And now for a quick trip through 2017, with some of my favorite pictures!
JANUARY: Along with millions of women (and men!) around the world, Emily and I participated in the Women’s March. I wrote about that here and here. It was pouring down rain–an absolutely miserable day–and I love this picture that shows what a crowd turned out anyway. This is what democracy looks like!
FEBRUARY: John and I took a weekend trip to Gatlinburg, which I wrote about here. One highlight was moonshine tasting. Here you can see all that goodness being brewed, right out in public!
MARCH: William turned 16. I chose this picture because I love the look of delight on his face. He usually wears a rather solemn expression.
APRIL: My sister Betsy treated my mother, our other sister, and me to VIP tickets to The Gambler’s Last Deal, the final tour for Kenny Rogers, which I wrote about here.
MAY: Of course the biggest event this month was Teddy’s graduation, but since I already shared so many pictures of that, I’m choosing this favorite from one of several trips to Dollywood. This is Lorelei with her cousin Ella.
JUNE: A trip to the zoo. We got season tickets this year. This is part of the new tiger exhibit, about which more later.
JULY: We went on a wonderful trip to Pennsylvania for a family reunion. I hope to write that up at some point. For now, this is an animatronic Spinosaurus from our trip to Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, which was definitely the highlight of the reunion as far as William was concerned.
AUGUST: Another trip to the zoo, where we were able to get up close and personal with the two Malayan tigers.
SEPTEMBER: In another trip I want to write about this year, we spent a weekend in Cincinnati. We were there to see the exhibit of original Star Wars costumes, one of which is pictured below. What a thrill!
OCTOBER: My porch chairs continue to make me very happy. Decorating for Autumn is another thing that makes me happy.
NOVEMBER: Lorelei, William, and I attended the annual rosary service at Calvary Cemetery, Knoxville’s only Catholic graveyard. I’ll be going back to take more pictures before I do a long-overdue write up.
DECEMBER: In 2018, I will get a new title–mother-in-law! Jake asked Jessica to marry him a few days after Christmas, so I will have a wedding to tell you about this spring.
I’m linking up at Revolution of Love with other folks who like to do this too. Click below for more 2017 photos!