Happy New Year!
Well, 2016. That was... well. It was a year to remember, and very possibly regret. And who knows what's coming for us in 2017. Life, for sure, in all its horrendous, glorious beauty. I don't really expect anyone to scroll through 30 pictures of my family in 2016. I did this for myself, mostly. Because WOW, it is all blur. So it was helpful to scroll through memory lane (ie, our ridiculously bloated iPhoto folder) and try to punctuate our year.
So here we go... 2016.
January. Happy New Year! We have no idea what we are in for! HOORAY!
February: ALL of winter happened at once, in one weekend snowstorm. This is us taking the subway to go sledding, as one does when one's car is buried under 4 feet of snow. (aside: I've never seen a group of people as gleefully attacking snow drifts as my West Indian neighbors did that day. Take THAT Winter!)
Still holding to our monthly date night, a habit that, alas, we did not finish the year strongly on. Here we are selfie-ing at the Whitney Museum.
That time they both had strep.
City childhood. Climbing poles instead of trees.
April: Daniel is the star of his Hip Hop dance recital. Then he decides he doesn't want to take dance class anymore because tween.
May: Is is summer yet?
June: I made a card with this photo for all her teachers with the caption "We Made It!" because PHEW.
July: Family Photo! Family Birthdays! Why is everyone yelling!?!
Proof that yes, I make my children do school work during the summer.
'Cause summer days are L-O-N-G.
I turned 40! Lord help me, I was an emotional wreck over this. Also I cut all my hair off.
Hubby turns 40! He takes it so much better than me!
Lily charms her way into the band at our local fair.
Labor Day Weekend: We visit beloved family on the West Coast and LILY IS A FLOWER GIRL.
(Lily: that was the best day of my life!)
Celebrating Meskel with a tiny bonfire
October: Obligatory walking in Nature and Admiring Foliage.
Photos of the slow drunken nightmare later that night are unavailable.
This is happening next June. Goodbye little boy, hello middle schooler! Hold me.
December: Merry Everything! Praying for Peace and a bit of sanity for 2017.