Thursday, December 11, 2008

2008 Christmas Update

Early 2008 saw some big changes in the Lamont household. In February, Stuart moved to Sydney to study. In March, Cameron bought his own townhouse here in Canberra and moved in.
Rick lost his job in April but has been fortunate to get some fairly regular part time work to keep him going. He has been busy applying for jobs since then.
I picked up full time teaching on Year 4 from July. I have just finished the year! It has been very busy, but mostly enjoyable.

The exciting news is that Stuart and Cherie announced their engagement in November! (See more photos below.)
Cherie comes from South Korea. They met in Sydney this year. Cherie came to Sydney five years ago to study and then work. Cherie has just returned to Korea to visit her family and will be joined by Stuart in a couple of months. He is organising a job to teach English there. He hopes to leave in February.
The plan is for them to marry in South Korea and then in Sydney! They hope to be living back in Sydney by 2010.
Stuart is moving home to Canberra before Christmas to spend some time before leaving for South Korea.
Rick and I have enjoyed the time at home alone this year! In July we enjoyed a week's holiday on Lord Howe Island. Such a beautiful place. That's us above!
So, all in all, 2008 has been an eventful year. We are thankful that we've all been quite healthy.
Hope you are also well and we wish you a Merry Chirstmas and a Happy New Year.
Love from Janelle and Rick. xxxxxx