Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 in Review

Years just seem to fly by lately, especially now that I'm pushing 50! ;-) This year for the second time I decided to look back and review what my year was like. Maybe it will seem more exciting than it actually was that way! LOL!!!!

January

Dan & I were remarking on what a warm December we've had. No snow at all and mostly in the 40s. By early January last year, we had piles of snow.

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February

Stephen celebrated his 18th birthday.

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Our church had a Chilefest to raise money for an orphanage in Chile.

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March

The major event in March was a move to the parsonage. No more commuting 12 miles to go to church!

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April

Most of April was settling in to the new house, celebrating our first Shabbat as well as the resurrection of the Lord.

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May

We had two birthdays in May.

Nathan's

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And Emily's.

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June

We celebrated Dan's birthday in June. He ran in a 5K race and came in 2nd in his age group.

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Our Anniversary. The worst picture EVER!!!! We both look distorted like we are standing in front of a fun house mirror! lol

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And my mom and dad's visit.

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July

July was mostly taken up with watching Nathan in parades.

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August

August was full of ups and downs.

We went with friends to Lake George for the day.

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My father passed away in August and I was able to visit with aunts, uncles, and cousins I hadn't seen in years.

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September

September began a new school year in a new school district.

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October

The most memorable thing in October was a freak snow storm that left us without power for 4 days. We camped out at the firehouse which was quite the experience! ;-)

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November

November was full of fun, activity and celebrations.

A thanksgiving brunch.

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An appreciation dinner for the fire department.

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Baking what felt like a hundred pies to sell!

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Thanksgiving.

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A friend's 25th anniversary celebration.

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December

December was just as busy!

A ladies tea.

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Christmas programs.

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A milestone.

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Christmas Eve service.

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Christmas Day worship & celebration.

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And the month is not over yet. We are having a New Year's Eve party here with about 30 people so the next few days will be just as full and busy.

It was a wonderful year!