2016 in Review July-December

2016-07-07 4th and beyond1Fourth of July with family, friends and neighbors.

2016-07-19 Canada new book launch3Book launch for Bread for the Journey at Marg’s home in Chilliwack, B.C.

2016-07-19 Canada new book launch4

2016-08-02 kids weekend1July 30th we received an announcement from Dan and Jamie that they were expecting our first grandchild!

museum book launch6August Book launch celebration at the Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, B.C.

2016-08-25 pump house and homeTravels to Dan and Jamie’s to help with projects in August.

Pictures62Memorial service for our dear friend Dave Dickinson late in August with all of our family.

mohai66August/September visits to Eastern Washington and visits here from cousins.

danjam-home-020October Western Conference clinched and another trip to Eastern Washington where I was able to hear Baby Bayles’ heartbeat, attend a sign making class and see that beautiful rainbow above.

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15036604_1356018304417236_4867337359558403527_nWe found out we are having a little granddaughter!

 

2016-11-27-2nd-t-day2November day trips and wonderful Thanksgiving gatherings with friends and family.

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mgcc-162Early December trip to Canada for our annual MGCC Christmas dinner.

pictures66Our 42nd wedding anniversary meal in La Conner at the Oyster and Thistle a day late but just as good .

recently-updated-001December 11th our Sounders beat Toronto to win their first ever MLS Cup!

15390853_10211460213602920_8728460629010838251_nDowntown Seattle for the MLS Championship parade and celebration with Josh and Laura.  (December 14th)

pictures65Dan and Jamie moved into their new home in weather that ranged from 8 degrees to 22 degrees. Josh flew over to help them move the weekend before Christmas!

mohai67Christmas day with all of our kids and then a trip to La Conner with Katie and Andrew to celebrate Katie’s birthday.

We ended the year with a nice chilly walk and then a Raclette dinner at this old house with dear old friends. Sad to say I forgot to take a photo! Here’s the table set in Husky gold and purple even though our dear Huskies lost to the Crimson Tide after a great run in 2016!

pictures67Today on New Year’s day we managed to put away Christmas decorations and drag the tree out to the yard waste bin. Woohoo! Tomorrow I will enjoy sitting and watching the Rose Bowl Parade and maybe the Rose Bowl game.

Hope that 2017 is having a good start at your house!

Numbers 6: 24-26

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

9 thoughts on “2016 in Review July-December

  1. Its a wonderful year and so perfect the news about your grandchild! I have a grandbaby coming around the same time- due the first week in April! Not to mention that my other daughter currently is two days past her due date! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great re-cap of the year in mosaics…I checked out your review of the first half of 2016 as well. You packed a lot of good living into one year. Looking forward to 2017 with you!

  3. What a great recap of 2016 in the life of Ellen ! the best part ?? the promise of a very sweet granddaughter — a new and wonderful beginning of the ‘best’ stage of life – Grandparenting!
    Wishing you and Greg and family a wonderfully blessed 2017 !!

  4. It’s been so good to see how you have celebrated, anticipated and spent time during the past months! I love that you have amazing first things to look forward to in 2017!

  5. Such a great review of the past six months!! And soon you will wonder what you blogged about before you had a grandchild. So excited for you and that now you can say, “this year!”

  6. Your year was filled with the best of times, not the least of which is learning that you have a new grandbaby coming!! I am so excited for your family and can’t wait to “meet” her here this year!

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