What Did the Dohls Do in 2012?

It was a busy year. New schedules, new schools, new job, new travel destinations… there is never  a dull moment! We had a year where we made full use of our passes to the zoo, Busch Gardens, Children’s Museum of Richmond and Shenandoah (at least for Keith hiking!) Here’s a little look back at some of what the Dohls did in 2012:


100_9657Kourey discovered Spider-Man “and his Amaaaaaaazing Friends!”

Katherine went to the Elvis at 21 exhibit at VMFA with Belinda (and saw this guy… that’s clearly not Belinda)

All January posts


101_0037Katherine went to see “The Lion King” Broadway in Richmond with Kris – amazing!

Keith joined Facebook, and promptly became addicted to Words With Friends

Keith took the girls to the Beauty & the Beast Father/Daughter Dance

All February posts


Katherine started appliqueing

We kicked off the Busch Gardens season with St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland

Kaitlyn performed “Arise, My Love” with the God Rod Squad at church before the Passover Seder (and also at the Easter Egg Hunt)

All March posts


Keith took Kaitlyn to the Girl Scout Father/Daughter Dance (that Katherine designed the patch for!)

Kaitlyn and Kourey were introduced to baseball at the Flying Squirrels season opening series. It was a hit.

We got a new camera. Wheee!

Katherine started a new job at Trinity UMC

Katherine and a group of ladies filled a bus to go to Winston-Salem for the annual Junior League Rummage Sale – and got to hang with Grandmama and Aunt Jean, too!

IMG_1662Keith & Katherine celebrated their anniversary with their customary anniversary hike – this year with wild ponies!

All April posts


Kaitlyn and Kourey showed off their singing chops at the Sing for Spring concert

Keith and Katherine rocked out with the Richmond Symphony presenting the music of Queen.(Hey, it’s one way to get Keith to the Symphony!)

Katherine discovered meringue pies. Keith helped eat the discovery.

The girls showcased their dance skills at the “Gone Country” dance recital. Kaitlyn did a tap routine to “Girls’ Night Out” and a jazz routine to “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” (a country remake on the “Footloose” soundtrack); Kourey did a ballet routine to an instrumental lullaby “Old MacDonald”

All May posts


IMG_4214Kaitlyn finished up 1st Grade with a Dinosaur Project; “Stegosaurus could have been purple with pink spots… no one knows!”

Kaitlyn and Kourey journeyed to NC with Grandmama for Camp Sunshine/Camp Gingerbread

We joined them at Grandmama and Papa’s for a family visit to NC- including trips to Old Salem, Tweetsie Railroad and the Spencer Train Museum, plus visiting with Uncle David and Uncle Stephen!

All June posts


Pirates of the I Don't Care-ibbeanKaitlyn and Kourey VBSed it at Trinity UMC, then FamJam-ed it at our home church, MPBC, with “The Pirates of the I-Don’t-Care-ibbean”

We refinanced our house – just 10 more years until the mortgage burning party, y’all!

We visited Nana & Pop in PA – including daytripping to Dutch Wonderland, bowling with the Joneses and picnicking with the Simas

Kaitlyn and Kourey began their obsession with Olympics – especially Team USA Beach Volleyball and Swimming

All July posts


IMG_8189We went to to Walt Disney World!

Katherine got another year older. Macauley Culkin got the same year older. It’s weird how that happens every year.

All August posts


We went to the Craft Family Reunion weekend at White Lake, NC – and Papa won his little Rapunzel-loving granddaughters’ hearts all over again by bringing floating lanterns

Kaitlyn started 2nd grade and Kourey started Pre-K.

Girl Scouts started up, with Kaitlyn as a new Brownie and Kourey as a Daisy.

All September posts


20121013CarterMountainOrchard23Katherine went to the E-Women conference – hung with some awesome ladies, saw Candace Cameron Bure (aka DJ Tanner), Casting Crowns, and Lysa TerKeurst (among others)

We went apple picking at Carter Mountain Orchard

Keith got switched to day shift – hooray!!!!

Keith turned… a year older

The girls rocked out their Halloween costumes: Rapunzel and Batman-as-a-girl-with-tutu (NOT to be confused with Batgirl)

All October posts


Kourey turned 5 with a Superhero party, complete with a Superhero Obstacle Course that was fun for kids AND adults.

Katherine and the girls waited 100 minutes in line to vote; they were rewarded with Mexican food. Keith waited less… and without company; he got no Mexican food.

Kaitlyn started Sign Language Club at school

All November posts


Kaitlyn turned 8 with a Rapunzel painting party that put a gaggle of girls in smocks and turned them loose with paintbrushes, acrylics and canvases in our kitchen

Kaitlyn’s class is the featured class of the month for the dance studio

Katherine sprinted to NC for the day to see Kent graduate and visit the Millerhaus

We celebrated Christmas at home, with visits from Nana & Pop (& Co.) the weekend before and from Grandmama & Papa (- Co.) the weekend after

We “rang in the New Year” with appetizers, games, a grape juice toast, New Year’s cake and a 2013 countdown…at 8:30 pm

All December posts


One response to “What Did the Dohls Do in 2012?

  1. Love the Year in Review! Love that we made the Review! Love that we got to see you twice in a month! Hope this trend continues soon!!! =) Happy 2013!

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