You may just want to click on to another spot... this is LONG. Since I missed most all of 2016, I'm saving a few memories in snapshots here. Early 2016 found Miss B and I enjoying our art time as the packing to move was commencing.
We closed on our new home in early February. There were four LARGE trailers of leaves and dead shrubs that took days to haul off. My brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Brenda, and son, Zack were our lifesavers during this move! We couldn't have made it without them.
Two weeks after the move found us in Cabo San Lucas on a YES trip with new friends. Part of me hated to leave the mess we had at home; part of me was glad for the break!
We had a wonderful time!
I enjoyed lots of TLC from this incredible little chef. Our Miss B does love cooking up delicious meals!
She also helped her Noni plant a herb garden! Such a good little helper!
Lots of park time...
LOVE notes from afar. Be still my heart.
We enjoyed craft times here...
And celebrated receiving photos of art work from Virginia... Our Roo is quite the little artist. This is Lady "Li-bra-tee" on display at his school...
Along with the "Bold" Eagle and American Flag.
Our most amazing news of the year was that the Little Men & Co. were returning to Texas in the summer! This was my LAST trip to Roanoke... to celebrate the boys' birthdays. I will miss visiting Roanoke, but I am so happy that they are only two hours away now.
Our precious Roo and his dear, dear friend Savannah. I can't begin to tell you how sweet their little friendship was... such encourage-rs to one another.
This was our last Virginia hike. Roo was a beast of a trail leader this day! ;)
Meanwhile, back at home... repairs and work were still in progress...
Then, in Ft. Worth, the house hunt with Little Men & Co. ended here. My car has more miles since July than it had the year and an half before. LOL!
There was lots of golf lady fun all year!
And, more Little Men fun!
Miss B had her first day of Pre-School this year! She loves it. =)
There were great times with these two as we fed our yarn addictions and solved life's problems... or at least made them better in the sharing.
And, another FIRST DAY... I love getting these photos... if you can't be there, it's the next best thing.
Then, we were off again for a little fun with Jeff and Brenda in Ruiodoso, NM. It was sooooo cool compared to the Texas heat. Now, that was a burger to tell about!
Golf at Inn of the Mountain Gods... Gorgeous course. There's a story to this one. A young man saw fit to play through and to choose my ball when he did. Brenda may still have nightmares about the chase and retrieval of my ball that ensued. LOL!
My Mom turned 80 in October. She's here with most of her grands.
The State Fair of Texas... everyone wants a picture with Big Tex.
Oh, the fun they had...
Too cute... and you'll notice our little sweet addict enjoying some cotton candy. No trip to the Fair is complete without that!
Love to see those smiles...
My favorite Halloween decoration with two of my favorite Trick or Treaters!
Post Fall Festival dinner... Mummy dogs and monster teeth... LOL! They're looking pretty tired at this point! LOL! My motto is wear 'em down. LOL!
There was even more golf fun...
And, porch gatherings...
And, requests from the Little Men: "Could you put this on Instagram, Noni?"
And, the beginnings of Ornament Hats...
Such cute Ornaments!
Gifts of the Spirit... Peace Award to our Alex. Thank you, Father. Such a precious one.
About to celebrate the Peace Award at Chipotle... Alex's go to choice for celebration! Roo was not AS EXCITED about Chipotle. ;)
Be still my heart once more... The note I found on my boots the morning I was getting ready to come back home... Love this child and am so very, very grateful for his precious love.
My little crusader. Can't tell you how proud I am of her... She's a one woman army of service (though growing her forces)... Spreading kindness and appreciation... God's love. Let it flow, girl. Let is flow!
Yep, that sassy little one in the middle is ours! Miss B's first Christmas program... Soooo sweet!
Amanda sent me this photo of Alex... he said the yarn bombing reminded him of Noni... Once more... be still my heart...
Christmas from my Mom... My favorite part was the cedar she had put in the box from home. Perfect. And, my chocolate lover, Alex, visited Santa SEVERAL times to enjoy a treat. ;)
The Ornament Factory...
My girls making our Christmas candy... The ones our family has made for generations... I hope one of them will remember... and keep it going.
They did an awesome job!!
Christmas night... This was the first time in many years I had not read these two The Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve... They had Christmas at their own home this year and came after Santa had visited. We enjoyed stories Christmas evening on the back porch... it was perfect.
We couldn't have Christmas holiday without a visit to the Dinner Bell!
2016 was a wonderful year... I am FULL of hope for 2017! Thank you, Father for the blessing you have bestowed. Help us to shine Your Light.
blessings ~ tanna