Sunday, 3 January 2010

2009: That was the year that was...

  • The Doctor had another book published
  • I had another article published
  • The Boy took part in lots of activities with Cubs
  • We spent a week in the Lake District
  • Both The Children learnt to swim
  • The Girl turned 7
  • The Girl joined Brownies
  • I saw the Saw Doctors live (I won free tickets to the gig!!)
  • We spent two weeks in Austria (and I climbed a mountain)
  • I started my blog
  • I did my first Shimelle class, Learn Something New Every Day
  • I started German classes
  • I met Clair
  • I made many new blogging friends
  • The Doctor's parents celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary
  • I went on the Coffee Plus weekend away
  • I took part in Blogtoberfest
  • We all went to Cefn Lea on the church weekend away
  • I took the Blogging for Scrapbookers class
  • I took the Journal Your Christmas class
  • The Boy turned 10

I was disappointed to discover that despite having taken 100s of photos over the year, I didn't seem to have photos that represented all our highlights! I've chosen some of them for the 'mosaic' above, but I shall take care this year to capture as many moments as possible. I'm hoping Project 365 will help me with that.

What was the highlight of 2009 for you and your family? x


Amy said...

Hmmm, I know what you mean about realising that those special moments are just not there on the camera .... solution - just take even MORE photos ;-)Sometimes I surprise myself at how I manage to miss some of the real highlights!

Mise said...

That's a fine hefty list for 2009. Maybe you should run the train forward to end of 2010 and prepare your list so you can compare and contrast at year's end?

Sian said...

An excellent year in many ways then! Yes, I think I need to take even more photos, too. Needing to find enough photos to keep the blog going will probably help with that.

Clair said...

Oh, I am so touched that I made the list of highlights. I had such a good time that day in the park. We'll definitely have to try all that jumping around again when the weather's nicer! Much love x

Lizzie said...

Yes, I am also very good at missing the "important" moments. I have to make a point of both taking and using my camera at family events. I managed to miss several photo opportunities over Christmas - and of course I'm now kicking myself about it. Why have a camera etc, etc...

Ah well, 2010 is another year!

Like the layout, by the way. The mosaic is a great way to record your events all together.

Nadine said...

I guess my highlights would be:
- getting married
- giving birth
- getting the scrapbooking fever again


thanks for sharing yours~

JO SOWERBY said...

wow u have been really succinct mel!! what books has the doctor published then? famous authors and all u are all so creative. love the lo, it is so simple but effective.
jo xxx

scrappyjacky said...

Another simple,but sooooo effective LO...lovely.
How is it that we all so often manage to miss the important photos.....especially as my kids would say I had a camera glued to my hand!!

Ruth said...

Can't think of a highlight just now. We had quite an up 'n' down 2009, so I was glad to see the back of it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a lot of accomplishments! I really think I'm going to try to scratch out a 2009 accomplishment page soon.

Liberty :) said...

I love that paper!

Rachel Brett said...

It amazing what happens in a year isn't it? I too am guilty of not getting 'enough' or the 'right' photos. I am going to try harder this year!