Sunday, January 2, 2011

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011..................

We had a lovely New Years gathering here last night with the neighbours ~ oh, how nice it is to have neighbours we want to socialise with!! Had planned to have a big night, but 1 cocktail and 2 red wines later, it was rather tame, but I am thankful for that today.
2010 seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye, but on reflection it has been a massive year for me and us. Our year in review:
January ~Happy 9th birthday

April ~ Easter Bunny arrived and we arrived at a major decision ~ to sell up and move out of town. Real Estate agent contacted, house listed.

May ~ the Masterchef phenoenom hit our house and Riley developed an interest in cooking ~ and it has continued.
June ~ this gorgeous creature joined our family. A rescue dog from the RSPCA. Tammy is delightful and an amazing dog.
July ~ we moved from here...........................
to here................. 2 gorgeous acres, 10 minutes from town. Sheer heaven on earth!!
September ~ Riley and I went off to his first school camp ~ happy days
and we had two camping trips to Riverwood Downs ~ more happy days
October ~ we visited these ~ woohoo
and this. Two amazing weeks in Egypt ~ priceless
November ~ Ummmmm what happened?? How did this amazing, beautiful girl get all growed up??? Off to her first formal, and clever too, scooped the pool at presentation day. WTG Meggy!!
December ~ Newcastle Bikers Charity Toy Ride
and my beautiful friend Kay retires. Happy Retirement Kay, sure will be different without you.
Christmas Delight
 Only a snippet of what has transpired in the last 12 months. My work has now become a career again with a clear path to promotion. Beginning in 2010 as the co-ordinator of a major program, my role is being expanded in 2011, with a pay rise, and a new challenge. On a personal note I reconcilled with my grandmother after 9 years. A highly emotional time, but a step I am so thankful I took. I can never get those 9 years back, but I can make the most of what time is left. My greatest regret is that she doesn't really know Riley and that is a tragedy, I'll always have my memories and those who meddled can never take those away.

So all that is left to say is goodbye 2010 and hello 2011