As many of us do this time of year,  we look back at 2012 and look forward to 2013.  To honor the occasion, my daughter Tara along with her cousins Brynn and Braedyn, have made Happy New Year hats and sat still just long enough to take this picture.

Brynn, Tara, Braedyn wish you Happy New Year

My what a year 2012 has been.  I had my morning show partner go back to college full-time.  My golf game got worse, I didn't think that was possible. The Redskins make the playoffs, Hail to the Redskins.  I've had a lot of things happen in my personal life that won't be discussed here.

It seems like 2013 is going to bring more uncertainty.  Taxes, healthcare and possible  recession.  I know many including myself are a little worried about our future.  I worry more about our kids future then my own.  One thing I discovered this year is that there are a lot of things that I can't control, no matter what I do.  I've found out that faith can go a long way in helping me deal with things that I can't control.

So what am I looking forward to for 2013?  I'm looking forward to the new Hawk morning show with one of my best friends, Traci Taylor.  I like that I can make her laugh and cry, sometimes in the same story.  I know, she cries when she sees puppies and laughs when she's tired but that's ok.

I'm really looking forward to another year watching my daughter Tara grow.  She's smart as a whip and a fantastic drawer (she didn't get either of those talents from me.)  We are practicing a routine for the circus when it comes to town again. She doesn't want me to do my one and only magic trick...The disappearing leg behind the blanket trick.

So from Tara and her cousins Braedyn and Brynn (and me too), Happy New Year and here's to a bright 2013.