This is our 2014 Year in Review
To fight the winter doldrums, and that horrible piece of calendar between New Year's Day and Memorial day (26 weeks without a day off) we spent a long weekend in beautiful Maggie Valley, North Carolina, west of Asheville with our good friends the Brouwers. We did lots of fun winter stuff, including hours of snow tubing.
But finally, spring time.
Meanwhile, the kids stayed busy with their various activities.
We made a quick trip to Pennsylvania (via Maryland) to celebrate the 100th Birthday of Great Grandmother Roth, the 75th Birthday of Dave's dad, Opa, and the 50th Birthday of Dave's older brother, Tom. Unfortunately, I can't put my hands on any decent pics of any of that. My bad.
In July we headed back out west. Taking full advantage of the fact that Jennifer's brothers all live in cool places (Albuquerque, Lake Tahoe, and Portland), we try to get to the left coast as often as practical.
First stop, Lake Tahoe, where we got to see Jonas, and Nellie, Jared and Julia, our niece Aida, our nephew Zane, and are newest nephew, Oliver
The family wasn't back in Mebane long before Jennifer, Tristan, and Zoe left for a mission trip in Saint Louis du Nord, Haiti. This would be Jennifer's third trip, Zoe's second, and Tristan's first. The kids were gone for a week, and Jennifer for two.
In August, it was time for our fourth annual Mebanite trip to Huron, Ohio. Once again we did it all: Cleveland's West Side Market, bicycling and picnicking at Put-In-Bay, a 14-hour day at Cedar Point, eating, drinking Dark and Stormys, and finally, as the culmination of a lifelong dream . . .
Late August means return to school
A quick trip to Montreal for Dave, and an excellent Thanksgiving rounded out November.
And that's about it. It's our year to stay home, so we're making the most of our holiday season and Carolina Christmas; eating, drinking, and being merry.
So to all of you, we wish you the best this holiday season, and for a great 2015. See you next year.
Dave, Jennifer, Tristan, and Zoe
Mebane, North Carolina