S: Seasons of Change 2011
FC: of change 2011
1: A Year in Review | The Szpila Family | 2011
2: In March we visited the Szpilas. We saw Eric in his high school musical "Phantom of the Opera" and got to spend a lot of time with Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop.
3: Easter with the Morgans
6: OH WOW!
7: In May, Richard interviewed with a church in Eastern Ohio. Kendra met with him, Aleta, and Garrett in Youngstown and visited their newly opened children's science museum, "Oh Wow!".
8: One of our big projects for the summer was a starting a vegetable garden. We used two 4x4 raised beds in the back yard. | Some of our garden yield included swiss chard, carrots, cucumbers, sweet corn, sugar snap peas, green beans, basil, and cilantro.
9: In July, Dad came for the weekend and helped to install new moulding around our front door as well as some decorative additions.
10: Duane & Pamela's Wedding June 25th, 2011
11: Jerome served as a groomsman for his old college roommate, Duane. The wedding was held in a suburb of Baltimore.
12: After the wedding, we stayed an extra day to sightsee in Baltimore. We did some hiking at the Cylburn Arboretum and found a peaceful Japanese Maple garden.
13: In the evening we had dinner at the Inner Harbor and enjoyed walking around the waterfront.
14: Sandbridge | In August we joined the Szpila and Whelan clans for a few days of fun near Virginia Beach. Our beach house sat next to the bay giving us beautiful waterfront views and interesting wetland birds to see.
15: "I hope you always have a shell in your pocket...and sand in your shoes."
16: We spent many relaxing hours on the beach. John and Misty went out to see the dolphins in their kayaks and the cousins had fun building a sand kingdom. | Fun at the Beach
19: In October, we met Aleta, Richard, and Garrett for the fall festival at Hozak Farm. There were hayrides, a pumpkin patch, face painting, live animals, and more.
20: THANKSGIVING | We hosted our first holiday during Thanksgiving with the Morgans. Mom, Aleta, and Kendra baked Christmas cookies on Friday and Saturday, a favorite family tradition.
21: "An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest."
22: Christmas Eve with the Whelans
23: Christmas morning was spent with Jerome's family | wonderland
24: Later on Christmas afternoon we traveled to Marge and Ben's to celebrate with the Szpilas
25: Warm & Cozy | After our visit in Philly, we spent some time in central PA with the Morgans
26: Dashing Through the Snow | On the 30th we had dinner with the Fadenrecht cousins and stayed the night with Faithe. Then on New Year's Eve, the family met for our annual Fadenrecht gathering.
28: Home is where there's someone to love, and someone to love us.