Friday, December 30, 2011

Flashback Friday: 2011

2011 was a year filled with events both sad and amazing. We've witnessed everything from the final space shuttle mission and the death of Steve Jobs to the "Arab Spring" and a tsunami in Japan.  There was a royal wedding, a debt crisis in Europe and the death of Osama Bin Laden.

A busy year. As I looked back on 2011 through this blog, it was clear that things were busy here as well - although perhaps not quite so dramatic.

There were some breathtaking sunrises...

We enjoyed hosting Maria from Spain over the summer...

The kids had a great time at camp!

The Princess was...well...

And The Boy...

Right...well, the kids were just themselves.
Silly, crazy, wonderful.

I did notice that there always seem to be girls around The Boy.

Jack and Lucy made a few appearances in the blog...

And so did Mr. Wonderful.

Plus, of course, there was the usual assortment of wildlife. 
Well, truthfully, some of it was rather unusual.

There were super soaker fights in the pool, waterskiing, pumpkin carving and stingray stings.

And I even managed to capture some moments of sibling bonding which made Mommie Dearest very happy indeed.

And there were a lot of "firsts." The Boy was allowed to take the boat out by himself and started driving. By himself. All alone. Without Mom or Dad to keep a wary eye on the other drivers. (Yikes!) The Princess got highlights to begin her first day of (gulp!) high school. 

All in all, it was just life as usual.
A mom, a dad, two teenagers, a few hairy, shedding pets and a lot of laundry. We veer from the ridiculous to the sublime...and I wouldn't have it any other way. Well, possibly I could live without the laundry...

Happy New Year to all of you. I wish for you a year filled with peace, love and's to 2012!

See ya' next year!

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