After spending the first 4 days of 2013 in survival mode – a virus has been making its way through most of the family – Kathryn and I are finally both feeling well enough to sit down together and do our review of 2012. We provided a pretty thorough summary of recent events in our 1-year in Australia post, so this post will be more pictures-based. Also, Kathryn has instructed me not to be too wordy, like I always am, in every post.
Since the day we left Lab City, it seems like life’s been full of twists and turns that we never could have seen coming. This has been fun in some ways, but it was nice to have one full calender year (2012) in which we’ve lived in just one house (not to mention city!), worked at just one job, and given birth to just one child. The year hasn’t been uneventful by any stretch, it’s just had that nice undercurrent of stability that’s been a bit lacking in previous years.
Stealing the concept from our friend Lindsay, we’re going to present the highlights of 2012 month-by-month in photos with captions. We’ll keep it mostly to one or two photos per month, many of which you will hopefully not have seen, or will have loved so much that you don’t mind seeing again. Let’s go!
April meant back to work for me, flying up north to the Pilbara for 8 days out of every 14. This lasted until early November, after which I’ve been based in Perth again, working a normal Monday to Friday schedule.
Early in May we said farewell to Heather, after which Kathryn was on her own every swing away – she did really well, and I think overall the whole thing turned out better than we’d hoped for. Seems like the key is sticking to a schedule!
And that brings us to the end of the year. We already posted our Christmas pics in the previous post (click here to view) if you didn’t catch those.
It’s been a great year overall, with no regrets about having made the move. Of course we miss family and certain aspects of life in Canada, but it’s easy to call this place home for now. We look forward to all that 2013 has to offer and we’ll do our best to continue capturing the highlights (and everyday joys and thoughts) and sharing them with you. Thanks for keeping up with the blog, especially those of you who comment faithfully – or even occasionally.
Happy New Year!