2016 Year In Review


Happy Holidays!  We hope you enjoy our 2016 retrospective.  Please click on photos to enlarge and on links for more!

Rebecca & Barney in New Mexico   Rebecca Skiing in Santa Fe      

In January, Rebecca visited Jim's folks in New Mexico, hiked, danced, skied, and brought back to Maryland quite a lot of snow!

In March, Jim's folks visited to attend his award ceremony.  We toured D.C. and were fortunate to see Ellicott City before it was destroyed by flooding.

Ellicott City before the Flood of 2016   Jim's MCSA ceremony   https://picasaweb.google.com/109240188666927727462/6263528239403814097?authkey=Gv1sRgCJiT9_qIzKuRUA#6365462303405607298

Two purebred Wensleydale lambs joined our flock in the spring and soon will be contributing to Stephanie's Etsy shop!

https://picasaweb.google.com/109240188666927727462/6263528239403814097?authkey=Gv1sRgCJiT9_qIzKuRUA#6365465106420248562   Bella and Wensley   Hungry lambs!   https://picasaweb.google.com/109240188666927727462/6263528239403814097?authkey=Gv1sRgCJiT9_qIzKuRUA#6365476743029779266

In April we hung out with Colleen and Scott in Mount Airy and met Rebecca at the National Zoo.

https://picasaweb.google.com/109240188666927727462/6263528239403814097?authkey=Gv1sRgCJiT9_qIzKuRUA#6365467091347352642   Visiting the National Zoo   Visiting the National Zoo

Rebecca managed to survive her freshman spring semester while remaining active as President of the UMD Tango Club.
https://picasaweb.google.com/109240188666927727462/6263528239403814097?authkey=Gv1sRgCJiT9_qIzKuRUA#6365462172065704466   Tango!   Tango event at Maryland Day

In May we visited Niagara and Toronto.

Niagara Falls   dining at Elements   City Hall   https://picasaweb.google.com/109240188666927727462/6263528239403814097?authkey=Gv1sRgCJiT9_qIzKuRUA#6365479514167576962

Rebecca made Father's Day memorable with a fun paddle down the scenic Monocacy River near Frederick.  Later in the summer, she and Amanda went tubing on the Potomac.

Father's Day paddle   Gliding down the Monocacy River   https://picasaweb.google.com/109240188666927727462/6263528239403814097?authkey=Gv1sRgCJiT9_qIzKuRUA#6365481100151897586

Concerts, crabs and sunflowers rounded out the summer.
Phantom of the Opera   https://picasaweb.google.com/109240188666927727462/6263528239403814097?authkey=Gv1sRgCJiT9_qIzKuRUA#6365474343191423410   Maryland Crabs!   https://picasaweb.google.com/109240188666927727462/6263528239403814097?authkey=Gv1sRgCJiT9_qIzKuRUA#6362871346257058082

Rebecca wrapped up her 11 week internship with NCI Frederick with a presentation at NIH Bethesda just days before starting her sophomore year at UMD studying cellular biology and genetics.

Poster presentation at NIH   Moved in and eager to start!   Botanical Gardens   https://picasaweb.google.com/109240188666927727462/6263528239403814097?authkey=Gv1sRgCJiT9_qIzKuRUA#6365470798226650722

Stephanie and Jim visited the fascinating Bethlehem Steel plant on the way up to Uncle John's in NY for the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival, Hyde Park, and the Culinary Institute.

railroad, elevators, manifolds, furnaces   Culinary Institute of America   https://picasaweb.google.com/109240188666927727462/6263528239403814097?authkey=Gv1sRgCJiT9_qIzKuRUA#6365471683323814530

Jim enjoyed several drives up to PA for hiking in the Michaux Forest, including a trip with Rebecca and another with Dan and Pete.

Michaux State Forest, PA   With Dan and Pete at the cabin   https://picasaweb.google.com/109240188666927727462/6263528239403814097?authkey=Gv1sRgCJiT9_qIzKuRUA#6365483032835654770

Stephanie and Jim had a fabulous time celebrating her milestone birthday in Hawaii.

Mauna Kea   lunch at our studio near Pāhoa   Polo Horse Ride on North Shore Trail

We were happy to host a quick visit by Uncle John and Aunt Susan who were in town for Thanksgiving, and Stephanie trimmed our tree later that weekend!


This year, we are relaxing in the area with friends and family.  It was great hosting Mike and Megan and joining Christine and Bob at Christmas gatherings.

Mable in her Christmas Cloak   Mable in her Christmas Cloak   https://picasaweb.google.com/109240188666927727462/6263528239403814097?authkey=Gv1sRgCJiT9_qIzKuRUA#6368014270711142434   https://picasaweb.google.com/109240188666927727462/6263528239403814097?authkey=Gv1sRgCJiT9_qIzKuRUA#6368250067224554962
We hope you are well and look forward to hearing from you soon!