This is my last post of 2012. I can't believe the year is over. I can say that it has been an interesting year full of challenges, good times, not so good times and thankfully all of us are still here and healthy. Gotta love that! So I bid 2012 a fond farewell and welcome the new one in. I took time to look over posts from each month this year to refresh my memory. Some things that happened this year: Well, we had a very warm winter...January, February, and March...that I loved! Our small Ashland Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints turned into a full sized Ward in May. My best buddy Donna (Starkey Hollow), found out she has breast cancer and has fought the fight of her life and is doing well...so thankful for that! We had our roof repaired, Jack's hernia repaired, and Eddy the boxer's lump removed. Jack took a rafting adventure with the Boy Scouts in June. I was "Cook of the week" in our town newspaper in July as well as all our kiddos coming home for Ashland's balloon fest in July. Our hospital turned 100yrs old. We got a new OB department that will be doing all their own C-sections so the OR can stay home at 4am! I entered some of my photographs at our County Fair and even won 4th place on a couple of them...I was happy! I joined the "Pink Scarf Project" and have received so many lovely scarves for women with breast cancer. We said a sad goodbye to Jack's 16yr old van named "Bessie" and welcomed a lovely Jeep who has no name as far as I know. I did get a new oven and microwave combo that has made some nice meals for the Holidays......now we're broke! I watched in awe as my Sister designed and built an outdoor oven to make wonderful breads and various other things. It was something she's wanted to do for the last 20yrs and decided this would be the year. Go to her blog, 2YaYa's, if you want to see what a 58yr old young lady can do with a little help from her friends...actually her son and our brother! I'm going to strive for a healthy 2013. I'm going to try to be more patient with myself and my family and life in general. I'm going to be more grateful for all my blessings and make a point of saying thanks to my Heavenly Father each day. I want to be of more service to others and more giving. I want to laugh more, worry less and tell my family and my wonderful husband how much I love them. I want to continue to blog so I can journal my comings and goings and continue to meet new friends and enjoy the blogging friends I have come to love and appreciate. This year has flown by. I know that's a cliche', but sometimes wish I could stop it just for a minute..grab my Grandchildren and ask them to not grow so fast, hug my Mom and ask her to stay as healthy as she is today so I can continue to laugh with her over the phone, jump in the car for a weekend visit and be my guide even though I will turn 60 in 2013...I still need my Mommy! Jack and I will both turn 60. (Me first, unfortunately!) So 2013 will be a year of milestones. Should be worth the ride!
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