The Weekly Words Challenge is back from its extended Christmas/New Years holiday! Sort of.
Tink asked us to post our favorite pics from 2008 for today… THEN she’ll give us our first themed assignment for 2009. Some of these have never been posted before, so today isn’t all reruns. 😛
Taken last January when we actually HAD snow. Apparently SOME locales are hogging all of the white stuff this winter and not sharing with the rest of us!
The kids had 2 days off in February due to icy conditions. I’ve decided that Northern Virginia gets freezing rain more often than snow, but at least it does make for some nice photographs! This is the rhododendron bush in front of our house.
One of the WWC assignments in March was STONE and GLASS. I had a hard time choosing a favorite from this month!
Please bear with me while I share a few more…
Those 3 photos above were posted in early April but taken in mid-March on our Spring break trip to the beach.
Officially on to April…
SnakeMaster’s best bud from the neighborhood had a food-fight themed party. The zombie above is another guest; SM is pictured below.
April showers (of flour???) bring May flowers…
and a visit from my dad. 😀
In June there was a …
along with MYSTERY and CHAOS and a wee incident at town hall. (BTW, they now have a new porch roof with solid “legs” — I’ll try to remember to get some pictures.) And then there were the photos I took from the younger boys’ summer haircuts…
That post is responsible for my all-time high record hits (total strangers probably think we are crazy).
OK – on to July and vacation!
This particular picture isn’t a great one, but it tells a good story: we were situated at the end of the parade route and by the time the folks got to us, most were out of candy. SuperDad to the rescue! He & MusicMan trotted over to the local grocery store, bought a couple bags of candy, and jumped onto the parade route at the start of our street, tossing candy out to the kids.
But this same 17yo wasn’t as compliant the next morning…
In the end, you leave the neighborhood parade to the younger set:
July is bracketed with birthdays (she-cousin turned 10, SM turned 9)
On to August! (boy this is getting long…)
SOUR and SALTY… 2 important ingredients for one of my faves
SnakeMaster showing off his mad skillz and his new T-shirt (“I play green”) courtesy of the prize-winning department over at Root & Sprout.
Potomac River at Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia
Leaving October, entering November…
That’s my best of 2008. I hope to be viewing your retro pics over the next 2 days (depending on the speed of my computer…it’s been pretty slow lately). Remember to check in with Tink for our first themed assignment for 2009, due next Tuesday!