I learned how to use the reverse lens technique for taking macro photos—my newest obsession!
I finished Ashleigh’s blanket a mere few days before she arrived.
And then the little bit was born at 1lb 1oz on January 21st. Photo from my brother and SIL. It seems like so long ago but yesterday, too.
We took our final trip to Dinner Island WMA with Kathy and Randy.
We took our last trip to Fakahatchee Strand to see the Cranichis mucosa orchid way out in the boonies of the park.
We went to see the ghost orchids for the last time in Little Slough.
We left Florida and moved back to Texas
I met Ashleigh
Had snowball fights in east Texas with friends.
Got ready for the AT
Found Trout Lilies at Tandy Hills.
Made it to Springer Mountain via the 8 mile Approach Trail at Amicalola Falls State Park. Froze our butts off.
Really Froze on Blood Mountain
Made it Smoky Mountain National Park
Camped on Max Patch Bald
Made it to Virginia
Dad came to hike with us.
Ashleigh left us for a better place.
Came home for five days to say goodbye to Ashleigh.
Goofed off on McAfee Knob
Saw way too many bears in Shenandoah National Park
Told Virginia goodbye after 500+ miles.
Met Meghan and Jesse at the mental halfway point of the Trail.
Breezed through Maryland in about two days.
Was halfway done with the Trail
Managed to survive Pennsylvania
Ate trail food for our 8th wedding anniversary
Made it to New England
Celebrated the end of another thru-hiker’s journey.
Made it to New Hampshire
Survived the Whites
Made it to Maine
Summited Katahdin and finished the AT
Saw whales and enjoyed Maine with my mom.
Got crocheting again
Made a cake for Zoe
Went on a Texas Road Trip
Went hot air ballooning!
Saw sea turtles in Port Aransas
Had a couple Nature in the City posts
Got a job…for awhile at least.
Played in the woods…err, worked!
Made candied apples with the family
Finished our website!
Went to Caddo Lake
Worked on Thanksgiving. *sucktastic*
Hung out with Zoe
Christmas at home, the first in seven years
I didn’t do much in December but work and then come home!
Big year—but it needs some more crafting in there!