Thursday, January 6, 2011

Looking Back - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

O.K so first up MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all you lovely people.

Hope you all had a fabulous time celebrating with family and loved ones. We managed to do another million miles again and spent Christmas Day with my folks and then headed 4.5 hours away to spend Boxing Day and a few extra days with DH's family. Came back home for an 18 hour 'stopover' and then headed down the coast to spend some time with family and friends seeing in the New Year and a few extra days after that. So we are now back home catching up and now slowly ploughing through all the washing, unpacking and cleaning.

Looking back at 2010 - it was a year that was full of love and some wonderful highlights and milestones, and then there were the bumps in the road with lowlights, emotional grief and loss. The bumps certainly did seem to go on and on... but Ah well, we all came through it - I can definitely say a stronger person for it.

On quick reflection:

This year my 'biggest baby girl' completed her first year of school and I am so proud of the wonderful little lady that she is growing into. My littlest baby girl decided that she wanted to wear big girl pants, said goodbye to the dummy and the night bottle of milk. We also farewelled the baby monitor, pram and push along trike... and of course I am so very proud of her too :)

We went through the emotional anguish of when your child is really, really sick and all you want to be is the person with it and not them. My 'biggest baby girl' was so, so brave throughout the whole ordeal and responded well to treatment and subsquent surgery. Heartfelt thanks to the specialists, doctors and nursing staff at the Royal Children's Hospital for their wonderful care of our precious Miss E.

Earlier in the year, I kissed goodbye my Pa for the last time and recently lost my beautiful fur boy Wilson who I found forever sleeping in his kennel.

Scrapping Highlights: Totally stoked to be still part of the Scrapping Outback Design Team, absolutley thrilled to have made the 2010-2011 Kaisercraft Contributing Design Team, super excited to be have been a guest designer for Deb's Creations and still chuffed to have one of my layouts feature on the cover of the Scrapping For A Cause issue of Scrapbooking Memories; receiving an Honourable Mention for Scrapbooking Memories Master's competition and for making runner up for the Scrapbooking 'Celebration' competiton held at the Brisbane Expo earlier in the year.

I've had some time out from the scrap table recently but will be back soon with some projects that I have recently completed

So what will this New Year bring - health and happiness I hope :)

I tend not to make New Year's resolutions as I only set myself up for disappointment when I don't achieve them - LOL!! But I am desperately going to try and 'DECLUTTER' this year. Starting with the pantry first!!
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