Memories, Dreams, Reflections 2015

I know I have primarily posted photos for the past year, and very minimal in the way of more in-depth content. Just seems to be where I’m at right now. So, enjoy our year-in-review in photos, with just a few tiny little comments thrown in.



I love you

i love you

Road-tripping it this past summer, wearing my sunglasses

Still laughing…

still laughing

… about the time they played in the sprinkler with their goggles on

Winter Wonderland


I really don’t know if I would call it a “wonderland” per se, but…. we did have a ton of snow in the early part of last year. So much so that I would be fine if we kept our totals this year to a minimum.

To be clear, I don’t really mind the snow. I think it’s pretty, and really it’s just a part of living in New England. What I didn’t like about last year was the absolutely horrible job the city (which we pay good money to) did with keeping the roads clear. I mean, they barely even tried.

That, and it lasted a solid eight weeks.

winter wonderland



Probably my favorite birthday party of last year. He was so excited for it to *finally* be his party.



I was inspired…

beer bottlessmall

… to turn beer bottles into a piece of artwork… gosh, I really love doing still-life with textures. Something I should revive in this year!


… and I was inspired to do my first painting/icon

Spring Feverspring fever

can’t wait to see if the plants come up again this year!



Baby on a beach. Rocks and dirty knees. Oh, and a sweatshirt because, New England.

Summer Days

summer days

summer days

Brave grandparents took them paddling, I volunteered staying on shore with the baby…

A Day in My Life

helping at Aldis

Just helping out with the grocery shopping

All Smiles

all smiles

Picking up an Auntie/Sister from the airport after her being away for a year at school!!!

Autumn Harvest


I know, I’ve used this photo multiple times since it was taken 🙂



My side of the family as of January last year. Since then: we haven’t added anyone not pictured, but we did  have a wedding (Simon and Yasie – in the back holding baby Z.) and we’ll be adding another come March. Other than that all the kids have just gotten bigger.



Some days you celebrate raindrops on roses and maybe just the fact that roses bloomed in December

Let’s Do it Again…

from our "first day of school" photos

… annual “first day of school” photo… They keep getting taller and we keep adding babies

I Miss You


“Bye! We’ll miss you!!!”



Wildflower bouquet from one of the little ones

Dress Up

dress up


macroProbably one of my favorite close ups of the year



St Lucia Day during Advent

My Favorite


OK, one of my favorites of us taken this year!

Just Because…

just because

… Christmas lights are pretty

Just Because… some more

just because

…and you really just need more watermelon in your life

Hopes and Dreams for 2016

siblings november-3

{ETA: March 2016}


Linking with Ashley Sisk for the annual M, D, R post