Lloyds Bank are currently running a campaign to get us to show our ‘Moments that Matter’ and have kindly produced a .gif for me, made up of our very own moments:

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Obviously, one of our biggest moments this year was finding out that we’re expecting baby number 2, but there’s been a lot of other stuff along the way. Sausage discovered her love of horse-riding and started her first course of lessons in the summer. She’s going to start again in the Easter holidays, hopefully.

We also had some great day trips, many locally but also to Longleat where I met and fed lots of Lorikeets, my favourite birds. We went to our first firework display as a family, visited Anfield and had an AMAZING experience there (as well as getting to see Luis Suarez score his first ever hat-trick at home!). Sausage and I had our lovely Christmas manicures in the run-up to the festive season, as well as spending lots of quality time together.

Chuck gets a mention because he’s been with us for 8 years this year and my lovely old boy is still an incredible companion for our whole family. The picture of Big Ben represents the day that I had to visit St. Thomas’ hospital for our fetal cardiology scan and finding out that our baby girl has a strong heart which is developing properly, despite my diabetes. It was a HUGE weight off of our shoulders.

All in all, 2013 was a pretty big year for our family and 2014 is looking to be even more hectic, what with a new little person coming along. I cannot wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for us and what new challenges and opportunities might pitch up along the way.

What was your ‘moment that mattered’ from 2013 and what are you looking forward to about the year ahead? Do let me know.