Gratitude, Day 30: best year yet

I’ll finish out my gratitudes, and the year, with some of my favorite moments from 2011.

Violet’s 6th birthday; NW parents’ visit; and snow!

Out of the Blue’s special guest star killing the crowd at the Triangle Farmers’ Market; Port Aransas with friends.

Hill Country camp wedding, NE parents’ visit, Pappy Hour pirate gig, Graham’s 4th birthday party (Wild Kratts theme).

Thumbelina, from Violet Crown Community Theater; Princess Bride live; the beginning of the loose-tooth era; the kids’ first late night concert.

Rob and I running away to NYC for the day; Out of the Blue’s Moonlight Float gig; Ryan-O’Connor family weekend on Long Island; Fire Island with the Lifford cousins.

Our first flights in Apa’s new airplane, Violet on stage at the county fair; first day of first grade; the Pig & Ford; our trip to the NW.

Fostering 16 baby chickens; installing new floors; first real rain in a year.

Little Red Rocking Hood from Violet Crown Community Theater; kidnapping Rob for our 9th anniversary weekend; Graham learning to pump; Owl Halloween; Violet taking off the training wheels; Becker Fall Fest & 75th Anniversary.

Camping with friends; photography class; E.A.S.T.

Fancy holiday karaoke party; caroling; low-stress Christmas.


And now I’ll stop blogging on New Year’s Eve because, well, that’s kind of lame.  And also, I’m about to sip cocktails, watch a movie with someone awesome and fall asleep long before midnight.



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