Year in Review - Part 3 - The End
I'll start with the bad:
May and July saw us battling the Great Infestation. I wouldn't wish this shit upon my worst enemy. Specifically because right now, my worst enemy resides above us, and that would just mean we'd end up with them again!
We said a tearful goodbye to Springs at the end of June. He was an Old Man Cat, and he led a wonderful life of lap whoring. I still miss my sweet little Mr. McDoodle.
And finally, September saw Chunky breaking his elbow in spectacular style.
Luckily, he bounced back amazingly and all that remains now, 3 months post-break, is a small scar on his elbow.
And we'll end with the good:
In April we did Niagara Falls with Grandma and Grandpa Mad Scientist. Niagara Falls is a really cool place. I totally recommend seeing it once before you die. However, if you go during the off season like we did, while you will enjoy no crowds, it will be COLD!
Memorial Day saw us doing a long weekend in Philadelphia with my Youngest Younger Sister. Again, awesome city. That's one thing I do love about being this far east. There's cool historical stuff everywhere.
2011 was basically the Year of the Relative. In August we met up with my Aunt Jaywalker and Grandma at Howe Caverns, NY. Grandma comes to visit Aunt Jaywalker in MA every year and some years we'll determine a tourist attraction that's halfway between where she lives in MA and where we live in NJ. This year was Howe Caverns. Again, uber-fun day trip!
This was the year Chunky convinced us to let him play football. We've never been a really sportsy set of parents, but we always said, if one of our kids asked to play a sport, we would let him. And Chunky asked. And it was a blast. Although I don't know how the hell real Soccer Moms do it. No way could I keep up with practice and game schedules for a whole year.
2011 was also my first Rhinebeck! Yes, I understand what all the hype is all about. And it's all true. Definitely something to put on your knitter bucket list!
2011 was also the Year of the Cat. With Springs's passing, we introduced Happy Feet (above) and her boy, Trevor, to our family.
And finally rounding out the good--something that will spill over into 2012--
The conception of Baby Bez 3.0--finally a girl!
So, as you can see, the "goods" definitely outweighed the "bads" of 2011.
Here's hoping to at the very least an even balance of the same in 2012!
Happy New Year!