A Pictorial Toast to 2013

In 2013…I danced with a 75-year-old Norwegian prince in Sun Valley, Idaho; drank beer with a track-hoe driver in Wyoming; exposed a friend to the ridiculous joys of miniature golf in Wisconsin; rode a cowboy’s horse down Main Street one evening in Colorado; watched the waves of the Pacific coast with the ghost of my ancestors; hugged 700 year old redwoods in California; made pancakes over an open fire with my mom and sister; fell in love with, and in, small towns across the states; mourned the loss of John Denver in Aspen; spent a weekend at a most special niece’s wedding in Oregon; hiked deliciously beautiful mountainsides; was treated to meals, drinks, couches, pillows, and connected conversations with so many friends old and new; taught/directed Shakespeare and opened metaphorical doors for kids from 11-18 yrs old in Massachusetts. Life is wonderful and the song playing over and over on my iPod is Jason Mraz’ Life is Wonderful…

The highlights start with time with my girls…







It has been a year teeming with love and adventure. I blow abundant air kisses and blessings your way as we enter into 2014.

Happy New Year!

Hiking Berkshires, MA

Hiking in the Berkshires of MA

It takes a night to make it dawn

And it takes a day to make you yawn brother

And it takes some old to make you young

It takes some cold to know the sun

It takes the one to have the other


And it takes no time to fall in love

But it takes you years to know what love is

It takes some fears to make you trust

It takes those tears to make it rust

It takes the dust to have it polished


Life is wonderful

Life goes full circle

Life is wonderful

It is so meaningful

It is so wonderful

Jason Mraz Life is Wonderful


4 thoughts on “A Pictorial Toast to 2013

  1. Lori, how I love following you on meanderest. Ray & I had Christmas dinner with your mom, Gregg & Diana, Tiffany & Ken and the kids and your beautiful sister, Bonni. Was so great to see Bonni again, so we had 2 out of 3 of you siblings to enjoy on Christmas day. Thank you for the beautiful pictorial view of your 2013 experiences and adventures. Much love and many hugs to you and many more blessings in 2014!
    Aunt DeLaine

    • Yay, how wonderful to think that you are reading my blog! I am always thrilled and kind of amazed that anyone has time to follow along. I did hear that you were at Mom’s for Christmas. Wish I could have joined you all. Much love to you.

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