We welcomed a brand new person into the world.
We said goodbye to someone we loved dearly.
We went on holidays.
We had the privilege of watching Isla grow from a tiny baby into an independent (almost) toddler.
We saw first smiles.
We cried at first giggles.
We cheered at first rolling overs and just before Christmas, crawling.
We celebrated our first Christmas as a family of three.
We are fuller and happier.
We had successes.
We had failures.
We had many, many markets.
We took thousands of jewellery photos.
We sent hundreds of packages.
We launched a new range.
We made plans.
It's always a good year when the positives outweigh the negatives, and a particularly good year when you can take lessons from both the good and the bad. I'd classify 2009 as an excellent year. And I feel it in my bones - 2010 is going to be even better!