Friday, April 13, 2012

Party Time!

There's a party going on between now and the 20th April over at 5 Minutes For Mom and I'm joining in.  You should too!

If you're new, welcome to my blog!  Want to know a little about me?

Well this is me and my family.  There are 4 of us (and a dog).  My name is Emma!

I'm lucky enough to be married to an absolutely awesome man called James.  We've been together for 8 years now and married for almost 5 of those.  We got married in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland in a gorgeous castle called Belle Isle.

We got pregnant soon after we were married, and after a very easy/ uneventful pregnancy, I gave birth to our first son, Ollie.  He will be 4 in June!! Oh how the years fly by!!

When Ollie was 1 we decided we wanted to have another child so began trying again.  This time was not so easy.  We tried for 20 months in total and experienced 2 miscarriages along the way.  We fell pregnant in May 2011 and I gave birth to our second little boy, Nathaniel (Nate).  He is almost 3 months old now!

...and this is our dog, Dexter.  Isn't he adorable?  He is actually a very naughty dog (but very affectionate) and we are trying to train him at the moment in the hopes of a slighty calmer home ha!  I love him to pieces.

So I've been blogging since I was pregnant with Ollie..... this is my 5th year of blogging!  I started blogging as a way to document our life as a family, but it has been more than that.  I've made some fabulous blog friends along the way!

We live in Northern Ireland and I'm a stay at home mum.  I love taking photos (and really really want to learn how to use my DSLR properly), blogging, going on walks with the family, baking, cooking, music, making friends, date nights with the husband, pinterest, my dog, painting my nails and loving my babies!

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Thank You for stopping by!!


  1. Well I guess I'm first here! :) nice reading your back story, your family is just too adorable, even the dog! hehe. I'm sorry to read about your losses :( I'm really worried the second time around it will be hard for us too.

    Happy blog hopping mama! And thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

  2. came over from Kelly' are my first UK blog friend...yay!!! You have a beautiful family!! I had a similar scenario trying to have our second child. Mine are 8 years old and 7 months. Have a great day, Emma!

  3. Hi! Found you through Kelly's Korner. I have an almost 4 year old, a 2.5 year old and a 3 month old...all boys. Our 3rd son is Knox Oliver and 75% of the time goes by Ollie! Your boys are precious :)

  4. Found you on UBP and I can't wait to get to know you! Your family picture looks a bit like mine! I am out numbered these days! Looking forward to coming back and reading more of your blog!

  5. Wonder what would happen if we went for that stick :)

    Stopping by from UBP to say hello.
    Have a great weekend!

  6. Hi Emma! I am really interested to start following your blog :) I am visiting from the UBP and wanted to say hello :)
    I live in Australia but I was actually born in Belfast so I can't wait to read about your lives over there :) seeing I was only 3 yrs old when we moved out here.
    Your kids are adorable btw!
    Have a happy weekend :)

  7. Nice to "meet" you! Just dropping by from The Ultimate Blog Party I am looking forward to networking with you and getting to know you better! I hope you have the opportunity to visit our blog!

  8. Stopping by from the UBP, and I love finding other boy moms! So glad to have "met" you. I LOVE the name Ollie--and our oldest boys are not that far apart. My oldest will be 4 in the beginning of August.

  9. Party, Party, Party! I hope you are having as much fun with the UBP as me. :)

  10. Hi Emma. I'm partying with UBP too! What a gorgeous family and beautiful wedding location - wow!

    I'm trying to get the hang of my DSLR too and recently found an awesome blog series that takes you step by step through using the manual settings. I'm only on step 4, but I'm finding it a great self-paced way to learn how to use my camera. Here is the link:

    And here's my UBP post, in case you want to come over for a visit. I'm serving margaritas. ;)