Expat Life, Family Life

What a year 2012 has been!

December 31, 2012

With the year 2012 coming to a close it is the time where we all reminisce about the year past with the highs and the lows. For me personally the year 2012 has brought me more than I could ever have dreamed of and will always be a year to remember.

                                     Here is a small summary of my past year:

Back in January Colin realized that I am the best thing that ever happened to him, obviously, and asked me to marry him. Yippeee!

My beautiful puppy, Penny, is 14 weeks old here and can go on lots more walks. She is growing up soo fast and such a clever dog.

A new job and my new work schedule means I can spend alot more time with loved ones doing normal things instead of working all the time and having a work phone stuck to my ear all the time.
For so long I have been a social hermit, I need to try and remember how to be sociable again!

In May I had my second holiday to Muscat, Oman to visit Colin who was working here at the time while I still lived in the UK. I loved Muscat and they way of life, we hoped one day we could live here, little did we know what was just down the line for us.

In June & July Colin is working away in Oman for an 8 week trip, he gets a job offer for us to live there permanently .. Very good news but I only have 6 weeks to sort out our lives, ship the dog and get ourselves there…oh yeah and organise our wedding!!! 

It was all kept hush hush but I pulled it off and on the 9th August 2012 we got married 🙂

One week later Colin is back in Oman to work and it’s upto me to finish everything up and get myself there. Saying goodbye to Penny at the airport was really difficult but she managed the trip with no troubles.

So on the 3rd of September after some emotional goodbyes and tears at the airport I was on my way to Muscat for the first day of the rest of our lives.

We are a long way from home!

                                                  Here we are now and life is good 🙂

Well it’s been quite a year and we are truly blessed to be where we are and be be doing it together, every day I am thankful for what we have. I am looking forward to what 2013 has to offer.

Do you have any New Years resolutions? Maybe mine is to write more interesting and well thought out blog posts instead of my usually slap dash style 😛

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  • Reply Anonymous January 2, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Loving the blogs Heather – Happy New year to you and Colin! I’m out next Monday for three whole weeks – yipeee! Jacqui

  • Reply The Duncan Adventures January 2, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Thank you Jacqui! It’s always nice to get some feedback. Enjoy the sunshine and the vitamin D, it makes me happy 🙂

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