It’s December 31 and time to look back on the year; here’s a recap of some of my favorite activities and events by month.
Thanks to @freeismylife, I was one of 18 Detroit Tweeple who was lucky to get a sneak peek (courtesy of @NAIASDetroit) of the North American International Auto Show (#naias) at Cobo Hall. We were all so busy tweeting, we didn’t get a chance to meet everyone in person. I didn’t meet up with @cbaccus and @becksdavis til later in the year.
The big snow that came to southeastern Michigan closed down our local school district (but not the community college where I work) and turned my vegetable plants into interesting popsicles.
It was a sad day in March for the funeral of Jackson police officer James Bonneau, a 2002 Canton High School graduate. Bonneau was killed in the line of duty earlier in the month during a domestic incident. Canton Fire Department honored Bonneau with a giant flag hung across five lanes of traffic.
Was I surprised when one of the photos for my 365 project was selected Staff Pick of the Day by Momentile.
Mother’s Day for our family meant traveling to Magee Marsh State Wildlife Area in northwest Ohio to walk the boardwalk and catch the warblers before their trip across Lake Erie. This Baltimore Oriole was a beauty!
It was a special day in June when we celebrated the high school graduation of our son. Big milestone for all of us!
Glad it was a clear night for fireworks on the Fourth of July.
At our college fall in-service, we had great entertainment when local singing group The Chenille Sisters performed on stage. It was pretty amazing when our college president Larry Whitworth joined the singing trio on stage for the last song!
Held the weekend after Labor Day, the Plymouth Fall Festival brings out community groups, artists, crafters, games, and music to downtown Plymouth, Michigan. One of our favorite events is the pet show. We’ve seen dogs in tutus, dressed up as firefighters, and in hilarious sweaters.
It was a beautiful day for the Detroit 140 Characters Conference at The Fillmore on October 20, and the venue was packed! I had an amazing time, met lots of Detroit Tweeple in person, and had the opportunity to chat and walk with Chris Brogan after lunch.
While it may not be special in your part of the world, having lettuce growing in your southeastern Michigan garden the third week of November is not usual.
Not sure what tradition is at your house, but on Christmas Eve, our tradition is to have a homemade birthday cake for baby Jesus. This year I took my son’s suggestion and made a mandarin orange upside down cake. Delicious!