It was good, it was bad, it was crazy, and I can't say I'll miss it.
But here's a short list of what happened to our family in 2012:
The boys completed 7th grade and started 8th.
Kelly completed 8th grade and started high school.
Bill flew the 737-800 for Delta.
I started my own pattern business... butterflythreadsquilting.com
We went to NC to see Mimi and she came to see us multiple times.
I broke my foot in two places.
Kelly got a tumor in her leg, had surgery and is recovering.
Bill continues to run and build computers in his spare time.
The boys shoot baskets, ride bikes, play on their computers and spend time with friends.
Kelly got her driver's permit, set a school track record in the 4x100 relay, and spent as much time as possible riding Sally (the sweetest horse on the planet!)
We got a rescue kitten and named her Luna.
Diane crocheted a some socks, hats and scarves to relieve stress.
We went to the Outer Banks of NC in the spring.
In July we went to Virginia to ride roller coasters at Busch Gardens and King's Dominion.
Diane became the shortest member of the family when all three teenagers had growth spurts.
We got the house painted, in the most long, drawn out, painful ordeal imaginable.
Diane got an epic case of poison ivy.
Betty came to see us twice on her travels and again at Christmas.
Bill and Diane celebrated 19 years of marriage.
We felt the love and encouragement of our amazing friends and family through it all.
We laughed and cried and hugged and snuggled...together.
Together is the only thing that really matters, because together, really is the best place to be!
Hoping that 2013 has more celebrations, fewer challenges, and just as much togetherness as 2012.
Our wish for you is the same!