12 January, 2009

2009 - A new year

I have high hopes for 2009. For obvious reasons, 2008 was a shocker of a year for us - Nana's death, another ectopic and then the rollercoaster they call IVF, Nath's new job and the ups and downs of that (all is good now) and a few other little things that just added to the problems.

However, I must say that whilst I am glad to see the back end of 2008 I have learnt alot about myself, my marriage, my family as a result of all those trials. What an amazing husband I have and I am forever grateful for my fantastic marriage. I am truly blessed. Isy continues to show her resilience and resourcefulness, as well as how much of a delight she is to be around. I am in constant awe of her, she inspires me to be a better person every day.

So what will 2009 hold for us? We have deemed it "the year where things get done"....on our list are
*have a baby (or be well and truly pregnant by the end of the year)
*get the carport, driveway and fences done
They are the two main things, however we want to continue to make our family's happiness our number 1 priority. Other things don't matter as long as we continue to enjoy spending as much time together. That part should be easy, being around Isy is so much fun.

Scrapping wise, I am happy with where I am. Saying that I am applying to be on the DT at Scrapbook N' Bits. I love it there...

Oh I have other exciting news...Scrapbooking Creations are doing a piece on my "Artist in the Spotlight"....so stay tuned for when that will be out....I don't think till the 2nd half of the year.

We had a great time in Wollongong over the Xmas break and a lovely NYE. Here's 2 pages from the mini album I just did on our holiday.

I am starting back at SMF next week, permanent 2 days a week (Monday and Tuesday) and whilst I do have mixed feelings about it, I am truly happy about it...just anxious about a few things to do with home, uni, Isy, etc. But we will work it out.

Well that's it from me....hope your 2009 is a good one too!!!


Peta said...

good luck on the DT app Mal

Charmane said...

well i hope you get all your "things" done this year! We have also said it's the year to get things DONE too!

Congrats on your SC artist in the spotlight! YAY! Love all your pages and your arrow album!

Hpe to catch up with you soon!

Love Charmane

Deb said...

Can't wait to see your work in SC. Hope all goes to plan with your to do list, especially the baby part. I know how hard IVF can be but try not to let it take over.

Kerry said...

OH wow Mal - you kept the artist in the spotlight under your hat...congrats cant wait to see it!

good luck with the DT app too ;)

Bree said...

Love your goals for the year Mal! Hope the baby plans go well :)
I love the way you emphasise that your family's happiness is your number 1 priority!!

Kylie said...

Mal may 2009 be everything you want it to be, and much more, for you and your family. Just to start it off I have a little something for you over on my blog - pop over and check it out

Kylie (scraphappy @ SnB)

Sar said...

I just know this year will be a good one for you!! Good luck with the DT! Cheers, Sar

Linda said...

Hope you achieve all that you want for 2009 Mal! Love your little holiday book....just gorgeous!

Ceci said...

I love the holiday book too Mal, and your LO with your DD on the beach is so precious. Congrats on the SC artist in the spotlight! :)

Jane said...

Hope you achieve your dreams in 2009 Mal :) I'm sure 2009 will be a great year for you.

Sorry you didn't make the 5 over at SnB - I was sure that you would :(, but other things will come your way - like ARTIST in the SPOTLIGHT - WTG Mal :)

just been loving all your latest work.

have a great weekend.

Felicity said...

I hope everything goes extra well for 2009 for you!!! You sure dont need a repeat of 2008!
Love your creations and the inspiration!
BTW thanks for the lovely comment on my blog!
Felicity x