Thursday, 9 August 2012

Still Alive!...

Hello all!

Yes it's me Cazza, I am still alive honest!!  Apologies for just disappearing off the face of the earth back in.....March, gosh was it really that long ago since I posted?!  I hope I find you all well?  I'm also hoping that I'll be able to start getting back into crafting soon and at the very least I can catch up with you all here and see your gorgeous creations!  I need to get some inspiration and see what new purchases I need to buy from all the lovely goodies I've missed out on over the past 5 months!!  

And the reason for my disappearance.....well life here has changed dramatically for me and Hubby.  I'm not sure if any of you remember me talking about our plans to adopt but for the past x weeks we've been the proud new parents of 2 little ones!  Yes our new children moved in and our lives have been turned completely upside down.....but in a good way!  We found out at the beginning of April that the 'match' was 90% certain so then the mad re-decorating and creating of 2 new bedrooms (and de-commissioning of 1 craft room!) started, then the furniture / bed buying, clothes, toys etc etc and what with working full time too it was just mad busy!!  We then went to 'Matching Panel' and had the match confirmed, I left my job on the Friday, met the children and started an intense introduction period the following Monday and they moved in on the Thursday the week after.  It's not been long at all really but already it feels like they've always belonged here, well most days it feels like that anyway ha ha!!  So we have a brother and sister sibling group, one of each, lovely!  It's been a massive learning curve for all of us and it's been very tough at times but I really feel like we've turned a little corner over the past couple of weeks and things have much improved.  Not that they were ever that bad, just the odd day really, but I guess the more we're getting to know each other the better it's getting.  Our little lad went to his new school just before they broke for half term in July and that was really good for all of us, for him so come September he'll be more settled and for us to have a taste of the school run, gosh all the walking I'm going to be doing I'll be super fit lol!  The children have been amazing and have settled sooooo well , they're eating and sleeping well and even the naughty stuff isn't really that naughty.....not yet anyway and I hope I haven't just jinxed myself lol!  They're just testing us and pushing the boundaries as all children do.  It's so far so good, I'm absolutely shattered but in a really, really good way!  :o))

So as for crafting, well I decided to leave all my Design Teams as I didn't think it was fair to take such a long break without knowing if I'd ever be able to get back to crafting again!  I really hope I will be able to but with no pressure I can do it as and when I can...and with 2 little ones who knows when that will be?!  I'm hoping to make a start on Christmas cards at some point...but we'll see what happens!  I've missed out on loads of new stash so I'll be checking out your blogs to see what gorgeous goodies are out there.  I hope everyone in blog land is well?

I'm afraid I can't share any piccies or much information on our little ones as obviously there's no way of restricting / limiting visitors on blogger to friends only.  But suffice to say their ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS ha ha!  So I hope to be back soon to see you all and catch up with everything that's been happening with you all.  Until then, I'm off to bed for some much needed zzzzzz's!

Take care all,
Lots of love,


coops said...

oh hun.its aboslutely fantastic to read about everything thats been happening with you all.i am thrilled to bits to hear you have now adopted not one but 2 little ones and i bet you and hubby are over the moon.its so good to see you back on your blog, i have kept checking to see if you were here as i was worried when you just stopped posting.
heres hoping you get some crafting in soon.
enjoy your new family hun ;D

xx coops xx

Pami said...

Wow, Caz! Firstly its great to hear from you, you have been missed! And congratulations! What a wonderful time for you all! So happy for you! Pami x

XxJULESxX said...

OOH Im glad your back!!! i have been coming on your blog checking lol!.And now i know why what brilliant news im so happpy for you, and a double helping to! Aaaaw!.
I have missed your cards hun so come on and try to get the time to add some!!!

Faye said...

It is soooooooooooooooooo good to hear from you. I've been thinking of you and your family. How exciting. Just enjoy. You deserve it. xx

debby4000 said...

What wonderful news and wish you all the best for the future.
Do hope you find time to make cards now and again.

Lisa said...

Hi Cazza, It's great to hear from you ... I am sooo happy for you :-)

Would love to see your little ones but completely understand that's not possible ... I will take your word that they are super gorgeous!

Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Oh what amazing news Caroline, I am sooooo happy for you!! I have missed you so much and several times I started to email you to see if you were okay but then didn't want to appear nosey, lol! This is THE best news EVER!!!!

Wishcraft said...

Oh Cazza, I'm so thrilled for you! What an amazingly exciting (and probably terrifying!) time you must have been having. Lovely lovely news :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Milliesmarvels said...

Hi Cazza! Thank you so much for the update. I have been wondering how you were getting on. Your little family sound so lovely, I am so chuffed for you. Big Hugs.

XxJULESxX said...

Helloooo! so glad to hear from you! i just popped over to see if you had posted.I have missed your wonderful cards!!!!.
Congratulations!!! im so happy for you all Cazza! dont stay away for to long though i need you for inspiration lol!!!! hugs.