I have so many photographs on film and digital that I could start an ancient tomb of historical archives for our family. Someday I might have to put it all together in a documentary film after my daughter graduates from Film School, but for now, I’m happy to share some of my most memorable moments of 2016. Some photos are clickable to see larger.
My husband had to work that night but the kids and I stayed up and watched the ball drop in NYC. Trust me, we are much happier watching it all happen from the comfort of our own warm home.
You have got to be kidding me! This is why I’m so glad I have teen boys. A snowstorm hits us like a ton of bricks and traps us inside for 5 days.
Celebrated my teen daughter’s birthday at her favorite restaurant. To see another year of my baby girl growing up is literally tear-jerking.
My teens serve Spaghetti Dinner to the community for a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. H4H is a global nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world.
Celebrated my oldest teenage son’s birthday this month. I’m really beginning to feel old at this point.
We took a short glamping trip to Gettysburg Pennsylvania in June to hike the paths and rocks up the mountain.
In July we headed to Knoebels Amusement Park in Pennsylvania for some family fun!
Off to King’s Dominion Campground for some glamping and amusement park fun! And then to the Science Museum of Virginia. We can’t get enough of learning in Science, Technology, and Art!
My oldest son is driving now and I am both nervous and overjoyed because now he can drive me around!
My middle teen son celebrates his birthday with a movie, then coming home so he can game all night!
My daughter leads a team for the local Film Festival and wins in the Top 10 for her short film. My boys help with the film.
We then spent Thanksgiving at Cracker Barrel because our oven broke!
We took a trip to visit family and we stop in to visit my husband’s brother’s grave and our first daughter we lost in 1992. We also spent Christmas in a little town called Peddler’s Village.
Though the year has passed and we are now looking forward to 2017, reviewing the past 12 months has given me an opportunity to see all the changes for the better. We have learned to cope with issues, face challenges, and enjoy life together as a family. I am definitely so blessed!