2012. What an amazing year. Ron and I adopted Buddy; visited Washington, D.C. and the Zoo during the Cherry Blossom Festival; learned how awesome Emerald Isle is; visited Nags Head; experienced Mexico and the Western Caribbean while celebrating our second anniversary; enjoyed Skyline Drive during the peak foliage time; and visited Charleston twice. I also upgraded my much loved XTi; made friends with a South American Sea Lion named Ting; celebrated many holidays with family members; made some amazing new recipes and desserts; reconnected with some friends; and won awards for photography from the local fair. I definitely feel like I was blessed this year and I’m so grateful for that. I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store. Whatever it is, I’m sure with the right attitude and a little optimism and grace, it’ll be wonderful.