Welcome, 2016

Christmas has come and gone.  It was peaceful and we enjoyed a lot of love.

Christmas Eve brought the traditional reading of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’ which has been read to the kids by Ben every year since Zach was a baby ….


Christmas morning brought the most special of gifts.  Ben had a photo book made for each of the kids, which contained only photos of him with each of them and a special inscription.  In turn, the kids created a frame for Ben with photos and letters from them to him …

Christmas day was spent with family and the best of friends ….

Our chosen family, Nancy and Jeremy, graciously opened their house to us so that all of us could fit and enjoy dinner together with my family and Ben’s.  We will be forever grateful for that because dinner wouldn’t have been possible without their generosity.

Since cousins from both sides (back east and local) were around this year, we were able to do these before and after shots:

And then there was these Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning before and after shots:

Post-Christmas brought a visit from Cal that we both thoroughly enjoyed. Cal is the other half of the beautiful Whitney that you have seen in previous posts, who took care of Ben during some of his radiation treatments:


And so now we have just rung in the New Year.  Welcome, 2016! Unfortunately, My Beloved was tossing his cookies as the clock struck midnight, so I won’t be posting any pictures of him this eve.  But we did get to spend the majority of the evening all together as a family, because I have wonderful kids who all opted to bring their friends over and stay home this New Years Eve:

And since there are no pics of Ben this New Years Eve, I will share with you this throw back of my sweetheart:


Thats him on the left.  1986-ish. I love his smile.

Have a wonderful New Year.  I hope that everyone reading this enjoys a year of peace, happiness and good health for themselves and those they love.

I’m off to drive the boys home.  Hug your families.

Wendy xoxo

6 thoughts on “Welcome, 2016

  1. Thank you for sharing all of this with us. Your family is a beautiful blessing. Happy New Year.

    Keeping you in my prayers,



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