Friday, January 2, 2009

Moving on in 2009

Looking back over the past year has had it's ups and downs.
There have been a few things that have been hard but glad that we have got through it.

One of the biggies was our daughter Victoria going to London to do a semester at the Rochester University. Thank goodness for skype as most days we are able to talk to her for an hour a day, without any trouble I might add. Our first Christmas without her home and it is times like this, that we miss her. We are counting down the days when she will be back and be able to enjoy a little of our Summer.

The other was our much beloved pets. First Louie was run over by a car in the driveway next door and I found him, when I was going to take our dog for a walk.
Then Heidi our Giant Schnauzer who was over 13 years old was suffering from renal failure, so we had to say good bye to her.
We still miss them as they were such a big part of our family.

Then my dear Mother fell and broke her hip and ended up in hospital and my Dad had an operation for prostate cancer.

So leaving 2008 behind, I hope that 2009 will be a better year.

Hugs Carolyn


  1. I have really enjoyed visiting your blog and the comments from you on my blog in 2008! Here's to many more to come in 2009!
    Happy New Year!!!

  2. Hi Carolyn...You look wonderful and happy in the photo! Lovely picture.
    Every year seems to hold its' challenges...but we seem to muddle's hoping we don't have to do so much "muddling" and can just enjoy the year..A toast to 2009!!

    Nancy xoxo

  3. Oh that sounds like a really difficult year! I hope this one brings peace and laughter for you and your whole family.

  4. I hope that 2009 is a good year for you and your family. What a lovely smile you have - and how young and pretty you are!

  5. Happy New Year to you also Carolyn,I am so happy you stoped by my blog and left such a lovely comment.I hope we get to know each other better in the New Year.I love your bears,They are beautiful.That must be really fun to design .Bears seem to make you happy,don't they.
    It must be tuff to see your daughter off to a far away place.But children must grow,but its still hard to let them go.I'm so glad my daughter and hubby moved back near me.
    I do hope this coming year brings you more ideas for your bears and continued success.I hope I spelled that right...LOL, Anyway Hugs and good wishes Marie Antionette
    PS.I do love puting up the village and it reall does not take to long(3 days).I've been collecting for 20 yrs and got it down to a science.

  6. Hi mum,
    Hopefully 2009 will bring better things for all of us.
    Happy new year! x

  7. awww.... Carolyn....I sure hope 2009 brings you peace and joy......

    Love the pic of Louis in the flower box.... they do love to find the strangest places to "nest" don't they?.... and honestly, some of them are not very comfy at all really.


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