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For the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

Daughter Eva is training for a May ice show, and usually by the time we arrive for 2:30 practice on Saturday the ice has been “zammed”. Last week the zamming wasn’t done until 2:30, giving Eva a little extra time to stretch before skating.

It is only thanks to the kindness and generosity of a dear blogger named Ralph, who not only made certain Santa visited my home this past Christmas but made it possible for my family to skate this year. Ralph has helped many, many people in many ways, changing many lives for the better. Here’s to all the wonderful people like Ralph who change the world for the better! 🙂

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For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

It’s not much fun to skate on ice that looks like this:

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Still, Trin and Eva decided to brave it

2012, briefly

Some of my favorite photos from 2012, uploaded to this blog but not necessarily published :

Changing Seasons

It seems like just yesterday Zack was dressed up and ready to go Trick-or-Treating

Zack and his best friend on and off-ice ham it up at school trick-or-treat

Zack and his best friend on and off-ice ham it up at school trick-or-treat

Last year, Zack helped hang Christmas decorations at the skaing rink

Last year, Zack helped hang Christmas decorations at the skating rink (you can see Eva practising, right under Zack’s arm)

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Coach Carmon and Eva work together at the far end of the rink while Zack works in the foreground

This year, all of a sudden, both Halloween and Thanksgiving have passed and it’s Christmas-time again

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Something is going to have to be moved to make room for this!

Something is going to have to be moved to make room for this!

Milo sleeps unaware his favorite napping place is about to be moved

Milo sleeps unaware his favorite napping place is soon to be moved

the love cats :)

the love cats 🙂

Zack explains to Milo and Otis why they must move - Zack is going to move my desk to make room for our Christmas tree

Zack explains to Milo and Otis why they must move – Zack is going to move my desk to make room for our Christmas tree

Zack moved my desk into the back room...where the chalkboard wall remains from times - seasons - past

Zack moved my desk into the back room…where the chalkboard wall remains from times – seasons – past…and a few cobwebs from Halloween 🙂

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After I strung the lights, the children decorated the tree and hung the stockings

After I strung the lights, the children decorated the tree and hung the stockings

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lifeisaboutchange

I wish for everyone, that all change is for the better!

It's always the season for love!

It’s always the season for love!

Big Band

I’ve spent many hours waiting and watching while Daughter Trinidad practises with her high school marching band. While I enjoyed all of those hours, I also enjoyed getting to (try to) learn to march, too.

I’m very good at holding a flute!

I could not figure out how to tell where I was supposed to be standing

Yeah, someone was probably laughing at me

Yep, I’m the only one not moving…I just figured out where to stand!

Lost in the crowd – that’s good!

I’m very good at holding very still…compare this to the previous photo

Trin has it down pat

It was fun, even though I could not get the hang of it

We had a great time – although I know for sure I am much better at watching marching than I am at marching!

Thanks to Daughter Eva for taking photos!