Thursday, December 29, 2016

Irish Garden House 2016 Recap . . .

snickers was a sick little doggie
we spent jan-march trying this and that
to help her feel better
many vet visits
touch and go there for a few weeks, months
the end of twenty sixteen finds her chipper and sassy



snow, reading, tulip touches for cheer

great grand elijah was born






followed the bald eagle happenings in

Washington DC

(the web cam will be up again in january)






great grand oakland turned two

granddaughter amanda graduated from culinary college





mister irish and I hunt for spring wildflowers

trillium pops up in the woods near our home

I planted some pinks


gardens began to come back to life
celebrated a pizza birthday with friends and tried a selfie
flowers bloomed
mister irish, snickers and I
walked bunches
at the muskegon channel to lake michigan
plus in our neighborhood



flowers bloomed

painted flowers with a friend





Irish Music Festival

mister irish found some great fences in pentwater

friends rode camels in morrocco

I giggled out loud when they posted the picture




celebrated our nineteenth

(oh my, we have grown up)

attended a wonderful art show in charlevoix

found some nice pieces

grandson jordon and friend mckenna enjoyed lewis farms





trip to Iowa with my daughter suzie to visit my brother terry

thanksgiving with the guinons





gatherings many

friends and family


one more picture of great grand oakland with her momma




three of my favorite postcards

I love the 1910-1911 postcard, I have shared it many times, my favorite card.

the blue card with the good luck symbols was sent to

Hallie from Dora, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, in 1911

and the final card

I love the pine cones and the 'tween friend to friend greeting




my friends

may you enjoy good health

adventures, laughter, quiet days, friends, family









Missy George said...

What a nice post..great idea..Thanks for the trip down memory lane..So glad little Snickers is better..Adorable Grans..I know you enjoy time with them..Happy New Year!

Michelle said...

This is a great post. So many wonderful things in your life in 2016. Wishing you many more blessings in 2017!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Happy New Year Lynne!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Lynne! You have had a wonderful year with many lovely happy memories. So much to be thankful for, right? The grand kiddies are adorable and I am so happy Snicker is feeling good.
Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead! I wish you all the best in 2017, Happy New Years!

babs said...

Great recap Lynne. It was a good year for you. Wishing you delightful times in 2017.

Jeanie said...

I love this, Lynne. I think we must have "met" around January because I remember how very concerned I was about Snickers, this dog I didn't even know. And of course the new littlest ones in your life. I'm so very glad we happened onto each other this year and look forward to many more visits in 2017.

A Casa Madeira said...

Amei as imagens.
Bom começo de ano.


I loved the pictures.
Good start to the year.

Linda said...

This is fantastic Lynne! Wish I had the forethought to do the same!
I would have a very hard time picking just a "few" pics!
Hope you and Mr Irish House have a stupendous New Years...
Love to you..
Linda :o)

Tanna said...

Perfect! Just what I needed. ;) Oh, and baby Elijah!! Sweet new family member! Life is good indeed!! Loved every single photo, Lynne! Thank you. Happiest of Happy New Year to you! xoxo ~ t.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Lynne, you are SO clever to do a recap...very enjoyable! Your poppy painting is fabulous...such talent...envious...sigh .
Merry Christmas and Happy, Safe New Year to you and yours.

Kim said...

Happy New Year Lynne...isn't it wonderful to look back? So many good time in your 2016, filled with family and friend and fun. Your granddaughter and great grand look just like you. It's in the eyes and the smile. Gorgeous!

Gail said...

Happy New Year!

MarmePurl said...

May the New year bring you three times as many Blessings as the last!

Melanie said...

Great recap of your year! Your pup, Snickers is so cute. Wow, does Oakland ever look like you! I think it's the eyes. :-)

Anita Johnson said...

Enjoyed your recap. What a nice way to spend a quiet New Years Eve. Happy New Year to you....

bj said...

this is an absolute HEARTWARMING post. just loved glad you had a good 2016 and pray this new year is equal.....xo

bj said...

meant to add now you have me wanting to do a year in review post....and here i am, trying to stay away from my computer long enuf to get to those projects staring me in the face....:)

Sarah Huizenga said...

Quite a spectacular year! So glad Snickers is well.

Kate said...

What a wonderful year you've had! I look forward to following along in 2017!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Lovely recap of 2016, Lynne. xo