I was being a grump. I thought I wanted to ignore the business of the past year. I wanted to ignore that fact that I wasn’t ringing in the new year with extended family. The fact is, we’ve been blessed. I’m hopefully kidney stone free. I will soon have a plan to sort out how to stay that way with my super special sponge kidneys. We’ve all had lots of firsts this year… not just Jack moving to Hawaii. I can’t count all those blessings if I don’t look back. So… 2012 in pictures.