Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Oh my, how quickly time flies, another year already!

Last year turned out to be a great year for our little family. Some of the highlights have been:
  • Our dreams of land, animals, growing our own food and space for the boys to run and get dirty and make noise came true when we found our wonderful new home. 
  • Continuing to live my dream of being at home with the children. I am so thankful every day for the choices Matt and I have made as a couple that allow us to give this wonderful opportunity to our children
  • We finally got chickens! This only just snuck into 2010, we picked them up on the 30th December!
  • Strengthening and building relationships with some wonderful women in our new town. Moving to a new place is pretty scary, but I've made such a great little group of friends. They are so supportive and thoughtful, all our children get on really well and they have been an invaluable part of my adjustment to moving away from my amazing Brisbane family and friends.
  • Watching my Mum take an amazing leap out of her comfort zone and travel around India! What a massive culture shock for her, but I'm so proud of her!
  • Finally, the most exciting part of 2010, becoming pregnant with our third child!
I'm so looking forward to all the possibilities of a new year and of course meeting our new baby in late May/Early June! Instead of a list of resolutions that are impossible to keep, this year I'm focusing (with the help of some wonderful womenfolk) on just one word. My word for 2011 is:


Action for us to take leaps and do things, instead of just having great ideas.
Action around the house in terms of keeping on top of housework, laundry, yard work etc
Action in taking time out for myself when I feel myself needing it, not when it's too late and I've snapped.
Action with the boys and being present with them.
Action out in the yard, to continue working on our sustainability, adding infrastructure and building more on our plans.

Wishing you all a happy, joyous, productive and enjoyable start to 2011! May our enthusiasm now last all year!


  1. Yay, Vicki! I love your word action. :D Great one. Happy new year to you! xxx

  2. Hi Vicki! Congratulations on Baby :) Great word - action. Thanks for sharing and you have some great ideas to reflect upon there. And Happy New Year to you too! May it be joyous and blessed and beautiful in so many different ways :)

  3. Happy New Year! I really like your word Action it sounds very productive and motivating. May the new year bring you lots of fun and special times. xo

  4. Thanks guys! Here's to a fabulous 2011! xx