Wednesday, January 03, 2007

2006 in Review



There were many ups and downs along the way, but overall, it was a good year. Better than 2005 for sure. No one got majorly sick, for which I'm very thankful. I got to spend the first half of the year with Mehul, staying happily at home. That is the highlight of this year in my mind. I didn't know how much I had missed seeing him the last year!

In June, I got a good job that pays slightly less than last years contract, but is much closer to home. I'll take that over salary any day. Girish switched his project within his company and came closer to home too. Both of us are home at a reasonable time daily, and have time for family activities (even if it's just sitting in front of TV most days! LOL.) In September, we bought the house of our dreams. Couldn't sell the old place, but it's still working out. Girish turned 31, I turned 30, and Mehul turned 2.

We formed new friendships, and continued old ones. Both online, and in real life. I made contacts with a few people off the boards, and treasure them as my friends. I really hope to meet them in person. As a family, we met a few families via friends, and get along great. We had more GTGs this year than in the last 5-6 years in the US. A sense of community has formed, and we hope to keep it going in 2007.

I started a new hobby later in the year, Digi Scrapping. It has been a blessing. It's my creative outlet, and I find it extremely relaxing while creating memories at the same time. I always wanted to turn the digital photos into scrapbooks, but never thought digital scrapbooking would be the way to go! I came across a discussion on the Stitching BB, googled the term, and told myself I don't need another hobby. 15 days later, I was sitting with a bunch of freebie kits and trying it out! LOL. I'm mostly done with Mehul's first year photos, and his First Birthday Album is coming along really well. Only 5-6 more photos to scrap! I wish to do a Heritage Album for my side of family, and another for DH's, a travel album, and hopefully a recipe booklet! I started stitching again too. And we continue to do Home Improvements. I also started this blog and have been actively blogging.

Among the downsides, the stitching community lost a dear member - Laura Leigh. She was my age. We may not have had one on one contact, but I always felt close to her for some reason. I always thought she looked like me a little bit too. She came across as a very friendly person. It was such a big shock, and I still remember that day often. We also learned that a dear friend of Girish and his wife had a miscarriage. They were so excited about having a baby. They're doing better now, and we wish them the best.

Mehul started speaking a lot. He makes us laugh. Some of my favorites are "Miss Mamma" "Miss Dadda" "Mehul, I give you Timeout!" "What's dat name?" "My Lellow" (the color yellow is his fave), and many more. He can be seen giving timeouts to his Trains, Winny the Pooh, and Elmo. Eating battles continue. Despite all of our efforts, he continues to be a picky eater. Here's hoping it will get better in 2007. Three sounds like an age when a lot of picky kids start eating. Oh well, he's happy and healthy. That's all that matters :)

Here's to a Great Year 2007.

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