2016 looking back; a photo diary review…July-December (with new Christmas photos )

I split up the 2016 yearly photo diary review into two portions. January through June are in the previous post. ( Here )

I have added some Christmas / Holiday photos to the end of this, rather than doing a separate Christmas post.

July

stars and spools for hQ and sewing review post

tomatoes and lettuce

KIDS MERICA POST TALLICAS

sunset collage

pretty cloud formation

baby robin in nest 2

Rose of Sharon Purple

Broccoli etc in skillet

August

brent and both girls

butterfly closeup

scott talli and kids funny

javis first football game crop edit

happy sunflowers shot

three tops collage

bee closeup

Javis and Brent on Scooters cropped

quilty 365 collage

September

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brent-soccer-2

aise-on-slide

kids-praise-lord-photo-edit

October

blue-jay-wings-upraised

roof-guys-cinemascope

neighbor-maple-tree-oct-15

bee-on-marigold-oct-15-2

go-bucs-fam-photo

bread-sewing-indoors-early-oct-collage

campbells-tomatoe-soup-lunch-collage1-1024x819

aiselyn

morning-quilting-oct-1

brent-running-at-soccer-game

boring-family-collage

November 

koopa-and-aise

black-eyed-susans-nov-10

elizabeth-pride-7-blocks-now

supermoon-day-two-collage

kids-group-photo

kate

orange-peels-another-row-done-on-line-nov-15

grandma-berti-hydrangea-nov-10

javis-on-scooter

more-leaves-for-flower-basket

December

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houses-on-piano-1024x736

closer-look-coffee-pot-680x1024

ice-on-rose-sharon

middle-of-the-night-snow-collage

rose-of-sharon-with-borders-dec-4

flower-basket-med-on-line-dec-6

crabapples-in-ice

water-company-now

nate-asleep

twin-bows-edit

kee-and-merle

CHRISTMAS :  ( NEW PHOTOS )

I have five grandchildren.  Brent and Kate are in a school district that issues TWO TICKETS to their Christmas program. I attribute that to laziness ….it’s not friendly for the extended families, is it?

The twins and Javis are in a school district that runs programs all day long, separated by grades, and every grade has a different program. I greatly enjoyed seeing the girls and Javis in their respective programs and was quite sorry that I could not see the other two grands in theirs!  Here are Aiselyn and Emya and Javis at their school.

school-musical-collage-for-blog

My oldest son was home from St. Louis for Christmas. Due to his schedule ( splitting time between his fathers’ family and ours ) and due to Brent and Kates’ schedule between my son and their mama, we had a dinner on Friday night and a breakfast on Christmas Eve.  A few candids between when he first arrived and the various get-togethers…

shawn-and-kids-thursday-night

Scotts’ dog Merle, and Nates’ dog Koopa ( both young ) played non-stop during their time together. They have the funniest expressions in some of the pictures…

koopa-and-merle-2

Between cooking with Tallica and Scott and his dad for the dinner, and baking for the next day, I was tired when it was all over. Our breakfast had home made bread ( I’d made enough Challah for the dinner and the next morning ) and two kinds of coffee cakes, hopple-popple and ham. Dinner had been ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, various sides, etc.

morning-collage-for-blog

The BIG gift for the kids had been dreamed up by my oldest son…a racetrack. SUPER expensive in the end…in the old days you ran these with controllers; now they need devices. And the devices need cases. And the little cars cost a fortune. And he bought extra track. We all went in on it…I finally understood it when it all started to work together that morning :)

MEANWHILE, if you remember the days when you bought your child a big Tonka Fire Truck and they preferred to play with the box ( or a similar situation ) my DIL’s little niece had NO interest whatsoever in her talking & singing bear and so yours truly got her drumming a bit….:)

gracie-on-drums

On Christmas Day I’ll say good bye to my oldest in the morning as he heads on down to visit with the other side of the family…as to here our Christmas was early but which day we celebrate doesn’t matter so much as long as we can coordinate to all be togother :) * Update / he’s not leaving until Tuesday now…will be back here on Monday / Yay!

HOPPLE POPPLE, in case you’ve never heard of it, is HERE

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2016 looking back…a photo diary review : January -June

When I was a new blogger, I was amazed to see people post reviews of the previous year right after Christmas! How in the world did they do this?  I guess that they started working on it early on….so awhile back, I started working on a six month review of 2016, and I’ll get around to the rest of it down the line :)

It’s a full week coming up here…a grandsons’ birthday ( yes, right before Christmas ) and the childrens’ school programs, baking and cooking for our Christmas get-together…I hope that your week is as fun-filled as mine promises to be.

Here is a photo diary review: January-June

JANUARY

merle-on-bed-with-sock

front of house snow later in morning

little merle in snow or clouds

little squirrel in snowstorm

gradient on line and the pup

FEBRUARY

bedroom shadows o

campbells soup kid etc collage

sunset and trees early Feb

botanical top on line Feb 12

snow thru window sepia

after a rain in puddle

brent and J at bus stop cropped and edited

MARCH

St Pats Day Clouds Collage

Cottonball Clouds

merle and aiselyn when they first got him

twin egg

looks like painting

APRIL

Dove closeup by crab apple tree

Koopa Collage

brent and merle collage

tallica brent scooter etc

girl with chicks embroidery for whimsy quilt

kids reading photo

finch on thin branch

1857 two rows of six each on the line early april collage

boys at movie

MAY

by statue with balloon

red and green quilt in wind

Bushes collage

kids at mummys

milk slides etc collage

medallion on line 2

lilac and snowball on porch

robin eggs in barberry bush

Snowball bush 2

baby birds 2

Birthday girl on porch

squirrel climbs window collage

JUNE

The heavens declare polaroid

flag

FLOWER CONEFLOWER WITH SUNLIGHT

flowers with sunlight

homemade oatmeal bread collage

strawberries

VACA aise and brent aquarium

Merle Serious

tallica and Aiselyn

whimsy table runner TOP on line

cicada 3

The above photo is of the 17 year cicadas that influenced quite a bit of our summer around here :)

You might also enjoy: December’s Personal Photo Challenge : Christmas Scenes  or  April Photo Diary

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