Year Reflections

Several people seem to be looking back on the year and so I thought I would also reflect on what went on for me in 2009. Thanks to Caity for layout and inspiration for this annual reflection.

JANUARY

  • We brought in the New Year on Copacobana Beach surrounded by friends
  • Damien was born on the 12th, Thibault became the proud Big Brother
  • My parents visited us for over a month in our home in Penedo, Brazil

February

  • My mother and I got pedicures and manicures done
  • We celebrated Carnival the Brazilian way

March

  • Guillaume had a lot of business trips to Argentina, Sao Paulo and Paris
  • My parents house caught fire, but they were Thank God OK and are still waiting for renovations to be completed

April

  • Damien began sleeping through his nights
  • We asked Sabine & Claude to be Godparents to Damien
  • My Aunt & Uncle came to visit us for 11 very special days in Penedo, Brazil

May

  • Albert, Julia & Eric came to visit us for 12 very special days in Penedo, Brazil
  • I celebrated my second Mother’s Day
  • We took our first vacation as a family of 4 to Tiradente and Ouro Preto

June

  • Thibault did a school project on Astrology
  • Thibault performed a “Country Fair” show with his class

July

  • We traveled to Chile with our super good friends Sabine, Claude & Elliot
  • Thibault had an exceptionally long school break due to the Swine Flu pandemic
  • I began my blog

August

  • Thibault celebrated his 2nd Birthday
  • I had three wisdom teeth pulled out
  • Guillaume got his motorcycle license
  • We visted with Albert in Sao Paulo

September

  • We packed up three years of living in Brazil and moved back to Paris, France
  • My parents-in-law came to visit us in Paris and met Damien for the first time
  • We bought our first house
  • October

    • Kara came to visit us in Paris
    • I traveled to the USA for two weeks with the boys
    • Damien started sitting on his own and crawling

    November

    • Guillaume and his team mates won 2nd place in a Kart competition
    • I celebrated my 31st Birthday
    • I participated in “Art Every Day Month” for the first time
    • We day-tripped to Honfleur & Deauville
    • I attended the trunk show “Creations & Savoir Faire”
    • We traveled to Toulouse to celebrate my father-in-law’s Birthday
    • I lost my grandmother to cancer

    December

    • We took the boys to see Santa; Thibault was intimidated and it was Damien first meeting
    • The boys witnessed their first Paris Snow Fall
    • We closed on our house and got the keys!
    • We spend Christmas surronded by family in Toulouse
    • We bring in the New Year in Paris

    Overall it really was a fabulous good year filled with special moments and wonderful memories. This New Year looks pretty amazing too, a new page turning, a new chapter in our lives with lots of prospects for new memories and much joy and happiness. Happy New Year with very best wishes.

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    About Alexandra

    wife, lover, mother, sister, daughter, friend, teacher, blogger, scrap-booker, cross-stitcher, photographer, designer, multi-lingual speaker, dual-citizenship holder, world traveler, dreamer... hopeful, happy, blessed
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