2013 in Pictures

Last year at the end of each month before I deleted photos from my cell phone I created monthly collages with my favorite photos.  Some months I barely had any photos, while others I had so many that I had to make two collages for those months.  Now that 2013 is over I thought I’d create a post with all of the collages (for posterity’s sake, you know!)

Jan 2013  Feb 2013 Mar 2013


Apr 2013

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My 2013 Year in Review

The video in this post is of my 2013 year in review (as seen on my Facebook page.) The music is my favorite song of the year: “Give me Jesus” by Fernando Ortega.

As I look back on 2013 I realize it was a year of momentous events sandwiched between ordinary ones. We got to enjoy traveling to some new places (Oahu, HI; Hot Springs AR; Islamorada, FL; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel, Mexico) as well as revisit some places we’ve already been. We celebrated birthdays and our 35th wedding anniversary. We learned what it meant to be parents of a son who was deployed in the Middle East as a Navy pilot, and to experience the joy & relief of his safe return. We spent precious time with old friends and made some new friends along the way. My life took a big turn when I retired in July! At Christmas we enjoyed a Holiday cruise in the Western Caribbean with members of our family whom we have not seen in quite a long time.

All in all, I’d say 2013 was a pretty good year! Here’s to 2014 and the new adventures it will bring!