2013 in Pictures

It’s a way of reviewing the year but also a way of counting our blessings,

remembering the goodness in the everyday,

the meals shared, the miles traveled,

another year of blessings even amidst the days of pain.

All is forgotten when you see the joy,

relive the good,

and say thank you for another year of life experienced.

Here are a few of those memories–season by season.


From winter snow storms,

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DSC_8555to princesses running through a botanical garden on a winter’s day,IMG_0077

IMG_0080we survive winter by keeping warm together, thankful and hopeful for Spring’s return.


From late spring snow storms,DSC00102to breaking the matzah bread in our family passover dinner, Spring is for celebrating.DSC00115We take a magical trip to one of the happiest places ever.DSC_0822 DSC_0861Traveling the world in that one place.DSC_0444


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DSC_0301DSC_0780So many snapshots of smiles that Spring.


My outdoor retreat, for writing or reading, or soaking in the summer sun (forget the housework, I say).DSC00396We hop in the car for an adventure (Rocky mountain style),DSC00572where we hike and play with the horses,DSC00496 DSC00552 DSC00658IMG_0258and witness His creation anew.DSC00768DSC00848

DSC00826Summer is for skipping, for relaxing, for just being.


His creation–showing off in brilliant colorsDSC01278 DSC01086

DSC00966Though we remember our loss,DSC01048DSC00959 we venture into life wholly, the joy and pain together.




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