Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A year in review....

My life has been a roller coaster this year.  How do I describe it?  Fun, scary, sad, work, hot, cold, just perfect.  Just a few words, but I thought I would share some pictures that are definitely part of my year of 2015.


 Taking pictures of one daughters (Sarah) and Craig's family and look what happens, another daughter photo bombs and the little one Ryan pulls a face, sigh....


Son in law, Josh, my grandsons, Jaden and Trestan.

Grandchildren Alex and Natalie.


Little Mila

Lottie and her husband Josh





Daughter Meredith with her three children, Ashton, Mila and Ian

Almost all of us on a hike...

  Grandson Jacob


  Grandsons Jacob and Ryan







Grandson Jaden (2) football star!

Mom and Dad at a family reunion up in Cache Valley, Utah where they are both from.  Two months before he passed away.

  Sad day when we buried Dad.

   and then 3 months later this young woman died.  She and my daughter Lottie were best friends from the day they were born.  Only 4 months apart.  She even named one of her daughters Lottie.  My friend (her Mother) is devastated as is the rest of her family and us.

So now it's Christmas (already) I can't believe it.  AND 2016 just literally around the corner.

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you have such a beautiful bunch of kids and grands. i love the spontaneity in these photos. i'm sorry for lottie's and your loss. too young...

and i can relate to the rollercoaster. the past 6 months have put me on one, too. i hope 2016 will bring good things to us both, dear susan. :)

Rose said...

Oh, Susan, I loved seeing your family...you are blessed. I cannot believe Mila is that big already...it just seems like yesterday she was born. Cute boys...

So sorry for the loss of Lottie's friend....

Karen Ann said...

Wonderful photos, beautiful family - and so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved ones -

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

You have a beautiful family. I'm sorry for the loss of your father, and for Lottie's friend. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and hoping for a bright new year.

S. Etole said...

Such a beautiful family. Blessings for this Christmas and the coming New Year.

Deb said...

Hope that 2016 is a good year for you and that you will find peace and comfort in the loss of your loved ones.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You have a beautiful family, Susan. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad and your friend's daughter.
Merry Christmas to you and yours! And I'm hoping for a wonderful new year for us all!

Kerin said...

Sending condolences on the loss of your father and sweet friend.
May the new year be filled with blessings and happiness for you and for your beautiful family.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

~K.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sorry you have had such an up and down year, Susan. I hope 2016 runs a lot smoother for you. For sure you have a good looking family.

Jeanne said...

So blessed you are in the family that you have. I remember when Mila was born.... She has grown up so much and is such a doll!