It’s that time of year again, the time when I spend days going back through our family pictures from the previous year to start assembling the various holiday photo gifts. It’s a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun. And I realize if I just stayed on top of things through out the months I would not need to dedicate days sorting, editing, cropping. But I actually enjoy it. I like the solitude. I like the reminiscing. I like seeing in summary form our past year. I like curating our visual year. This one was particularly interesting. We moved from Virginia to Massachusetts, from a farm to the city. We said goodbye to lots of friends and hello again to many others. We crossed items off the bucket lists in both regions (and a few European regions, too.) But what stands out greatest to me as I peruse the year’s pictures is that the kids literally grew up before our eyes. I present photo gallery exhibit A as proof of this statement.