Happy Birthday to me! … Today is my 31st birthday! I can’t believe how fast this year has rolled round. We are finally getting settled in to our lovely new house and I am planning on spending the day with my two favourite people … Boo and my husband. We are going to have a lovely day out together.

Happy Birthday to Me! Boo and her daddy

And tomorrow I get to spend the day shopping with my mum and then we are having a family meal out to celebrate my birthday too! I am feeling very lucky and I have not even opened any pressies yet! Boo has already informed me (despite being asked to keep it a secret) that I have a cake – so I am looking forward to that too!

This year has been one of a lot of ups and downs for me… I thought turning 30 was going to be awful and it turns out it wasn’t all bad! While I was 30 I finally passed my driving test (on my first attempt!) after 12 years of on and off lessons. I have got to spend a year with my wonderful daughter and watched her grow in to an independent little girl. I have also been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and suffered loss.  It’s been a year of big changes for us all and although I wish that the downs hadn’t happened, I guess that we have to take the good with the bad, the happy and the sad. It’s been a crazy year but I feel like I am a stronger person because of it, I have survived this year, and I am still smiling (even if I don’t always feel like smiling on the inside).  But I am focusing on the positives today and hope that being 31 brings me a year filled with lots of happiness and fun.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day, and a wonderful weekend! … Happy Birthday to Me! Happy Birthday to Me!!