Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Year in Review: 2013 in Photos



A full calendar year in one place-- I haven't managed it since 2006. In documenting the past 365 days, I took more than 6,000 pictures. Here are a few, grouped by category rather than chronology.

Weddings:

With Sarah on her reception day, Belvoir Winery

Caught Katharine's bouquet. Photo by Mykkah Photography.

The world's nicest couple: Heather and Patrick
Not pictured:  Lacey and Adam's in Leavenworth, Kansas. A chunk of iPhone photos from October have mysteriously disappeared.)

Travels:


Real cheese curds (above) and the Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin 

Caitlin and I hit up the alpaca festival, as you do.

A requirement on most trips home: Kimball's. 
Green Gables, Prince Edward Island

My best Anne Shirley impression




Kansas City's Bond Bridge


Theme parties:

B-day party: I was a baker, in between two black swans.

Summer party in February.

Superhero housewarming

1920s party at the Smithsonian Castle

And of course, Halloween, whereupon I was Alex Vause from Orange is the New Black

Dog friends:

Moses
Duke 
Uh, I can't remember this one's name...
... or this one's. 
Keeva
Rosie

Concerts/Events:
Punch Brothers, 9:30 Club

Elephant Revival, Hamilton Live

Martin Scorsese, Kennedy Center

Josh Ritter, 9:30 Club

with Caitlin and Kait, the evil eye behind us

Tour de Fat, Navy Yard

Americanarama, Merriweather Post Pavilion

Bob Dylan, Americanarama

Tig Notaro and Ira Glass, The Lincoln Theatre
Not pictured: Neko Case. Also among the mysteriously disappeared.


Playing tourist:

Inauguration

Vietnam War Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Stanton Park

Cherry blossoms & the Jefferson Memorial

Nothing could have prepared me for these.

Sister and space.
Just running errands near 1600 Pennsylvania one day

Probably the best street name in the whole nation

Houseboat on the Waterfront

Softball in front of the Washington Monument

Honorable mentions:

beekeeping with Dad



book discussions



lots of Nats games


New house-- plenty of room for you to come visit!

First day at Johns Hopkins

The hardest part:
On September 8, we said goodbye to my grandpa, Bill Moon, who would have been 84 years old yesterday. We miss him immensely.



On my 24th birthday, in June, we had our last long talk. His advice: "Go out there and live your life. Don’t wait around for someone to come rescue you. Otherwise, you’ll still just be sitting there."




Good words to think about for the new year.