Auntie

To these 3 little people, that is my name Auntie Emma.

Sometimes, I am not their favourite and they may like Uncle Matt more than me, but on the days when I am their favourite my heart swells.

When I met Matt back in 2009, I didn’t know that not only would he become the most important person to me, but that he would bring into my world his first niece. I don’t remember the first time I met Ruby, but I do remember when I became Auntie Emma.

I was at a family baby shower with my sister-in-law (Naomi) and Ruby, along with others, when Naomi referred to me as Auntie Emma, shocked I can remember saying something like ‘Really?!’ and Naomi reassuring me and reminding me that I have been in her life for almost a year now, so definitely Auntie Emma.

That was it, I was Auntie Emma.

So when Phoebe came along a couple of years later and Spud joined the gang a couple of years after that, the family grew and so did the people that called me Auntie.

Matt & I have had so much fun with those 3 kiddo’s already and I cannot wait to continue to see them grow into such smart, gorgeous young adults in years to come. Being an Auntie and Uncle is such a great role to be, you get to have all the fun and laughter without the seriousness of parenting. We have had some great days out with them and great days in, now we have our own place the girls have been over to sleep and although the early mornings are tough its nice to have that time with them and for them to know they have a safe place here.

I love that they get excited when I surprise them and pick them up from school. I love that they want to read to me. I love that we help them do their homework. I love that they want to hold my hand. I love that they are happy to pose for pictures with me. I love that they know where the sweetie cupboard is & that they have their own cups. I love how hard they laugh when Uncle Matt tickles them.

I love that Chris & Naomi have allowed me to be part of their childrens lives.

But most of all, I love being Auntie Emma.

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Falling Back In Love

DON’T PANIC…..I Repeat DON’T PANIC! Matt & I have not fallen out of love…..this blog isn’t about us!

A couple of years ago I made the decision to move to blogger and continue my blogging days on that platform. However no matter how much I tried I just didn’t like the look of it, I couldn’t upload posts via the app and I had to use a 2nd platform to share on social media. Although I would tell people my creative juices weren’t flowing and I slowly stopped writing. Looking back it was because I just didn’t like what I was producing and hadn’t fallen in love with the end project.

A couple of weeks ago a close friend of mine was searching for my posts on San Francisco and I had to make them public again on this blog. I found myself looking at the blog visually and getting lost reading old posts and it hit me. I wanted to write again, but I wanted to write HERE.

So, my past few weeks have been spent transferring posts from blogger to here and giving this a bit of a refresher. I loved my old template, but I have fallen in love with this new one and I just feel that its more me. For so long I have felt influenced by the blogging/vlogging world and trying to catch up. It has caused me alot of upset and anxiety when I have felt left behind or ungrateful for the amazing things that I have. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and looking back I shouldn’t have moved, I should have stayed put HERE, where I feel safe expressing myself and actually like the end product of what I am producing.

Its mad to think that just the right look and platform can inspire a person so much. My mind has been buzzing over the past few days and I have so many ideas of what i want to share with you. Now that I am feeling happier with my writing space and don’t care (ok I do still a little bit and I am working on it) about keeping up with the jones’, I know that my writing is going to go from strength to strength and I just hope that you will continue to read my story.

However, in the mean time, take a look around read through the 200+ posts i have written since 2013 and let me know what you like reading! For those of you that have only been reading since August 2015 – take trip back to earlier posts – there is a lot fun stuff that you missed out on.

But for now, this blogger is back and happier than ever!

Emma

xxx

Us

This morning I woke up had a lovely cuddle with Matt before he dissapeared with his overnight bag to take his tablets. Which I thought was strange but didn’t question it. Laid in bed with just my granny pants on, Matt walked back through my bedroom door with his phone to his chest saying he had someone that wanted to talk to me on the phone. It was Vicky and Ernie. I cried. I hadn’t seen them for almost a year and when I saw a boarding pass for a flight to Glasgow today in Matts hand I was so overwhelmed I didn’t know what to say! Ernie was very excited to see the planes and announced to me he was now 4! With that vicky told me to go pack and that she would see me in a couple of hours.

This however isn’t a blog about my time with them, which as I write this I am 1000% positive that I will have an amazing time.

This is a blog for Matt.

When we met 7 years ago in a pub by the castle, I had no idea that you would become the most important person in my life and someone that I want to share all my life experiences with. I am not sure when it happened, but over the years you have become not just my boyfriend, but my confidant, my lover and my best friend.Β  You are the one I want to tell all my secrets to, the one I want to call to tell you when I’ve had a crap day or if I have had a brilliant day. It is true what they say, you always fall in love with your best friend and I really have.

When I arrived at the airport today & text you to say thank you and how much I appreciate all you do for me, you replied saying the same. I know I can be grumpy and miserable at times and look like I am not grateful, but in honesty after all this time I am still overwhelmed by the way you treat me. You are a true gentleman, even though your farts stink and you like to wind me up a treat. You always make sure I am happy and kick me up the bum when I am feeling crappy.

We have such an amazing life ahead of us and I can’t wait for it all to happen. There are people around us that are always waiting for us to take the next step, but truth be known if we stay as we are forever more, I will be happy as I know you have my back just as much as I do yours. You ARE my favourite and I will love you forever.

Don’t ever stop being you and I promise I won’t stop being me. We have something special you and me…..its called US.

6 Years Later

I can’t believe 6 years ago today, actually when this goes live, I first met Matt.

I wont lie the last 6 years have had their ups and downs, we have made some truly amazing memories that we will share forever more. Unfortunately, with the way our schedules are this year we won’t be seeing each other on our anniversary, but that’s ok. I thought I would share with you some photo’s from over the last 6 years…….

Mother & Daughter Time

When I came back from the states One of my friends Hayley asked me what I would like for my birthday, to which I replied I had no idea at all. She asked me if as a budding photographer she could help me with my bucket list and take me and my mum to a local garden and do a photo shoot? I jumped at the chance as she is a great photographer and I knew me and mum would be relaxed and have a giggle!

We headed down to some lovely gardens in West Sussex and just went with the flow, we had lots of giggles and it was a lovely day to spend with Hayley and Mum, the fact we were there to take photos was just a bonus!

At work Hayley asked if I would like my birthday gift before my birthday? Of course I said no! So when I opened up my gift on my birthday I was just simply blown away. Hayley had put together a lovely photobook with gorgeous phrases and brilliant pictures of me and mum and also a lovely photo board. I simply couldnt believe how lovely the photos were and what made it even better was that I could remember what we were laughing at etc at each photo. Hayley also gave me a USB with all the photos on too & I just had to share some with you!

Cute

Cute

Yeah Man!

Yeah Man!

Aaah Mummy's Little Girl

Aaah Mummy’s Little Girl

CHEEESE

CHEEESE

Who Thinks We Look Alike?

Who Thinks We Look Alike?

Can You See Us?

Can You See Us?

I Was Warning Mum Not To Wake Up Any Frogs

I Was Warning Mum Not To Wake Up Any Frogs

Love This Pic Of Mum

Love This Pic Of Mum

Couldn't Resist It

Couldn’t Resist It

I Love A Pose

I Love A Pose

Giving The Heart A Go

Giving The Heart A Go

Love This Quote

Love This Quote

If you would like to visit West Dean Gardens here is the link to their webpage http://www.westdean.org.uk/garden/home.aspx

All Photo credits got to Hayley Shaw.