Favorite moments From 2012!

2012 was probably one of the most memorable years of my life. I don’t know how it happened, but I did so much: lived in Tuscany for 3 months, spent 12 weeks back home in Ireland, ran 19 miles with my brother (as a pacer) in Colorado for a 100-mile Ultra Trail Race, a week in Cape May at a beach house with friends, spent time with old friends and made some very special new friends along the way. It was all a gift and I feel lucky.

Italy

Leaving St Peter's Basilica and heading out into Rome's biggest snowstorm in 20 years!

Leaving St Peter’s Basilica and heading out into Rome’s biggest snowstorm in 20 years!

Snow capped palm tree

Snow capped palm tree, Rome

the ultimate coffee moment

the ultimate coffee moment (with Mario & Danielle at Sant’Eustachio cafe in Rome)

how could I deprive you of this inside view of the most impressive arean in the world; The Colosseum.

How could I deprive you of this inside view of the most impressive arena in the world; The Colosseum.

I can't wait to look out of my window

View from my window in Cortona, Italy

Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz (my new favorite aperitif)

Our walk to the piazza for food

The Fam going downtown!

the view!

Florence (As seen from Fiesole)

Ireland

Approacing Christ's Church Cathedral

Approaching Christ’s Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

The Taking Of Christ by Caravaggio in the National Galley In Dublin

The Taking Of Christ by Caravaggio in the National Galley In Dublin

Back and side view of st Coleman's church

Back and side view of st Coleman’s church, Cobh, County Cork

View of corrie lakes from Connor Pass, County Kerry

View of corrie lakes from Connor Pass, County Kerry

fun with a hula hoop

fun with a hula hoop (Slea Head Beach)

a little white wine

Cooking was a huge and wonderful part of my year!

The polygonal columns of the Giant's Causeway

The polygonal columns of the Giant’s Causeway, county Antrim

Tintern Abbey (Dunbrody House for lunch!)

Tintern Abbey (Dunbrody House for lunch!)

Enniscorthy Catle & Museum, County Wexford, Ireland

Enniscorthy Castle & Museum, County Wexford, Ireland

Beach Cape May

Let's try the boogie boards

Cape May, New Jersey

Morning activity

Kelley’s Morning

kuh

Walking with Ide

The Beach - day 2

The Beach – day 2

Running with Sean

part of the trail in the 100-mile race

part of the trail in the 100-mile race

Sean getting a hug from Matt after about 40 miles (Howelson hill)

Sean getting a hug from his friend Matt after about 40 miles (Howelson hill)

The first hill (can you see Sean)

The first hill (can you see Sean)

support of friends

support from friends as he gets ready to run through the night

you made it Sean - Congratulations!

You made it Sean – Congratulations!

Just Some of the Family, Old Friends & New Friends

Girlie cake

Daughter Ide’s Birthday cake

Ide having a chat after lunch

Ide making new friend in Tipperary!

A brisk walk after eating is always nice

Auntie June & Suki in Carlow (constant companions of Calder and Ide)

Simply: Ide & Marie-Lyse

Simply: Ide & Marie-Lyse

Simply Calder & Marie-lyse

Simply: Calder & Marie-lyse

Bird with Ide at Vineyard in Pennslyvania

Bird with Ide at Vineyard in Pennslyvania

Becka!

Becca in Italy!

Miriam, Ketut, Calder

Auntie Mimi, Ketut, Calder

  • Arrington deftly getting the maximum amount of juice from each orange.

    My Friend Arrington juicing oranges for our brunch

    Heading to our wall

    New and old friends: Mario, Shawn, Chris, Andrea, Danielle in Venice

    Mario & Ide making there was to a very memeorable lunch

    Mario & Ide in Fiesole

    Ninfa, nimbliy peeling an orange

    New friend Ninfa, nimbly peeling an orange for dinner in Colle Puccioli

    New Freind Tom

    New Friend Tom (in his kitchen)

    Calder & Mimi enjoying the view from Carrick-a-Rede

    Calder & Mimi enjoying the view from Carrick-a-Rede

    Sisters

    Sisters

    Me & My Bro

    Me & My Bro

    Nephew Shane

    Shane

    Lovely Thib (wirth Ide)

    Lovely Thib (with Ide)

    Lovely Britt (with Ide)

    Lovely Britt (with Ide)

    John in Orievieto

    John in Orvieto (and Dave!)

    We will most definitely be back

    Picnic with the kids (nothing better)

    My Lily - 1996- November 25th 2013

    My Lily – 1996- November 25th 2012 – miss you Lil’

    Heart- Swelling!

    Heart- Swelling!

    roll on 2013!

    Roll on 2013!

     

5 responses to “Favorite moments From 2012!

  1. Great post…Great memories…x

  2. Inspirational Teresa!! great to see your zest for life is as strong as when you were a young wan in Carlow! Happy New Year.

    • Thanks Turlough – maybe my next adventure should be that 500 mile bike ride of yours! Actually, maybe just meet you in a couple of the cities and write about the food and YOUR adventure!

  3. Wow Tess, I really don’t know how you’re going to top 2012, it was an amazing year and I’m so happy that I got to participate in so much of it. Thank you for sharing x

  4. man, 2012 was awesome! Can’t wait to top it. Calder

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