Christmas Cards away!!!


Well, I’m hoping most people will have received their cards by now – they were posted on Monday – but I wanted to share them on my blog. A few weeks back Kevin took a family photo – the first in many years. I actually hadn’t planned to use it on my cards but it went perfectly with the colour I had already selected for this years cards – hmm… could it be that blue is my favourite colour? 🙂

family Dec 2007Amy & Christy Dec 2007

Included inside is our annual newsletter. I haven’t put the photos here as most have already been on my blog.


Well 2007 year has passed by. This year was a bit more exciting than normal with 3 us visiting hospital, a new dog, Rosie, joining the family and Libby enjoying her first year at home without kids.

In January we went on holidays with Nanny and Poppy – renting a house boat on the Myall Lakes. We had a wonderful time swimming, relaxing, riding around in the motorboat and being together. Libby and the girls enjoyed the remainder of the school holidays. On the 22nd we went to pick up our new little goldie who we call Rosie. And at the of the month Amy started 3rd Class..

A few days later Christy started Kindergarten. Kevin celebrated his 36th Birthday with a fondue night. The month was spent settling back into the normal school routine with the kids having dancing, swimming, tumbling and trampolining and cheerleading after school – making for a rather busy week.

In March we caught up with my Cousin Greg and his girlfriend Laurie –who were visiting from London. Amy celebrated her 8th Birthday with a craft party. Kevin and I had a few nights out – first seeing a Queen Tribute band, then Weird Al Yankovic. At the end of month Libby escaped for a weekend away scrapbooking.

April was a busy month starting out with Easter. This year the Powell’s joined us for a holiday at our home. It was lots of fun and the kids all loved being together. Then at the end of school holidays we set of to LA and for our week-long cruise to Mexico (which we absolutely loved), a few days in San Diego and then a week at Disneyland.The trip, however, didn’t quite go as planned when Amy came down with appendicitis on our second day at Disneyland and had to go to hospital to have her appendix removed. We were able to change our flights and the girls & Libby stayed an extra 5 days. It was certainly a holiday to remember.

At the end of May we had Rosie’s first birthday and my beloved Poppa passed away. At his funeral I was blown away by how many people came to say goodbye. It was obvious just how loved and admired he was. We all miss him.

In June Libby turned 36. We went to see Disney on Ice – Finding Nemo – which was wonderful as always. Libby went on another weekend away – this time to Culburra – where she not only scrapbooked but learned to knit. Much to Libby’s disappointment the girls decided to give up Cheerleading.

July saw two more weeks of School holidays. We had a wonderful family day in Kangaroo Valley and instigated a monthly family day out. Amy started to become unwell this month and missed quite a bit of school during term 3. She did however manage to start Singing and Drama lessons – which she loves.

August was fairly uneventful, though we did celebrate Poppy’s birthday with lunch and homemade cake. After much consideration and research Kevin and I made the decision to have Weight Loss Surgery.

We had a fun month in September. A great lunch out in Gerringong on Father’s Day, Christy’s 6th Birthday and party and quite a few social events.

In October Amy was in the Nowra Estedford for Tap – she did well receiving an encouragement award. We had a fairly full school holidays with friends sleeping over, seeing Circus Monoxide, celebrating Nanny & Poppy’s 40th Wedding Anniversary and spending a week down at Murramarang. On the 22nd Kevin had his surgery and recovered just in time for our annual Halloween Party, which was lots of fun.

November saw Libby go away yet again – this time to Scrapbook Convention and Kevin head out on his scooter for the Snowy River Bike Ride. Amy had her Singing & Concert and presentation night and received a special award for her Drama. Libby had surgery on the 12th and recovered almost as well as Kevin.

Ah, December, at last. As always it’s been a mad month. The girls had their Dance Concerts, Christy performed on stage in Wollongong Mall with some of other Kindy kids, and they had their dance presentation and disco. This year Amy received the special award for Pre-Junior Tap so she’s had a great year with awards for both Drama and Tap.There have been lots of xmas parties and get-to-togethers, with still more to come.