2012 Year in Review

Christmas cat

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weaving a Stephanie creation

Santa brought Stephanie a floor loom and she has already woven several beautiful wool rugs.

Honor Band at Frostburg State

While Rebecca participated in an honor band at Frostburg, Stephanie and Jim toured Western Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania.

Fallingwater in Winter Falling Water

Frank Lloyd Wright's "Falling Water" was magical in the snow.

Western Maryland farm Pennsylvania covered bridge

The farms and covered bridges were beautiful.

spring sheering

Spring was colorful and before long the sheep were ready to lose their wool!

beaver Canada goose goslings raised on our pond

There was lots of activity on our pond.

spring break Rebecca playing in pit for school musical spring concert

Rebecca performed at Disney World, in the pit orchestra for the school musical, and in the spring concert.

flooded pasture flooded pasture

Heavy rains in early summer flooded our stream, reaching the barn!

Sandia Park Painted Desert
Natural Bridges Arches

We joined Jim's folks for a fantastic "four corners" tour of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado.
The photo album is here!

Rebecca heading to work at the National Aquarium in Baltimore Rebecca at National Aquarium Rebecca demonstrating exhibit at National Aquarium

Rebecca volunteered more than 100 hours at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

summer band camp! volunteering at music festival Cycling along the C&O Canal

Rebecca spent the rest of the summer at band camp, volunteering at the town music festival and cycling and rafting.

visiting Mary & Bo Mary & Bo house on canal

We also visited Mary & Bo at their beautiful new house on an Eastern Shore canal near Bethany Beach.

honey harvest volunteering at bee booth during Great Frederick County Fair

Rebecca joined Stephanie's folks as a volunteer at the bee booth at the Great Frederick Fair.

L. A. Burdick Chocolate Whisperings at M. Steinert & Sons VGO

Jim & Stephanie spent their anniversary weekend in Boston where they enjoyed two performances (Whisperings at Steinert Piano and VGO at Symphony Hall).
The photo album is here!

pumpkins Bob's mozerella workshop

In October, we made mozzarella cheese in our kitchen with Christine and Bob and toured several farms.

2012 LHS marching band

It was a very busy marching season for Rebecca that paid off with a fine performance at the National Championships!

Stephanie's folks prepared feasts to celebrate Stephanie's birthday and ThanksgivingRebecca enjoyed scrambling around Cunningham Falls.

birthday feast at the Hughes' Rebecca scrambling Cunninham Falls

At home, we upgraded the electrical service and renovated two bathrooms.

tearing out walls and floor Painting...

Rebecca's winter concert was fantastic and included "snow" falling from the sky in the auditorium.

LHS winter concert

We celebrated a few days early since we fly to Costa Rica on Christmas morning and return on New Years Eve.  Happy Holidays!