To celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary, we returned to Aspen, CO where we were married. I didn't ski but Rich thoroughly enjoyed his days on the slopes.
This photo was taken during one of the several heavy snowfalls last winter and provides a not-so-subtle clue about why we're in Arizona this winter...teehee
After a great drive and fun days in New Mexico we arrived to spend a couple of weeks with kids for their Spring Break. This was taken at the Children's Museum in Tucson.
On the way home from Arizona, we spent sixteen days in Texas. We happened to arrive in San Antonio for Festival and stayed there eleven days to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the festivities.
We arrived home in time for the magnificent show put on by the many flowering trees in our community.
My immediate family gathered in June to celebrate Dylan's 10th birthday. Mom's four kids, five grandkids, and six great-grandkids were there along with all but one of our in-laws. That was a very special day!
The kids were here for three weeks this summer which was such a treat for us. After visiting with all the family we took in some of the many things to do in the Chicago area and also spent five days in Michigan enjoying the beaches there.
From July 30th through September 11th we traveled throughout the northeast on the most unbelievably fantastic trip! We had so many amazing experiences that it's difficult to remember all of them...that's why I take so many photos, to capture our incredible life.
The month began in Massachusetts where one day was spent exploring Cape Cod...
...and ended with the painting of our bedroom to finally cover the biggest mistake I've ever made in color selection.
The kids were with us again in October for one week of their Fall Break. We stayed close to home for this trip with this photo taken at one of our favorite places, Morton Arboretum.
I flew out to the kids' in November to stay with them while their folks attended an Alabama football game. While there I had the privilege of attending the Veteran's Day Celebration at their grade school. Dylan and Shelby both participated in this moving program to honor all veterans. Rich's name was on a flag of stars made by students and there was a flag of remembrance for my dad planted in a special area for those who are deceased.
And now we have ended the year celebrating the holidays with the kids and settling into our winter home here in Arizona. We have met our wonderful neighbors in the RV Park in addition to spending as much time as possible with our precious grands.
Have I mentioned lately that I'm the luckiest lady I know? I most certainly am you know!
Lovin' Life ~~ Welcoming 2012