POST #2,000! What a way to end a year.
:: All sorts of introspective-ness.
:: Our crazy family vacation—all three nights of it (the third was unexpected). (Sorry the pictures are having trouble loading. I need to reformat the post and haven’t gotten around to it!) Sadly, this was one of only three overnight trips for our family this past year, and the other two were not particularly relaxing.
:: We drove down to California for a few short days to attend my grandmother’s funeral. Sadly, I didn’t post a single picture from our trip.
:: My birthday month felt derailed. All. month. long. I was honest about it.
:: Crazy, busy month. Memory Masters. End of Classical Conversations. Photographing the Spring Protocol Event. Easter. Outdoor School. End of choir term with performances. Swim meet. Bridal shower. End of AWANA. Illness. It was insane.
:: Finally. A delight-filled, restful month. Sunshine and my two favorite places on earth. Here with sisters. Here with friends and family. And a few other outings. I think this was my most favorite month of the year.
:: A bunch of reading happened this month, as well.
:: This was a general relaxing summer month with various activities and our 3rd annual trip to Bend for a swim meet. Russ and I had a much-needed overnight get-away with friends. We took the scenic route home.
:: I was a guest on the Read-Aloud Revival Podcast, which was a delight!
:: I also have proof that
my house one room was clean for at least five minutes this year.
:: I posted a few photo sessions. The above may be my most favorite photo of the year.
:: And I was tired.
:: We mostly just put our heads down and worked. But I had more to say about poetry and music.
:: I am so thankful for my dear little family and the wonderful life we are blessed to live.
:: Even if raising an adolescent is a tough, tough job.
:: Now that Christmas has come and gone, I am spending some time reflecting over the past year.
And now there are only a few hours left in 2014, which I shall spend getting ready for my son’s birthday party tomorrow. Thirteen. I shall have a teenage son.
I wonder what else the new year will bring.
The Live. course launches on January 1st. I’m excited to spend the next 12 months exploring ways to live life to the fullest! And I’m even more excited to be the contributor for September’s theme “Learn.”
We are celebrating the new year by skipping school the first week back and going on vacation instead. Hello, Disneyland!!
When we return, I have a bunch of great things in store. A book challenge, for example.