"Even when the rainbow seems to pass right by me....I'm still finding Gold in the clouds....."

31 December 2014

2014 in Photos







I'm reflecting back on the 2014 year with some favorite photos.  We traveled, we stayed home, we made memories with the girls, we took a romantic weekend away, we prayed, we laughed, we cried, we grew spiritually........we saw changes in our extended family..some were good, some were difficult and sad..........we said Hello to new friends in Christ and good-bye to some bad habits.......
we set goals and even accomplished some of them.....we forgave, we fought, we hoped, we dreamed, we sang, we danced, we worked, we played....we are still learning about His grace and mercy and look forward to this new year with anticipation of all that God is going to do and bring to us!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


JANUARY!  We welcomed in the new year 2014
FIRST NIGHT, BOSTON
the Penrose Triangle in holiday lights!
BOSTON COMMONS







FEBRUARY: PEEBLES ISLAND STATE PARK HIKE!
I did a spontaneous hike with my neighbor and friend one Saturday
on a cold winter's day....but the sun was out and we worked up a sweat!
This state park is only a few miles from our neighborhood.
This month also brought some spiritual changes to my life
A better quiet time with God for me..........
moments with my teenager...........
moments with my husband..........
prayer for my college girl..........
GOD IS GOOD!








WHITE BIRCH LAKE from the trail (See below)
MARCH:  HIKING LOCALLY!
Partridge Run Forest Preserve in the Helderbergs
Southern Albany County
2 hiking friends met me there.......the snow was hard-packed and gorgeous!
We hiked around the beautiful White Birch Lake as well as 2 other trails
We totaled about 5 miles that day!







APRIL: EARLY SPRING HIKE!
BALSAM LAKE MOUNTAIN FIRE-TOWER SUMMIT
2 other hiking friends joined me for this Catskill Mt
We had a little bit of everything:  sun, snow, ice, sleet, mud






SPRING BREAK TRIP WITH CLAIRE TO VISIT COURTNEY
West Beach on the north shore near Gordon College







MAY:  we purchased new kayaks
 and sold our old ones!




Summit of Red Hill Mt in the Catskills....
yet another Fire-tower summit climbed!
Dave enjoyed the restful spot on the mountain top!










JUNE:  DANCE SHOW
Claire did three ballets.....one was Phantom of the Opera!
She is on the right and her friend Alyssa is on the left.


FATHER'S DAY!
My husband Dave with the girls and my dad




JULY:  Courtney is 21!





WALDON POND with Dave!






FENWAY PARK with Courtney to see the RED SOX PLAY!



HIKING IN MINUTE MAN NATIONAL PARK
BOSTON



BOSTON PUBLIC GARDENS
 swan boats with Claire!







ANOTHER FIRE-TOWER TRAIL COMPLETE!
PILLSBURY MOUNTAIN with Dave and good friend Cheryl






AUGUST:  HIKING THE HARDEST FIRE-TOWER TRAIL TO DATE
WAKELY MOUNTAIN
all while dealing with plantar fasciitis.  NEVER again!
photo courtesy of Richard Fey







 BEACH DAYS AT OUR FAVE LAKES
Claire at Moreau Lake State Park
Glens Falls, NY












Courtney's on campus apartment building for her SENIOR YEAR
Gordon College, MA






SEPTEMBER:  Kayaking on Algonquin Lake with Dave....
just 2 days before his heart attack!
Thank the Lord we were not on this isolated lake when it happened!
HIKING:   another Fire-tower Mountain completed!
VANDERWHACKER MT/Central Adirondacks
 and more hiking:
BENNETT, MIDDLE, MURPHY LAKE TRAIL HIKE

Southern Adirondacks

NOVEMBER:  Hiking on the TIRRELL POND TRAIL
Blue Mountain Wild Forest/Central Adirondacks
photo by Cheryl A Blask
DECEMBER:  Claire turns SWEET 16!





MERRY CHRISTMAS  from Dave & I








3 comments:

Susanne said...

Nice to look back over the year with pictures! Have a Happy New Year!

Simply Linda said...

Happy New Year! My husband is Dave too...smiles

Melanie Lopata said...

Great photos!! Thanks for sharing. That triangle thing with lights is neat! I especially love the pic of the girls on the beach. Looks like you had a great year!