I spent most of the last couple of weeks poring through my favorite photos of the year as the Kane County Chronicle wrapped up some end-of-year special editions featuring our stories, photos and sports moments of 2012.
I love looking through all of my work from the past year and remembering the people I've been fortunate to meet and the families who have let me into their homes to tell their stories.
One family I am grateful for is the Vest family. Delani, a star pitcher for Kaneland, her son, Braden, and her parents were so welcoming and trusting in myself and sports editor Jay Schwab. Thank you.