Monday, December 31, 2007

Goodbye 007

2007 – the Highs and Lows

I always seem to take the last day of the year as a time to reflect on all that has gone on in the past 364 days. Here are some of the highs (and a few not-so-highs) in the year at Dances with Lyons (or at least the ones I can remember since I’ve already moved on to my 2008 calendar!):
February 16 – we set off for our two-week trip to Thailand where we had an amazing time seeing the sights and eating delicious food in this beautiful country
February 24/25 – the weekend of Dad’s heart attack; fortunately he is doing well now but this was a very scary time
March – inaugural meeting of the North/South London Karate Club for Readers
May 26-June 3 – to Italy for Diana and Ivano’s wedding; Baby Lyons makes his/her first appearance on the DwL radar screen
June 19 – Baby L’s existence confirmed!
July – Mom and Dad’s trip to England and Scandinavia; shared good news with family and friends
I should add here that the summer was officially the worst in more than 200 years of record-keeping in terms of rain: rainfall was more than double the seasonal average, with the early summer months of May to July witnessing 382.4mm (15.06 inches) of rainwater, topping the previous record of 349.1mm in 1789, officials said. It was awful, and that’s putting it mildly.
August – went to new Wembley to see England lose to Germany in a football friendly. Not impressed with the £8 fish and chips.
September 17 – Emma Scheel Lyons born to Tom and Lykke
This is of course not recounting all the lovely weddings we went to, and the births of several precious babies. It has been a good year, all told, and we look forward to what 2008 has in store. From all of us at Dances with Lyons, Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Me and my bump!

A few of you have expressed an interest in seeing photos of me pregnant. At DwL, we aim to please, so here are a few shots of me at 30 and a bit weeks. Things are starting to get a lot tighter in the ol' abdominal region, that is for sure. So far I've not been too uncomfortable although I still have 9 more weeks to go, so I'm sure that is going to change! Simba continues to move quite a bit, mostly around midday and then in the evening when I'm trying to relax on the couch. Thanks to Mom and Motherhood for being my clothing sponsors during my pregnancy!

Emma's growing up!

We got to see our niece Emma last weekend, now 3 months old. She is very cute and we got some practice...