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: Lanier's Christmas party ...
7: The Lanier property
8: Rascal Flatts!! in concert | Thank you Mark and Becky for another great year!
10: They turn their huge backyard into a carnival... complete with rides and funnel cakes
13: Superman rides and giant hamster balls...
14: Christmas | EVE | 2011
15: live | love | laugh | every moment | everyday | beyond words
20: We had three Christmases this year... three trees... three celebrations... and blessings too many to count...
21: 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.
22: 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
24: BIRTHDAY | HAPPY
29: 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...
30: Padre' Island
32: Dolphin Cruise
34: Sand Castle Lessons
35: with "Sandy Feet" South Padre Island, Texas
36: SAND CASTLE | BEST
37: 3.30.12 | EVER
38: Spring Break 2012 Lake Limestone
39: "Barbara, Go home!" | Mom showed Anna how to make a clover necklace...
43: "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
44: Calendar Garden and ILE celebrations
46: Some Bunny's Having An Easter Egg Hunt
47: Hippity Hoppity Easters On Its Way
48: Leah's Mardis Gras | with Kristina Menduni
49: 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.
52: Adventure Guides 2012
53: A great group of Dad's who invest time and love in their kids...in exchange for only smiles and s'mores.
54: Do you know what happens when you add water to super heated Magnesium?
55: Sunset | on Sam Rayburn
56: on Sam Rayburn | Maywalds
58: Tubing Lake Sam Rayburn | Jacob after his turn ...napping
59: This will not end well...
60: "THOR, Cod of Thunder!" | Poles, cast nets, or Josh's make shift trolling net... it was all fun.
61: 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...
62: Reunion | 2012
64: Family | 2012 | Reunion | Artesian Springs
65: Dad's n Donuts, Daddy/Daughter dates, and Girls Night Out | "Hunting" with dad... | Anna did my hair...
66: 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
67: 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
68: The Trampoline Place
70: CELEBRATE | Silliness...
71: 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
72: Leah's New Abode
73: JOSH'S PAD
74: Silly with Emma
75: 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...
76: CELEBRATE | Two more bdays by the pool. Gmom's 64th in January during Anna's swimming party, and Papaw's in Sept.
77: The more candles the bigger the wish...
78: 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...
79: We'll pick flowers... | And collect plants to make tiny designer canoes | And spend hours decorating Uncle Buddy's deck... | BEAUTIFUL!
80: LOUISE'S | TH | BIRTH | DAY | party
81: our | sweet | NANA!
82: 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
83: 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...
85: 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 with the Cravens too...
89: 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
90: Anna & Emma
91: 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.
92: 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
93: 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!