Wednesday, 11 November 2015

One Year Toko-Versary...


Can you believe it,  we have been living the small town dream now for just on 12 months!  This year has flown by, and yet in many ways it feels like we have been here forever!  It has been a momentous year for our family - so much change happening, and so much growing up has taken place! 


From this:


To this:


We arrived down here with two preschoolers,  one still in nappies & sleeping in his cot (ok, so maybe he was still technically a toddler), & still waking up 2-3x a night.  Now we have a school girl who is reading WAY above her level,  & a kindy boy out of nappies (day AND night), sleeps in a big boy bed, & 85% of the time sleeps all the way through the night. 

We have gone from a traditional family where Dad worked full time & was gone long hours every day, and I was the stay at home Mum; two both being at home full time for six months,  to me being the main income earner - working two jobs and gone long hours. 

We have gone from a huge 4 bedroom / 2 bathroom,  open plan modern house with 5 acres of land surrounding us... to a small 3 bedroom 1950s house,  small rooms & the nastiest kitchen I have had to work in! And having a 'proper' backyard surrounded by neighbour's,  not animals! 

We have gone from driving 15-20 minutes to get to the nearest shop, to having shops within walking distance... from having a child at home 24/7, to having one at school 5 days a week and one at Kindy 3 days a week. 

Yes,  it has been a year of momentous change for everyone in my little family.... next year is looking bigger and better,  with the hope of purchasing our first home,  and hopefully hubby starting to earn some money doing his thing! 

I probably should have started drafting this post a little while ago,  as I am sure there are many other things I have missed mentioning - but I have lost my mojo tonight...

However, be on the lookout for a post about Christmas coming your way! I am pretty excited about this one!

Elizabeth

















4 comments :

Miriam said...

wow a year with lots of changes for sure - but it sounds like it has been good too :-)

Maxine D said...

Quite the year - and we are thrilled to have been part of it :-)
Blessings and lots of love and huggles
M

Ange - Tall, Short and Tiny said...

Such a big year for you all - but it seems like this was a good move for your wee family xxx

Aynsley said...

There has been such a lot of growing looking at your lovely children. So pleased for you that it all worked out the way you wanted it to. Good luck for house buying. That will be so exciting.