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Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Eve 2012

2012 is winding down as I type ~ less than 6 hours until 2013 is welcomed in.  Our boys are having fun with friends while Kevin and I chill.  Animals are use to the new folks around and sleeping.

Looking back at the year, high lights would be:

JANUARY ~ boys turning 12 and 9, friends over for a party, making a tye dye cake
FEBRUARY ~ Thing One earned his green belt in Tae Kwon Doe, Valentines Day Party with our co-op group at a bounce house (big bouncy things, indoors!), Kevin and I celebrated 15 years of marriage
MARCH ~ finally saw the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. after living in the area most of my life; Thing One learned to ride a two wheeler; Thing Two began the Spring season of kid pitch baseball
APRIL ~ celebrated Easter at our church home of Burke Community Church and had a friend and her daughters over for dinner after; boys continued to be busy with baseball, TKD, scouts and life; we began wrapping up the school year.
Three tangerines & a lime!
MAY ~ brought the end of the school year; gearing up for VBS (yes it wasn't held till July, but when there are hundreds of kids and volunteers, lots of time to plan is needed); the year end party for co-op; sports and scouts are still going strong
JUNE ~ baseball winding down; Thing One earned his advanced green belt in TKD
JULY ~ biggest events are Boy Scout Camp and VBS!  All three guys are in the same group this year.  Dad leading, Thing One assisting, and Thing Two's group!  I was off with the wee little one's this year.
AUGUST ~ brought the start of a new school year with a 7th grader and a 4th grader;  there was a trip to Florida (by van even!);
SEPTEMBER ~ fun ways to celebrate back to school for the public schools, this year we all went out for lunch in Parent 1, Parent 2, Thing 1 and Thing 2 shirts; fall ball is in full swing, scouts is still going strong
Steven Tomlin's foot!
OCTOBER ~ we took a trip to Skyline Drive;  school pictures being sent home (oldest wore his orange VBS shirt and youngest wore gray for the 2nd year in a row); choir practice begins for Children's Christmas Choir; Hurricane Sandy hitting the upper east coast; Thing Two tested for Advanced Green Belt in TKD and passed - great pictures from that event (that would be the foot of my friend's husband); field trip to Cox Farm - annual event for our co-op
NOVEMBER ~ end of the season for baseball; youth retreat for Thing One; Thanksgiving at home; ending of an era - reading the Hardy Boy series, all 58 of them;
DECEMBER ~ brought bronchitis for me and lighter school for the boys; lots of extra movies, books, and mad libs loosely tied to Christmas; staying home on the 24th and 25th ~ first time since Kevin and I have been together; a lot of time goofing off and hanging out; wrapping up 2012 with the boys and a couple of their friends.

And with as long as it took to write this post, there is about 4 hours 20 minutes lefts.



  1. Wow, you all had a full year! This must have taken forever to recall and then write! Awesome post!

    1. Thanks Christen! Facebook, our calendar, and old posts helped fill out the post. Lots still did not make it though.