A few of my favorite things from 2013

For many, the holiday season is one of reflection. Looking back over the year gone by, and preparing for the new year ahead. 2013 has been a wild ride filled with events and adventures with old friends and new. Here are a few of my favorite moments from 2013. If you any of your own, please share.

The Polar Bear Plunge takes place each year on New Year's Day in Marina Park. 2014 marks the 12th year for this fun, free event. Starting time: 1:00pm.

Dick and Pat Shinstrom at the restoration of Kirkland's Historic Ferry Clock in downtown.

The Moss Bay Cardboard Boat Regatta held at Kirkland Summerfest.

Scott Becker and Doug Davis hamming it up with help from performers at Shakespeare in the Park during Kirkland Summerfest.

The crew at George's during Kirkland Summerfest.

A dad and his son enjoying the day at Kirkland Summerfest

Working side by side with the hundreds of volunteers who make Kirkland events fun!

Fun and games at Kirkland Oktoberfest.

Weiner Dog Races at Kirkland Oktoberfest

S-BAHN headlining at Kirkland Oktoberfest

Volunteers Eric Koho and Michelle Sailor with the Kirkland Oktoberfest Glockenspiel

Alpenfolk performing at Kirkland Oktoberfest

Happy Hanz performing at Kirkland Oktoberfest

Finding the perfect tree at the Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lot at Juanita Beach Park

Special thanks Bob Gassen with Humanature Photography.