Looking back, 2022 was an AWESOME year! After the doldrums, stress, and tragedy of the pandemic, it was great to have a year where pretty much everything went right (minus a bout with kidney stones).
Started the year with a Ghost/Volbeat concert! Hit a lot of movies, played disc golf. Mary Lee got teacher of the year at her campus.
Got to see Sponge in March.
Joined my brother to visit my mom in Florida and had a great time with my cousins!
Saw Jesus Christ Superstar.
Wrapped up my 30th year of teaching then drove out to Cali to see a reunion concert of one of my favorite bands of all time – UNDERCOVER! It had been about 20 years since I had last seen them.
Then I accompanied ML to a student medical competition in Nashville. We spent a week at the biggest hotel I have ever seen. During that week I got to see Lori and Marianne, two of my oldest and dearest friends (somehow, I don’t have one picture of us together… must be on everyone else’s phones).
A week later, after many attempts, I finally made it down to Mazatlán! Paradise! A day after that trip, Kathryn and I headed to Vegas to see the legend – Frankie Vallie!
Then my mom came into town and we caught two concerts and saw some wild ski jumping in Park City.
The fam did a guided hike in the mountains toward the end of summer and Jake and I got in some pool time. I also taught Kathryn to play chess on a giant board.
Then our friends the Merrills took us on a tour of Capitol Reef. I had been there a number of times before but these spots you can only get to via Bronco.
I got to spend most of September as a character in “The Mousetrap”. I had so much fun in that show!
Then the wheel of time took a big turn as our darling daughter struck out on her own and moved into an apartment.
I had never been out to Lake Tahoe before, so I spent fall break there disc golfing. So beautiful!
The fam spent Thanksgiving in San Diego – we went to the Zoo, the USS Midway, lots of beaches, and plenty of amazing restaurants.
Went with my buds to see Bill Burr… no pictures in the arena… they sealed our phones at the door.
“Coffee Church” has become a Chreaster fellowship, but we still had an excellent Christmas party!
A walk among the lights of Luminaria heightened the holiday spirit.
Finally, our Christmas Eve tradition of hearing the choir at the Cathedral of the Madeline.
Thanks 2022! Ya did good!