Friday, 13 February 2015

Hearts and Love.....

With it being Valentines day tomorrow, all the romance at the moment and with it being Heart Week this past week my Word of the Week has to be......


On Monday Louise from Little Hearts, Big Love shared mine and my girls story about out our heart defects on her blog....It was an honor to be featured but I'm not going to lie....It was emotional.....It is actually 6 years ago today since Ellie jammed her fingers in a door which led to us finding out about my girls heart defects.....The accident which basically saved their lives!! Friday the 13th was not unlucky for us....

I think my word this week could have actually been emotional as that's how I've felt reading a fair few blog posts especially Gemma's who blogs at Heart Mammi who wrote To the Mammi who's just found out her Baby has a CHD....There has been some great blog posts introducing people to the charity Tiny Tickers which aim is to improve the early detection and care of babies with serious heart conditions and give them a better start in life.

Now onto the romance part......hehehe I have bought Stu's presents and card.....He ordered mine weeks ago but went out during the week to buy a few more bits....I wish I knew what he had got me....He's been so secretive about it....I hate surprises!!

I have spent the week coming up with idea's what to cook for Stu and adding it to my online grocery list....We're having a romantic meal. The kids are going to be waitresses.....They are so excited and during the day Becky is going for a Valentine's meal with her boyfriend....So sweet!!

 One of the best things to happen this week happened yesterday.....I won a giveaway on Twitter for a Valentine's hamper....


A fancy hamper has always been on top of my comping wishlist and up until yesterday I've never won one....I can't wait to receive it.....There looks some tasty treats in it and Ellie has already claimed the heart balloon....

The Reading Residence

22 comments :

  1. It is great that awareness is being raised for such an important cause, and thank god for the door incident that saved your girls lives.
    And a big well done on your win, it looks amazing!.
    Have a great weekend x

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  2. I've just been over and read the post about the girls. That must have been terrifying, especially as it affected both og them. So glad they are ok now though :). And congratulations on the Twitter win!

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    1. It was the worst time of my life but it all ended well!
      Thank you x

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  3. Thank you so much for the mention and for sharing your story - so glad that Friday 13th was lucky for you on that day! Well done on winning the hamper - what a lovely prize and sounds like you have a lovely weekend planned too :-)

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  4. Oh well done! That hamper looks fabulous, too! Hope you have a great Valentine's Day, and well done for raising awareness, too x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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  5. I've just been and read all about your story too, how scary but amazing that it was found. Great comping win too :-) Great way to start off the weekend! Lots of hearts your way.

    Helen X

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  6. Just popped over to read your story, it made me cry. I can't believe what you all went through over the course of two days! (Longer for recovery I'm sure). A great word this week to raise awareness. Congratulations on your win, I hope you have a great day tomorrow x

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    1. Thank you Jane! They were fine within a couple of weeks....lol They're tougher then they look x

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  7. Aww that prize is so nice! So perfect! This made me realized that tomorrow is Vday and I still have nothing for my fam so I will buy a card =)

    I have havent read about your post about Ellie's and I will go there now to read.

    #wotw

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  8. Aaw, your poor girls - so pleased they are better now. Have a fabulous valentines, and enjoy your hamper! x

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  9. Congratulations on that fabby prize! It's amazing how a simple accident can actually cause a life saving diagnosis, I know of someone else who told me a similar tale x

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  10. Hope you had some nice surprises today

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  11. Hi Kim! It is great that so much awareness about congenital heart defects is being raised with brilliant bloggers like you guys. That is incredible that your daughter's heart condition was discovered accidentally like that. Life-changing isn't the word!

    Congratulations on winning that fab prize. Hope you enjoyed! xx

    #WotW

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