Counting backwards, on the last day of 2012, we saw Nicole and Daireus off to their new home in Denver, Colorado. We wish them all the happiness and may their dreams come true.
|Daireus, Patricia and Nicole|
|Daireus, Nicole and her parents, Ken and Tracy|
This year was Gavin's first Christmas, one of many firsts to come.
|OK what am I supposed to do now?|
|Aariel and Oma feeding Gavin|
Patricia is now officially retired. December 21 was her last day at GENI, and I think she will have fond memories of the many years spend there interacting with all the young people from all over the world.
|On her last day, some of Patricia's pictures were projected on all the screens|
|Patricia in the hot-seat, telling her side of her story.|
We spent a few great months with our friends Whitney and Don in University Heights. We discovered it's a bit different than living in the burbs.
|Don & Whitney|
Then there was Mom's 96th Birthday. We went to see her in Fallon, Nevada, and had a great time staying with Patricia's sister, Barbara, and George.
|Pretty good for 96, and it has all to do with genes and lots of walking|
|The sister act, Barbara and Patricia|
On this trip, Patricia wanted to show me San Francisco. We loved spending three great days there, just hanging out and experiencing the town.
|Patricia is in paradise at Britex, four floors of fabrics and notions.|
|Of course, we do need to take photos for the memories|
|Here she is, living dangerously|
On September 22, Daireus and Nicole promised to spend their life's together, and what a party it was.
|They made it|
Then there was, for us, the most important event of this century, the birth of Gavin Fischer Paradee, a gift to all of us. Please note the middle name:>)
|Gavin graced the world on September 16, 6 1/2 weeks early.|
|Arriving at home at last, almost too small for the car seat.|
|Introduction to the family, he seems to take it in stride.|
These are only the last four months. All in all a busy year, and if you follow the blog, you got most of what happened earlier in the year.
We wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous 2013.
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