Thursday, December 29, 2022

Our Annual Puzzle and Video for 2022


Our Annual Family Video for 2022 is available now. The password can be found by solving our annual puzzle. Click this link or the image below to get a PDF of the full puzzle.
Post a comment below about your favorite part of the video to show you've solved the puzzle, but don't give away the password directly.

26 comments:

  1. As always, my favorites are the gorgeous cakes. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the family!

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  2. Loved the first segment, like watching a full season of Amazing Race. Also liked that you added Let Me Be There (Olivia Newton John, who we lost in 2022).

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    1. That was Felicia's suggestion, for exactly that reason.

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  3. If skydiveboy is right about reincarnation, I wanna come back as a kid in Blaine's family! Thanks again for sharing your playground, Blaine, and Happy 2023!

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  4. Thanks for sharing, Blaine! Looks like a lot of fun, even the renovation project. (Many hands make easy work!) BTW, it seems you have top-notch recording and editing equipment. 📹📺 😎👍

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  5. Love the family team work and camaraderie! It all looks like so much fun. All the best to you and yours for 2023. Thanks for keeping this fun place going. -Steph-

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  6. I enjoyed the "Birthday Cakes" sequences. Thanks & Happy New Year.

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    1. Who is taking the pictures?

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    2. I'm usually taking pictures of the cakes, but also Felicia. And then one of the kids if we're both in a shot. Why do you ask?

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  7. Blaine, Where did you take the photo of the antique Tesla cars? They are Teslas, right? :-)

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  8. Happy New Year All! Love the cakes especially the one that revealed a heart in the center. That took some careful planning.

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  9. Another "Christmascinamatic" Creative Masterpiece, Blaine!
    jan put it very well... who would not want to be a kid (even a big kid) in the Blaine Family?
    Beautiful Family.
    Beautiful Blog.
    Bountiful Blaine!

    LegoWhoAddsThatYouGottaLikeA"FamilyWithAHeart"AndACakeWithAHeartAtItsHeart(3:32)

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  10. I was impressed by the desserts (of course) and in that connection, that all of you look to be in great shape -- you must have admirable self-restraint, or maybe it's all that physical activity. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes, and I thought Blaine may have lost a few pounds and looks slightly younger now. I loved the hiking photographs.

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    2. Felicia was wondering if anyone was going to mention her hiking... I'll let her know. And yes, I did drop quite a few pounds but still working on the last few.

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    3. I did, I did, he protested. I loved the hiking photographs, he repeated. Now, as for those cakes. Stop. Easy for me to say, huh?

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    4. How'd you do it Blaine? Nutri-system?

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  11. So inspiring to see the family in action. Happy New Year to you and your family, Blaine.

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  12. I enjoyed the ziplining, and wish there had been more of it shown (i.e. an entire trip, to enjoy vicariously.)

    How anyone can lose weight with all THOSE goodies around is beyond me!

    One wish I had was that each person was labeled (like the cats at one point), so we'd know which daughter was which.

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    1. Good point about names which I'll try to remember for next year. From the picture above (L to R): Sheila, Amara, Michael, Felicia, Blaine and Rosemary.

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  13. Great video. Such happiness being shared.
    May 2023 be filled with more of the same - for all of us!

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  14. Very enjoyable. Great family. I wonder how you got the aerial shots and the color tracking of the trail???

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    1. Each hike was recorded using GPS then imported into Google Earth Studio. The statistics were tracked in a spreadsheet and then overlaid during editing.

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