Happy New Year!

bonnie laughsIt’s a new day, it’s a new year. Time to look forward to the possibilities. Just before we do though, let’s have a quick look back at a few amazing moments in 2012 caught in photos.
This stunning view of Earth reveals the planet at night in unprecedented detail. Released by NASA Dec. 5, it was assembled from multiple shots taken by the Suomi NPP satellite during April and October 2012. The new data was mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet.

Felix Baumgartner jumps out of his capsule Oct. 14. Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier while making a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert.

children who stand up against hate
A young boy bravely takes a stand against hate by holding a sign that reads “God Hates No One”.

doctors who gave free medical care

After Superstorm Sandy, there were many acts of kindness shown to the victims, proving once again, the good out weigh the bad.

Gabby Douglas in the Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Individual All-Around final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England.


Awww! A 4-day-old newborn silverback gorilla clings to his mother in the Ramat Gan safari, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 14.


President Barack Obama sits on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum following an event in Dearborn, Michigan, April 18.


A kayaker looks back at the dorsal fin of an approaching shark at Nauset Beach in Orleans, Mass. in Cape Cod on Saturday, July 7. An unidentified man in the foreground looks towards them. No injuries were reported.


The space shuttle Endeavour, atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, lands at Los Angeles International Airport on Sept. 21. Its journey marked the final scheduled ferry flight of the Space Shuttle Program.


A group of 138 skydivers form a massive snowflake over Ottawa, Ill Aug. 3. Falling at speeds of up to 220 mph, the divers shattered the vertical skydiving world record as they flew heads-down.

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Famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda crosses Niagara Falls on a wire, June 15. It was the first walk across Niagara Falls in over a century, and tens of thousands of spectators watched from the US and Canadian sides of the falls. Wallenda’s walk on a cable suspended 196 feet up over a never-before-traversed rim of the waterfall took under 30 minutes, less than expected.

To all our Tara Cronica readers, we wish you a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!



A Day In The Life of ME

Santa reads my posts! I know this because I received a Flip video camera for Christmas this year after posting about it here on Tara Cronica.  Yay!

I’m just getting acquainted with it, but I thought for fun I would post a little movie I just made with my Flip.  Don’t be too critical…it’s my first attempt and I was rushing to get it uploaded for today.  (Took hours to upload – I may be doing something wrong)

This video is just a bunch of clips of me going about my day.  Keep in mind I’m on vacation, hence the very late start in the morning. 😉

John hates that I showed his mug in some of the shots but he was a part of my day and…well it’s too late now.   The weather here in Florida has been crazy cold (for Florida) and although it’s sunny it was actually only about 12 degrees out while we were biking.  Brrrr.

My videos can only get better right?  🙂

I want to wish all of you the very best for the New Year! Thank you so much for supporting Tara Cronica.  It means the world to us. xoxo


Happy New Year!

tracy-pic3Happy New Year !!

Happy Birthday~ James “Quick” Parker!!

Every New Years Day has been a wonderful memory for me because my Nana Westerholm always invited the entire family over to spend the day with her and Jean. Everyone got stockings regardless of age and they were always over flowing with gadgets and fun stuff that would keep us amused all day. My Mom has carried on this tradition which I love because I always look forward to going to her house and just hanging out relaxing with nothing to do but visit. I will carry on this tradition one day and I hope it’s continued after I am too old to do it or start filling the stockings with inappropriate goodies.


New Years Day is a fresh start, like getting all new school supplies in September. It’s a clean slate! I love that feeling.

I have never been one to go out and drink heavily on New Years Eve because I have a tradition of my own and that is to start the year out with a run to clear my mind of the old, rejuvenate my body and renew my soul. No resolutions, just keep doing what I am doing, growing (not in size), unfolding, treating others as I wish to be treated and live in the moment, no regrets!

This year is going to be a year of purging, getting back to the bare minimum. I am moving forward in many aspects of my life and I look forward to each and everyone of them with a smile on my face. I welcome the change of the seeds planted in the past and look into the future with excitement! I wish you all continued good health, love, because love really does make the world go around, and the appreciation of life itself! I intend to make a difference where ever I go and will enjoy whom ever crosses my path. Happy New Years Everyone !!

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