tonight i picked up my knitting needles, the first time in days. and made this post too. looking through the many photos i'd taken this year made me feel blessed and better already.
giving thanks for twenty eleven...
january ~ spending our anniversary in the redwoods, big sur, california
february ~ camping in californias serengeti, the carrizo plain
february ~ visiting my youngest daughter in brooklyn, new york
march ~ fox encounter, carpinterias salt marsh
april ~ back to the carrizo plain
may ~ back to nyc, to the fashion institute of technology, to earn my knitting teachers credential
june ~ taking the train to anaheim, california to see u2 in concert
july ~ the royal couple visited carpinteria
august ~ home
september ~ my mother, paris 2001
october ~ paddle boarding in the pacific ocean
november ~ making big plans
these were some of the things that filled our year in twenty eleven. it's difficult to choose just one photo and one line to describe a month, or even a day. and though losing my mom has been the hardest thing in my life, tonight when chuck and i went out to dinner we agreed it was indeed a year to be thankful for, with the blessings of good health, good friends, much loved family, one little dog and adventures too, we hope for the new year to be more of these things, for all. cheers and welcome twenty twelve.
love, lori xxx