Year in Review - 2012 Part Two

Year in Review - 2012 Part Two

iHere is the second installment of my year in review for 2012.  I take MANY pictures, but sometimes all those special events don't get captured as they should.  This compilation is a small snippet of what went on in my world month by month.  Enjoy....I did./ibr /ibr //iiJuly is always a busy month with anniversaries, birthdays and other events.  This year was no different!  I admit I was a little green with envy when I saw my son and Leilani off for a trip back home to Kauai, but also thankful and excited for them to experience such a beautiful island together with Leilani's family./ibr /ibr //idiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rSPRjCH-cEQ/UOXNq3MhzCI/AAAAAAAACAY/obEZFwfROoE/s1600/aloha+003.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rSPRjCH-cEQ/UOXNq3MhzCI/AAAAAAAACAY/obEZFwfROoE/s320/aloha+003.jpg" width="240" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //div iWe celebrated a "big" birthday in Half Moon Bay.  Hey..it's not Kauai but we had a great time relaxing, walking/hiking the cliffs above the beach and eating some fabulous seafood./ibr /ibr //idiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ReQpqGFSw5I/UOXNzp3RiDI/AAAAAAAACAg/YhKbOgq0PKw/s1600/sealcove+011.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ReQpqGFSw5I/UOXNzp3RiDI/AAAAAAAACAg/YhKbOgq0PKw/s320/sealcove+011.jpg" width="240" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //div iIn August we celebrated my son's 35th birthday.  Congratulations!!  How can that be?  I don't think I'm past my 40's!!/ibr /ibr //idiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DR37sI-BEs/UOXQWSSBoPI/AAAAAAAACBM/XluKV0QaUCs/s1600/fam2012+010.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DR37sI-BEs/UOXQWSSBoPI/AAAAAAAACBM/XluKV0QaUCs/s320/fam2012+010.jpg" width="310" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //div iAugust is also a great month to strikework /strikeplay in my garden as I start to see the fruits of my labor after watering, weeding and chasing the critters away!/ibr /ibr //iiSeptember brought a new addition to the family and I think my finicky  aunt kitty approves.  They are the best of friends and new partners in crime when they aren't looking this cute!/ibr /ibr //idiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xzYo4rCfp9w/UOXQf5rDoDI/AAAAAAAACBU/5MXjJMPxHow/s1600/nacho+023.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="218" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xzYo4rCfp9w/UOXQf5rDoDI/AAAAAAAACBU/5MXjJMPxHow/s320/nacho+023.jpg" width="320" //a/divbr /iWe took a brief but spectacular hiking trip to Yosemite's Tuolomne Meadows.  I spent a lot of time here in my youth so it made it that much better sharing it with my hubby./ibr /ibr //idiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-04UrjDHA10E/UOXQlwuBfvI/AAAAAAAACBc/gMRWFh6m5w8/s1600/tuolomnemeadowssept2012+042.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-04UrjDHA10E/UOXQlwuBfvI/AAAAAAAACBc/gMRWFh6m5w8/s320/tuolomnemeadowssept2012+042.jpg" width="320" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"iAnother fun day was spent with my almost daughter-in-law at a cooking class.  Frankly, we could both teach the class...she's an excellent cook....but, I just enjoyed the time with her.  Thanks, Leilani, for the invite./i/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-w4yHa9eHndY/UOXQrJAyT8I/AAAAAAAACBk/tuar9SDeuSk/s1600/cookingclassslaw+013.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-w4yHa9eHndY/UOXQrJAyT8I/AAAAAAAACBk/tuar9SDeuSk/s320/cookingclassslaw+013.jpg" width="235" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"iOctober literally blew by as we celebrated hubby's birthday with his Italian rum cake and homemade lasagna!  And, my other love celebrated her 8th (?) birthday./i/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sRLo7ERgnuE/UOXQxCaRsGI/AAAAAAAACBs/KsyoKdsIJwE/s1600/ralphbday2012+029.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="203" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sRLo7ERgnuE/UOXQxCaRsGI/AAAAAAAACBs/KsyoKdsIJwE/s320/ralphbday2012+029.jpg" width="320" //a/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dG5Tb5-0wiE/UOXQ4FEAXdI/AAAAAAAACB0/J9H4z-bC8hs/s1600/bacibday7+019.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dG5Tb5-0wiE/UOXQ4FEAXdI/AAAAAAAACB0/J9H4z-bC8hs/s320/bacibday7+019.jpg" width="240" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"iNovember brought Thanksgiving, of course, and I'm thankful for all family, friends, and the goodness that surrounds them.  The Christmas tree went up early this year...and she helped!/i/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CLaQAjkXBgY/UOXRAJixPII/AAAAAAAACB8/vgrNQIhuzs/s1600/eggplantpasta+006.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CLaQAjkXBgY/UOXRAJixPII/AAAAAAAACB8/vgrNQIhuzs/s320/eggplantpasta+006.jpg" width="320" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"iI was not happy or thankful about the past election this year and I don't want to sweep it under the rug.  It was ugly (and still is) and I wish someone else was flying around in that jet!/i/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gJgof0PipCc/UOXRK977pWI/AAAAAAAACCI/oL6tr5DCm8E/s1600/mothersday2012+012.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gJgof0PipCc/UOXRK977pWI/AAAAAAAACCI/oL6tr5DCm8E/s320/mothersday2012+012.jpg" width="320" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"iMy cat displays my feelings best...a picture tells a thousand words!/i/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mSJ4IVBdvAI/UOXSFF34e9I/AAAAAAAACCc/nsBfHTQBtWA/s1600/mothersday2012+009.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mSJ4IVBdvAI/UOXSFF34e9I/AAAAAAAACCc/nsBfHTQBtWA/s320/mothersday2012+009.jpg" width="320" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"i December rains gave us "the flood that never happened", thank God./i/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DiQRIxgB28k/UOXSNfgsogI/AAAAAAAACCk/-RxU2d7UHVE/s1600/eggplantpasta+028.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DiQRIxgB28k/UOXSNfgsogI/AAAAAAAACCk/-RxU2d7UHVE/s320/eggplantpasta+028.jpg" width="268" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"i"Travel is good for the soul" - Wendy.   We flew off to Playa del Carmen before Christmas, wish I was there!/i/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0yuIJnOVmQw/UOXSaSxX1I/AAAAAAAACDM/Fxe4P1ezF5A/s1600/playadelcarmen2012+161.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="310" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0yuIJnOVmQw/UOXSaSxX1I/AAAAAAAACDM/Fxe4P1ezF5A/s320/playadelcarmen2012+161.jpg" width="320" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"iBut, home we went for Christmas...time to spend with family./i/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yE6zSKyP-E/UOXSdMoPUGI/AAAAAAAACDU/s6GSJEZkFPc/s1600/eggplantpasta+008.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yE6zSKyP-E/UOXSdMoPUGI/AAAAAAAACDU/s6GSJEZkFPc/s320/eggplantpasta+008.jpg" width="215" //a/divibr //i

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