Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Give Me Five...
I have been tagged by both Diney and Metropolitan Mum to do my highlights of 2009.
Now, to be honest 2009 has been a bit of a nothing year, no babies born, no getting married, no moving house, just basically getting on with breathing. In and out, in and out. That's right.
I am a bit of a freak in that I don't like odd numbers and most of the good things that happen to me in my life happen in even years (except getting married, which happened in 2003 - is this a sign??).
1998 got first job on a magazine,
2002 bought first house and got engaged,
2004 first baby,
2006 second baby born and moved house,
but anyway, let's move on from my fixation with even numbers before you concede that I am total and utter fruitcake.
So back to 2009. The highlights.(I would do so much better at the lowlights, I'm a glass half empty kinda gal)
* Hubs bought me a puppy.
Who has now turned big and craps four times a day. Regardless. He is cute and funny and he lets the children pull his tail and screech in his face without batting an eyelid. He has more patience than I...
* Big girl lost her two front teeth.
Mrs Gap, as she is now known, really thought she would find her new two front teeth in her Christmas stocking. Very disappointed when she didn't. I love her dearly. Even when bits of rice slip through the gap while she's eating and land on my plate.
* Me and Hubs went away for a very glamorous wedding in Morocco. Without the children.
Morbid lady that I am, I wrote a letter to the children telling them how honoured I was to have them and how much they were loved in case we died (in a plane crash/from too much alcohol/from being with each other all weekend). We made it back in one piece. It was actually nice to be adults, drink and eat when we wanted and to sunbathe and read books - all at the same time.
* We took the girls to Disneyland Paris for Little Girls 3rd birthday.
The look on her face when she saw Woody and Buzz, Scully from Monsters Inc. (who gave her a massive cuddle making the whole crowd go Awwwww), makes for some very special family memories.
Despite the fact we are still paying it off now.
And the girls enjoyed the bunkbeds in the hotel more than meeting Minnie...
* I started a writing course.
At last, I got around to enrolling on a writing course. I am shambolic when it comes to the homework, but I am one step closer to reaching my next big dream.
Now the soppy bit. I feel very lucky and very blessed to have such a wonderful family. Despite the husband being an arse, he is my world and so are my moody little madams (they get that from me).
So, as I wipe away a tear, I will tag....
Not Enough Mud because I want to see if Frenchman makes it on there
Mom/Mumbecause she is slacking in the blogging department
Working Mum On The Verge because I am not sure she's busy enough with the size of the snowman she made on Tuesday
Notes From My Days as I love going over to hers and looking at pretty picture of her house and hope she does a Pretty Things of 2009 list.