Yes I know it has been a while, but the arrival of a baby tends to eat up a lot of one's time! Yes that is right our little bundle of joy, a boy, arrived on 29 September 2011, we have called him Owen John Glenn Butterworth. I promise that there will be lots of photos of Owen, soon.
Before the arrival of Owen, Colin and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. I have no idea where the time went, one minute we are getting married and enjoying our honeymoon and then the next we are expecting our first baby and we have been married for a year. We have decided to try and stay with year appropriate anniversary gifts, the first year is paper, which is right up my alley. I put together a little album of our story thus far, which Colin was very chuffed with. Colin arranged for me to be a sponsor of the Red Pandas at the Chester Zoo in England, which we visited on our honeymoon. I managed to get a photo of the baby red panda as it popped its head out of the nest (which doesn't happen very often). So my name will be added as a sponsor for a year and I got a certificate (which Colin had framed) stating this. I thought it was a very thoughtful gift.
We of course made cards for each other, this is the card that I made for Colin:
And this is the card Colin made for me:
As usual Colin put a lot of thought and effort into the card he made for me. So I had to step up and try and make something that would come up to standard. I was pleased with the card I came up with and loved the card that Colin made for me.