i really do love the New Year, and i believe it is true what people say:
it's a time of new beginnings and a time for reflection.
as i look back at 2012, it was in many ways a watershed year for mr scrappy and i
our 2nd eldest daughter left home
(that's 2 gone, 2 left if you're counting)
and we found that having 2 independent teenagers (who love to sleep and spend time in their room) living in the house made for a very QUIET house! many a weekend morning mr scrappy and i found ourselves at 10.30 having a very civilised breakfast - being the only 2 people awake!
after ALL those years of noise and kids CONSTANTLY in my face and at my feet
(wishing for 5 minutes peace - Mrs Large!) and wondering when and if they'd ever grow up
- i actually miss it.
how crazy is that?!
In January the 7 of us (including miss 23's partner) went to Fiji
(instead of our usual glamping) for a week
it was hot and it was fun
On February 6, miss 20 left home
that's her ACTUALLY LEAVING HOME
in mid-February miss 23 and i went to visit Tara
i love that great weather is pretty much guaranteed whatever time of year we go!
LA AND NY BABY!!!
yes, that's me on the F*R*I*E*N*D*S* couch
they got upset when i put my feet up on the coffee table
(we left soon after that...)
guess where i am?
2 tapings: one where i sat next to Robin and she gave me a coffee mug!
wish the episode would play on tv so i can see myself!
St Patricks Day in Times Square
my 49th birthday
now i can REALLY start planning my 50th
autumn escape scrapbooking weekend
awesome. awesome. awesome
miss 23's graduation
apart from the car accident on the way there - it was an awesome day
mr scrappy's sister turned 60 and miss 16 had her bestie come stay from australia
back to australia to celebrate tara's birthday!!!
august august august - you almost did me in
a full-time 5 week work contract
travelling every weekend to see my dad who had heart surgery
a major sports injury for miss 14
year 11 formal for miss 16
a weekend steam train excursion
a kitchen warming
miss 23's birthday
miss 16's birthday
miss 20 turned 21 and we threw her a big party
(she also got herself a new boyfriend)
mr scrappy and i celebrated 28 years of wedded bliss
i volunteered at the royal walking parade when our future king and his wife visited New Zealand
i volunteered at the RED CARPET WORLD PREMIERE of The Hobbit
(that's me throwing GANDALF hats into the crowd)
what a day - and man it was so hot!
then i flew to Melbourne to celebrate my oldest friend's 50th
then flew to Sydney to catch up with Tara
the weather was AWFUL, but a bunch of zumba gals (and our instructor who was asked to conduct the warmup) attended the KidsCAN Santa Fun Run (a charity run that raised over $30,000)
miss 14 got herself her first ever boyfriend
i got a fisheye lens for my iphone - woop woop!
we sweated in the 34.6 CELCIUS degree heat on Christmas Day
and got ONE [great] shot of the girls for the [tradtional] Santa Hat Album
REMEMBER: the days are long, but the years are short
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