Saturday, January 1, 2011

Remembering 2010

2010 is now behind us and a New Year is beginning. Here is a little trip down Memory Lane 2010 at An Arkie's Musings

Icy World
An ice storm in January turned everything in Mena sparkly and cold

Autumn and Grandma at Mardi Gras
Autumn and Grandma had a great time at the Mardi Gras parades

3 Penny Acre
3 Penny Acre performing at the Ouachita Little Theater in Mena, Arkansas

Gina and I
Gina and I at Garvin Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Spring In Mena 25
Wisteria in bloom in Mena, Arkansas

Volunteer Recognition Marker
Marker that was placed in Janssen Park during the ceremonies remembering the tornado that devastated Mena on April 9, 2009

My daughter and granddaughters walking in the Caregivers lap at the 2010 Polk County Relay for Life

Gina Gives Blood 2
Gina gives blood at the Hot Springs, Arkansas Relay For Life to participate in the American Cancer Society's ACS-3 study

Gavin and Rachel's Wedding 18
You may now kiss the bride: Gavin and Rachel get married in Keene, Texas

Gavin and Rachel's Wedding 2
Gavin kisses his niece as he leaves on his honeymoon

Pink Hat
Cowgirl in pink hat at the Fort Worth Stockyards

Breakfast at Scandia Inn
We made a quick trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas for our 35th wedding anniversary. We spent the night at Scandia Inn Bed and Breakfast

National 911 Flag
The National 911 Flag on display in Mena, Arkansas: The 911 Flag was rescued from ground zero and is being repaired with flags that have been through other disasters in the U.S.

Happy Sisters
My brand new grandbaby with her big sister

Rachel and Elisabeth 2
Aunt Rachel holds the new baby

Little Ringo
Classical music

Colors 2
The stained glass windows of the old capitol building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana paint the floor with color

Junkyard Color
Fall color can even make a junkyard beautiful: This photo was taken behind my shop

We had Christmas at our house the day after Thanksgiving.

Frosty the Snowman
My newest grandaughter dressed up as a snowman for Christmas

Our Christmas Tree: This 5 story tall tree was just outside our window at The Landing in Branson, Missouri. Since we were all alone this Christmas we had a Christmas getaway in Branson.

Balcony View
View from our balcony

I wish for a Happy New Year for each of my readers. I have been blessed in 2010 and am looking forward to making more wonderful memories in 2011.


  1. Congrats on the 35 year anniversary!

    BTW..... I love your profile description!

  2. It looks like a good life. Wishing you continued happiness in 2011!

  3. Happy New Year From Southern California.

    Don't forget to watch the 122nd Rose Parade on New Year's Day coming from Pasadena, California...only 30 miles from The Old Geezer's home :-) If you miss the live telecast, I'm sure there will be lots of reruns through out the day.

    No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

    May God Bless and Protect You in the Year to Come. ~Ron

  4. Thank you for sharing your beautiful world, your beautiful life, with us. You are a beautiful blessing.

  5. Happy New Year from British Columbia Canada and thank you for sharing this beautiful life with us.
    Best wishes to your entire lovely family

  6. happy new year 2011. may this yr be as great as the year 2010

  7. What an eventful year for you! May 2011 be filled with fun and excitement!

  8. I remember most of those awesome moments, Rich. I've enjoyed our "long" friendship (in blog time,) and look forward to our contined connection in 2011. :)

  9. There is nothing like a little flashback to see and re-experience some the year that was.

    Happy New Year!

  10. A very happy New Year to you and Gina, richies. You are the only person I know whose name is a plural. How your wife has put up with it for 35 years is anybody's guess....