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,