Dwija has put a call out for posts which include 12 favorite photos from 2014. Clearly Dwija doesn't know that I have taken thousands of photos this year alone, and choosing 12 would cause much angst and time and hand wringing and time and himming and hawing and time and did I mention time?
Luckily for you all, it's Christmas break and I require less sleep when I don't have to drive kids hither and yon each and every all day. I was able to narrow the photos down to 12 photos highlighting the big events of our year.
First up, the winter which shall not be named, because I don't ever want to hear those two words ever, ever again. There was only one good day out of the entire winter.
|Phoenix carrying a bootless Turken back to the house.
|It took us about 20 tries to get one in which we are both in the air at the same time.
I am behind the wheel of the van a lot. I mean a lot a lot. One of the few positives of the situation is that I get to see all sorts of beautiful sunsets and awesome views in the sky.
Bryan and I celebrated our 20th anniversary this summer by taking a trip of a lifetime to London and Paris. I took hundreds of photos, some of them I really liked, but I'm posting the photo someone else took of us. Partly because it is one of the few of the two of us, but mostly because I find it hilarious that we were photo-bombed by a double decker bus.
Ten days after our return, I finally had surgery to correct the spectacular disaster I made of my knee when I played soccer with my kids a tad too competitively. Bryan took this photo of me when I was still completely doped up on pain meds and passed out in the middle of eating my cup of pudding. I think it was to get back at me for calling him a bad driver on the way home from the hospital.
|Please don't ask me why a Christmas pillow was out in the middle of July but was sitting in a box on Christmas Day.
Ten days after surgery, we took our 12th annual vacation with our high school friend and his family. This year we spent the week at a lake in upper Wisconsin.
We only made it to the local pool one time this summer.
With the knee injury and subsequent 4 weeks of therapy, surgery, and 6 more weeks of therapy, the kids had to basically raise themselves and take care of me over the summer. I felt terribly guilty about it, so instead of going to the state fair in August like we normally do, I surprised them with an afternoon at King's Island.. Who knew the park has such a fabulous area for younger kids??
How can I do a year-end wrap-up without mentioning soccer? With 5 kids playing on 5 different teams, I can't.
|Mine is the keeper.
|That's my baby, approximately 30 feet in the air.
|The view from our hotel room.
Thank you for being a part of it.
I pray your coming year is full of laughter and fun. Take lots of photos!
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Have a lovely day!