2016. What a crazy year. Totally not what I was expecting. When I look back at the beginning of the year, I realise I was ready for change, ready for something to happen. At the time I thought it was just going to be college and finishing homeschool, but that wasn't what God planned. When it came to moving, well I basically hated it. I didn't understand why there had to be such a big change. I could understand why it would help some of our family, but I couldn't see the point for me. I was really unhappy for about 3 months and without the help of some of my friends I think it could've been even longer.
Then things started to change. About a month into the move I realised it was okay. I was actually happy again. I had great friends in college that make me laugh, I had 2 homes that were welcoming and warm, and a God who knows what he's doing. I'm not going to lie, I still find it hard sometimes, but I know I'm okay now. Besides, not that much has changed. I still have the same friends and family, they're just a bit more spread out. 'Distance makes the heart grow fonder' as they say.
Goodbye to a very unexpected year,
Goodbye to year of goodbyes and hellos,
Goodbye to a year of growing into who I'm made to be,
Goodbye 2016, you've been a rollercoaster!
Hello to a year full of endless possibilities,
Hello to a year of strengthening new friendships,
Hello to a year of getting to know my new home,
Hello 2017, I don't know what to expect!
Thanks to all of you for this year, it's been crazy right? Here's to 2017, let's make it a year of loving everyone equally, staying positive about ourselves and looking after our world.
Sunday, 1 January 2017
Saturday, 31 December 2016
Posted by Abigail Hampton at 17:41
So, we've come to the end of another year. What a year it's been! This last month has been full of festivities and I wanted to wait until the very end of the month to post this because most of December happens at the end.
So, here's a roundup of my month.
So, here's a roundup of my month.
There were brisk winter walks by the river,
Christmas shopping in town,
Christmas present making,
introducing my friend to snapchatting,
beautiful sun setting,
spooky sun rising,
last days of college,
more winter walks,
more Christmas decorating,
30 day drawing,
more sister silliness,
(slight side note, but just fall in love with this pallet with me please)
Pride and Prejudice colouring and listening,
And finally today, we have an 'open house' for New Years this year so people will be popping in and out to say hello and welcome in the New Year with us.
This is my cheeky New Years selfie.
I hope you've all had a wonderful December full of great memories. Here's to 2017, let's get ready for more awesome memories.
Posted by Abigail Hampton at 17:21
Our Christmas presents were quite spread out this year because it was just us on Christmas day so we got presents throughout this last week, with the last few today.
In my stocking I got 2 plain long sleeved tops, some slippers and some makeup.
Main presents- Mum and Dad
I saw this jumpsuit in Matalan just before Christmas and tried it on just for fun, but accidentally fell in love so Mum got it for me. The jumper dress was a surprise but I love it and the blanket is SO fluffy and warm! (as you can see by my face)
Boxing Day- Nana and Grandad & Aunties and Uncles
I'm absolutely in love with this Pride and Prejudice colouring book from my Nana and Grandad. In the back of the book it has 3 pages of the Language of Flowers which are then featured throughout the whole book. Whilst doing the flowers and the first page I listened to the whole of Pride and Prejudice! I also got a little purse, Laura Wilder's- the author of Little house on the praire- biography, and this chocolate snowman which looks to good to eat. My Aunt and Uncle did a really cool thing for all of us this year. They spent the money that they would normally spend on a gift for us on a gift for children or families in poor countries. I thought that was a great idea.
New Years Eve- Granny and Grandma
From Granny and Grandma I got a top from Matalan that I also tried on in the shop, a necklace from Matalan (I kind of love that shop in case you couldn't tell), a bag, some earings and a cake decorating set. (The notebook is from Lucy, I just put it in this picture because it worked. I'm using it for all my 2017 plans.)
From the lovely lady that I stay with during the week, I got all this scrapbooking stuff! I just need to get a scrapbook now and get to it!
Also from Lucy, my sisters and I got this Narnia colouring book (which just so happened to be on my wishlist!) It's absolutely stunning and I love it!
I've been very fortunate this year and I'm so grateful to everyone who spent their money on me!! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas doing whatever you where doing!!