Friday, December 30, 2016

What Happened?!

It's almost time to change the calendars.  I'm tired of hearing the people on the radio talk about all the famous people who died in 2016.  Yes, it's sad.  I get it.  Do we need to go through the list every day leading up the 2017? I think not.

Instead, I went through the archives to pick out some of my highlights.  Gotta love them archives:

Our 2016 started with a fun trip to Estes Park.

Dad's time on earth ended in February.  Not necessarily a highlight for me, but I'm hoping it was one for him.  He'd emphasized that he was ready, that he'd had a good life for nearly 92 years.

I miss him and Mom every day.

 I'm glad Meego enjoys extracurricularing in the high school band program.  If nothing else, it keeps him from wearing the same clothes all the time.

This year, I learned that I shouldn't donate blood, because it might kill somebody.  Oh well, I can take a hint.

Chaco graduated and has become a productive member of society (and he's off the parental dole, yay!)

Had a rip-roarin' good time at P.E.O. convention.  Looking forward to the next!

Third round of driving lessons...

Donald Trump made Wolfgang a news celebrity

A blog friend came to visit in real life!!

Followed by another one!!

We enjoyed a lovely morning of bloonz backdropped by the Peak

And I finally got around to climbing the Peak with Chaco.

A good marching band season...

...many more geocaches in the log...

                ...and grad program completion.
(no commencement ceremony for me, clipart it is)

Okay, 2017.  Bring It!



  1. Great overview of the year. I liked seeing the photos all together. Happy New Year, and congrats on your accomplishments. :)

  2. Love the "teaching another one to drive" face! It's spot on. Happy New Year!

    1. Not my favorite parenting thing to do...
      Happy New Year, Stranger!

  3. Happy New Year Abby! One of the highlights of 2016 was my trip to Colorado. So great seeing you and taking that hike up the mountain.
    Loved this look back at your 2016. Hopefully 2017 will be full of just as many accomplishments, and perhaps another blog friend visit? I'm game.

    1. Happy New Year! I'll be here all year!

  4. Happy New Year! Your 2016 highlight reel seems to have been a pretty good one, overall. Here's hoping for more good stuff in 2017! And congratulations, Graduate!

  5. It has been fun to share your moments through the year. Wishing you the best in the New Year!!

  6. Happy New Year! Here's to more blogging in 2017.

    1. Cheers to that, Ginny! Happy New Year!

  7. That morning at the peak looks good (and don't stop donating blood)