One of the great things about blogging is that if you do it for long enough, you can actually look over a whole year in pictures! I noticed quite a few of my favourite bloggers are doing this kind of post today so here's my contribution :) Enjoy!
It was at the beginning of last year in January when Albi became our very own little pirate!
At the end of the previous October his eye was badly scratched when he was attacked by a cat. He had a big operation and the vet tried to save the eye but it developed glaucoma and had to be removed in January. After he came out of surgery Albi was like a completely different puppy...he was so happy and energetic since the pain was gone! It's funny how we never even think of it anymore, it doesn't seem to affect him at all and hardly anyone notices because his hair grows so long, hahaha!
My YouTube channel and blog got A LOT of press! For which I am so thankful. :)
In April Albi turned one! I love my little monster!
For his birthday he got a mini staircase for our bed so he can get up and down by himself. His legs are too stubby and short, hahaha! He even had a birthday party at the park with his Maltese friends.
(Watch the video here!)
My little sister Erika made her Confirmation! We drove down from Dublin to be there. She looked so pretty in her white robe!
Probably the biggest highlight of the year...we got engaged! Jonathan proposed on our three year anniversary, June 3rd 2010. We've recently set the date for September 1st 2011 in Sorrento, Italy. (Read the interview about our wedding plans and Jonathan's proposal here!)
Jonathan got offered a job in Cork, where my family live and with that we packed up all our stuff and moved from our apartment in Dublin (see messy bedroom above)...
...to our new home! Moving from a small one bedroom apartment to a spacious three bedroom duplex was a big change! I love where we live, being close to family is so important to me.
Shortly after we moved I got my Makeup Artistry Diploma from American Beauty. I am now a fully qualified stylist and makeup artist...yay!
Albi turned into a little bug for Halloween...and scared away all the trick-or-treaters with his barking, haha!
In November I turned 23! I spent a wonderful morning opening presents at my mom's house while Jonathan was at work and then we went out to a restaurant later that evening.
We celebrated Thanksgiving together, again at my mom's house. Jonathan ate all the sweet potatoes...hahaha!
We also celebrated a very relaxing Christmas together and even made our first family Christmas card!
Oh, and somewhere along the way...I managed to transform THIS:
My proudest achievement for 2010!
Here's hoping 2011 is even better...