S: 2012 ~ Another Blessed Year for Peter & Julia Murphy
BC: January -Melissa's Birthday February -Jessica's Baby Shower March -Michael's Birthday -Lauren's Bridal Shower -Our 7th Anniversary -Bye Value Line, St. Pat's Day, Pete's Birthday April -Volunteering at Columbia -Julia in Cali, Stefanie's Shower May -Welcome to the World Bella -Lauren & Charlie's Wedding June -Baby Bella -Adina in NY, Keane Concert | June continued... -Wild Weather of 2012 -Mila Munchkin -Julia in Vermont with Mila July -Mila at the Central Park Zoo -More Mila Munchkin -Lady Chicken August -Mila at the Central Park Fair -Mila's Fourth Birthday -Mila at Steinway Street Fair -Vacation in Maine, New England -Mila at Astoria Park -More Mila Munchkin, sleepover fun with Aunt Julie September -Bella Bear -Chef Mila Makes Pizza -Avril & Joseph Get Married -Hanging with Jac & Girls | October -The Script Concert -Bella Bear -Joseph in NY -Bella's Christening -Hurricane Sandy -Halloween November -Obama Re-election -More Mila Munchkin -Pete in "Mymammy" -Thanksgiving -More Bella Bear December -Bella's 1st Christmas Portraits -Mila at Botanical Gardens Holiday Train Show -Mila & Santa -Vacation in Ireland & London -Christmas for Bella & Mila Of course, Aiko love all year long
FC: 2012 Another Blessed Year for Peter & Julia Murphy
1: Melissa's Birthday January 27
8: Melissa's Birthday January 27
16: One Happy Cat
17: Oh please share some Butcher Block fish with me Papa Bear! | March 5 ~ 7 Years! Butcher Block Surprises for Dinner and Brekkie, Flowers, Champers, & Romantic Dining In
18: March 16 ~ Later Value Line! March 17 ~ Pete Celebrates Paddy's Day | March 23 ~ Pete's Birthday Cupcakes @ JPM
19: April 20 ~ Julia Volunteering at Columbia
21: 5/21 ~ Night out with Ronan & Lu | Julia Birthday Treats | Jac's Cooking
23: 5/6 | 5/8 | 5/10 | 5/17 | 5/10
28: 6/4 | 6/1 | 5/27
29: 6/4 | 6/1 | 6/5
36: One Happy Cat | Flooding in Douglas, Cork ~ June 28 | 2012 Wild Weather | Thunderstorms in NYC ~ July 26 + more
37: "Once in a blue moon..." August 31 | Our pretty city... Most of the time, We <3 NY | The Freedom Tower from 7 train platform | Derecho! Derecho! | 9/11 Tribute in Light from our kitchen window | From Liz in Florida | From Lauren in AZ | From Megs in Cork | Our blue moon in Astoria | From Pat on LI | The sun will come out -- tomorrow!
39: One Happy Cat
41: Mila in Vermont with Grandma, Grandpa & Red | RED
46: Aunt Julie's Vermont Visit
52: Lady Chicken
58: Hmm, can I cross this big shaky bridge all by myself? | 7/8
59: Yeah! I did it! I'm a big girl now! | 7/29 | 7/29
61: Too funny to not put in the book!
67: Poor wee man, now he is referred to as "Geriatric" at the Vet :( | Mom has a lot of "life"stuff in this suitcase! | Trouble-maker Aiko! Looking for attn!
68: Weekend in New England with Adina & Mark 8/17-8/20 | 8/17 | 8/18 | Portsmouth, NH | President George Washington made a speech from the state house balcony, back in 1789.
69: 8/18 | 8/18 | 8/18 | The Homefront Eliot, ME
74: Pepperell Cove Kittery, ME | 8/19
75: Whaleback Lighthouse | Day out sailing on "The Crab" | Mark rowing out to get "The Crab"
76: "Frisbee's" America's Oldest Supermarket Kittery, MEiu | Short Sands Beach, York Beach, ME | Est. 1896 | 8/19
77: Sammy is one big Tomcat! | The Homestead | Across the street from Adina & Mark's house! | Eliot, ME | 8/19
79: Faneuil Hall Est. 1742 Boston, MA | Quincy Market Est. 1825 Boston, MA | 8/19
83: 8/26 | 8/26
84: Oh soooo tired! | 8/26
90: Guilfoyle Girls
95: 9/22 | 9/3
96: Cooking with Chef Mila: Pepperoni Pizza 9/16 | Step 1: Add slices of pepperoni, (nope, NOT the sauce first!) | Chef Mila doesn't like it when "her assistant" Aunt Julie steals some pepperoni, but then she steals some herself, and immediately chases it down with her juice box... : )
97: Step 2: Generously pile on shredded cheese, (but make sure to taste it to guarantee it is up to Chef Mila standards.) | Chef Mila doesn't like it when "her assistant" Aunt Julie steals some pepperoni, but then she steals some herself, and immediately chases it down with her juice box... : ) | Step 3: After another munch of the cheese, using your hands, spread the cheese on the dough (just a little), then brush off the excess shreds of cheese stuck on your palm and wipe your hands off on your shirt :)
98: Step 4: Pour on the sauce | Aunt Julie! Stop eating the pepperoni! I need it for my pizza! | Step 4: Pour on the sauce, spread with bottom of spoon.
100: 6/4 | Engaged! August 4 | Married! September 21 | Married! September 21
105: Chef Mila doesn't like it when "her assistant" Aunt Julie steals some pepperoni, but then she steals some herself, and immediately chases it down with her juice box... : ) | 9/30
106: Awesome center stage aisle seats!
110: 9/1 | 10/5
112: Our Little Love | Baby!
113: Joseph comes to New York - October 20
117: God Bless Bella
120: MTA shuts down transit system including subways, buses, Metro-North and LIRR at 7pm | October 28: Tunnels, bridges and roadways begin closing as early as 2pm, (airlines pulled out of NY area earlier) | Crane atop 90-story building site on 57th St. 80-ton arm collapses at 2pm | October 29: Landfall in NY at high tide on a full moon around 5pm | Battery Park City | Carey Tunnel | Penn Station | Grand Central
121: October 29: Facade falls off Chelsea building, 6pm | 14th St. Con Ed transformer explosion plunges NYC S. of 39th St. into the dark, 11pm | NYU Hospital Evacuation | Ground Zero | Flooding... | Flooding... | More Flooding... | Con Ed Workers Rescue | 33rd St. | Queens Subway Tunnel | Long Island City | Carey Tunnel
122: October 30: Morning after double rainbow over NY, NJ | FDR | Carey Tunnel | 24th and 1st | South Street Seaport Area | Downtown Parking Area | Bowling Green Subway | South Street Seaport | Across Bway in Astoria | N train in Brooklyn | Lower East Side | 14th Street, East Side | South Ferry Subway | View from space
123: Breezy Point | Jersey Shore | Staten Island | Long Beach | Long Beach | Jones Beach Theater | LB | LaGuardia Airport | Hoboken | Jersey Shore | Breezy Point | Jersey Shore
124: Lindenhurst, NY Steve took this photo from their front window on Monday afternoon | One of Long Island's hardest hit, over 10 houses burned on Monday night and 300+ people needed rescuing | Daly's Pub Sandy Donations | I <3 Astoria! | Flatbed trucks loaded and delivered to the Rockaways | Daly's BBQ for Sandy victims & volunteers | National Guard in Lindy
125: Bleach etc. scrub & spray 11/24-25 | Jaclyn in Lindy on 10/30 | Clean-up begins on 11/2 | Friends help with the tear-out on 11/4 | 2 days after Sandy | Jess & Steve walk home together on 10/31
130: Brrrr! It's cold in here! | Where's the heat at? | Brekkie of Champions | FaceTime with my California besties | Headsie's Autumn Opera House Launch | Hello Pete Murphy Master of the Universe
131: 11:12pm ET (Thank You Ohio!) | Elected: Record number of women candidates including 20 in the Senate, and at least 77 in the House. 1st openly gay Senator. 1st Asian American female Senator. Defeated Todd “legitimate rape” Akin and Richard “God intended pregnancy from rape” Mourdock. Gay marriage legalized in ME and MD. NH elects females for all top positions. 7 new environmental champions to the Senate for CT, MA, ME, MT, NM, VA, WI...
134: From New York slush and snow to Florida sun and sand... Nov. 8-12 ~ Almost-Annual "MyMammy" Lads Weekend Est. 2004, Celebrated 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 & for years to come
135: Pete was a pool shark at The Playwright. Doug didn't even pot a ball, Pete "ran the table on him, pure class".
136: Frequenting all the usual old haunts, stayed at the Congress hotel, put in many hours and meals at The Playwright, good times at Mango's...
137: Pete beat Ronan "about 22 games in a row." Unstoppable at the old pool table.
141: One Happy Cat
142: Thanksgiving @ Barbara & Joe's New Home in Wantagh, NY
156: Trouble Maker! Pulling out the dry cleaning plastic to get mom out of bed! Works every time!
166: "It's really him!"
167: Merry Frog Mas | Aiko Love
170: "May joy be all around you, may blessings find your door, and may God fill your happy home with love forever more." ~Irish Blessing | Christmas in Ireland (& London) Dec 14-31 | Kinsale ~ 12/17 | 12/15 @ Silver Key
171: 12/19 | 12/14~Depart JFK 10:30pm, arrive LHR 10:30am 12/15~ Depart LHR 2:05pm, arrive ORK 3:20pm (Pete out with the lads Saturday night, Jules stayed in) 12/16~Slept late, gorgeous Sunday family dinner 12/17~Kinsale with Mum to see Ballincurra House for Avril & Joseph, rainbow lunch @ The Trident 12/18~Julia & Mary shopping together @ Wilton & Douglas, Julia cooks "Chicken Fajita Feast" for dinner 12/19~Silver Key (party! for Julia) with Tony 12/20~Rainbows in Inchydoney with Mary & Winter | Ha! | Ha!
172: Inchydoney ~ 12/20
174: Inchydoney ~ 12/20
177: Incyidoney ~ 12/20
178: 12/21 @ Barry's of Douglas
180: Cobh ~ 12/22
182: Town ~ 12/23 | NFL football in Cork? Yep.
187: Missing you, skinny man Aiko Jeter... So sorry to be cheating with Winteroo... | Thank goodness you're eating Aiko!
190: Irish You A Happy Christmas | 12/21~Doug's Christmas Party @ Barry's 12/22~Cobh, Pete out with Aidie the Lady 12/23~Big Night Out in Town 12/24~Julia & Pete Solo @ Silver Key 12/25~Christmas 12/26~Out with lads @ Barry's 12/27~Visiting Ted, Fountainstown
194: Visited Ted, then went for a lovely walk in Fountainstown 12/27 | 12/28~Depart ORK 11:50am, Arrive LHR 1:10pm Drinks @ home with Av & Joseph, Dinner @ The Markham Inn, Chelsea, 2 Elystan Street 12/29~Brunch @ The Crabtree, Rainville Road, EPL Game: Fulham v. Swansea City 3pm, Drinks & Dinner @ The Admiral Codrington w/ A, J & friends 12/30~Touring London by bus, on foot, & by cab, Buckingham Palace, Brunch @ The Brown Cow Pub, 676 Fulham Road, Depart LHR 6:05pm, Arrive ORK 7:20pm
195: London Calling... 12/28~12/30
196: Girls Rule!
199: DO NOT ENTER! (Ya think ?!)
202: 12/31~Depart ORK 11:50am, Arrive LHR 1:10pm (Delayed at ORK = Run Like Hell!) Depart LHR 2:50pm, Arrive JFK 6:00 pm There's No Place Like Home! Happy New Year 2013!