We signed the contract to sell our house this month so most of it was spent packing, packing and packing! Other than packing, we continued with our usual routine and training for city to surf. Mason is now 6 months old and growing so fast... I was lucky enough to be chosen to be a guest CT for Stuck?! Sketches bonus sketch for August and the LO I did for this was my fave for the month. "Bathtime is Giggle time":
August was moving month. Unsure of how long we would be homeless and having no alternate arrangements, we reluctantly moved in with my inlaws. Anthony and I also ran the city to surf for the Illawarra Coal team. I was very happy with my time of 73 minutes. Anthony's mines rescue team won the local competition - well done, boys! I also attended the Savvy-Delights Retreat this month and had the best time scrapbooking with all my scrappy friends :) Here is a fave LO I completed at the retreat, "2 peas in a pod". It was the Savvy sketch challenge for the month and won a prize in a competition at the retreat!
After running the city to surf, I felt I needed a new challenge. So.... I decided to run a half marathon. Thanks to the generosity of many of my friends, I was able to raise over $1300 for the McGrath Foundation. I completed the run in 1 hour 50 minutes. I'm no Kerryn McCann, but I thought it wasn't too bad, being only 8 months since having a baby. I also did a little casual work and got a trip to Melbourne that month! On the scrapping side of things, I completed very few LO's, but here's one I was pretty happy with, "Bad Santa" (Savvy ABC challenge). The journalling tells a funny story:
October was crazy... we bought a house, Anthony was away a lot training for and competing in the Australian mines rescue competition in Queensland - his team came 3rd. My Nanna took a turn for the worse and sadly passed away. It was tough. Her funeral brought the family together which was a positive thing to come out of such a sad time. At the end of the month I was lucky enough to go to the SFS retreat. Here are two of my fave LO's from the retreat. The first I did for the quote challenge, "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away":
Another crazy month - two big and very fun days out were Melbourne cup and Sar's 30th. We moved into our new place and Anthony's team competed in the International Mines Rescue comp and won... we were so proud! We managed to escape Wollongong for a while for a family holiday to Queensland at the end of the month. Mason began crawling... On the scrapbooking front, I only managed 4 LO's. Here is my fave "That cheeky look":
Still on holidays this month, we met up with our good friends, Ben & Alicia and their munchkins for a couple of days and a photo shoot with Red Door Photography. Then back to reality and more unpacking and sorting through boxes... lots of Christmas parties too. Jared finally went up a level in swimming and got to ring the bell! Mason is now climbing up on the furniture and is very close to taking his first step! Still a few days of 2010 to go so I doubt I will get much more scrapping done! Again, I couldn't decide which LO was my fave so this one is "Me and my boys" for a Savvy CC challenge:
... and this one is "Love my mum":
Such a hectic year... I wonder what 2011 will bring?