Sunday, January 4, 2009

About Me

My name is Emma and I am a 26 year old stay at home wife and mum. My husband is called James and he is 30. We have a son who turned 2 years old in June and he is called Ollie.

My dreamy husband and I had the opportunity to relocate with his job to Dublin in January 2006. We had never lived together before and we were both excited about our adventure. I must have been doing something right in the 4 months of living together because he asked me to marry him in April 2006, just a month before our anniversary of being together 2 years. He proposed at a music festival with a jelly in place of ring as it was spur of the moment… he even got down on one knee.

Our wedding day was superb and the weather was fantastic. We got married on 26th May 2007 in the beautiful Belle Isle Castle in Enniskillen. Our ceremony and reception was very intimate with only 35 guests and everyone stayed for the weekend. I’m pleased I was lucky enough to have a weekend wedding rather than a wedding day because the day itself went so fast.

My husband and I were ecstatic to find out on 6th October, that I was pregnant with our first baby. I had an easy pregnancy, with no real problems and I gave birth to Oliver Charlie James Hughes on 5th June 2008 at 8.49pm. He weighed 8lbs 1.

We moved back to Belfast at the end of August 2008 and bought our first house in May 2009.

We found out we were expecting baby number 2 in October last year, but sadly we experienced a missed miscarriage and lost the baby on the 8th November 2009. We are currently trying again though getting frustrated and worried as to why it has not yet happened.

My interests include reading, cooking, cleaning (a relatively new interest!), films, crafts, i love dogs, painting, keeping my blog and I adore a lot of different music whether on the speakers or though my ipod, painting, eating out and travelling.

On a final note, I hope my blog is of interest to some and if you have a blog that is in anyway similar in topic, leave me a message because I’d love to read yours too.

Emma x


  1. Such a sweet engagement story and I just love your son's name! Can't wait to read more!

  2. Hi Emma,

    Happy SITS day. I am sorry for your loss but hope your little one gets a sibling soon.


  3. So nice to meet you. Congrats on your SITS day! How exciting that you live in Ireland. I don't think I have ever met someone who lives in Ireland before! I am sorry about your recent miscarriage. That can be tough but will get better. Ollie is adorable. Great blog!

  4. Stopping by from SITS! So nice to meet you.

  5. Hey I really like your is awesome...the wedding weekend sounds wonderful to me! Ollie...very adorable i must say! I have seen that same smirk on all of my 4 children at one time or another...I am sorry for your loss (baby)I too lost a first, but we will see them once again in heaven...God bless and happy blogging!

  6. Love reading your story. Enlighten me though, what is a "jelly"? My hubby didn't have a ring for me either when he proposed so he knew I wanted a 3 carat so he laid on my finger 3 baby carrots, great memory. :)

  7. Happy SITS day! It is lovely to meet you. Love your blog site, but more importantly your little man is adorable. I also love your homeland so very, very much. I come from a long line of Irish ancestors, but have only made it across the seas to your beautiful country, once. But, I will return.

    Now, on to check out the rest of your blog.

  8. Happy SITS day! I love the sound of your life! Your blog is wonderful!

    Cheers :-)
    - CoconutPalmDesigns

  9. I love your little boys fits him!

    Maybe he could marry one of my daughters...they are 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 the older one is brunette the younger one is blond lol. Just kidding of course!

  10. I would so love to live in Ireland. I haven't even had a chance to visit. I want to go to Galway and listen to people speak Gaelic *sigh*

    I just found your blog. So far so good :D

  11. That is so cool you live in Ireland! Ive always wanted to go visit there!
    Your wedding weekend sounds amazing and i can just imagine how gorgeous it was! I'm a newlywed myself.
    Btw, i lave your blod design! So cute!
    Wish you blessings!
    Mrs. Goldilocks

  12. Enjoying your blog- I am your newest follower from the friday blog- please come and follow me.

  13. Hi Emma,
    I'm loving exploring your blog! We have two toddlers and we homeschool so I'm sure to find some great ideas here at your place! Feel free to stop by our place for ideas or to meet me as well!
    "Congo, Here we Come!"

  14. Hi! I'm a new follower, nice to meet you. I loved reading and viewing the photos of your trip to the Natural History Museum. I would love to see a life size animatronic T-Rex..sounds cool! I'm a working mom who loves to make jewelry among other things. If you get a chance, stop by & visit my blog (I'm kind of new to blogging).