BC: of 2013
1: "Families are like fudge mostly sweet with a few nuts." ~Author Unknown
2: First Time Shooting | Rebounderz! A Favorite Place for All Three
5: Beauty and the Beast at the Fergusen Center for the Arts at Christopher Newport University January 12th, 2013
7: Virginia Living Museum with Gino, Claire, Vinnie, Sophia, Isaac, Jacob and Raquel February 3rd, 2013
8: "I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you." -Roy Croft
9: The best thing about me is you.
10: Massanutten Sledding Adventure 2012!
11: It's the little things that make life beautiful. In February of 2013 we all got together and took a trip to visit Kelly at Massanutten resort for some winter sledding. Sophia's favorite was the wind in her hair. It was a blast for all!
13: "The more you laugh the longer you live" | "Good times are even better when they are shared" | Vin's hot tub face | Raquel Snuggles with Vin | Good Friends | Copper | Hanging out with our friend Kelly at her home in Shenandoah West. | February of 2013
14: Hiking with the Furrs off Coal Road, GWNF February 2013 Mer, Zach, Misti, and Chris
16: Beach House Winter- A Place to Relax and Rewind and Ignore the Cold
18: The Day we Made Bird Houses...Such Fun!
20: Vinnie at his BEST
21: My Vinnie, I will remember you with this smile.
22: Making Easter Eggs with Dad!
23: Easter 2013- Egg Hunt and Everything!
24: Flying Kites at the Yorktown Battlefields Easter Day 2013
25: Flying Kites at Yorktown Battlefields, Easter Day 2013
26: Celebrating Shuni's Birthday, April 2013 at Jamestown, VA
27: A Toy from Ike's 9th Birthday | April 2nd, 2013
29: Archer's Hope Beach, Colonial Parkway in April of 2013. Vinnie taught the boys how to nap stone and they made arrowheads. Then he cut himself. | Bury Mom!
31: The Filas come to Visit! Leo, Jules, Baby Thomas and Twins
32: Sophia Passaro's 4th Birthday Pony Ride Party! May 2013
33: Rusty | Save the Cupcakes! | Sophe and Vivie
34: Dominion River Rock Filthy 5K...We Finished!!!
35: We were slow...it was hot...We didn't finish first...But we had fun! May 17th, 2013
36: Last few months in the National Park Service- Good Times and Good Friends
37: Raquel's 31st Birthday | Jacob and Sophia | Sophias Skateboard | Ike and the Class Dolphin
38: Enjoying ourselves on the beach in Reedville, VA | Best Friends!
39: The Best Summer! | In this picture, we are both agreeing that this picture is ridiculous!
40: More Beach Summer...Sand, Friends, Food, and Fun! | Sunscreen Stache | So Much Food! | Patty and Claire
41: Somebody is Sleepy
43: Three of the happiest kids ever annnnddd... | a man who forgot which way to the gym
44: A Summer Kayaking Lesson with the Boys. They did pretty well...though the only one of us ready to kayak to the lighthouse is Vin
48: Boys on the Island | Beautiful Beach Morning | Exploring the Pools | A Fish Tail in the Water
49: Watercoloring | Spinning in Circles | Granmamma Spins Sophia | C'Mon Miss Raquel, Give Me the Camera!
50: Getting Back To Nature with the Deese Family! Gina, Jason, Mitchel, and Andrew...Vinnie, Sophia, Raquel, Isaac, and Jacob
51: Shenandoah National Park, July of 2013
52: Bearfence at Shenandoah Summer 2013
54: Andrew's Beach House Birthday Summer 2013
55: Ice Cream in Reedville!
56: Learning to Shoot with the Deese Family
57: Skating with Hannah and Bethany Spence at Peninsula Skate in Newport News
58: Summer Cycling Trip in Vermont with Mom
59: "Friends are Flowers that Never Fade"
60: Back Yard Fun! Summer 2013
61: Brunch in Yorktown | Bringing Back the 80's | Vinnie in the Woods | Go Team York! | Pizza!
62: End of Summer Camping Trip at First Landing State Park, September 2013 | Hanging out Around Camp
63: Ike Wrangling
64: Oh You think You can Splash Miss Raquel? | First Landing Beach VA Beach, VA
65: Beauties on The Beach!
66: A pair of Red Bellied Water Snakes | Eastern Hognose Snake | The Orchid Spanish Moss | Luna Moth | Hikes on the Osmanthus and Osprey Trails at First Landing State Park
68: A few extra pictures from fall and summer of 2013
69: "The more you laugh the longer you live"
71: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy | As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy | For Thanksgiving, Vin and I didn't have the kids so we ran the Blue Talon Bistro Turkey Trot in Williamsburg and made a feast of stuffed pork tenderloin. We celebrated Thanksgiving on Saturday instead with the fams
72: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days
73: A Visit to Santa at Yankee Candle...The New Tradition | Family Is The Best Part Of
74: Holiday Prep!
76: the Snow Palace with Sophia December 2013
77: Maymont in Richmond with Sarah, CJ, Vin, and Sophe December 2013 | Maymont was given to all of us by James Henry and Sallie Dooley who lived here from 1893 through 1925. They wanted Maymont to be preserved so that new generations could enjoy it as much as they did. It’s a special place where the man-made elegance of art and architecture is surrounded by the natural beauty of plants, animals, water and paths. Whether strolling through the gardens, touring the mansion, watching river otters play, petting a goat or picnicking on the lawn, Maymont is a gift of 100 acres given for all to enjoy.
78: Christmas Dinner | Jacob Helps Sophia Write to Santa | Raquel's New Boots! Thanks Vinnie | Morning Digamo and Granmamma!
79: Thanks Jacob! | Two Happy and Sleepy Boys | Sophia Shows Off Her New Apron | This Turned Out to be the Best Gift Ever
80: Playing with Christmas Gifts at Yorktown Battlefields, Christmas Day 2013
82: New Years with Joan and John
83: Out With The Old And In With The New...This Year Is Going To Be Great! | fancy pants
84: A year of good food
85: Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burns Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne! And surely ye'll be your pint stowp! And surely I'll be mine! And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne. We twa hae run about the braes, And pou'd the gowans fine; But we've wander'd mony a weary fit, Sin' auld lang syne. We twa hae paidl'd in the burn, Frae morning sun till dine; But seas between us braid hae roar'd Sin' auld lang syne. And there's a hand, my trusty fere! And gie's a hand o' thine! And we'll tak a right gude-willie waught, For auld lang syne.