Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Review of Last Year

I got this idea from Isabella's Mom and I seen it on a couple of other blogs. I thought it would be a great post for me to refer back to someday when I'm old and grey.

January: 20th LID, 5 days referred. We suffered the worst ice storm we have seen in many years. Thousands of people without hydro, hundreds of power lines and poles down across the province.

February: 21st LID, 8 days referred. Our nephew "J" turned 2. I braved the ski slopes and LOVE it. China had the worst winter weather they have seen in 50 years. We opened our home to host a young lady (Sunshine) who moved here from China for the remainder of the school year.

March: 21st LID, 8 days referred. Both my cat and I had the flu! We got to play the Easter Bunny for Sunshine, it was the first she had ever experienced it. She enjoyed the egg hunt!

April: 22 LID, 5 days referred. Raised almost 5000 for the Nain, Labrador trip. A deer ran out in front of my husbands car. Found out I was going to be a Nana.

May: 23rd LID, 3 days referred. Montreal youth trip. Mothers Day :o(. Found out my BIL had a brain tumor.

June: 2 year LID, 8 days referred. Sunshine finished school. We almost lost our dog Bailey. He made it threw miraculously!

July: 25th LID, 5 days referred. Sunshine moved back with her family and we missed her terribly. Jac and I started a garden together as a summer project. I got my 15 passenger van licence.

August: 26th LID, 6 days referred. Jac got engaged! Jac and my sister had a birthday. Atlantic Youth Festival in Halifax. Olympic games began in China. Shane's birthday. Had a summer intern stay with us for a few weeks.

September: 27th LID, 9 days referred. 6 year wedding anniversary. Went on vacation to California. In a 36 hour time period I had one foot in the Atlantic and the other in the Pacific!

October: 28th LID, 6 days referred. KENNADY WAS BORN!! Started university. My 39th B'day. BIL had surgery on his brain tumor and they said the got it all!!

November; 29th LID, 2 days referred. Shane's Meme passed away. Jac and Ty moved into their own apartment. Spent every spare moment at the hospital visiting my Grandbutton.

December: 30th LID, 51/2 days referred. Our friend Kimmy got engaged! Had another fundraiser at church to raise funds for mission trip. Was blessed beyond words when someone gave a gift that almost paid for half my trip! Had our 3rd Christmas with gifts under the tree for our daughter.
Lost 15 lbs!!!!!
Have a wonderful week. I'm off to study, I have an exam coming up ;0O!


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE this post..
I think it is a great thing to look back at also..
I am sooo proud of you.. 15 lbs..
I wish I could do that..
I need to by May...
I better get on it..
Good luck on your exam..

a Tonggu Momma said...

So THAT is what has been happening to me!!! thanks for explaining it, Garfield.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Congrats on the 15 pounds....how did you do that throughout the holiday season? Way to go!!

It was quite a special year for you my friend.....let's hope 2009 is just as great!


OziMum said...

You lost 15lbs?!!! I'm SO jealous!!!

Great reflection. I really hope CCAA can get through a few months this year.

Looking forward to seeing Kennady grow!

OH MY #6 said...

great post. It is good to do to remember all our accomplishments.


Lesa said...

I do like this, but my memory isn't that good. ha Me, I don't remember what happened a week ago let alone every time our LID rolls around. ha

It is a shocker to see how few referrals there have been in writing!!

Good luck on your test.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Stop by my blog.. I have an award for you ..

Iris said...

Praying for you and your up and coming exam. I shall pray your remember what you study okay.

Anonymous said...

that was a great way to keep track of what has gone on.

Visiting from Kim's.

Also, LOVE the cartoon!