With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: End of Year Wrap-up

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

End of Year Wrap-up

As the year draws to a close I'm trying to catch up by posting activities and memory-making moments with and for family. It's been a busy and full couple of months. My heart overflows. Hard to imagine that less than five months ago I had a total hip replacement.

 A surprise visit to upstate New York to celebrate Brenna and Shaela's birthdays. We took Keri along.
 A festive and chilly evening in Philadelphia at City Hall and Dilworth Park
 Celebrating my dear sister's birthday with a lovely dinner. 
 Annual Christmas dinner with our weekly Community Group Bible study friends.
 why, yes... everyone is drawing on paper plates atop their heads because this group knows how to have silly fun as well as love, encourage and pray for each other as we study Scripture and grow closer to our Lord and Savior.
 PopPop John with Jet and Joelle
irresistible and oh, so kissable munchkin
 Fun evening at Johns annual Christmas Party.
 My niece and family and my nephew and his girls came for dinner and then off to our church Living Nativity.
Mt. Laurel Living Nativity
Though the temps were in the teens, Keri was so excited to be a host angel this year in the Living Nativity (she is the second angel from the left)
Our gift to each other were tickets to the Keith & Kristyn Getty Irish Christmas Celebration of Carols
 We took our youngest daughter, Abbey along.
Christmas eve
PopPop John with grandkids
John and our oldest grandson, Jared.
that hug... unsolicited, spontaneous, genuine, heartwarming... my very favorite Christmas photo {heart}
Jill and family weren't here this year but we loved their pics and face-time chatting.

finally want to share this 15 second video...
someone has learned to make bubbles and is quite proud of her achievement :)

~we are blessed beyond measure~


Mildred said...

Good Morning! I really enjoyed the photos. Such a beautiful family and special times/memories. Wishing each of you many blessings in the new year. xo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So many great photos and special family moments. Wishing you and yours abundant blessings and all the best in the new year.

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Such lovely photos! =)

Sending blessings for a wonderful New Year!

Ann said...

So many wonderful moments from the past year. I hope you have many more in the new year

Karen said...

That was a beautiful reminder of all the precious moments we can be thankful for!

Lorrie said...

It looks like a great time was had by all over the season!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful recap ♥ Wishing you a wonderful 2017 as well, Loraine!

Lea said...

A picture is worth a thousand words and these pics are indicative of that. What sweet memories of this past year and Christmas that will live forever in your heart and mind. Abundant blessings!

Sangeetha said...

Hi Loraine, Wonderful photos and such sweet memories.
Wish you a very Happy New Year and may 2017 bring you and your family a lot of joy, happiness, good health and peace of mind.

Debby Ray said...

Such wonderful memories to look back on from 2016. Many blessings to you and yours in the New Year! Hugs!♥


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