The year ahead for Our Little Family…


Rather than resolutions, which if we’re honest are meant for breaking rather than keeping, our little family have set ourselves a list of things we would like to do this year. Together as a family. Places we’d like to visit. Personal goals. An achievable list. We sat down on New Years Day together and made great ideas, cunning plans. We are so excited for the year ahead. High expectations for what lies in store with hopefully very few bumps in the road.

If truth be told 2015 was pretty fabulous. We started the year by giving our bedroom a little makeover, and then Lil G’s. We saved for most of the year to allow us to renovate our bathroom which was eight long years over due and was finally completed in November. We surprised Lil G with a trip to Disney Land Paris before he started Primary School and finally gave our hall, stairs and landing a makeover this beautiful Victorian Terrace deserves. A year of renovating our project house which has been ignored since Lil G arrived.

In 2016 we want to enjoy the house and titivate as we go. Make little improvements. Add those extra special touches. Although I do think Mr H has his eye on the garden! Eek.

And so, here are our lists…

Mr H…

  • Start a new job, a new beginning, a fresh (he was offered a job on Monday!)
  • Pack up our new bikes, pop them on to the roof rack and go on unplanned adventures
  • To spend more quality time together as a family, whether a lazy day, a meal out, walking our doggy or on a little mini break
  • To book a summer holiday outside of the UK
  • He would like me to swear less (that’s right I have a potty mouth, oops)



Lil G…

  • Learn to ride his blue bike without stabilisers
  • Apparently he would like to adopt another doggy from the dogs home as a friend for Alfie
  • To ride Dino the dinosaur at Lytham St Anne’s beach
  • To run down the sand dunes and jump high off a dune into Daddy’s arms
  • Visit Disney Land Paris again, he misses the Goof! (Eek)
  • He would like mummy & daddy to let him eat cake ALL of the time (err no)


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And me…

  • I would like to take up a photography course, learn how to make my photos more beautiful
  • Stay strong with my fitness and healthy eating, to cook at home more
  • To book a little break in a camping pod, in the peak district or the lake district
  • To slow down, to clear our diaries of classes for Lil G on a weekend, to utilise the after school clubs (3 booked this week – Crafty Kidz, Football & Multi Sports!)
  • To enjoy reading more, whether a magazine or a book on my kindle
  • I would like Mr H to be less obsessed with cleaning (never going to happen)




The year ahead looks bright for our little family. I really do hope that I grasp how to truly utilise my new Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera. To capture some beautiful memories along the way. What do you think of our lists, would you add any to them?

KA x


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I’m Kerri-Ann or KA as my friends call me, always found with a cup of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other. I have a huge passion for photography, fitness, fashion and family travel. I started this blog in 2014. It began as my creative outlet after becoming a mummy to our little boy George Archie. I started out blogging about parenting and over the years it has evolved into a blog that covers lifestyle, fashion, family and travel. Today TheKAEdit is ultimately a life and style blog. Thank you for reading x x


  1. Helen
    6th January 2016 / 6:41 pm

    Lovely post! Such a great idea and what a wonderful wee boy you have- amazing that he can articulate his wishes for the year ahead!
    2016 will be an exciting & fulfilling year for you xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      8th January 2016 / 11:24 am

      I really do hope so, we have high expectations!! Yes our little boy certainly knows what he wants x

  2. 6th January 2016 / 10:54 pm

    It sounds like these are all such achievable things for the year. I cannot wait to see what adventures 2016 takes you on x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      7th January 2016 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you Donna, I think they are, I do look forward to taking a little look back. x

  3. 7th January 2016 / 1:33 pm

    I love your photos darling! I wish mine looked that good…I want to do a course too. Can’t wait to watch your plans unfold xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      7th January 2016 / 9:26 pm

      Aww thank you lovely. Such a lovely thing to see. Have you seen the free courses you can do where they give you weekly tips? Emily Quinton does tips as does Emma Davies x

  4. 8th January 2016 / 9:24 pm

    That sounds like a lovely list of goals! Happy New Year to you lovely. x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      9th January 2016 / 8:52 am

      Happy new year to your beautiful family x

  5. 9th January 2016 / 8:16 pm

    I love that you did individual lists and KA I cannot imagine you with a potty mouth lol. Best of luck achieving them in 2016 xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      10th January 2016 / 7:17 am

      Aww thank you. We thought it would be nice to work out a bit of a plan, we are all thinkers so planning ahead is something we all crave! Ha ha I do have a little bit of a potty mouth, just a little and of course not in front of my baby! X

  6. 10th January 2016 / 8:25 pm

    I love your lists (Lil G’s made me laugh).

    I wish N could do the after school clubs at school (he goes to wrap round after school care at nursery because the school ones finish at 4, except for football at 5 (still 20 mins early for me to pick up), but he just doesn’t want to try any of them. He only does swimming at the moment which is 9am on a Sat, so nice and early. He’s showing signs of potentially being good at hockey/golf, but he won’t try hockey tots, because 2 boys he doesn’t like from school go. I hope when he’s older he’ll show some interest in doing something outside of the farm, although it will likely mean weekends get busy which I don’t necessarily want.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      10th January 2016 / 9:11 pm

      Nothing like setting us a task for 2016 ey! We’re lucky that Nanny & Grandad collect G on the days he does the classes. We’ve swam since he was a few months old and for 4 years it was 9am on a Sunday. Thankfully it’s now a Friday night. I’m hoping he settles into the after school classes as it certainly makes life a little easier for the grown ups on a weekend! I hope you sort things your end too its a never ending battle and worry x

  7. 10th January 2016 / 9:46 pm

    I love your lists and what a fab way to look at the new year rather than resolutions, which you are right are made to be broken! I am now going to go and write my list, Thanks for the inspiration x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      11th January 2016 / 1:27 pm

      Aww thank you. Enjoy the list. I would love to read it x

  8. 12th January 2016 / 12:07 pm

    OH I love this cookbook I have the same one and have been testing out a few healthy meals from it. What a year you are going to have hunny. I love all that you do on your amazing little blog and look forward to reading all about it. 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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