The first week of January makes me feel fidgety. I am certain I am supposed to have great revelations about the year past and the year approaching but I don't. I just feel thankful. Thankful for another year. Thankful that as each year passes I learn to live just a little bit better. I like that the older I get the less the unimportant things seem to matter. I like that the important things consume more of my time and make my heart and mind feel full.

I collected a handful of images to share from two thousand twelve. They aren't the best of the best by any means. They are just moments. Maybe the moments that are collectively the important things to the people in the photographs. And to those people I want to say thank you for inviting me into your colorful lives to document them.

I want to ask two thousand thirteen to bring me more moments. More of the important things and more wisdom to recognize the unimportant things. May your two thousand thirteen be full.