Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 is almost over!

So many changes in a year, and for sure in the past decade!

  • Worried about Y2K, survived.
  • Went from one to six kids; experienced five pregnancies this decade
  • Suffered one miscarriage
  • Breastfed for almost six years of this decade!
  • Lost a gallbladder
  • Lost my Pappa
  • Lost my Opa
  • Lost a Father-in-Law
  • Celebrated many first birthdays, and more.
  • Becoming a real Aunty, and then again!
  • Moved six times
  • Tried out many different jobs, Pampered Chef, babysitting, belly casting. Interior Decorating.
  • Found a job (or found my passion) in Photography!
  • Started running in the middle of the decade:
  • 5 km
  • 10 km
  • 21.1 km
  • 32 km
  • Put on the weight, took off the weight. Put on the weight.
  • Was on TV a couple of times.
  • Took a holiday to California. First plane ride since my early 20's.
  • Lost friendships, gained new friendships.
  • Changed MANY diapers for the past 10+ years straight!
  • Leaving this decade wishing for a Wii (for the fitness, and for the new dance one!) Looks like fun!
  • From a car, to a mini van, to a car. To another mini van, to another mini van to a 12 passenger van!

All in all, it is hard to believe just how fast 10 years goes by. If you were following my facebook status line today, you would had a bit more insight into the decade, and what is ahead for this family of eight!

All I know, is that next year will be the final year (or less) of diapers! So, by 2020. Almost a decade free of diapers, and I will have a 20 year old, 18 year old, 17 year old. 15 year old, 13 year old and a 12 year old. Cliff and I will be getting ready to celebrate our 23rd anniversary that will arrive May 9 the following year! Crazy!

Happy New Year! All the best!


Cathy xo


Mrs. Merriman said...

Happy New Year my friend and to the other E's :)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!! Your life sounds so much like mine!