Friday, December 31, 2010

12.31.10 :: A year in review

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Today I was alone with the kids as the daycare was closed, so I picked up my mom and headed to the mall. We met up with my sister-in-law, nephew, step-mother-in-law & sister-in-law's boyfriend. We had lunch at the mall, and ran a few errands. (I got some new nipples (slow flow) for Quentin's bottles and hopefully now formula won't leak out of his mouth while he's eating).

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Quentin, Nana & Mackenzie.
Nana's wearing the vest I knit her.

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Quentin meeting his Aunt & cousin for the first time.

My year in review: In January I got to take a trip with the kids to Florida for a week. In February I participated in the knitting olympics, and knit a sweater (my first ever) in 16 days. I am quite proud of that accomplishment. In March, I participated in Earth Hour, hosted my very first jewish holiday seder at my house, and finished my first children's sweater design (I will get the pattern published - I promise!). In April, I got to meet up with the wonderful Cynthia & the wonderful Bea in British Columbia for a week. Mackenzie came along with me as well. We crafted, knit, crochet, did some sewing & had a good time. I also found out RIGHT before leaving that I was pregnant due in December of 2010. Though, we didn't announce my pregnancy until I was 12 weeks. In May, we planted our vegetable garden and I cut out some really immature people out of my life, and after a lot of consideration and thinking, I'm 150% happy that I got rid of that immaturity out of my life. In June, we had our 12 week screen and were told we were having a baby girl. I turned 29, and Mackenzie turned 2. In July I was diagnosed with Complete Placenta Praevia & found out we were actually having a boy (6 weeks after the first ultrasound). In August I got my new mini van and released an e-book with all my sock patterns. We took a family vacation to New Jersey & Pennsylvnia & got to go to Sesame Place & Eagles Training Camp. In September, Jamie & I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. In October I celebrated my 5th blogaversary. In November after quite the complicated pregnancy, I gave birth to our 3rd son, Quentin Myles. I also got to attend Anne Hanson's workshop and had a fabulous time. In December, Sean turned 4, Jamie turned 35 and we reflected on the past year. I can't believe 2010 is now over. It's been a good year, but I can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for us.

Knitting/Crochet/Sewing in review:

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This year I knit & crochet 37 projects. 1 pair of socks, 8 bookmarks, 3 dishcloths, 1 afghan, 1 adult hat, 6 children's hats, 7 baby sweaters, 1 adult sweater, 4 cowls, 2 shawls & 3 misc. items (headband, 2 baby wraps). Actually, make that 38 projects, I forgot to include Cache Coeur. (And I'm totally not spending time to re-do this collage, oops!)

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I also took another sewing class this year, and popped out 12 projects. A pair of shorts, a few pouches, some baby toys, baby booties, a nursing wrap, and some misc. items. I love it. And quite impressed with my accomplishments.

MEME

The first sentence (or two in my case!) of each first post of the month for 2010:

January: A new year.
February: Sean is 161 weeks old today.
March: Sean is 165 weeks old today.
April: A while ago, I heard in the USA that there was a program called The Cinderella Project (this links the BC, Canada one).
May: We had a very busy day today.
June: Wow! It’s June. How’d that happen? Really!?
July: Mack is 106 weeks old today.
August: Today we finally made it out to Jamie’s Ball game.
September: Wow, September? Already? Really?
October: October Calendars are ready!
November: Sean is 200 weeks old today.
December: Hello!! We're alive! And finally home!

I love doing this Meme each year. Here's a link to my 2009, 2008, 2007, and 2006 ones!

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Tonight we celebrated New Years Eve with 2 friends over fondu dinner. We watched the Habs game (we won 3-2 in overtime over the Florida Panthers). I baked this "cake" for dessert (though I altered it to not have Christmas colors). It was sinfully delicious. (Diet starts tomorrow - we'll talk more about that tomorrow).

Hope you all have a wonderful evening & Happy New Year! Thanks for being a reader, commenter, friend. It's been quite the year. Let's see what's in store for us for 2011!

6 comments:

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

Happy 2011!! Nice little wrap-up of the year. :) I'm impressed by everything you accomplished too!

Dawn ;) said...

Wow...I know I've been out of the loop but to miss your 3rd pregnancy..I feel so leftout lol. Congrats and I'm sorry it was a bit rough this time but he's beautiful. I promise to do better keeping in touch but my life has taken some drastic changes in the last 18mos...no babies but emptynest, divorce and now learning to live alone.

Happy New Year! ;)

dawn said...

Such a cute pic of Quentin and Mack with Nana! I'm impressed with the sewing projects...I really need to learn how to sew! If I can put the knitting down long enough.

Jennifer said...

happy new year, momma! love the recount, especially the pics!! and geesh.. way to wait til hours before my dieting starts to post that delicious chocolate chip cookie dessert recipe lol

g-girl said...

you were quite productive in the year of 2010...knitting, crochet, and sewing. :) here's to many more projects in 2011!

Amelah said...

Wow! You had a pretty good year in 2010! Hopefully 2011 surpasses that and more!

The marshmallow pie was pretty good!