–2011 in Review–

This was the year to round out my half a century on the planet…and the first year in as long as I can remember that I haven’t (at least not yet)  composed a year-end letter…So I’ve been flipping back through old photos to jog my memories…

Another year of many trails and travels—with destinations as close as Scout Mountain and the Ragged Islands and as far away as Alaska and Las Vegas…

January–

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We gained a beautiful granddaughter this year.  Which has of course necessitated more travels to visit…

February–

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And as always, I’ve been out and about capturing the seasons in nature…

March–

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April

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May

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…walking and praying…

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June

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…and watching for seeds planted to begin to grow…

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…and wonders to appear…

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It was a year for a family reunion to celebrate an 80th birthday…

July–

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…and the year for losing my most faithful hiking companion of the four-legged variety, reducing markedly the amount of hiking I’ve done since…

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Instead, I became an A-1 stoker for my life companion!  Oh the miles we did ride and the sweat and smiles we did share…

August–

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September ended in Alaska, giving my mom a hand in making plans for my dad…He’s now in a private care facility in the city, far from home and mom most of the time…waiting to go Home.

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By October the little tykes had grown so much they needed another visit!

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And the rest of the year has found me out and about enjoying the scenery closer to home…

November–

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…continually grateful and amazed at this world God has let us inhabit for another year…

 

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Which brings us ‘round to December again…treasuring family near at hand, carrying on with all the family traditions, for who knows if this will be the last year they are home under this one roof… (gulp)

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Our present to ourselves this year was a (near)new Tandem to replace our homemade and not-as-strong-as-it-should-be relic…We are stoked to start putting on the miles together!

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And that is a smattering of our year here.

Here’s wishing you and yours a God-Blessed New Year!

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–LS, for the Skelton crew…

4 thoughts on “–2011 in Review–

  1. I love the family pic too! Beautiful. And, we both think your new tandem looks awesome – even if I'm still too scared to ride it.

  2. I love the family pic too! Beautiful. And, we both think your new tandem looks awesome – even if I'm still too scared to ride it.

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