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Even though our house is messy, my friends and I decided to have the yearly gathering at our place. It was a happy little crowd of adults and children bonding over pizza and presents. Nice :)

It has taken us this long to have a bunch of kids born in the same year! It’s also the first time we’ve attempted a group shot with all of us. Even then we were missing one cos Alex went off earlier.

The youngest set

The youngest set

Alex the baby whisperer

Alex the baby whisperer

All except Alex!

All except Alex!

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If 2013 was rushed, I’d say 2014 was just scattered. That seems to be the word that pops into my mind when I think back on the year.

Scattered because there were some big things going on that needed a lot of attention to small details. And a lot of little things that needed attending to as well. I found myself being quite scattered mentally. It felt like there were always a lot of loose ends that I hadn’t tied up. Possibly it could be the lack of sleep, unrealiable technology, and/or over-stretching to achieve too many things. Whatever it was, I often felt like I had something weighing on my mind unsettled.

Start of 2014 there was my technology nightmare, which led to a long backlog of unbacked up data. I started making blankets to sell but I have yet to launch it properly – it was put on the back burner because of Alyssa. I’m hoping I can get that off the ground this year! There was baby and lack of sleep, and just being a mummy to a small child while settling the needs of the older two. There was looking for a new school for Ellery in the east. There was the massive task of doing up our new house, many meetings with the interior designers and doing house related things. There was the move! There was settling our old home. There was getting ready for Primary 1. In the midst of all this, there were the inevitable strains placed on a marriage. It was a tiring year, but there was hope that things will get better.

The best thing of 2014 has to be the arrival of Alyssa, of course. What a darling little girl she is! She can be quite the charmer with her sweet smile, and even her brothers (Asher in particular) gets a real kick out of making her laugh and smile.

I’m grateful for our new home. I felt displaced at first, but I’m getting used to the locale. I am saying things I never thought I’d say in a million years (“Bedok South is quite nice!” – for background, Bedok was in my mind just very very far away and I didn’t have any reason to venture there anyway.)

For 2015, I hope it’ll feel less scattered. I pray that with God’s help, I’ll be able to hold things together for the kids (both in new schools) and husband. I pray for good health for the entire family. I pray for love, laughter and fun even as Asher starts formal schooling, and Ellery attends a more serious kindergarten (as opposed to childcare). I pray they adjust well, and mature in their ways. I pray for God’s care over Alyssa and for her to hit her milestones because, honestly, I have no idea what she should be doing!

May you have a good year ahead too!

 

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Shan & Ben came over to our apartment on New Year’s day and brought their Nintendo Wii with them.

I think the funniest thing is watching people playing Wii. In games like the 100m race in Mario & Sonic Olymic Games, it’s so funny to see the three of them suddenly burst into action and shake their hands frantically when the whistle blows :) (The faster you move the faster your character runs you see).

But then Jon & I apparently entertained Shan & Ben no end too when we were playing boxing. We were literally prancing around desperately trying to KO each other, and Shan & Ben were just laughing their heads off… Jon & I had learnt to play the game from people who were equally, if not more, animated. But we shall try to learn the more controlled, and less tiring, way of playing heh…although I must say prancing around makes it feel a little more realistic :)

Anyway you can see how traumatised Shan was in this photo ;)

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