My 2012 goal was to start a family blog and look, I did it! Starting this year off on the right foot. But saying goodbye to 2011 is a tough one. SO many fantastic things happened. We, took lots of road tips, started a photography business and made new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
But tonight, December 31st may have been one of the toughest. We had to say goodbye (I like to think of it more of a "see you later") to our best friends. Having to stop and wipe tears every few words is going to make this a long night. Jess & Rene Velarde have played a vital roll in our lives this past year. They were not only our road-trip buddies on almost every trip but just the overall best friends we could confide in. Rene was offered a new position in Pennsylvania and they fly out tomorrow. Even though we are now separated by 3000 miles, I still feel as if they live right down the street.
Here’s a little year in review:
Santa Barbara Trip:
Lake Tahoe Trip:
Berry Creek Falls Group Mountain Bike Ride:
Rachel started drumming:
Charlie started ballet:
Surprised Jess & Rene with new bikes!
Charlie won 1st place in the Kiddy Kapers parade for best costume on wheels:
Started baking a lot of "Pinteresting" things...
Went to a Anberlin and Switchfoot Concert...
Finally got the tattoos we had been waiting 5 years for...
Celebrated "Lynsie Day" (which was awesome)
Was reunited with my grandmother after almost 15 years...
Started a new business Laura Hernandez Photography
Had our first professional family portraits taken by Jessica Velarde Photography
Watched three of our best friends start the band FORA.
WOW! When I actually took the time to recap 2011 it was more awesome than I remembered. Happy tears.
Happy New Year!