2012 Wrap-up


2012 Highlights:

1. Playing in the ocean and collecting seashells.

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2. Petting an alligator (and Ri kissing it!).

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3. Hiked the sand dunes in Michigan.

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4. Playing lots of putt-putt.

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5. Ri and Mario flew on an airplane for the first time!

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6. Took a boat ride on Traverse Bay.

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7. Visited Louisville, Kentucky for Miles and Taylor’s wedding, and spent the night at a hotel with Grandma Meg and Peepaw.

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8. Celebrated Ri’s 7th birthday!

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9. Mario turned 5!

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10. Headed to Kings Island and rode the Beastie!

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11. Rode the COTA bus to downtown.

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12. Swam at Fort Rapids water park for Zach’s birthday party.

13. Ate at Perkins for my birthday!

14. Ri went to her first horseback riding camp!

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15. Mario played his first season of football and baseball.

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16. Maria cheerleaded!

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17. Mario learned to ride a bike!

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18. Ri started the second grade.

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19. Mario and I raced at the track while Ri timed us.

20. Ri and Mario got to see Uncle Jack play in his band.

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21. Riding rides and playing games at the Ox Roast.

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22. Ri got to see Big Time Rush in concert.

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23. We made lotsa pancakes!

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24. Mario got to go hunting with dad!

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25. Ri got to make wine with dad.

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26. We ate lots of Orange Leaf yogurt!

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27. We had a decade party at Grandma Meg’s and Peepaw’s!

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28. We went to President Obama’s rally at OSU.

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29. We went to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cincy.

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30. Mario went to the dentist for the first time.

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31. We visited the dog shelter to walk the dogs.

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32. We walked Willie and Butters in Cincy.

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33. We ate rocks at the river (ha, just wanted to see if you were awake!).

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34. We celebrated Easter with our cousins playing out at the farm!

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35. We found Easter eggs at the Heile Easter egg hunt; didn’t win the $5 egg but got lots of coins and candy.

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36. We played at French Park like I did as a kid.

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37. We swam at Grandma and Grandpa Ionno’s country club.

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38. We swam at Grandma Lolo’s pool.

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39. We rode Grandma Meg’s and Peepaw’s horses.

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40. We hosted Maggie’s graduation party!

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41. We caught fireflies.

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42. We saw Aunt Sarah and Jorge more because they live in Pittsburgh!

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43. We watched fireworks at Wyman Woods for the 4th of July.

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44. We learned how to roll into a sleeping bag sandwich thanks to David!

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45. Robert began at OSU and Laura came to visit.

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46. We jumped in leaves!

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47. We participated in the Heile Olympics.

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48. We hosted Thanksgiving for the wild Heile clan and made our first Grateful Tree!

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49. We went sled riding all week of Christmas break!

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50. We spent the last day of the year with our Ionno cousins and built a huge snowman!

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51. We hosted Christmas for the Ionno’s and Menkedick’s and Grandma Ionno got to see all her grandbabies!

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52. We loved playing Three Little Pigs card game.

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53. We still managed to ride in the stroller all year!

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54. Elfie came to live with us until Christmas day and wrecked havoc on our house.

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55. We went to the zoo with Alana and Gio.

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56. We visited with my best girlfriends from Cincy and their kids.

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57. We worked in our garden.

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58. Mario and I went to Darby Creek with Gio.

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59. Maria had more sleepovers and play dates than in 2011.

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60. Lou came into our life!

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And for 2013, our resolutions:

Maria – eat healthier (good job, Ri!)
Mario – to be able to shoot fire
Jon – to not make resolutions
Mary – to cook more (or I guess it’s more honest to say, “to cook”)!

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