Self examination over the last two days: And I asked myself, "What did you do in 2012?"
I was more than a little disappointed when I found my 2012 New Years Resolutions, buried at the bottom of a stack of papers. I had accomplished nothing on my Resolution list. Nothing.
So I propelled upstairs to take a look at 2012 photos. Perhaps this activity would help me understand why.
What did I do in 2012? I decided to post an unedited smattering of photos that would make me feel so much better about a whole year that has come and gone in the blink of an eye.
Disclaimer: this is LONG. That is the point. I'm keeping my eye open (don't blink, or you'll miss something)
Meredith and George - officially engaged on New Years Eve
Ringing in the New Year with traditional goal-setting friends - Madsens, Martins, Williams all in SC - They did not come to UT this year, so we set our goals via Skype
when there is snow all around
spoke to a lot of wedding photographers and generally overwhelmed ourselves with
all things wedding
with a monster - don't ask
Meredith looks good in almost any style - uncanny
Experimenting with different types of fabric
Hannah came to visit from SC
We took her on a temple square tour
Wisdom teeth out - wedding plans still under way from the corner of the sectional - movies on the side
Temple trip with Mr B
A field trip to Randy's recording studio - his bathroom
Sports Mall with Meredith - yoga demonstration in the hallway
Ruby - Lacrosse
Fun day in Provo with the McCarty Family - my dad, Diana, Maggie, Caroline
Lynda.com classes - wish I had ALL day to learn and practice - Creative Suite
San Diego - evening at the beach
San Diego restaurant - hungry faces - a view from the table
Mother of the bride jitters
They were so amazed and impressed - they took a thousand photos
All photos.....major goofy, but I had to include one - momentous occasion. "The thing is...I like to be warm."
Ruby and Zach - Jr. Prom
I missed his call and sat on the couch and bawled for a while
Then he called back
Still trying to keep my goal of sketchbook everyday
Mr. B and I sign up for Ballroom dance classes - Learning to dance properly for Meredith's wedding
Bride and Father of the Bride dance - be prepared in all things
So interesting and fun to hear! Diana, supportive wife, listens attentively
A Sunday in May - why did we take these photos? - must've been our outfits
I'm thinking of starting a mid-life fashion blog ...... kidding
Mother's tea at Nanette's - A-M-A-Z-I-N-G - see A Garnished Life
My mother's birthday - She's a trooper, as she navigates around many health frustrations
I am proud of my mother
Mother's Day - Meredith made Frittata for breakfast - Super Yummy!
Farewell to Meredith and George - going back to school at BYUi
Designing and overseeing the printing of wedding invitations - which yellow is best?!!
All wedding announcements addressed, stamped, assembled, waiting for the final engagement photo
At the end of June, Meredith and George decided mutually to call off the wedding
This was a very difficult time for all of us, but especially for Meredith
Meredith arrives on an early morning flight - SFO
Ruby, Ella, me - Love the SC vibe at the Pleasure Point House
Charlotte came to Santa Cruz for a weekend - wish I had a better pic of the two of us in SC
We had a very good time, but it was too short
Having to replace the car battery bought us another day
Char is a very nice driving companion - 12 hours of talk time
Traditional Family 4th of July Picnic - best games ever!
There are a million amazing photos of Ruby's Fiji trip on Facebook
Max's life came out of storage - We were so happy & excited to put everything out
McCarty Visit - Maggie and Caroline - crack-ups
Cousin Courtney in navy blue
Madi, 2nd from right
I cry every time I see these photos - big, gushy tears of happiness
Welcome home Bud
[does my neck really look like that?]
Back to skateboarding
This is a typical photo of me on my birthday - I take the photo of myself, blurry, with bathroom stalls in the background
Thanks to the Pleasure Point House Family
Sunday "homecoming talk" at church - open house afterward
Max with Cousins Sierra, Olivia, Andrew, and Audrey
25th wedding anniversary for me and Mr. B - these photos taken the summer of 1987
Mr. B and I have been meeting at 3:30 - If the weather is nice, we go for a walk
We were all kind-of sad to say good-bye again
My shoes - Meredith's shoes
On our way to the Idaho grocery store to stock up the cupboards for the college kids
Homecoming dance cuteness
LOVE a warm Halloween!
Aunt Janet. Oh Aunt Janet.
I had the honor of putting together a printable funeral program
See front and back cover (in reverse) above
The funeral was perfect - a lasting tribute; a mix of tears & laughter
Grandpa Larry models Mr. B's muskrat hat from Russia
McCarty's - Madge (Maggie) and Caroline were big hits
This grand-ma-ma was quite delighted with the Skype session
Penny Ann's Cafe - Elder Wentworth's last breakfast before entering the Missionary Training Center
get-together on Christmas eve. An unexpected, but meant-to-be celebration. We hoped to ease the loss of one very special person - the first Christmas without Aunt Janet.
Aunt Ethel's recipe.
This camera will be put to use at BYU Hawaii
Max is headed there for winter semester
Note: first Christmas with a fake tree - $39 at Home Depot
Ruby was not happy about the fake
I loved it