S: Year in Review 2012
BC: Life is not about how many breathes you take, but about the moments that take your breath away.
FC: OUR | FAMILY'S | IN REVIEW | YEAR | 2012
1: HOME | IS WHEREVER WE ARE, BUT WE CURRENTLY LIVE IN | magnolia, | TX | Indigo Lake Estates
2: OH THE PLACES WE'VE | TRAVELED | 1 | VERMONT | Our whole family rented a cabin near my sisters' houses in Vermont. We spent Christmas enjoying the snow, the smiles, and the family. There were so many pictures that the trip got it's own book.
3: 2 | 3 | 4 | PADRE ISLAND | JACKSON HILL | HAITI | Why not make a business trip fun!?! Mick and Anna tagged along for a Medical Conference with Vick, and it turned in to a great weekend. Best sand castle EVER! | 4th of July Family Reunion | Another trip that needed it's own scrapbook to tell the whole amazing story of one of the hardest but most rewarding weeks of our lives.
4: THE BIG
5: Kayla's Bday! @ Posh Nail Salon
6: Lanier's Christmas party ...
9: The Lanier property
10: Rascal Flatts!! in concert | Thank you Mark and Becky for another great year!
12: They turn their huge backyard into a carnival... complete with rides and funnel cakes
15: Superman rides and giant hamster balls...
16: Christmas | EVE | 2011
17: live | love | laugh | every moment | everyday | beyond words
22: the | of
25: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days
26: We had three Christmases this year... three trees... three celebrations... and blessings too many to count...
27: Santa did indeed find us in Vermont. The tree was already decorated in the cabin when we got there...and he left snow prints on the harth and carpet Christmas morning.
28: in this family | WE LAUGH LOUDLY | WE MAKE MISTAKES | WE SAY I'M SORRY | WE ARE | WE CHERISH FRIENDS | WE HONOR | WE SHARE | WE LOVE DEEPLY | FORGIVING | family | WE ARE GRATEFUL
30: BIRTHDAY | HAPPY
34: BLOW | OUT THE | CANDLES
37: A cause for celebration. Just what I always wanted! | There is no time like the - Presents!
39: While I was at a Medical Incident Support Team training on Padre Island, Mick and Anna enjoyed the condo, the pool, and the smoothies... and of course Mick managed to find a Bass Pro Shops nearby too...
40: Padre' Island
43: Pirates! | One of the last remaining swinging bridges... | Exact replicas of the Nina and the Pinta. I wouldn't have wanted to cross the Atlantic in these.
44: A visit to the lighthouse and then to the turtle rescue house...
46: Dolphin Cruise
48: Sand Castle Lessons
49: with "Sandy Feet" South Padre Island, Texas
50: SAND CASTLE | BEST
51: 3.30.12 | EVER
52: Spring Break 2012 Lake Limestone
53: "Barbara, Go home!" | Mom showed Anna how to make a clover necklace...
57: "And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here." ~ St. Augustine
58: Calendar Garden and ILE celebrations
60: Some Bunny's Having An Easter Egg Hunt
61: Hippity Hoppity Easters On Its Way
62: Leah's Mardis Gras | with Kristina Menduni
63: Katie and Taylor came to Houston for a visit right around Katie's birthday. We helped her celebrate with a night on the town...a nice dinner and The Lion King on stage.
64: Adventure Guides 2012
65: A great group of Dad's who invest time and love in their kids...in exchange for only smiles and s'mores.
66: Lake Whitney near Waco, TX | Julia | Austin | Maddie | Megan | Brad | Anna | Adventure Guides 2012
67: Asa | Amy | Sophie | Kia | Jake | Thanks, Dads! This float made for hours of fun...
68: 2012 | BUTTERFLIES | Swim, Mr. Mike, swim... Mike was trying to be good and get some exercise in every day. We were all worried he'd drown...!
69: That's not a butterfly
70: Bubbles and Bike planes
71: "I have total swag right there." - Anna
72: Do you know what happens when you add water to super heated Magnesium?
74: Friends - Fun | IS THAT ON MR.KENT'S HEAD? I DUNNO, BUT AMY IS SCREAMING FOR HIM TO TAKE IT OFF... :) | SWIMMING | WHAT? | Mickey is such a great Dad...he still takes Anna camping with the Adventure Guides...making fun memories every time.
75: Dad's n Donuts, Daddy/Daughter dates, and Girls Night Out | "Hunting" with dad... | Anna did my hair...
78: Thankful for FRIENDS this year | The Foxes | The Jones' | The Frenchaks | The Schermerhorns | The Biehls | The Cravens | The Andersons | The Seay's | The Kent's
79: They laugh with us, they cry with us, they pray with us... and for us... we do life TOGETHER... | Disclaimer: If you aren't on this page, doesn't mean I don't love you just as much...just means I don't have a recent pic of you...send me one... | The Eichlers | The Cruz family | The Artze's | The Smiths | The Hewitts | The Harsch's | The Caldwells | The Morgans | The Erickson's
80: Sunset | on Sam Rayburn
82: on Sam Rayburn | Maywalds
83: We got a cabin and a couple of camp sites on Lake Sam Rayburn in Jackson Hill Park. It was great to have the whole Maywald family together at once...that doesn't happen often enough. | We spent days in the boats or in the water, and evenings around the camp fires...
84: Tubing Lake Sam Rayburn | Jacob after his turn ...napping
85: This will not end well...
87: 2012 | enjoying the lake with cousins
90: Getting Back To Nature | Poles, cast nets, or Josh's make shift trolling net... it was all fun.
92: Best Catch of the Day! | This was a 22 1/2 pound, 36 inch, monster...the biggest by far caught on the trip...Josh got the second place one too...a 15 pounder... | "THOR, Cod of Thunder!"
94: Reunion | 2012
96: Family | 2012
97: Reunion | Artesian Springs
98: The Trampoline Place
100: CELEBRATE | Silliness...
101: and "Supernatural" | Leah celebrated her 19th at the Dallas-con Supernatural conference. She got to meet Richard Speight, Jr. , Jensen Ackles, and several of the other cast members. | Happy 19th
102: Leah's New Abode
103: JOSH'S PAD
104: Silly with Emma
105: Anna still LOVES dance. She did her second solo this year...to "Popular" from Wicked. Her competition team took several awards at contest. We love to watch her smile while she performs. | "Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth." -Mark Twain | "80s day" at dance...
106: CELEBRATE | Two more bdays by the pool. Gmom's 64th in January during Anna's swimming party, and Papaw's in Sept.
107: The more candles the bigger the wish...
108: LAKE LIMESTONE | OCT | 2012 | Who cares if the lake is too low to put the boat in... | We'll just fish in the creek...hook each other... | Maybe catch a baby one or two... | Then when we're bored with that...
109: We'll pick flowers... | And collect plants to make tiny designer canoes | And spend hours decorating Uncle Buddy's deck... | BEAUTIFUL!
110: LOUISE'S | TH | BIRTH | DAY | party
111: our | sweet | NANA!
112: BIRTHDAY | celebration | So many years to celebrate.
113: You're not over the hill. You're on top of it.
114: with her sister, Nancy Prichard
115: with her daughter Nelda and girls | with her nieces and nephews, late sister Margaret Creel's kids
116: MARRIED FOR | 23 | YEARS | MICKEY & VICKIE | After 23 years, I know more than ever how much he loves me... not because of gifts or fancy trips, but because we can "celebrate the mundane", serve beside each other, and just enjoy the everyday. | OCT 28
117: We look forward to many more years ahead! | Some of our date nights included a tour and tasting at the local meadery or wine festival...shopping....a pie contest judged by Julia Child herself...a square dance...dinner and hot tub relaxing at home...and don't forget...lots of Mexican food...
118: Leah's attempt to win a scavenger hunt...
119: The "black - eyed peas"
121: Prim and | KATNISS | REAPING DAY | Her hand made mockingjay pin... | She even managed to keep a "duck-tale" most of the night... | She and Lindsey used clay to make their pins and carved pumpkins together too...
125: I think we go right... | CORN MAZE | What is the 9th word in the song Hokey Pokey? | "I think we just went in a circle again..." | Montgomery, TX | Akbar is his name...
126: Anna & Emma
127: at P6 Farms, Montgomery, TX
128: KIDS of PROMISE choir (KOPS) | Anna's first performance with this group, and she got a speaking part and a singing solo. She did a great job. They sang "Simple Things" for the whole church.
129: Waverunners had to go this year...to help pay tuition...two in college at once is hard. Then we had a garage sale to help pay for the Haiti trip. Maybe this is silly, but I thought it might be fun 10 years from now to look back at some of the "stuff" we had after it's obsolete. I might make this page a tradition everytime I do a garage sale from now on. Let's see how long it takes to point and say "what the heck was that?"
130: HIGHLIGHTS | OUR YEAR'S | 1 | ANNA IS ACING 5TH GRADE...SHE'S HAD ALL A'S FOR ALL OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL | VERY PROUD | 2 | 3 | OUR MISSION TRIP TO HAITI | JOSH AND LEAH MOVED INTO AN APARTMENT TOGETHER AT SHSU
131: OUR TWO YEAR DROUGHT FINALLY ENDED IN A FLOOD...NO DAMAGE, BUT LOTS OF WATER | WHEN MOM AND DAD LEFT IN A HURRY TO TAKE CARE OF BABY D, WE HAPPILY ADOPTED BONES. HE LEARNED THE COLLAR QUICKLY AND MADE FRIENDS WITH LIBBY RIGHT AWAY. | 4 | 5 | 6 | WE WITNESSED A BEAUTIFUL MIRACLE WHEN DYLAN CAME HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL COMPLETELY HEALED! THANK YOU, GOD!