Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 In Pictures

Here are a few of the "highlights" of the past year...
Top story in our family came in October, with the birth of our first ever grandchild, Charlotte.  Here she is, an hour or two old. 
They change quickly.  Here she is at (how can I tell?) two months.  The other sizable news involved...
our son's engagement to Megan.  Wedding planned for spring of this year.  
So 2013 is guaranteed to have at least one "big event"!

OK, on to relatively lesser items culled from the 2012 archives...
The dogs that fill our otherwise empty "nest".  They keep it real.  They keep it jumping.  
And the beagle opines too much, in whines and yowls and woos and such.
Grand-dog Lily rocking the baby swing.  A precursor of a blessed event to come...

The view from our seats at Severence Hall for a concert.  No, not "Night on Bald Mountain" 
(I apologize to the guy one row up; that is cruel). People did show up and play and sing.

Celebrating 3/4 century for our brother in law, Doc, in Marion - he's the one with the cool hat.  
Obligatory Nature Picture - out at the Norwalk Reservoir.  

Touching rays...and touching rays...and then touching more the Cleveland Aquarium.  
We couldn't get her away from the "touch tank".   

Obligatory Urbanscape Picture: Cleveland, City of Light, City of Magic.  

Second obligatory Urbanscape: Baltimore: The Homeland (from our trip there last summer).  

The band from church, "Give 'em Heaven", after pulling off our second annual "Gazebofest".  
Ok, not the real name.  Also known as "Praising in the Park".  

 Linda's mom and dad back in the day.  We lost her mom in August.  We miss her. 
The last NEARFest, ever, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.  Renaissance and Annie Haslam of the zillion-octave voice. 
Made it up to the beach.  Caught a cool rainbow before we left.  
Another moocher at the African Wildlife Safari park.  We also inducted/initiated/hazed Megan with some bison slobber.  She passed the test and may thus marry our son.
Day trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The dynamic duo becomes a triumphant trio...

Cheers!  Best wishes for 2013...


Connie said...

"Night on Bald Mountain" and Lily in the baby swing made me laugh. :D

Great pictures, Ben! It looks like you had much to celebrate in the last year. Wishing the best to you and yours in 2013!

Unknown said...

Nice wrap up of the year in pictures, Ben. Love, Linda

Unknown said...

Nice wrap up of the year in pictures, Ben. Love, Linda

Cassie said...

Charlotte is adorable. Congrats! Bald Mtn. ~ he he. Sympathy for the loss of your mother in law. All seems to balance itself out in life, doesn't it? The cycle mentioned in Ecclesiastes so beautifully. Thanks for this year in review. I've been such a lousy blogger this past year. Trying to get off of FaceBook and back to the blog world now!

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