In trying to condense them into 'a few' for a blog post I think I did pretty good on my first edit, which yielded 36 in my folder. Still too many. So I tried again. I aimed for just one photo for each month, I really did! But still could only get it down to 19. The main focus is People, Places, or Milestones. Tried to cut out all the 'scenery' - but one made the cut anyway. And even though there are more than enough for at least one photo a month, a couple of months are not represented. Oh well.
Here we go.
|January 1: The first time (and only time, so far) that I have seen my son in his Navy uniform. |
He wore dress blues as he became Ranger's godfather.
|March 2: We 'stumble across' the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis returning to its home port, Bremerton WA, just outside of Seattle. Micah will be assigned to a carrier once he completes his training in 2013.|
|March 3: Viking Star's hour meter turns over a thousand!|
|March 19: Milo has surgery, overnight with IV's, and an oxygen meter that makes his toe glow!|
|May 6: We manage to 'corkscrew' the anchor shaft at the end of our Great Shrimping Adventure of 2012.|
|May 10: Best Bud Brian comes for a visit|
|May 18: We receive our uniforms for volunteering at Washington State Parks.|
|May 23: Solar panels are installed on Viking Star. We won't run our generator again until September!|
|June 1: We pass below the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to begin our summer in the South Sound.|
|July 13: Casey, Richard, and kids Madalyn, Evan and Milo. We explored Hope and McMicken Islands together.|
|July 27: Crabbing with Chris|
|August 9: Christine has shoulder surgery. Michael shares sympathy, since he's also had shoulder surgery|
|August 25: Chuck and Betty come visit for a few days, and we enjoy Blake Island and Bremerton. Chuck was the photographer of this one.|
|Sept 6: Kristi and Viking Star at the Washington State Capitol , Olympia. |
Taken for a friend's school project to show where her friends live.
|September 24: Michael comes to help with the haulout|
|October 6: We meet Lindsay in Seattle for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. |
She attended a doula class for two weekends
|November 24: Thanksgiving weekend -- SO much nicer than 2011!|
|December 24: Jolly elves|