Highlights of the year 2015!

As the year 2015 comes close to an end.  I have to say, life has really been challenging for us this year.    It involves a lot of ups and downs.   There were good and bad days too.  In spite of it all, life still continued normally as its expected it to be.  As the new year starts to unfold, each and everyone of us are also starting a new life journey to travel, a new story to tell and a new book to fill the pages up.

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Before I begin to flip a new page for the new year.   I will be reflecting and looking back the memorable moments we had for the year as my highlights for 2015!

  • Holiday in Philippines

It was March when we finally had a Holiday to the Philippines to visit my family back home, that was almost 4 years since the last time I visited home.  It was the first time that my family back home had met Ruby and Reimer now slightly grown up.   Ruby celebrated her 2nd birthday there too.

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I had a great time bonding with my family again like the good old days because I missed those moments a lot.  I think it’s safe to say that it was the most memorable time of the year for me.

  • Started my Blog

With a lot of encouragement and persuasion from my friend who is also a blogger, I finally took the plunge.  It was 1st of June of this year when I purchased my own domain name with very little clue of how to start blogging yet.  After a little research and help from my friend, I gradually get the hang of it.

Since then, I loved and enjoyed every single bit of it and I have no regret of starting one.  I have known a lot of new blogging friends, been part of a blogging community which are so friendly and supportive all the way.  On top of that, I also made a few Collaborations with PRs and Brands which is so self-fulfilling as a blogger.   Most of all, I have to say a massive thanks to my friend who have helped me and given me advice from the very beginning.

  • Trip to Legoland

July of this year when Reimer turned 5 where we surprised him to a Trip to Legoland.  Of course, he was the luckiest and happiest boy that time.  We visited my friends too who lives down in Surrey and in Reading, so that trip was like killing two birds with one stone.

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Staring at how he have grown so fast is just unthinkable.  I must admit, he was not a very well behaved little boy but his frolicsome and playful character displays his lively personality.  We always have this joke at home for him that says “the world can’t handle another Reimer” lol

  • Reimer started Big school

 Being a proud 5 year old kid, Reimer was his happiest self when he started Big school.  Capturing Reimer’s first day in big school seemed overwhelming not just for him but for me and his dad as well.  It was a bittersweet moment!  I felt happy and blessed seeing him stepping into a new milestone of his life, on the other hand, I also felt upset that my little man now is not so little anymore.

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  • Halloween

Halloween this year went with a blast.  Reimer and Ruby were just at the right age this year for the fun that Halloween  involved.  From the carving of pumpkins in the morning to the Trick or Treating at night, the kids had a fantastic day.  Of course, they went out with their cute Batman and Bat girl outfit on.  Plus the variety and bountiful of sweeties they got afterwards.  It was just what every kids want!

My little Batman and Batgirl
My little Batman and Batgirl
  • Ruby finally potty trained

The longest 7 months I’ve never imagined.  At long last, she’s finally Potty Trained after a long journey and that’s a big achievement for her this year.  Although she still has a few accidents with pooping but apart from that, she has been doing really well.   My little lady is definitely not a baby anymore.

First time in the toilet.
First time in the toilet.
  • Christmas 2015

A year won’t have an incredible ending without having a wonderful time at Christmas.   This year, Christmas is more fun and merrier with Ruby already learning to comprehend the celebration that goes with it.   A month before Christmas, Reimer and Ruby received a Letter from Santa, what a better way to start the festive season, isn’t it?

First week of December started off with Putting up Christmas Tree,the excitement and enjoyment they had while doing so was unbelievable and such a pleasure to witness.  The magic continued when we Visited Santa in Brechin, where we rode on a steam train and met Santa during the journey.

Ruby being held by Santa
Ruby being held by Santa
Reimer with Santa
Reimer with Santa

And lastly, the most awaited moment was Christmas Day, the morning when Reimer and Ruby finally opened up the presents they got from Santa, family and friends.  Oh! the delight in their faces were priceless.  The day ended up with a nice Christmas dinner with my father-in-law who had joined us the night and spent quiet time watching films afterwards.

A quick photo near the Christmas tree before the dinner.
A quick photo near the Christmas tree before the dinner.

What are your highlights for this year?

What are the lovely things that your family have done this year?

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34 thoughts on “Highlights of the year 2015!

  • Sounds like you’ve had such a wonderful fun filled year – hope 2016 brings even more happiness!

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thank you for the best wishes! You too, hope you’ll have a lovely 2016!

  • Wow, you have had such a busy year! Big school & potty training are two huge milestones. Your blog is doing so well, I thought you had been blogging much longer. #LovelyThings x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Life is always busy and fun when you have kids, isn’t it? Thank you for dropping by and for the lovely comment!

  • Oh how adorable is reimer going to big school, my Adam started big school in 2015 too! Your holiday in the Philippines would have been so special, and I am so glad you started blogging. Best wishes in 2016!! Look forward to following your blogging this year xx

    • ReimerandRuby

      Aww Thank you! Have a lovely 2016 too! Likewise… I look forward to following your blog too, it’s worth reading!

  • Wow looks like you had a fantastic year! loving the look of your holiday! nice and warm! which is something I need right now! :p Hope 2016 is just as great for you! #mg

    • ReimerandRuby

      I miss the warm and sunshine too… a holiday back home would be nice, lol. Have a lovely 2016 to you too!

  • Sounds quite a year! All the best for 2016 – I hope it’s full of good things for you and yours

  • What a brilliant year and I love the photo of them dressed up for Halloween too cute! Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

    • ReimerandRuby

      I love their costume too… I’m even looking forward to the next halloween, to see what lovely outfits they could wear! Thanks for the lovely comment!

  • What a lovely year full of fun and adventures! I love the photos of Reimer on his first day! Well done on the potty training too – I am off to read your post because I really need to start potty training M! #LovelyThings

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thank you! Best of luck with potty training M. Hope you’ll have a lovely 2016!

  • What a great year you had!! That trip to Philippines looks amazing!! We also went to Peru in April to visit my family and it was very special! I also started blogging last year but in May. It looks like we had similar events in 2015! 😉 I really would like to go to Legoland. I would try bring the girls there this year. What a big day for your boy!! Bella started Reception in 2014 and it was such a change. You can tell that it is a big milestones in their life. Well done with potty training. It is one of the jobs that I hate the most and I need to start all over again with Sienna. Oh Xmas!! How lovely is to see our kids happy and so excited!! Meeting Santa is such a great event for them, right? Great highlights for 2015. I love this post. I would like to write a similar post now! 😉 xx
    #lovelythings

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s nice to know we got similar events in 2015… Visiting my home country was definitely the most special holiday so far. Best of luck with potty training Sienna soon, hope all goes well. Christmas is just well spent with kids, right? seeing them so happy and excited is all that matters. Thanks for dropping by and for the lovely comment!

  • Some lovely memories. Hope you have a great 2016. #BestandWorst

  • What a fabulous year in review. Looked like a very busy one. Here’s to 2016 and hoping you and yours have a wonderful one!

    • ReimerandRuby

      It was definitely a busy but fab year for us. Thanks! Hope you’ll have a lovely 2016 too!

  • Thanks for sharing your highlights of your year with us! I am glad you started blogging and we crossed paths! You were one of the first bloggers I “met” and I have really enjoyed following your blog! Your posts are warm and sincere…it really feels like you’re just down the corner and I could meet you for a cup of tea. #abitofeverything

    • ReimerandRuby

      Awww thanks for the lovely comment El! It’s nice to know new bloggers too and you’re one of them that I’m comfortable to communicate with. Thanks for following my blog as well. Who knows in the future, we could meet up and have a cup of tea, that would be lovely.

  • Happy new year and it looks like you had some lovely highlights in 2015. I remember reading about your trip to the Philippines when you went there and I hope you can make it back again soon. Thanks for linking up to #lovelythings

    • ReimerandRuby

      I would love to go back soon as I miss my family back home, but financially it’s impossible at the moment. Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comments too!

  • Aw I can see how much the children have grown this year!! 🙂 #ourfavouritefive

    • ReimerandRuby

      Yes, they have made a lot of milestones this year which is wonderful. Thank you!

  • Happy New Year and what a fab 2015 you had. Isn’t it great to look back on all those wonderful things. The Philippines visit looked fab and how lovely for your children to go for the first time. Here’s to 2016 being equally good #abitofeverything

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thank you! May the year 2016 be good to you too and to your loved ones…

  • What a gorgeous roundup and some lovely pictures too, that last one is so cute. Thanks for linking up and happy new year! #bestandworst xx

  • I’ve already commented but just popping back for #OurFaveFive – thank you for linking up. Would love to see you back again next month xx

  • OH what a grand year for you all. Love the photos. Happy New Year. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me blog hop. I hope to see you again this week for another great round. #sharewithme

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