Life before Baby (a photo filled blog!)

It's hard to remember that there was life before Bubba. He fills my life with such happiness and love that I honestly find it so hard to remember a time without him but recently I came across some photos and it all came flooding back.
Now, don't get me wrong, I love my life right now. In fact, I would say that where I am in my life right now is my favorite place so far. I love having bubba, my husband, our close group of friends, our families, our little house and even my job. Overall, I am just in a really good place.
That doesn't mean that I was in a bad place before. I consider myself very lucky when I say that I have never suffered with any sort of depression or anything like that and have always lead a relatively happy and simple life. Apart from the past year, there has been one time in my life that really stuck out as amazing. It was from August 2012 to August 2013. That years time period was without a doubt my second favorite time!
It all started in August 2012 in the lead up to our wedding. I loved planning our wedding and we did the majority of it ourselves with the help of family and friends and Ebay!! :) It wasn't a ridiculously expensive or over the top affair but it was perfect for us. We had everyone we loved and cared about all in the same place to watch us promise to love each other forever and then have a good old party afterwards. We loved it and I don't think we could have had a better day if we tried :)
We were then very lucky to be able to go away on a honeymoon thanks to my wonderful parents. We went to Rhodes (somewhere I had never been before) and fell in love with the Island. We will go back one day as it was honestly one of the best holidays we had ever had and the Greek are just such lovely, welcoming people.

After coming back from honeymoon I didn't experience the wedding blues that people had warned me about and we settled into our new life as Husband and Wife. Just before Christmas 2012 my husband rung me whilst he was out at his Christmas party and told me that we were off to Kenya for 7 days in January as he had won something at his work. I still remember where I was when we had that conversation and how I was sure he was messing around to start with but he wasn't and at the end of Jan 2013 off we went to Kenya. It was such an amazing place and we had experiences that I am sure we will never have again even if we wanted to. It was all down to the place, the people and the timing and it was so amazing. Without a doubt a once in a lifetime trip with memories I will cherish forever.
A couple of months after coming back from Kenya we decided that we had done enough traveling for now and that it was the right time to start thinking about buying a house. We were renting a little flat which was a lovely place but in such a horrible area. After a lot of looking around and with help from our parents and a fantastic mortgage broker we got the keys to our little house on the 9th August 2013 at 10.30 am and we started a new chapter in our lives.
I really thought that that year was going to be hard to top. Getting married, traveling, buying a house...it was all amazing but the last year has topped it without a doubt :) Keep an eye out on the blog soon for my thoughts on the last year :)
What has been a stand out time in your life? I would love to know about it in the comments or let me know on facebook or twitter :)

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