Thursday, December 29, 2016

Looking Back at 2016 ~ 12 Photos of Our Year


In January, we were hit by a typical winter blizzard around here.
This doesn't show the extent of the snow drifts or their depths, 
but it is kinda pretty.
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We never got around to creating our Christmas gingerbread houses,
but we made these Valentine cottages in February
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My youngest son was honored to portray our Savior
in the parish Stations of the Cross on Good Friday in March.
Without a doubt, he  felt beyond privileged for a long time!
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This was  "just" an ordinary sunrise one April morning.
It was definitely cold, but we decided to trek to the shore about three miles away,
and watch the sun come up.



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My oldest son celebrated 16 years in May.
<< As you know, I don't publish pictures of my kids in
"real time," for a variety of reasons,
 but often share older photos of them when they were much younger.
Or photos that don't fully show their faces.
So, no birthday boy in this shot >>

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Lotta cake shots, no?!
Graduation 2016
My youngest graduated home school in June 
and is now in a "brick and mortar" school,
as of September 2016.

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Well it was certainly difficult to choose just one picture of July
when we made another  trek across this great country of ours,
Atlantic to Pacific.
This cabin depicts Phantom Ranch, at the BOTTOM of the Grand Canyon, 
where we stayed on July 7. 
WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!
For more pictures and tons of details, here's the post



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Our "spot," in the Adirondacks of upstate New York,
where we vacation every August for one week.

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It was Back to School for everyone in September

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<<Again, not a clear photo of my son, so I'm gonna go ahead and share.>>
Much to his ( and our )  delight, he made the school soccer team!
This is one of many games in October
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Pilgrim candy hats for Thanksgiving feast this November
Super simple ingredients~ oreos, peanut butter cups,  skittle squares.
Icing to "glue" the candy together.
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Our advent wreath during week two this December

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for her photo link up!
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Thank you Bobbi!!!


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Until next time,

~Chris

4 comments:

  1. Loved your photo recap Chris! What an eventful year(as always right!?!) :)

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    1. Thanks for the visit Tra!!!
      xoxoxoxo

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  2. Looks like a beautiful year!Those valentines cottages are so cute! It's so important to cherish every moment just like this!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much for the kind words and for stopping by!!

      Health and happiness in 2017!

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