January is coming to a close and I'm still looking back over the last year. 2012 was quite a year for my family. We had several surgeries and were blessed with quick recoveries.
We had some natural disasters:
Tornado touched down in Kingston Springs
(no one injured!)
Massive hailstorm in Louisville
(driveway at my parents' house - everything covered with shredded leaves, but, again, no one was injured)
And there was some traveling:
Larry and I celebrated our 25 wedding anniversary
in beautiful New Orleans (first visit for both of us)
Went to my 2nd Stitches South in Atlanta with a newbie, took a great finishing class, and got hooked on drop spindling. (And we're going again this year!)
Then, of course, the annual trip to Louisville to work at the Kentucky Derby -- 5th year in a row.
Trip to Vegas with girlfriends (another first for me)
Vacationing in Florida with Larry, the girls and my dad
Then the annual family reunion in Gatlinburg -- always nice to spend time with my folks and my brothers' families.
Visited my old high school with my youngest daughter -- tripping down Nostalgia Lane
Visited Roberts Family Farm with my mom, daughter and nephew and got the chance to get to know some of my cousins a little more.
And lots of crafty goodness:
I went to a class on angora bunnies and 2 months later became a bunny mama.
I gave weaving a try (definitely need practice)
Was lured into a new craft by some pretty drop-spindles
Did a bit of destashing (inherited all of this from a friend whose knitter mother passed away)
My BFF and I dipped our toes into the world of craft fairs. TONS of fun!
And, finally, I launched a podcast (something I'd considered for a long time)
And this year holds much promise for more fun times. I wish you all the best in 2013!