It’s always fun to look back at photographs over an extended period of time, both for memories and perspective. For this Tuesday Topics, let’s look at my 2023.
January was an awful, terrible, no-good month. It’s when Mr PugRunner ended up in the hospital with congestive heart failure and kidney disease, and while there were bright moments, it pretty well sucked. I did pick a word, and try to stick with it.
Life started gettin back to normal. Mr PugRunner and I were able to take a weekend away in Amelia Island and I did a lot of beach running.
I started venturing out in March a little more, taking on the Gate River Run 15K, and trying to get back into some semblance of a groove.
April is A’s birthday month, so that was something nice to look forward to. I got some more beach time, and he got to go to several wind ensemble shows at different venues. His favorite included playing at UCF and taking a trip to Universal afterwards. We also started heading out with friends again.
May is a busy month with my birthday, Mother’s Day, and the end of the school year.
Happy summer to us! Mr PugRunner took A out west so he could embark on a Philmont trek. I stayed home with the pugs. Our boy also got his driver’s permit and his braces off. What a month!
Oh, summer. We got to see capybaras (my birthday gift), and spend some time at Margaritaville in Orlando. In addition, we took A to Atlanta for the DCI show.
We finished up year 2 of band camp and started sophomore year of high school. My college roommate came to town with her family, and we had wonderful time with them as well.
Fall is for tacos, and we had a blast at the local taco and tequila festival. The kids had an early homecoming, too.
Bandtober came in hot, and we happily did our parental duty traveling to competitions. Also, Halloween.
The year was winding down, but not before some epic trips to Alabama and South Carolina! We celebrated 17 years of marriage, an epic marching band season, and Thanksgiving.
The month started poorly with Covid, but we pulled through and started our celebrations.
And there you have it! An entire year in photos! There were plenty of ups and downs, but all in all, it was a good one.
What are some memorable moments from your 2023?