15 November 2010

M.I.A.

Yes, I have been missing in action, but as of next week I hope to be back here with bells on.

sew la tea do

I took a few well deserved weeks off from everything that was not 100% essential.. including blogging and house cleaning (Tom and I made a deal that as long as the kitchen was tidy and we had some clean clothes to wear, everything else could wait.. and wait it did.. you should see our house, seriously looks like a bomb hit it!)

2010 has been a crazy year.. I spent the entire year either trying to fall pregnant or stay pregnant. My mum had a mastectomy and spent the year having chemo. My dad's health seriously deteriorated and I spent a large part of the year visiting him in hospital and on top of being a full time wife and mum, I thought it would be fun (?) to go back to uni full time!

But, it has also been a brilliant year.. Tom and I both think that having a two year old is the best fun ever.. and we have really settled into family life in the suburbs.
Making the decision to move to the suburbs was one of the best things we ever did. Sure, I miss being able to walk to the beach for a coffee in the morning, but we used to live in an apartment where the only plant we had (accidentally) fell out the window one day and never quite recovered.. now we spent hours in the garden and we pull salad and veggies from the garden almost every night before dinner.. who would of thought?

(Tom reminded me the other day that we had a conversation shortly after Sophie was born, about how we would never move away from the beach, even if we had to live in an apartment with 3 kids for the rest of our life..
Funny how your priorities in life change so much after having kids!)

So, despite a challenging year.. It has still been filled with alot of time doing the things that I love with the people who I love.. and that's really why I started this blog.. to remind myself how lucky I am!

P.s Speaking of how lucky I am, I got my copy of Sew La Tea Do last week and I love it, I want to make everything in it.. Sophie and I went and found some lovely fabric to make the 'miss adorable dress' and I cant wait to get started..

3 comments:

Catherine said...

It sounds like the perfect medicine to take time out with those you love most and treat yourself too. Is it a good book? I might just have to put it on my Christmas list;) Have a wonderful week. :)

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Yay! You're back! And this is a v cute pic of you with the book...and this is a v lovely post. Going to be linking to you tomoz, just with a couple of party pics. So glad you all were there.
:)

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

I am so sorry to read about your Mum and Dad and what a hard year it has been. Good on you for taking time out to just be. That is something we do not do nearly enough of!

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