Saturday, January 10, 2015

2014 in Review

Wow, 2014, what a year it was! It's great to look back and reflect on the year that was, although as a family of four now there's not much reflecting and pondering going on, I'm writing this blog in the spare 5 minutes that I have 10 days into 2015! Time is a precious commodity right now and it always seems like it's in shortfall!

So here's a quick rundown of what I remember from 2014 for you (in no particular order)...

In November we welcomed our darling Charlotte Rose into the world, she has been a delightful addition and has made our family complete.

In February Jason took the swimming world by storm, absolutely smashing his goals in the Rottnest Island swim.

Ethan celebrated his 3rd birthday with a very successful pirate party!

Ethan also completed his toilet training (apart from a small regression when Charlotte was born).

We had a great family holiday in Dunsborough (one which we hope to repeat many times over the next 20 - 30 years), we also got to visit Victoria for Jason's Dad's 60th birthday!

Jason and I celebrated being married 10 years (wow is it 10 years already!).

Jason carried on his sporting achievements with winning his water polo grand final again! Sport took a backseat for me this year being pregnant, but I did complete my 500km of pregnant walking challenge!

Ethan started swimming lessons on his own (no parent involvement) and quickly graduated from a yabbie to a barracuda!

Unfortunately, after many safe years, I was knocked off my bike while in the early stages of pregnancy. I stopped riding after that incident! The positive out of this accident was that it bought the car safety message a little closer to home for Ethan.

We replaced our brick patio with lovely new lawn and replaced our old mazda with a far safer and more reliable car; and

Ethan had a second set of grommets put in (just before Christmas).

So as you can see 2014 was another eventful year for us, we are thankful for all our family and friends for all the love and support we get, we are thankful for the opportunities presented to us and we are proud of the challenges that we faced and overcame.

Here's to a new and exciting 2015!