Looking Back at 2017

This is one of those posts that is for my own brain to keep this past year in a kind of order. These collages are prompts for my memory.

January is the only month I’m giving a full collage to because it was filled with family events in California. Joe and Hannah’s wedding at an orchid farm in Goleta, a family baby shower for Jamie and Addy, the Getty Museum, the funeral of a best friend’s mom where I was reunited with lots of old friends and beach time with family. Vera visited the Pacific Northwest and we went to Snoqualmie Falls and the Chihuly Glass Museum.

Dear and I took some short and long road trips and had some nice walks.

Family times in Colville and in Seattle throughout the year before and after Addy was born.

Josh and Laura

Katie and Andrew

Dan and Jamie and now Dan, Jamie and Addy.

Addy May

Uncle Josh and Addy

Addy May

Mommy, Daddy and Addy

Auntie Katie and Uncle Andrew with Addy

Auntie Laura with Addy.

Gramps and Addy

Gramps, Baba and Addy

Baba and Addy

May in California for Pop’s 94th birthday, Washington tulips, cherry blossoms, Japanese Garden, Magnuson Park, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, summer visits from nieces and nephews and sisters, birthday parties, fall colors.

I’ve had some thoughts about the New Year but nothing that is worthy of sharing yet. Our first day of the New Year was slow for me and as usual Dear was busy working on our master bath remodel while I watched the Rose Parade. After the parade I tried out a new salsa recipe to post later this month and then I watched the Rose Bowl game. That game was one of the best bowl games I’ve seen in years. Hope you had a good day.

I’m experimenting and seeing if I can close comments on this post.

 

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