Well, we’ve come to the end of
the world the year. The solstice is here and now the world begins to turn back toward the sunlight and the coming of spring. (Which is why I much prefer the notion of today being midwinter instead of the first day of winter!) Guess it’s about time to give a little recap of the year maybe!
2012 came in snowy, cold, and windy here in Estes Park. We spent a lot of time up in the Park snowshoeing and exploring. Here’s the highlights of the year!
In late January, we brought Sherlock home from the shelter.
In early February we went on a short vacation to Ouray (near Telluride) in the San Juans and it was AWESOME! We spent time at the hot springs and we got to go sledding and snow mobiling in the mountains (well, for a little, till Cameron dumped the snow mobile in 16 feet of powder). We also got to go on a zip line! It was so much fun.
Snowshoeing at Cub Lake
In March, Cameron shaved his head for St. Baldrick’s. Scary!
In July we bought a house! We were able to move from our 600-sq ft cabin into our very first, very own 1600-sq ft house.
Over the summer I got to see Florence and the Machine (birthday gift from Cameron) and Mumford & Sons at Red Rocks Amphitheater. AMAZING.
September brought a trip to Santa Fe to visit the renaissance festival there. One of my favorites!
In October, of course, we ate candy. Just kidding–we got married!
Right after the wedding, I got an offer from a literary agency to represent me and my book.
This year was my first Thanksgiving! It was nummy.
Some other photo highlights, in no particular order:
Saints versus Broncos
Colorado Renaissance Festival
Hiking Lily Mountain
Christmas cookie party
Playing Lady Macbeth for an acting class (wish I’d gotten to do the whole show)
Singing with the Oratorio Society of Estes Park
My 24th birthday
Cameron’s 29th birthday
Hard to believe that 2013 is already upon us. We are leaving almost immediately as the new year comes in and heading to Hawaii for 3. Whole. Weeks. Good lordy I can’t wait to be a beach bum for a while. We are also hoping that 2013 might include a mini Carruthers joining the family–keep your fingers crossed for us!