Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year from Aussie Coffee Shop.

Looking back over the year that has been, I think it has been one of my favourite years. 

Lots of good things happened. 

Joseph went of to kindergarten and really enjoyed going. He also started therapy with Novita Children's services and enjoyed that too. 

Brigette got her P plate licence and started driving herself and Tom to school. 

Steve and I had 4 nights away on our own in Melbourne. We also went to Adelaide a lot for many friends 50th birthdays. It was great to catch up with a lot of friends we haven't seen for a long time. 

In July we paid of our house in Port Augusta. This was a pretty wonderful moment for both Steve and I. 

Daniel got Engaged and to a beautiful girl and we also went to Adelaide for their engagement party. 

Two of our children celebrated sacraments this year. Christopher had his first reconciliation and Amelia was confirmed. 

Madeline had 9 weeks in Thailand doing volunteer work with IVHQ.

The last thing that I remember that was great about our year was Sam's girlfriend, Jess joined the church. She and I did RCIA together and I was her sponsor on the 23rd of November. 

Along with the good, we also had a few things that went wrong. Tom had ketoacidosis twice and had to be flown to Adelaide with The Flying Doctors. Looking after three children with diabetes continues to be challenging but I am grateful for blood glucose meters, insulin pumps and a team of professionals that are only a email or phone call away. 

So now we are in 2015, we are looking forward to Daniel and Angelique's wedding, Joseph starting school and Amelia going to high school. 

Steve and I are looking for an investment unit to buy in Adelaide. We want to buy one now since our house is paid of. We will rent it out and then move into it when Steve retires.  

With Joseph being at school, I will have more time to do volunteer work at the school and within our parish. I will also be able to get more sewing done hopefully. 

St. Catherine is going to be my blog patroness again this year. I haven't chosen a word for the year but I am praying about what it should be and how to use it in my everyday life. 

Here are a few photos from the year. 

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Please pray for a cure for Type One Diabetes
Our sons Tom and Christopher and our daughter Amelia are type one diabetics. We pray everyday for a cure. We do not want one by illicit means though so don't support any organisation that contributes to Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Click on the photo of Tom and Christopher to read about why I am against using Embryonic Stem cells for a cure.

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