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hope-and-cookiesHiiiii everyone 🙋Happy weekend all!

I’ve been very #blessed and had the opportunity to spend the weekend with my side of the family and celebrate the upcoming birth of my FIRST ever niece! I have 12 nephews so I am ridiculously excited to meet the second little girl to come into our family.

My side of the family live two and a half hours away, when I met Chris who is a Yorkshire man through and through, we chose to live in the promised land. Resulting in me living a good drive away from my family. The first six months of marriage I was ridiculously home sick. Me and my sisters are quite close so it was a huge shock to the system to not have that support system so close anymore.

And since having my little E, it’s a struggle to visit regularly, busy lives and all that jazz. It makes my heart ache that Esmé can’t grow up around all her other cousins as she doesn’t have any up here. Good job I have AMAZING friends though is all I’m saying. (The in laws are pretty top notch too)!

There’s nothing quite like being around your own family though. I try and take in all the loudness and craziness because in comparison our house is SUPER quiet! This weekend got me to thinking all the times I took my family for granted. The silly arguments with sisters. The stuuuupid fallouts with parents. It really comes into perspective as you get older to make the most of the time I have with the crazies I get to call family.

So, say sorry a little faster. Hug them a little tighter. Love them that little bit more. Make the very most of the family you have because they are the very few people that will love you and you will love them for eternity, no matter what. H

Families are like branches on a tree, we grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one ♡

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