happy 2016 from our family to yours

julia nyefarewell 2015, you were good to me, i am so thankful for my health, my family, old and new friends – but mostly for this little girl of mine, who has taught me so much, but above all, to live a happy life, even in the hardest moments.

tonight we’re spending new year’s eve at home with our family, over an amazing meal orchestrated by my mum, raisins for the new year’s countdown and lot’s of bubbly around the fireplace.

wishing you and your loved ones a great start to 2016, filled with love, happiness and always with lot’s of laughter!

♡♡

ps – happy new year in 2015 and 2014

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about moving with a toddler

julia-3852moving isn’t easy, let alone moving from an island to a city, with a 20 month old toddler. julia is a baby traveller, we take her everywhere, she’s been on more than 40 flights and stayed at numerous hotels, that’s how we roll. everyone told me that if she was used to traveling, she would adapt easier than us. but reality wasn’t exactly like that, we knew what to expect (packing, new places, new people and new ways of getting our way round), but she, she couldn’t exactly tell what was going on.

the first few weeks were really hard, we are definitely not homebodies, but some days i would barely leave the house with the fear of a huge tantrum in the middle of nowhere. we had two episodes (once because she wanted to go to a swing on someone else’s front porch and another time at whole foods) they were embarrassing, and these were the hardest i’ve ever had to deal with julia. i love her to pieces and it broke my heart seeing her so confused and unhappy.

i learned a few things along the way which i hope can help if you’re planning to move with a toddler – Continue reading