Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012: A Year in Cell Phone Pictures

After what felt like a multitude of tumultuous years, 2012 was pleasantly boring. 

I started playing with Cedar Park Winds again, and hit an unrecognizable, 
mythical creature on my way to the first rehearsal. 

I made this amazing sock monkey hat for my nephew. 

I was pretty pleased with my 4th Painting with a Twist attempt. I promptly put it on the roof of my car and drove to the grocery store. I found it (somewhat) unscathed in the middle of my street when I got back home.

I did lots of yard work over spring break, including creating a planting bed out of part of my front yard and joining the green(er) movement with my new electric lawn mower. 

I played with my camera. 

I learned to "bull ride" on a spa weekend with Joan and Kim. 

A few of my band students declared friendly war... I always win. :) 

I learned to eat "healthy". :)   [notice the green beans]

In an unexpected moment of fate, I accepted a new job and visited my new band hall.

I turned 30.

I made an elephant hat for another midget.

I went to Hawaii with Kim and Dave and saw life changing things 
(obviously the volcano was an 'oh my god' moment, but did you know that pineapples grew on bushy things???)

 Prepping for a brand new school made me a little crazy, like when I lost a banana for a couple of days and found it in my purse. But when all was said and done, we were ready for the first day of school.

I woke up early one morning for a downtown interview with Suze Orman that I never watched.

My front garden exploded after our 9 inches of rain.

My doglets were pretty upset by how much time I spent at school. 

My parents came for Thanksgiving. I made my first attempt at homemade rolls, 
and Dad and I made our first attempt at framing a bathroom mirror.

 Finally in the Christmas spirit, I decorated the house.
 Austin decorated the highways.

Inspired, my band decorated a tree on campus after our first ever concert. 

I drove home for Christmas where we decorated cookies in our now traditional ridiculous fashion (this is a sampling of our more appropriate cookies).

All in all, 2012 was a pretty decent year: 
a year of gardens, photos, excursions, new jobs, new babies, Downton Abbey, and a return to normalcy.

2012: It's been real. I'm excited to see what 2013 has in store. :)

2011: A Year in Cell Phone Pictures