Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 in the Rearview Mirror

Happy 2012 y’all!  I’ve decided to take a highlight tour of 2011.  I am not ready to assess the year, just to look back on the highlights.  I do plan to assess our school year, as I am feeling need of some changes.  But for now here is how it was:

JANUARY 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

DSCN4941It snowed down here early last January.  We are not accustomed to snow, and therefore, have to put together an ensemble closely resembling winter-fishing wear so that we can get out and play.

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We are oh so grateful that the cold doesn’t last but for a few days!

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We celebrated Godzilla’s 12th birthday with the “Jaws Skateboard Cake.”

FEBRUARY 2011

Lots of celebration in February!

Xin Nian Kuai Le!

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We welcomed in the Year of the Rabbit.

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Our little Empresses!

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Second, we celebrated Big Tuna’s 19th birthday with my amazing :) 16-layer, Fiery, Power Ranger Cake!

MARCH 2011

March was a little quieter; however, there was a birthday.

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Happy Birthday Captain Daddy!

APRIL 2011

April 15th brought an end to Tax-Season!!!

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And Easter-egg hunting!

MAY 2011

We journeyed to Washington D.C. on an extended “fieldtrip.”

DSCN5339 Some of us enjoyed it more than others.

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We said goodbye to our 16-year old dog, Coco.

JUNE 2011

June brought the end of our second year of homeschooling.

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Big Tuna completed his first year in college.

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Strawberry pickin’!

And a “Gotcha” Day celebration with The Princess.

JULY 2011

July was a very bittersweet month.DSCN5531 We began by enjoying the beach weather, and celebrating our “Gotcha” Day anniversary of The Queen.

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The month turned to sadness as my sweet MIL, Marie, passed away.

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She was greatly loved, and is terribly missed.

AUGUST 2011

Some “normalness” returned as we started off a new school year.

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See how happy we are?

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Very funny, Godzilla!

SEPTEMBER 2011

Celebrated The Queen’s 7th birthday with a Pony Party!

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OCTOBER 2011

Wedding

Captain Daddy and I celebrated 22 years of marriage;

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Our fishing trip to Harkers Island;

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And Trick-or-Treating with a Mermaid Princess, a Ladybug, and Godzilla as Big Tuna.

NOVEMBER 2011

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The Princess lost her first tooth!

DECEMBER 2011

The month began as we celebrated The Princess’ 6th birthday…

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with pierced ears,

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and a Diva Party!

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Still enjoying beach weather…

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and Christmas.

We are looking forward to the New Year, and thanking God for all of the blessings He has bestowed on us this past year.

2 comments:

Kim K. said...

Cheers to a healthy and happy 2012! Beautiful pictures!

Happy soon-to-be CNY too!

Vivian M said...

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2012!