Monday, December 31, 2012

Our Year End Recap

It's the last day of 2012.
It's been quite a year for our family.
An end to chemotherapy for our now 7 year old.
Something I thought I would never have to say, yet couldn't wait to say!
We are hoping 2013 is full of nothing but good news for her.
Good news and good health.
And now, a pictorial review of our latest year that's just about behind us...

We celebrated our daughters turning another year older... 

We partook in holiday fun...

We went out of town to visit exciting new places and to also see familiar faces...

Little Rock
Galveston, Texas

state fair

Closer to home, Zoe represented Camp COCO at the Midwest Charity Horse Show and had a great week on Lake Bloomington with her fellow campers...

We heard two piano recitals...

Zoe participated in horse riding and standing lessons...

We decorated a tree in Central Park with our family for childhood cancer awareness...  

Gigi went to school for the first time...

And Zoe got eyeglasses...

We rounded up about 40 of our closest friends and family.
Friends who came from near and as far away as Texas and Omaha.
We gathered to walk for a cure.
To unite for hope and hugs.  
To remember Jake, who left us far too soon.

We battled on through the intense heat and drought of the summer by cannonballing into our pool and canoodling with our pets, including our newest addition Willie...

Zoe encountered fewer hospital stays in 2012, but they still existed for her. 

She was able to be "normal" though as she played softball and danced.

Zoe with her friend Zoe

We are hoping that the new year brings us much joy, more travel, more time with friends, and a new found happiness of childhood for Zoe.
Thanks for reading and Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year, lady! Our new hard drive came today - yay! I'll work on getting some posts up!

  2. Happy New Year! I love the year review, great idea. Here's to a great 2013!

  3. Enjoyed the year in review too! I have a favorite picture - the new glasses pic by far. It made me smile.

  4. Hoping this year is full of friends, new and old!!