Life is One Big Adventure #MarkWarnerMum

I remember being sat with my dear old Nan, I was 10, it was a beautiful day and the sun was streaming though the windows into her flat. She had a footstool by her chair, and whenever I visited that is where I sat, as close to her as I could possibly get, snuggled up chatting about life.

I remember it like it was yesterday, her looking at me with her beautiful smile and laughing. “So you are not going to get married, have children or ever have a washing machine? No, I replied, never, ever,” I was adamant.

It was a conversation we often had. My Nan had adored my Granddad, couldn’t imagine life without her family and found my outlook on life amusing. No wonder she was laughing, she knew my big adventure had only just started. And that is what I want to share today, why I think life is one big adventure. And how Chris and I became family adventure junkies.

Life is One Big Adventure #MarkWarnerMum

Always craving that next moment, the big moments, firsts steps, teeth, trips on airplanes, holidays. Or experiencing the little moments in life, the boys getting sand in their toes for the first time, eating breakfast together on a lazy Sunday and watching the boys splashing in a pool.

Life is One Big Adventure, #Mark Warner Mum

That for me is what adventure is all about. Creating special family moments, those little moments in big places. It could be landing in the Grand Canyon, skiing down a mountain, learning to sail.  Or all stood in awe looking off the top of Rockefella Centre. All big moments for us, huge in fact, but tiny in the grand scheme of things.  These breathtaking places, full of people all making memories, all part of one big adventure.

Life is One Big Adventure, #Mark Warner Mum

That is why I love our holiday postcards; they have become such a huge part of my blog, a way to share our memories daily. The little moments that you often forget when you arrive home.

Sometimes they come back to you, a song or a smell will trigger it, maybe a week, a month or years later. Over the rainbow will always remind me of that moment with my Nan, I think because we once watched The Wizard Of Oz with her as she babysat on Christmas Eve. And now that song is attached to my Nan forever, a little memory file.

Life is One Big Adventure, #Mark Warner Mum

And like little memory files, we will always have postcards of the moments we have shared, forever immortalised. That feeling we felt when we arrived at the airport, when the boys learnt a new skill, when they pulled their sun loungers into the sea and sat with the waves lapping against their bodies as they roared with laughter.

Life is One Big Adventure, #Mark Warner Mum

The day we mixed cocktails together, or went on a quad bike safari, ooh or landed in a helicopter in the Grand Canyon, and sailed into New York at sunrise on the QM2. These moments would be nothing without my crazy bunch, and that is why my postcards are precious, you only have one shot at catching that feeling. And the reward is the overwhelming feeling of love it gives me, every-time I look back at these gorgeous moments.

What I didn’t bargain for is this crazy pair. They both made grand entrances into the world, demanding a full crash team waiting for their first world appearance. And they started as they meant to go on, fearless, taking on life adventures with courage and vigour. No matter what life has thrown at this incredible duo they rose to the challenge, made us proud, so proud some days I could weep. Jack has displayed bravery not many children his age would need to muster.  And Joe, well I sometimes wish he showed a little less bravery, and a little more caution.

Life is One Big Adventure, My application to become a #Mark Warner Mum

There is no activity they would shy away from, for our wonderful boys life is an adventure and  a wonderful world to be conquered. And who knew when I was sat all those years ago with my Nan this would be my adventure, my life.

What is our perfect holiday? It is being on an adventure together, somewhere in this wonderful world, my little family and I.  Sharing dreams, memories and laughter.

We would love to be Mark Warner Adventure Junkie Ambassadors and share our little moments in big places with Mark Warner this year. Adventures we can immortalise forever on holiday postcards, beautiful #MarkWarnerMoments to inspire families to get out a make their very own adventures.

This is my entry to become a #MarkWarnerMum check out Mark Warner for more

42 Comments

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      11th February 2016 / 8:26 pm

      Thank you Helen xxx

  1. 11th February 2016 / 4:18 pm

    Ah Sarah, this is a lovely post and I LOVE your family adventure video at the end. It made me smile from start to finish! All the best hon xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      11th February 2016 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks Heledd, I loved making it lots of beautiful memories x

  2. 11th February 2016 / 5:09 pm

    Aw I love this Sarah. Your video gave me goosebumps watching it. Best of luck hun xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      11th February 2016 / 8:32 pm

      Ah thank you Tracey,I so enjoyed putting it all together x

  3. 11th February 2016 / 6:19 pm

    Aw Sarah this is lovely. You have taken me down memory lane thinking of my Grandparents and when my gorgeous girl was little, thank god for the technology we have nowadays and the moments we can capture.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      11th February 2016 / 8:33 pm

      I know Emma it is amazing getting the chance to share and record it all, we are so lucky now aren’t we x

  4. 12th February 2016 / 3:51 am

    This just made me cry! My boys were the same with the crash team into the world and we are starting them on their travel adventures. I hope that when they reach the age that your boys are we have just as many postcards, we are starting as we mean to go on!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      12th February 2016 / 12:50 pm

      Thank you Laura, I always look at your little family and it takes me back to when ours are little, starting early it great and giving them as many experiences as possible. They grow up so quick xx

  5. 12th February 2016 / 10:10 am

    Best of luck Sarah 🙂 You will definitely win this Blogger Ambassador programme. I just saw your family adventure video you guys are really amazing.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      12th February 2016 / 12:48 pm

      Ah thank you that is so kind, but the competition is tough so I have everything crossed x

  6. 12th February 2016 / 12:40 pm

    Good luck Sarah I really hope you win, you would be a fantastic ambassador and I know you and your family would make the most of every minute xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      12th February 2016 / 12:47 pm

      Ah thank you Julia that means so much xx

  7. 12th February 2016 / 1:54 pm

    Good luck with your entry – I also think you’d be fab and you all clearly love adventure x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      12th February 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Thank you so much Sam, yes we like to be busy and on an adventure xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      12th February 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Ah thanks you Karen, I would love to work with Mark Warner x

  8. 12th February 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Oh Sarah! This is just so lovely and I can’t think of a family I would rather be ambassadors. I love reading about all of your family adventures and your crazy boys xXx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      13th February 2016 / 7:08 pm

      Thank you Katie that is so sweet, we would love this job 100% xxx

  9. 13th February 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Lovely post. Good luck with your entry. Life certainly is one big adventure. Xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      13th February 2016 / 10:47 pm

      Thank you Laura and yes it it, and I loving living it with my crazy boys x

  10. 13th February 2016 / 6:53 pm

    That is a fabulous video, beautifully summed up. I love the idea of the holiday moments captured postcards, adventures and fun for the taking x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      13th February 2016 / 7:18 pm

      Thank you, I know it is something I have done for quite a while now, when we are away that is what my blog focuses on, I love looking back at them x

  11. 14th February 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Sarah this video is amazing, so sweet! You guys would be perfect, would be so great to see what they have to offer for families with energetic older ones. Your boys would have an absolute blast, as I’m sure you would too! Good luck Sarah xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th February 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you Hayley, we would absolutely love it, Mark Warner has so much to offer the family doesn’t it, perfect for our boys xx

  12. 14th February 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Brilliant entry and I know that your family would be ideal – you have everything, and you love adventure and fun!! GOOD LUCK I really hope you win 🙂 Jess xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th February 2016 / 1:43 pm

      Thank you Jess, and good luck to you too, it is such an incredible opportunity isn’t it?

  13. 15th February 2016 / 7:44 pm

    Awww SARAH!!!!! This is so awesome — I love all the amazing clips of your boys and it gives me an idea of what my future may be like!! I can imagine feeling my heart in my mouth as my two boys grow up and want to hang from the monkey bars like that!! 😉 LOVE your entry hun, you would be SUCH a worthy winner. They’d be mad not to pick you!! Good luck! xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th February 2016 / 11:19 am

      Ha ha I know Caro they know how to tests my nerves. Thank you so much, you have so many wonderful moments ahead of you I guarantee x

  14. 15th February 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Oh Sarah, I love this post so much. It is fabulous. You have an amazing family and you would be brilliant for Mark Warner. I adored the story about your Nan and that video gave me goosebumps. Good luck lovely lady. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th February 2016 / 11:21 am

      Thank you Lucy thats very kind, I know I found it very emotional to make xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      18th February 2016 / 9:16 pm

      Ah thank you Rachel, the competition is tough this year isn’t it? there are so many great entries x

  15. 19th February 2016 / 11:19 am

    Lots of luck Sarah! I am sure with all your experiences travelling you would make a great ambassador!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th February 2016 / 11:48 am

      Thanks Karen, the competition is mega tough this year, so many amazing entries x

  16. 20th February 2016 / 2:29 pm

    What a beautifully written post. Gorgeous video at the end too. Your lot look as though they know how to have an incredible time!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th February 2016 / 5:38 pm

      Thank you so much Nell, we like to keep busy ha ha xx

  17. 22nd February 2016 / 2:58 pm

    This is such a lovely post. Good luck!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      22nd February 2016 / 6:32 pm

      Ah thank you, and good luck to you too xx

  18. 23rd February 2016 / 10:37 am

    Such a wonderful post and amazing video. Good luck Sarah! MW would be mad not to choose you – I know how much it would mean to you and your family and I know you would be a brilliant ambassador for them too. xxxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      23rd February 2016 / 11:12 am

      Ah thank you so much Bonnie, that is lovely, we would be thrilled to be chosen x

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