I was telling a friend yesterday about how there were deep lows this year, mixed in with amazing blessings, for example, in September my ex-husband died and in the midst of helping his mom and our boys with arrangements, my husband and I had a grandbaby born. Her response was, "That's amazing because most people don't have such blessings when going through hard times." That simple statement helped to change my perspective of 2014. Yes there were hard times but also some really great moments.....here is a compilation of pictures from each month, some have more than others but I realize there were many moments, often not captured by the camera and each one is precious to me.
So here is a very long photo wrap of of 2014, come along on the journey and enjoy a peek at who we are:
January was a dry and sad month for us. I didn't take many pictures at all. Here is one of our Tink and Peyton.
February was another month of hibernating from the bone chilling winter we were having, dealing with the courts and just waiting for the warmer weather to come.
|It's not a great picture but I love it because my son and I are just chatting and laughing on my birthday|
My sister and I are both February babies but we weren't able to get together to celebrate till March.
|Dad and I|
|My little sis and me|
|Mini-me at her EPAC fundraiser at Barnes and Noble.|
This month started off with deep heartbreak. This was the month that Peyton left our home.
|Day before he left|
|Tink as a Blind Mouse in EPAC's production of SHREK the Musical|
MAYThe month my husband whisked me away from normal life for two whole weeks.
We drove to Asheville to visit my friend, then to Homestead and the Miami area to visit a friend of Hubby's, then to the Marathon and Key West for a few days and then to Daytona Beach for a week. It was a much needed vacation for both of us and I have more pictures that I could ever share here. If you are interested in seeing them you can look on my Flickr.
|Packed in and ready for the long drive ahead|
|I miss her so much!|
|This picutre captures all we love about the south. Palm trees, ocean and the blazing sun. (Marathon, FL)|
|We watched Raoul roll this cigar, then we bought it. |
We will light it up and share it the day we fulfill our dream of moving south.
|Christian's graduation from RIT|
|Hubby was the only one really crazy enough to get into the pool this past summer. |
It was a chilly summer and the water stayed cold.
|Tink and Tay|
|Father's Day. Hubby always mans the grill.|
|Me and our son Aaron|
|Hubby and his son Aaron|
|Tink and her brother Seth|
|Seth, Joe and Henry|
|camping on our hill|
|the girls loved climbing on the hay bales up on our hill.|
JULYJuly was a pivotal month for me. You can here more of why here.
|Every year on Tink's bday we do a Mommy & Me picture.|
I love this one because we're both squinting from the sun.
|Tink's bday morning|
|The view as we were leaving.|
Wow, when they grow up??
|Tink and Tay with their counselor.|