Word of the week 22/5/15

Without a doubt, my word of the week today is:



To be fair, we are having rather an exciting year all told, with a new baby on the way, a new house and lots of other lovely things, but this week has seen lots of bits come together, which have made me really excited about the future.

On Sunday evening, I went out for a hen do for my lovely friend Claire. She is getting married at the end of June and I just can’t wait to see her walking down the aisle and to celebrate her future with her.

I just love the lead-up to a wedding, almost as much as the wedding itself. There is such a joyous feeling of bubbling excitement, where all your friends are around you, supporting you and helping you to make everything perfect. Claire’s mum looked so proud of her, which was just lovely to see.

After a fair bit of toing and froing, and a few hiccups, it looks as though the chain for our house purchase has just got a bit shorter and we could have the keys in as little as three weeks. I’m so excited that we could be in before Little R-M arrives. I cannot wait to make our first proper home together exactly how we want it and start our family there.

Today I turned 29 weeks pregnant. Each week that passes makes me more excited. We are a step closer to bringing our first baby into the world and I just cannot wait to meet it.

And finally, I’ve just started planning a non-baby shower and have had lots of lovely ladies say they are coming already. It’s a girlie get-together rather than a shower, as I don’t want gifts, I just want to have all my favourite ladies around me to celebrate the forthcoming arrival of Little R-M. Who, if the guest list is anything to go by, is going to be very much loved when it arrives. I’m so excited about the party – I do love planning a good old knees up.

And finally, it’s Friday evening and there is a three-day weekend in front of me, for which Mr M is not working at all and I am super excited to be celebrating our second wedding anniversary together with him on Monday. Yay for long weekends!


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  1. May 22, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Ah, lots to be excited about, very big things, too! Great news on the house chain, here’s hoping you’ll be all settled in soon before baby arrives 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • heelsandhooves
      May 22, 2015 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks Jocelyn! Fingers crossed – it all seems to be coming together xx

  2. May 22, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    Love your #WotW Excited! It’s such an exciting time having a baby and I can’t wait till we have our first. love the idea of a non-baby shower.

    hope you ave a great long weekend xx

    Rachel xx

    • heelsandhooves
      May 22, 2015 / 9:38 pm

      Aah thank you Rachel! It is such an exciting time! Xx

  3. May 22, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    The best of things to be excited about! It sounds like the perfect summer is in store for you. Fingers crossed for completing sooner. #WotW

    • heelsandhooves
      May 22, 2015 / 9:39 pm

      Thank you lovely xx

  4. karenblower
    May 24, 2015 / 8:51 am

    All very exciting stuff 😀 I like your idea of a non baby shower 🙂
    Hope you can get settled in your new home before the little one arrives

    • heelsandhooves
      May 24, 2015 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks Karen, me too! xx

    • heelsandhooves
      May 24, 2015 / 9:52 pm

      Absolutely! I live for weekends 😉

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