Well … here it is … the end of another year! Can you believe it! I look back and see another busy year but one full of blessings from God. Even in the tough times … it is good to see how He has strengthened us and helped us through. But … we have had so many joys this year … a much “better?” year than 2011! I am very thankful!
One fabulous milestone this year … was that Shane graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Nursing. It was so nice to see him graduate … and share that special time with him. He is beginning a new grad position at Sutherland Hospital in July … and in the meantime will continue to work casually at the nursing home .. and try and pick up some general hospital work at Wollongong Hospital. I had meant to share some photos earlier … but with all the busy-ness of the wedding & then Christmas … I haven’t had the time to upload & edit any photos. But … finally I have a couple to share today!
I managed to get the colour of the gown edge the RIGHT colour – Wine Red … although I had to investigate the uni’s website because Shane had no idea what the colour was. (All the different faculties have different colour sashes – or whatever you call them!) So … I pulled out my never used before “Graduation Oakley” from Whiff of Joy … and finally inked it up and created this card! Do you recognise the retired “Purely Pomegranate” cardstock … that teamed so well with the new “Raspberry Ripple” stitched ribbon? 🙂
Well … it is the end of the month … so I have invoicing to do today. I have done NO bookwork for 4 weeks. I am sooooo behind … but am not stressing about it. I will sit and do the invoices today … but the rest will have to wait until Friday! Yes … another busy week for the first week of 2013! Already???? 😯 Perhaps one day I will find some time to do some stamping!? Oh … that reminds me … it is my sis-in-law’s 50th birthday on 2nd Jan! I will just HAVE to do some stamping before then … because I haven’t made her card yet! I do hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating the New Year! All the best for you and your family … and I do hope that God will bless you all in the year ahead.
PS: Shane will be in Times Square New York for New Year’s Eve. It is so exciting for him! Skye is in Grenfell with her boyfriend … and Sandy has a sleep over at a mate’s … so Gav & I are all on our own for New Year’s Eve!!! Yes … life is changing!