Monday, December 31, 2012

It was a VERY Good Year

snow in VT

To paraphrase a line from one of Old Blue Eyes signature songs, it was a very GREAT year. We had fun road trips, family holiday visits and celebrations in New England, NJ and PA, a wedding, 2 milestone birthdays. We also were able to meet several more fellow bloggers. And, least you think it was ALL fun and road trips and celebrations, there were also house projects: we de-cluttered, packed and stored, planted a veggie garden, Grenville built and installed barn and tractor doors AND we listed our home for sale, which (unfortunately) is still available at year-end.

And, we DID have lots of travels and celebrations when we looked back at the calendar:

  • Jan - post-Christmas road trip visiting family in RI and PA; capped by week in NH
  • Feb - home (all month) on the VA eastern shore
  • March - week long trip to NJ when Beatrice visited her mom
  • April - hopped on the bunny trail to NJ, RI, PA for Easter family visits
  • May - wedding bells for Coleen and Paulo and family get-together in PA
  • July - birthday time in PA for Grenville's XX and in RI for granddaughter Ellie's 1st; back to NH for 3 weeks
  • August - lucky (for us) 13th wedding anniversary and weekend trip to Baltimore, MD, to ride trolley cars at Baltimore Street Car Museum and tour B&O Railway Museum
  • Sept - major NJ birthday celebration —  #90 for Beatrice's mom
  • Oct - looked for leaf changes in VA Blue Ridge road trip, but there too early; met fellow bloggers, Rebecca, Lenora (Lee), and Grace and spouses. 
  • Nov - another leaf peeping trip — to VT but leaves had already left; celebrated turkey day in CT and visited grandkids in RI
  • Dec - where did the year go ??? here we are AGAIN — an end of year post-Christmas trip and stops in PA, RI, CT, NJ and back home (finally) 

And, if you have read any of our posts during the past year — 296 excluding this final post — you know that we have shared these adventures with you, our blogging friends. It's been fun for us AND we appreciate your visits and especially your comments on our posts — Thank you.

NO, NO, NO this is not a swan song — we are NOT leaving, except (hopefully) on more road trips in 2013, although we WOULD like to leave the VA eastern shore when our home sells. Several bloggers have called it quits this year; others are on temporary hiatus for various reasons. We miss them and wish them all the best.

Finally, this is WHY we want to relocate to NH and play in the snow — grandkids Bobby and Ellie.

Ellie Bobby snow123012

Happy New Year


L. D. Burgus said...

I have truly enjoyed finding you out there and liked sharing all of your adventures. And should I say you have the cutest grandkids and I really enjoy your sharing them with us. Happy New Year

Sandra said...

glad you told us you were NOT leaving, it did sound like the swan song...and no wonder you want to move. adorable... i had to smile, you were only home one month... i can say mine like this.
HOME ALL MONTH.Jan though Dec...

Ludwig Keck said...

You really have had a busy 2012! It was fun going along on so many of your adventures. Keep it up! Have a great 2013!

Jimmie Earl said...

Can't blame you for wanting to relocate to NH. Those grands are beautiful. Mine are just blocks away and I wouldn't leave the area for anything. Watching them grow is wonderful. #4 is on the way early in March. Another boy! Poor Divine Miss K will be outnumbered!!

Anonymous said...

Have a good new year!


Eggs In My Pocket said...

Wonderful post! Wishing you a blessed New Year!

Out on the prairie said...

Happy New Year

Debby said...

So glad that I found you recently. Good luck with the sale of your home. It will be nice to live near those grandbabies. Have a wonderful new year.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I can see why you wanted to move! They are adorable. Hope you get your home sold very soon.
Happy New Year to you and yours!

Daisy said...

You've had a busy, full year! I'm looking forward to seeing what 2013 will bring. Good luck in selling your house. I know sometimes that can take a little time. I can see why you would want to move. :) That's a sweet picture of your grand kids.

A Quiet Corner said...

Once you relocate, you will be in a whole new place in your lives!...:)JP

DeniseinVA said...

Oh yes indeed, I would want to relocate to be near those beautiful grandchildren of yours. Happy New Year my friends!

grammie g said...

Hi B...We are of to a new year, and you both can do it all over again, but hopefully the house will sell and you two will be able to see those cutie's ♥ more often : )
Hope your year is full of beautiful memories, and health !! Seeing Grenville on the couch was enough ; )

Ginnie said...

Watching the grandkids grow is a very valid reason for moving. Nothing better !...but keep on bloging.

Anonymous said...

So thankful to have met you via Doris's blog. I enjoy your trips and grandchildren very much. God bless you all in the new year.

Debbie said...

What a fun recap and an awesome picture! What cuties!

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