Monday, 26 July 2010

I can't believe its been seven weeks since my last post, the time has flown and so much has happened!

Wonderful things that this time last year I could never have dreamed of happening to me!

I hope you will forgive and join me in a small backward glance today, not to dwell on the past, but to celebrate how far I have come in the last year!

Those of you who have known me from the start of my blogging journey will know that this is my second blog, the first lasting only 17 posts!
My first blog ended at the same time as my first engagement and reading this post I can still remember how sad I felt writing it. Despite knowing I had done the right thing ending this unhappy relationship I was very, very scared.
I will always remember the advice given to me by the lovely Duchess of Tea, she said:

'at times we are sad for an unfortunate event; however, if we only knew how this turn of misfortune will help us in the future, then instead of tears we will pop champagne'

I hoped she was right and now I know she was!
Now, one year on I could not be happier! I have a wonderful husband and we are expecting our first baby!

I know you are all eager to hear all about the wedding and honeymoon and hope that the posts from Victoria and Rosie P have helped ease the suspense!
Over the next few day's (or weeks!) I promise to fill you all in on all the details but for now I'd better be signing off as I have so many of your fab blogs to catch up on!

Lots of Love



Della said...

Yay for you, Kelly! You and your husband look dashing and so happy. :)

I'm so glad you're back!

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

They have done you proud Kelly...we have had a sneeky peek and you look FANTASTIC!!! You're gorgeous and so is the dashing James.

I am so excited for you and your family (Vics included) for the exciting times ahead, you will be a fabby Mummy and i'm sure everyone on here is right behind you helping and supporting you along the way.


Your bloggy pal C. xxx

P.S. We have to think of the future and not on the past, gosh if I didn't I wouldn't get out of bed in a morning hee hee! Our past is what shapes our future, and who we are today. :o) xxx

DragonflyLanternshop said...

Wow - so much has happened :-) And, of course, the duchess was correct!!

Rose said...

Fantastic to have you back Kelly! I have certainly missed your posts, so am really looking forward to hearing about all the wonderful things that have been and are happening for you.


jo said...

Congratulations Kelly, you both look so happy!

Look forward to hearing more about the wedding and seeing how your bbump is growing!

Jo xx

Josie-Mary said...

Good to have you back Kelly :)
You look beautiful.....looking forward to hearing all about the wedding. When is the baby due? x

RosieP said...

Gald you're back babes, love you.

Tante xxx

Victoria Plum said...

Congratulations Kelly and James!!

I remember your first blog ... things certainly do happen for a reason! :) Looking forward to hearing more about your wedding, honeymoon and your baby! Hope that all is going well ...I'm currently the size of a beached whale! Only 2 (I hope!) weeks to go now!

I'm glad your back ... it has been a long 7 weeks without your fun posts!


Cally's Cottage said...

Wishing you a lifetime of love,friendship,shared goals,trust and understanding.I too have a wonderful husband and fifteen years after getting together he is still my best friend, it's a blessing I treasure everyday....
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

LoloDesigns said...

Big congratulations to you both, you look stunning in that piccie! xx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

What a lovely post, it is funny how destiny guides us in ways we can't expect. Hope you, your hubby and bump are all fab.

Green thumb said...

What a funny bride! Welcome back to the Blogworld! xxxxx

TCake said...

welcome back Mrs A, loving the pics, can't wait to catch up with you in person for all the goss.... hope baby cakes is cooking well and that you had a wonderful time in italy. welcome back to blogland!... Big Hugs

Sandy Michelle said...

Bravo! I am so happy that everything turned out great for you Kelly!!


bunny said...

Yes, I'd like to hear all about it both look gorgeous and happy...
A new blog...a new adventure.


sadie said...

what a lovely post, and the words from the Duchess are so, so true.

Thank you for visiting, and for the lovely comments! I'm glad you feel inspired. Must just point out though, that arranging a wedding, being the bride AND being pregnant is a lot for one person, so not getting round to decorating - totally understandable! Congrats on all, what an exciting time for you and your husband :O) I always said that sorting out a wedding was a full time job in itself. As is parenthood, but oh so enjoyable!


Felicity said...

Hi Kelly
congratulations! how many weeks are you and how do you feel? I hope it all goes well for you if you ever want to ask anything or to talk just send me a message or email, its such an exciting time! get lots of rest now as you wont have a chance soon! its worth it though!

also congratulations on your wedding, you both look so happy! have you had any cravings? I cant get enough garlic i think i must stink! take care, fliss xxxxx

renaissance said...

Many, many congratulations to you both, wishing you every happiness now and in the future with your little one.

LissyLou said...

congrats on both joys kelly!!

Florence and Mary said...

Yay you're back and didn't I say you were closer back then than before! Obviously you had to prove me right in your own way and do it even sooner than we thought but everything has worked to it's only little plan marvellously!

Victoria xx

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Kelly!! What an exciting time you have been having!!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I am so happy for you, Kelly! I am sure you drank a couple of glasses of champagnes...but no more now until after the baby! lol

Congrats... congrats!!! You look beautiful in your wedding dress...and so happy!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh my, such a lot has happened in the space of year. I'm so glad that you are perfectly in such a happy place now filled with lots of love & a little bundle on the way!