Monday, January 1, 2018

Year in Review

I'm sneaking in one last post for 2017. Yesterday I was watching one of those 'year in review' segments on the news. It was so disheartening, looking back on the difficult times we've all been through this year. And equally disturbing that I'd already forgotten some of the events. I was ready to say 'good riddance' to 2017.  Then I started to think about my year, personally, and while there were some tough times, there were a lot of good times, too! So much light in the darkness if you just look hard enough for it. And there lies Hope.

So, here (drumroll) is my year in review. 

January
Joe and Sam's wedding! Surrounded by beloved family and friends, all coming together to celebrate the love between these fine young men.  One of the best days of my life.  



February
My 10-year blogging anniversary. Another celebration of community, in the people I've met through blogging and the friendships formed.


March
A day trip to Leadville, Colorado, to scout out places for my friend Mary's son and his fiancee to have their rehearsal dinner.  So much anticipation in that lovely day, in such a gorgeous setting.


April
In April we traveled to Wisconsin to see Luke and Miranda and the kids. Such a joy!


May
Road trip! to Santa Fe and Taos with Aunt Ann.


June
I took a blogging break for most of June. One of our accomplishments this year was getting in the last of the flower beds in the backyard.


July
Baseball! and family visiting!


August
Lazy days and ice cream. . .


September
California wine country trip and yet another family celebration.


October
Another trip to Wisconsin. . . !


November
A mild autumn. Sixty days with no precipitation and the gardens continued to flourish.


December
Where did the year go? Here's to 2018 and a year of peace, hope and light.


  

3 comments:

Mereknits said...

It is so good to look back at all the good, especially after the year we have all had. Happy New Year Karen.

Leslie said...

What a beautiful year! I'm so glad that we got to celebrate it with you.
Happy 2018!

Melinda said...

Great memories here!
Love the ice cream pic!

Again, happy New Year!

M : )