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Sunday, 1 January 2012
Goodbye 2011 & Hello 2012
As we say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012 we reflect on what the last year has given us and what the new will hold.
We left 2010 and started 2011 in freezing temperatures with deep snow!
We had a very busy 2011 and I have done some photo collages to record it.
We had a new baby in the family, our gorgeous granddaughter, Ava Louise who was born at the end of 2010.
In March we celebrated our Grandson, Callum's 2nd Birthday
We had a wedding in April, my Son married his beautiful fiance, Hannah.
And we also had an engagement, our youngest daughter Natalie and her lovely boyfriend Don got engaged the weekend of the royal wedding and have set their wedding date for 2013 (a long way away, but I am sure if this year is anything to go by, the time will fly)
In May our gorgeous Granddaughter Ava Louise was christened.
During the Summer we had 12 gorgeous cria born, not all without drama, but happily all turned out well.
We also had puppies
AND not forgetting the arrival of the BG's, Ronnie and Roxy arrived with us in July and haven't stopped making us laugh, they are so cheeky and naughty!!
And we had a very successful first open day, raising £434 for our chosen charities - Cancer Research & Help for Heroes, we had a fantastic turnout and some very generous donations, as well as making some lovely new friends
Our gorgeous granddaughter Ava Louise celebrated her 1st Birthday
On the 21st December we celebrated our youngest daughters 21st Birthday, just don't know where those 21 years have gone.
And have ended our very busy year with a lovely family Christmas.
We have all suffered from the flu over Christmas/New Year, but seeing the kids faces on Christmas Day still made us smile
So much has happened, I hope I haven't missed anything!
This has been the major events in our lives, (I don;t think I have missed anything major!! hope not anyway, but a lot of things over a long time!! But in between this we having been running the smallholding, continuing to improve and build-up the farm, along with caring for all the animals, attending craft fayres, spinning, knitting etc, etc, etc
Wow even I didn't realize how busy we have been!!
So thank you and farewell to 2011 and hello 2012, I wonder what can we expect?
Its exciting looking forward to what the new year will bring.
I would like to wish everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR,
Wishing everyone Health, Wealth and lots & lots of happiness xx