Filed under: Celebrations, Life | Tags: America, Empire State Building, Family, friends, Happy New year!, holiday, Nephew, New stuff, New York, Shopping, Time's square, Washington
It’s been so long since I’ve typed a blog post that sitting here doing “this” feels rather strange. But here I am, nevertheless, getting back into the swing of blogging…finally:)
It’s only the end of February and 2012 has already proven to be quite the year. So many things have happened, so many changes have taken place. 2011 ended and 2012 started with a big bang. The adventure of a lifetime. Jetting off to the States with my best friend to see all the sights and sounds of Washington and New York and to most importantly spend New Years eve in Times Square. This has long been a big dream of mine and I can not even begin to describe this experience to anyone. It is overwhelming, amazing and now when I sit and look at the million of pictures we took I can not believe we were actually right there in the thick of things when it happened. Such memories:) It was not my first trip to the States, but as it was my friend’s I was lucky enough to once again experience some of the most amazing places and to experience some I had not yet seen.
Much shopping was done, plenty of fun was had and we came back with so many memories and experiences. I look back and all I can do is smile. I was also lucky enough to extend my stay in the US with another week to go and visit my brother and sister-in-law. As many of you know they are expecting, and it was also during my trip that we found out I will be aunty to a little boy. I was also blessed enough to experience listening to his little heart heat and to feel him kick. The emotion this brought, I can not even begin to explain. I’m by no means broody or in any state of mind where I want my own. But there was something that touched my heart so deeply that tears were very very near the surface when I heard that little beat.
Anyhoodle, enough with all the emotional stuff…I’ve included a few pictures of the holiday. Between the 2 of us we took over a thousand and choosing only a few is hard and does not do justice to it. But here they are never the less:)
Unfortunately, while 2012 started off well, I was greeted with a consultants worst nightmare when I came back. Our investigation had finished and we had not yet been reassigned to a new one. While I had no doubt that I would be reassigned, it did meant that I came back to 3 weeks of unemployment…..and in the consultant world no work = no pay. It was just a TAD stressful, but thankfully all that has been resolved now, and February saw me returning to more regular (almost full) working hours.
But things weren’t all bad:) There were also a few really good things that happened along the way. For one, I’ve finally received something I’ve been waiting for since October:) It is gorgeous and I love it to bits.
So my dearest 2012…we’ve gotten off to a fairly good and somewhat rocky start. We’ve got 10 months left to make this the best year of my life. Let’s do this!
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