This year FirstBorn graduated high school, and began college.
Only Son played God, to the delight of an appreciative audience.
Third Child became a Hilltone, following in her older siblings' musical footsteps.
Sweetie Petite-y landed her first major role, and was finally recognised for the brilliant actress she is.
All of the above had a stellar dramatic year, logging more hours on stage than some runs on Broadway ----and their loving Momster logged more hours driving them to rehearsals than Shirley Jones spent behind the wheel of the Partridge Family bus! Yes, I realise that comment dates me....
.....and Bonus Baby started PreK, adding her own needs for chauffeuring to the mix.
Husband & I celebrated a milestone anniversary just as in love as ever, despite the fact that we are ships passing in the dark of part-time-jobs-to-make-ends-meet night.
As for me I made art, wrote despite not getting published yet, fed my crew mostly homemade food, kept our home passably clean, loved the people who matter most, and gave what I could to those asked of me. Not a great resume perhaps, but one I'm thankful for having the opportunity to share. So, forgive me for not having the time to make a new picture for you. Instead, here for the first time ever is a photo of this blogger-
-taken from my best side.
Happy 2013! Hope it finds you climbing ever upward.....