventure!

Walt Disney World

Now, I don't want to wish 2019 away at all, but I am so excited for Walt Disney World in November! Max and I have visited WDW twice since being a couple, but this will be the first time that we are taking a child in tow - maybe we're crazy?

There are so many things that I'm looking forward to doing there. As we are going so late in the year, the new Star Wars Land in Hollywood Studios should be finished and I can't wait to see the new Pandora - World of Avatar Land in Disney's Animal Kingdom. As well as seeing some of the new developments in WDW, I'll be celebrating my birthday there for the first time, ever. I'm so excited to be able to be in one of my favourite places in the world with my little family!

Watching Edith learn 

Every day, Edith continues to surprise me. From rolling over, to walking across the sofa, she surprises me how suddenly she learns new skills. It's such a joy to be able to sit and watch her develop, especially when I can see that she is enjoying things - it tells me that I'm doing my job right!

So, those are a handful of things that I'm looking forward to in 2019. Is there anything that you're excited for in the new year?

See you there.

Thanks, lovelies.

A.x

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