brought us joy. laughter. pride.
it brought us dreams that turned into memories i could quietly tuck into my pocket. so when i needed these memories they were clenched tightly in the palm of my hand.
i watched a baby blossom
a toddler step into boyhood
a child become a leader
and a man take on fatherhood with passion.
Pittsburgh for trey. Raleigh for friends. Wilmington for beach.
Chicago and Cincinnati for phish. Columbus for family.
to walk. to swim. to read. to ride a bike.
to coast the ocean waves without fear.
long restaurant hours and late into the night.
jewelry shows. art shows.
a new kitchen put in by hand. painted walls. bathroom tile.
a blog that became a place i rarely visited to a daily journal of my life.
words and photographs. thoughts and moments.
we built memories in our home.
a home we decided to leave. a search for new foundation. a new start.
we eagerly await your kindness.
we anticipate what you will share.
a new hope.
some of my favorite posts from 2011 are:
begging jon to follow the blog, Jessica turning six months old, the Lobster Clam Bake at the restaurant, trip number one to Chicago, Josh's birthday, my birthday, our beach vacation, July 4th, Jonas' birthday and what he woke up to, Chicago again day one, two, three, little sailor girl waiting for her dad, to the fair we went, Jessica's first birthday, this year was also about lots and lots of baking and good food, walking into december with warm weather, decorating for the holidays and finally Christmas Eve and day.
Happy New Year friends. I hope it's been a good one for you.
May you celebrate the new year with joy and love.