Friday, January 14, 2011

2010 Ta Da List

Every year I like to write a list of Achievements. Instead of a To Do list it's my Ta Da list :-)

I've been doing this for a number of years now and you can see the previous lists on my other blog from: 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 if you have a while to spare!

2010 was an amazing year in that I achieved my biggest accomplishment yet...(see if you can guess which one it is!)...

  • survived pregnancy with all it's sickness, tiredness, worry and backache!
  • managed to have a pain-relief free birth despite being the biggest wuss I know!
  • bought our gorgeous wee boy into the world
  • survived those first few weeks of utter exhaustion and NO sleep
  • went to the Big Day Out and saw Muse live (who were amazing! Also saw Dizzee Rascal and Lily Allen)
  • learnt how to get the carseat in the car (took a fair bit of practice)
  • attended antenatal classes 
  • visited the Coromandel region for the first time including Hahei and Hot Water Beach
  • turned our house into fort knox after being burgled
  • saw Bill Bailey in Wellington
  • chose the photos for, ordered and received our beautiful wedding album
  • handed over my job at work
  • finished work for 12 months parental leave
  • turned the 'scrap/spare' room into a nursery
  • took baby to the movies (twice!)
  • after weeks of discomfort, pain, tears and hard work finally got the hang of breastfeeding 
  • made 11 rainbow crochet granny squares (just need to make a 12th, attach it all together and edge it to make a small blanket)
  • made, wrote and delivered/posted out wedding thank yous (about 6 months after the event!)
  • wrote and delivered/posted out baby thank yous (in a much more timely manner than the wedding ones!)
  • celebrated G turning 30
  • started my 29 things aged 29 project
  • celebrated our first wedding anniversary
  • journalled Christmas
  • introduced our baby boy to family - first by Skype and then to some in person!
  • wrote and distributed a Christmas newsletter (which seems to have been well received)
  • took part in a Christmas Ornament Swap
  • bought a Christmas tree (the 1st one we've had since moving to NZ!)
  • started baby's scrapbook
  • patted a lion cub
  • hosted a family Christmas


  1. What a brilliant and busy year! I hope this one is just as productive and happy!

  2. What a fabulous idea to celebrate all the things you've done instead of making an extensive list of things still to do! I might steal it for myself. ;-) You've certainly had a busy year.

  3. Hi Katie, sorry or the delay in replying to you... accidently deleted your comment from my email inbox. I'd love for you to be one of my 'pay it forward 2011' recipients. actually you're the only one that commented!

    Just flick me your postal addy at hellofallow (at) yahoo dot co dot nz, and I'll get it to you sometime in 2011 (probably soon though). x


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