I've been VERY slow this year in getting our annual Christmas letter written. I'm blaming it on the edits I've been working on for Rebellious Heart, a book releasing September 2013. I admit, I was consumed with getting the rewrites done before Christmas.
And now that those are mostly behind me, I'm breathing again and have enjoyed a wonderful, fun, and relaxing Christmas break with my family.
Since I've written a Christmas letter every year for the past sixteen years, I decided I had to do something, even if it was a little late!
So in lieu of the usual Christmas tidings, I've opted for a New Year's letter. And what better way to usher in the new year, than to recap the old?
So without further ado, here are the best memories of our past year:
The Best Memories of 2012
Best Mother-Daughter Memory:
|Girls' trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Mackinac Island|
Best Father-Son Memory:
|Hiking in the mountains of Vermont|
Best Daddy-Daughter Memory:
|Dressed up fancy for the daddy-daughter dance|
Another Best Daddy-Daughter Memory:
|Daddy-daughter date night|
Best Pet Memory
|Our newest Princess, Petunia, meets our adoring seven year old princess.|
Best Silly Memory:
|Celebrating our dog Annabelle's 4th birthday with all the fanfare we could give her!|
Best Vacation Memory:
|Watching the sunset at the ocean while vacationing at Cape Cod.|
Best Food Memory:
|Boiling and eating real live lobsters!|
Best Dressed Memory:
|The girls getting ready to go to their first dance.|
Best Music Memory:
|My handsome oldest son performing on the guitar for a family wedding.|
Best Extended Family Memory:
|My 40 year old bachelor brother's wedding.|
Best Fort Memory:
|Forts, forts everywhere, all the time! :-)|
Best Kids Ever! :-)
|The fabulous five!|
Best 2012 Family Picture:
Happy New Year from my family to yours!