Cori got baptized in January.
We went out to Lynchburg and cooked Thanksgiving dinner for Abbey and all her friends for her birthday, also in January.
Visited the grandbabies.
Went to the Wilds in March and experienced the giant swing for the first time (with Leah).
Leah graduated from Bob Jones University with her master's degree—May.
Went to Las Vegas with Leah for job interviews, also in May. Visited the Hoover Dam while we were there. I'm happy to say she is not working there. She's an hour from home. In Virginia. Where she belongs.
Ran the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon, also in May. It was a busy month.
Mike and Bekah came for a visit in June. We hiked in the tick-infested George Washington National Forest.
July and August were filled with deck rebuilding and arm surgery for Ben. Abbey found a house in Lynchburg and Mansquared cut grass and worked. Leah got a job teaching orchestra close to home and found a place to live. September and October were full of school and work. And the campaign.
Went to a Romney rally in Fairfax, Virginia, with Leah the day before the election.
Abbey had her senior exhibition at Liberty in November. These are just a few of the friends that came to support her.
December saw the end of the semester, a trip to Tennessee to see the grandbabies and do the layout of a book, and a quiet end to the year.
I can't complain. We had no major catastrophes and we all made it through happy and healthy. Here's to more and better in 2013.
Happy New Year!
Be thankful ~