Year of the Monkey!!!
Am a little late easing into this year - just took down the Christmas tree. But hey - the year of the monkey doesn't start until February 8th, so actually I am right on track. All of the wild and wonderful things to catch up on: my son's wedding, a family reunion, the holidays and a gorgeous winter storm - here are a few photos and a link to a video of the storm from my porch as I was blissfully snowed in the cabin. The first photo is the first celebration since I last touched base - my youngest son being recruited by KPMG. They welcomed their new recruits by renting out Ellis Island for a private party. He took this photo of the Statue of Liberty from their yacht.
In October, Sean brought a few of her sorority sisters down from Barnard to celebrate Regina's birthday. I was honored that my rustic idyll was their destination.
Some wedding pictures of Luke and Justine, one of my girls, sans Lena and Luisa, and one of my four kids and I.
David flew back to Vienna, Luke and Justine departed for their three week honeymoon, Caleb and Sean went back to college and Hannah and Rosie went back to Richmond. I remained at home with a few left-over calla lillies from the bouquet and boutonnieres and memories of small children, now all grown.
Here are a couple of the family fun photos from the reunion in West Palm Beach over Thanksgiving.
Above, my nieces Rachel and Tori having a ball, perhaps feeling as blurry as the photo, but clearly merry nonetheless. Below, my niece Caitlin and her boyfriend Devon, currently bicycling across South Africa.
That was Thanksgiving.
Followed almost immediately by Christmas at the cabin.