Goodbye 2011 and Hello 2012

Well, another year has come and gone.  I wouldn’t say 2011 was a bad year and I wouldn’t say it was a spectacular year either.  It was one of those years that was just ok.

Christmas day in Grand Marais 2011
Christmas day in Grand Marais 2011

The good…

– We figured out a few health issues and are coping with them.

– Got two new hounds, Henry and Eve.

– Got chickens.

– Helped raise pigs.

– Harvested 5 gallons of honey from our hives.

– Put in more gardens.

– Started to repaint the house…again!

– Bought a BUV, our new to us minivan

– Started my new adventure of showing basset hounds.

The bad…

– Lost both Gerdie and Madelyn

– Lost Beyonce

– Had some health issues

So all in all, I can’t complain.  I have a wonderful family, a house full of hounds, a good job and my health is improving some.  So I welcome 2012 with open arms and I hope it is a great one!

Melissa Jokela

Dog wrangler, programmer, wife.