S: The MOORE'S 2012 - WHAT A GREAT YEAR
BC: The End | I would say my sense of adventure outweighs my grace. Kathy Ireland
FC: “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller | 2012
1: Amaya and Jeff are engaged! On a sunset cruise in front of famous Cabo Rock Arch. January 2012
2: Jon, Beck, Laila and Carlee to Columbus | Who is that little Giraffe running around? | Uncle Dave and Baby Laila | Carlee our Snow Bunny
3: Laila and her Mommy share lots of special moments.
4: that | girl
5: That Wonderful, Beautiful, Adorable, Expressive Face! | Laila Daniella Gina Clarkson
6: Too much Love? NEVER!!
8: How many adults does it take to dress one baby for a special day? | January 22, 2012
10: Let the little children come unto Me, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. (Luke 18:16)
11: Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart. (Jeremiah 1:5)
12: Hip Hip Hooray,
13: It's Bella's First Birthday!! | March
14: Moore Family | bloom where you are planted
15: Farm weekend March 10, 2012 | Patrice, Sandy, Lexi join the usual suspects. | Farm Living is the Life for Me
18: SMILE a Little SMILE for ME | Columbus Zoo March 17 | Beth and Yolanda
20: AUSTRALIA | Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. - CathyAllen | March 24 - 31
21: Villa Florimar on the Rincon Coast on secluded Lois Lane | Beware of strange creatures from the bottom of the sea.
24: Our Own Little Piece of Paradise
25: June 15th 2012 | Perfect Place for relaxing
26: La Parguera Bioluminiscent Bay and Sunset Snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea
27: A bio bay is a body of water that contains millions of micro-organisms, called “dinoflagellates”, that glow in the dark for a second when agitated. It is a rare, natural wonder that you can easily experience while visiting Puerto Rico. It is best seen on a dark night, try to go when it is moonless or close to it. It also is best on a warm night. But even on a less than ideal night, the bioluminescence will be visible. It is a fragile environment, that can be destroyed by excessive abuse from motor oil, sunscreen and bug repellent.
28: The Iguana's are taking over the island
30: Rinco Beach
31: IT'S NOT WHAT WE HAVE IN OUR LIFE, BUT WHO WE HAVE IN OUR LIFE THAT COUNTS. - J. M. Laurence
32: Pronounced Ko-Kee, this tiny 1" frog gets its name from its melodious lullaby which is performs nightly throughout the island. Found only in Pureto Rico, it has became a symbol, or mascot, for its inhabitants. Haley decided to catch one and convinced Dave it was a good idea. After climbing on a neighbors wall and getting questioned by a car load of passing natives, they accomplished their goal. Finding out later, it is almost impossible to catch a Coqui frog. | Catching the elusive Puerto Rican coqui frog. | El Coqui | You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find the handsome prince.
33: Our Favorite Restaurant and Server on our last night at Rinco Beach.
34: Livin life to the fullest | Livin life to the fullest
35: “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” - Andre Gide
36: Survival Rate 100% | Andy's 30th Birthday Gift
37: Survival Rate 100% | Adventure without risk is Disneyland. - Doug Coupland
38: First the Burrito wrap | Second Thoughts?
39: Let's go again!!! | “I'm not afraid of heights, but the idea of falling from them, well, that I'm afraid of.” - Laurell K. Hamilton,
40: Andy's Old Now
41: Dave's mission of the day, put the lime in the coconut | Mission Accomplished
42: Families fill our lives with happiness and laughter leaving us memories to treasure today and forever after. | “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
44: El Portal Rain Forest | Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir
46: Historic Old San Juan is the second oldest city in the "New World" dating back to 1513. From Magnificent 18th century Spanish architecture to cobblestone streets.
47: Old San Juan
48: Our hotel was in the heart of Old San Juan and very charming until.....Andy and Sylvia went to bed at 2:00 am and found the disco was located directly beneath their bedroom. Answer: Get Haley and go dance the night away.
49: Molly's turning 3! | The Sights and Sounds of historic Old San Juan
50: Castillo San Cristobal | with it's sprawling outer defenses, was built over 150 years to protect El Morro and the city from land attack. Inspired by such attacks by rivals England (1598) and Holland (1625), was designed by the Irish born Chief Engineer Thomas O'Daly.
51: The biggest European fortification in the Americas. It lost some outworks when part of the city wall was torn down in 1897 to expand the city of San Juan.
52: “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
54: Castillo San Felipe del Morro also known as Fort San Felipe del Morro or Morro Castle, is a 16th-century citadel located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
55: in the little things | Andy and Sylvia board a cruise ship to other islands, we head back to Columbus Ohio. Adios, until we meet again......
56: Easter Weekend in the hills of WV
57: Farm weekend, Pam, Carlee, Zack, Lexi, Jon, Becky, Laila, ,Dan, Sherry and Elija
59: Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness. ~Floyd W. Tomkins
60: Photos by Brenda Foley - April 27, 28, 29 - Photo shoot in Ohio Inniswoods Gardens, Amish Country, German Village, Creekside and Rocky Fork Country Club, Gahanna
66: The BigDish April 26
67: Jim's last days....Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV
68: Spring in Columbus
69: Innis Woods Gardens and 369 DePauw Court
70: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present.” | Charma turns 60, May 8
71: Carlee Luau Hula Hoop Party | She's "10"
74: Carlee's BIRTHDAY BASH
75: Laila Loves A Good Party
76: Caitlin Elizabeth Long Graduation Party May 27, 2012
77: Fairland High School - Proctorville, OH
78: Collin baseball game June 9 | Collin soccer game
79: Beth and Brenda | Michael and Cody | Three Creeks Bike Trail
80: It's a Dogs Life!!!
81: Figaro, Haley's Hedgehog, comes to spend a few months after contacting mites and losing his quills. Nursed him back to health. | and a hedgehogs life!!!
82: Girls Only!!!
83: Dominican Republic
84: It hot, hot, hot | “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine
87: We love playing on the beach! There is so much to do and see. | Majestic Colonial Punta Cana | S A N D I E G O, C A
88: “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
89: BREEZE | O C E A N | Caribbean
91: ADVENTURE | Swimming with the Sharks and Stingrays | Carlee said "NO THANKS" to the Stingrays
92: Party Boat Let's Dance
95: We couldn't get enough of the beautiful water. The Ocean was so many shades of blue and green but Carlee preferred the pool.
96: Carlee Made new Friends every where she went, thank goodness no boys yet!
98: Night Moves | Puppy Dog Tails
99: We loved going down to the beach after eating dinner to enjoy the sound of the waves and to chat with the local stray dogs. They were all sweet and tame.
100: “I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.” ~Rosalia de Castro
101: We enjoyed the variety of cuisines, Mexican and Japanese were our favorites. "Yea BABY"
102: Even amongst the busy open air PUNTA CANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT a Cat finds a cozy place to nap.
103: Spent Night in Washington DC, thanks to United Airlines screw ups | This is as close as Carlee got to the Monuments | But eventually we were "HOME SWEET HOME" and reliving our vacation memories. | Pam and I spent 2 hours on the phone with customer service to keep from flying through Houston to get back to Columbus.
104: Summer Breeze, Makes Me Feel Fine, Blowing in the Jasmine of my Mind
106: The old shed comes down and suddenly there is a back yard.
107: Laila and Lakin | Cody and Zack | Becky & Laila with Samantha & Lakin
108: MAKE A WISH | Renee turns that number above!
109: Celebrating with "The Girls Night Out" Crew
110: Dan and Sherry's Hawaiian Vacation and Surprise!!!! They are married. July 19, 2012
111: And they lived happily ever after.....
112: SYDNEY | AUSTRALIA | ARRIVED 21 DEC 2011 | Javier Gómez Obregón Patrón arrives!! | August 2, 9:50 pm Los Cabo, Mexico to Columbus, Ohio USA
114: Haley's Haunted House | Javi quickly acclimates and fits right in
115: Lexi AKA Doodle and Jen visit for the day. Good News: Lexi now likes the crazy dogs!!
116: Melissa Bridal Shower - August 4
117: Jon, Becky, Laila's new house with the "cousins"
118: Buck's Garden Camp, Summersville, WV | Camp Fire, Smores, Ozzie chasing balls in pond over and over and over.
123: A Day on the New River
125: READY TO JUMP???
128: Met John Albert Elicker for dinner in Mansfield. He was in Cleveland on business from Dallas. Great Catching Up. | August 14, John turned 40 on August 25
129: The Designers: Javi and Beth
130: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." ~Henry David Thoreau
131: Celebrating Haley's OSU Graduation at The Boat House on the Scioto River August 26
132: Whitefish Bay Lake of the Woods Canada | Sept.
133: “The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.” Nancy Wynne Newhall | 2 - 9
136: “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” ~Helen Keller
137: Saying Good bye Until Next Time
138: Uncle Bruce and Aunt Loretta's Baby Mule and lots of Alpaca | Labor Day Weekend Zack, Kala, Laila, Becky, Carlee & Javi
140: Carlee and Javi making cookies
141: Can't Get Enough of that Beautiful Baby Face!
142: Annual Naples, Florida Girls Night Out Trip. Sept. 14 - 19
143: Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. Seneca
144: Loretta turns 79 and falls for a few card tricks. | Renee enjoys her yearly crawfish, while Beth and Loretta look on...
145: Beach or Pool ?
146: September 28 - October 1 Visit to the Big Apple
147: Home Away from Home. Our Own Manhattan Apartment. Between Lexington and Madison Avenues. Looking out our windows to see Central Park.
149: Rainy days don't stop us from exploring the city. Night tour took us into Brooklyn. | Little did I know that Cody would soon live right across the river.
150: Ellis Island is the symbol of American immigration and the immigrant experience.
152: Central Park | The World Most Expensive Pork Chops
155: More fun than posing with the real stars! | Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
156: Sandy couldn't find Sam Elliot anywhere, but a few substitutes were located
157: A Few Monsters, Beatles and Ball Players...
159: St. Patrick's was closed for restoration, but Saint Thomas was open and beautiful | Sign on outside of St. Patrick's, which was closed
160: TOP OF THE ROCK
161: CITY SITES
162: Morning Side Heights and HARLEM | Left Apt. walked through Central Park, Caught bus in front of Museum of Natural History Passed Cathedral - St. John the Divine, Church of the Ascension Columbia University, Grants Tomb, Apollo Theatre
163: We could see George Washington Bridge in the distance
164: Tour bus circled back to Upper East Side Museum Mile and E 86th St, New York, NY 10028, our home away from home
168: JEFFREY | 10 06 12 | CABO SAN LUCUS, MEXICO | AMAYA
170: THE KISS
172: The Family | Beautiful Bride
176: A & J | Mariachi band Arrives and the entertainment begins
177: Party Mexican Style!!!! | Events around Cabo before and after the wedding....no down time!
178: Melissa Sue Nutter and Jeramiah Matthew Clarkson | M & J
179: October 20, 2013 1 o'clock in the afternoon | M & J
180: M & J
181: Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate. ~Barnett R. Brickner | M & J
182: IT'S NOT WHAT WE HAVE IN OUR LIFE, BUT WHO WE HAVE IN OUR LIFE THAT COUNTS. - J. M. Laurence
186: is for LAILA's first | is for Birthday
187: is for PARTY | M is for MONKEY
188: costume | party | Too cute to spook | Birthday | Alexis | "5"
190: Renicks Farm Route 23 | Mines Biggest ! Mines Orangest!
192: JAVI 17th Bday
193: Bride getting ready photos
194: What's the deal? These candles won't go out?
195: Family Fun Weekend
196: Headed for the Zoo | Concentration
197: Happy Halloween
198: Laila surprises Great Aunt Beth
199: Laila's first bday | Our Little Witch is turning One | A visit to Columbus to celebrate early first bday
201: "Oh my, has anyone tried to teach this child to feed herself?" | "I Loves my guns" | Tradition: Putting up the Christmas Tree at Thanksgiving. | Proper child rearing skills Gma Carol style.
202: Bloopers and Not Quite Ready for the "Take"
203: We Give Thanks
205: It's all in the family!
207: Happy Hours spent on the hills and in the company of family.
208: Celebrating Cody's Promotion with BMW and move to Hoboken, NJ
209: Martini's Modern Italian, Short North with Cody, Haley, Mom, Javi and Jared
212: 2012 | Sledding: Zach, Carlee, Javi, Beth, Pregnant Becky, Ozzie and Harriet
213: Dashing Through the Snow
214: A Season of Love and Laughter
215: Family Is The Best Part Of
216: Christmas Joy with friends and family
217: Nutcrackers, friends
218: Chills and Spills at Seven Springs, PA, December 28
219: "Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius." - Pietro Aretino
220: COLUMBUS ZOO DECEMBER
223: Chilly days at the Dog Park