In a nutshell….
It all began back in January when we got engaged! We then jumped on the wedding planning rollercoaster, and like any good ride, we were excited, then scared (mainly by the budget!), elated during the fun part (the wedding) and then relieved as we set off on our Honeymoon!
There were babies; 2 baby nieces, Dominique Claire and Amelie Rose. There were also babies of the fur kind, as we welcomed baby kelpie Jack from the RSPCA.
There were losses; RIP Poppy and our good friends fur-baby, RIP Bert. There were friendship and love losses, but more importantly for our friends there were love matches! There were health scares, and recoveries. There was a house renovation in the midst of planning a wedding! Therefore there were stresses and sometimes stumbling blocks. I discovered some fantastic new blogs and made some great ‘online’ friends! I started reading more books and even started cooking! (Stay tuned in 2010 for my 16 dish challenge!) And Hubby finally fulfilled a long standing dream and bought his own yacht.
Globally we lost some very famous faces; Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, Farrah Fawcett, and sadly this week Brittany Murphy. (And there were plenty more I know). We had plenty of political performances to keep us entertained or enraged. We saw plenty of fashion hits and misses. We saw Rove quit his television show after 10 years and we saw veteran channel 7 newsreader Ian Ross retire after too many years to count. Oh and we can’t forget Oprah’s announcement that she too was ending her talk show at the end of 2010 after 25 years.
Most of all though for me, there was family, friends, lots of food, lots of drinks and lots of laughter.
So now we look to an exciting 2010 with more babies and an overseas trip!
Goodbye 2009, and thanks for all the memories. It’s been fun.
Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope you all have a fantastic time with family and friends, filled with love and laughter. All the best for a safe, happy and healthy 2010! Look forward to many more online chat’s with you all in 2010!
What do you remember of 2009, and what are you looking forward to in 2010?