January: We started the year off with a wonderful trip to Turkey via Hong Kong.
April: Lois turned one and Stuart and Cherie celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary.
July: Stuart got a job with Hewlett Packard. Stuart and Cherie got a car. Stuart, Cherie and Lois moved out of our house and into a very nice apartment in Gungahlin.Cherie and Stuart also announced that they were expecting their second baby.
September: Our rooftop solar panels were finally operational after many delays and lots of frustration. It took 18 months!
October: Mum and Dad celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary ( 60 years)!
November: We celebrated our 35th Wedding Anniversary.
December: Got the 3 year "all clear" from the specialist. Found that I have a cataract that needs to be operated on in February.
Rick has liked having a contract all year with the Dept Health and Ageing. He has been working hard as president of the Canberra Men's Choir. He's arranged lots of gigs and has had to fill in for several months when the musical director was absent. His other mixed-voice choir has also kept him busy.
I am very grateful that my health has improved this year. The last few months, especially, has seen my body aches decrease markedly. So nice not aching all the time after 3 years! I have enjoyed working about 2-3 days a week as a casual teacher.
Cameron is doing well at work and has been able to go on lots of training courses. He is also lucky to have his own office. Richard works on the same floor as him!
We also had a few mini trips to the Gold Coast, Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves and Taronga Zoo.
We have thoroughly enjoyed being grand parents to our dear little Lois. We await the arrival of our second grandchild in mid January 2013.
We are staying home for Christmas this year and are looking forward to having Cameron, Stuart, Cherie and Lois here for lunch on Christmas Day.
All in all a good year with lots to be thankful for.
Janelle and Richard.