Daily Archives: December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012!

2012 was a pretty good year! I usually do a recap by answering a bunch of questions on a New Year’s Eve meme but this time I’m gonna try to sum it up in a few paragraphs.

There was quite a baby boom this year. Celia gave birth to Lincoln (he’s technically my cousin even though I’m a million years older than he is), Qi to Joel, Lena to Michelle, Yun to Reuben and Xin to Aaron. Also expecting lots of babies in 2013!¬†As we get older, we are attending fewer weddings. This year, my ex-student Pam got married!

Anya started school in 2012 and she really grew up a lot. She’s a lot taller and much more sociable. She started¬†swimming lessons with the cousins under Uncle Eugene, music classes at Our Music Studio and Chinese classes at Berries. She’s a wonderful older sis and she says the funniest things.

Adam grew and changed so much in 2012. At the start of the year, he was just a 5-month-old baby. Now he’s walking, climbing, and chasing his sister around and he’s learning to talk and saying all sorts of things. He’s a really cheeky toddler and still very attached to his mummy.

I started the year on maternity leave and only went back to work in March when Adam was 7 months old. It was fun being a temporary SAHM for those few months and I enjoyed the opportunity of being a parent volunteer at Anya’s school. I really missed being able to spend so much time with the kids after I went back to work but things were really good at work so it wasn’t too bad.

We travelled quite a bit in 2012. We went to Bali in January with Adrian’s colleagues and in February I went to New York with Debs. Then it was Penang in March with my friends (and without Adam). Adrian and I went to Lombok in June without the kids. We had a family holiday in Malacca with my colleagues in October. Adrian and I went to Yogyakarta in November and finally we had a 9-day Malaysia road trip with the Lobos in December. On his own, Adrian went to Bangkok and went skiing in Australia.

2012 was a good year for the blog and I’m very thankful for all the wonderful opportunities that came our way because of this blog. I got to meet many new people, mostly other blogger mums, and I’m happy to know that there are quite a few people who like to read about our little family and the things we get up to.

God was really good to us in 2012 and I know He is good all the time and will continue to bless us in 2013!