A Year in Review - 2012

A Year in Review - 2012

iI thought it would be fun to do a "year in review" of the most memorable (for me) moments in each month.   I'll also be writing a  piece featuring my most popular food related posts of the year.   I hope you enjoy my reflections and encourage you to drop by once in a while for updates on bWendy's Favorite Place./b   Thanks for your comments and views during the years and Happy New Year!/ibr /ibr //iiThe first 6 months of 2012:/ibr /ibr //idiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-scOWC9nvqVw/UOMRZPoPezI/AAAAAAAAB9k/1wbDMunPIfQ/s1600/firebrownies+027.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-scOWC9nvqVw/UOMRZPoPezI/AAAAAAAAB9k/1wbDMunPIfQ/s400/firebrownies+027.jpg" width="300" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //div i bJanuary /bbrought an unwelcome event.  Fire just over the hill from us in Washoe Valley.  I was packed and ready to go./ibr /ibr //idiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fHc9vf93XZY/UOMRen3-FgI/AAAAAAAAB9s/tl7cMnKaR28/s1600/polentapastaandluluhike+038.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fHc9vf93XZY/UOMRen3-FgI/AAAAAAAAB9s/tl7cMnKaR28/s400/polentapastaandluluhike+038.jpg" width="400" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //div ibFebruary,/b like most years around here, we experienced a balmy mild Winter.  So, a hiking we will go, near Bower's Mansion and Davis Creek Park./ibr /ibr //idiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-M2xkxSxrc88/UOMiYUpGUSI/AAAAAAAAB-c/uIfJ8JhC-M0/s1600/kalesoup+014.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-M2xkxSxrc88/UOMiYUpGUSI/AAAAAAAAB-c/uIfJ8JhC-M0/s400/kalesoup+014.jpg" width="400" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //diviIn bMarch/b we/i icelebrated my mom's 82nd birthday.  Oops, sorry about the candles!  Mom, you're the BEST!/ibr /ibr //idiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"img border="0" height="330" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tFGHLH6Y-UY/UOMihgOZfXI/AAAAAAAAB-k/pts9t88wD54/s400/easter2012+020.jpg" width="400" //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divi bApril./b...We celebrated Easter....my dad's 83rd birthday and drum roll, please!  My son popped the question.  Jeremy and Leilani are getting married!  Wonderful news!!  And those cream puffs were pretty tasty, too!/ibr /ibr //idiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8AM5iAVr8OY/UOMiugPurxI/AAAAAAAAB-s/WOUjz5uujug/s400/mothersday2012+025.jpg" width="400" //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divi What a great Mother's Day in bMay/b!   My love built some raised garden beds and later I had a gourmet dinner made by my son and his fiancee./ibr /ibr //idiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aJ4Zh2wK5Xc/UOMneX53NII/AAAAAAAABY/Eg94fIv96f8/s1600/may2012+032.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aJ4Zh2wK5Xc/UOMneX53NII/AAAAAAAABY/Eg94fIv96f8/s400/may2012+032.jpg" width="400" //a/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wP6O6sG5zXs/UOMnkJJHTdI/AAAAAAAABg/0KdWhfLgCiM/s1600/may2012+052.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wP6O6sG5zXs/UOMnkJJHTdI/AAAAAAAABg/0KdWhfLgCiM/s400/may2012+052.jpg" width="400" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //div ibMay/b is one of my favorite months....my flowers come back every year and that is cause for celebration.  This high desert climate can be very limiting in the garden arena./ibr /ibr //idiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7FmSdwZXasE/UOMnpCdRF0I/AAAAAAAAB_o/PggDXSC-TPA/s400/beercanchicken+022.jpg" width="400" //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"ibJune/b  A great way to "kick" Summer into high gear...The Reno Rodeo  Ye..Haw!  And, gentlemen, start those barbecues!/i/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"ibr //i/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"iStay tuned for the last 6 months of 2012.  /i/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divibr //i

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