There has been a reason - and one which we're only just able to go public with:
Just a little while after my last post on our membership of the Order of Mission we discovered we were pregnant again - and after last year's sadness have kept it quiet until the all important 12 (or in our case, 13) week scan.
Added to that the waves of nausea, complete tiredness and inability to concentrate and screen time was something I kept to a bare minimum for work purposes!
But we are pregnant, everything is going well and we're starting think positive about this new arrival - currently named Baby Squid. (M was Little Prawn because of a description in a pregnancy book about what she looked like at 8 weeks when we found out she was coming, so we're continuing the seafood theme!)
Other events in the last 3 months:
Andy went skiing with 4 mates to France for his 30th birthday:
I went to Scarborough for a few days to catch up with friends and family:
I have been away a fair bit with work which has been interesting and exhausting in equal measure. Our house is on the market, with only 2 viewings so far. Andy has got through his sponsorship interview and is now confirmed on a selection conference (BAP) in May. Matilda has been assigned her school place in Maldon for September, even though we hope we'll be in Billericay by then...
We now have a group of 10 young people in our youth group each week which we run jointly with the URC and we hope to join with the Methodists too in the Autumn when we move on.
Our nephew Freddie is now 8 months old:
and we're due another niece or nephew in August, courtesy of Ian (Andy's brother) and Ange in Scarborough:
We just got back from a weekend in Sherwood Forest with the RB's and are thinking about getting a camper van. We also booked our summer holiday to the Yorkshire Dales and M and Andy are going to Greenbelt at the end of August...so much fun is planned!
Hmm, not much else to report without going back eons...I'll try and be better in future but obviously, won't be promising anything too grand!!
M at rehearsel for her dance show...cute!