Friday, December 30, 2011

a look back on the year that was...

As the year draws quickly to a close....
will do my annual rear-view mirror post.

January 1, 2012 began for us under the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

From there it was on to Kenya...
an amazing experience!

February ~ the eagles and snow-capped peaks of home.

March ~ the first wiener roast of the year.

April...a trip across the mountain pass to retrieve Kris's vehicle following his accident.

May ~ Mennonite Girls Can Cook book launch celebration.

June ~ the latest we have ever planted corn on our farm...
due to a very wet spring.

July ~ we welcome Baby Lucy

We celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.

September ~ a trip up the Sunshine Coast

October ~ we are thankful for family and the harvest that was late, but plentiful.

November ~ Yosemite National Park and Palm Springs

As the sun sets on another year...
I realize again how much I have to be thankful for!

Soon we will be opening the door on a new year.
I'm a little fearful of stepping through.
But I know Who goes before me...
and His mercies are new every morning.

Happy New Year to all of you...
my blogging friends!


  1. What wonderful photographs of a fascinating year! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy New Year!

  2. So much unsaid, behind the photos - made me want to go back and re-read some of your posts. It was quite a year! I hope that 2012 will match 2011 in the good times!

  3. There's nothing like a year in review to help you count your blessings. Your photos are amazing! Happy 2012 to you and your family!


  4. I just told Lovella that she does the best year in review, but now I must add your review to my list. I had forgotten all that went on in your year. Lucy, the trips, Kris's many things to be grateful for.

  5. Beautiful pictures! You had one post of picturs that made me cry because of God's awesome beauty He has created for us! Here's to you and your family having a blessed, overflowing with plenty and awesome 2012. I know I am!

  6. I loved your rear-view of the year. It is such a blessing to be able to see how you walk each day with the Saviour at your side.
    It is a joy and a privilege to be part of your life in your circle of friendships.
    Happy New Year!

  7. Your review is full of God's blessings. What a year you've had. I'm hoping that 2012 will be equally good.

    Happy New Year to you and Elmer, Judy.

  8. Tis always wonderful to know who walks through first...without that I don't know where I'd be.
    Your photos are stunning and wonderful and give a reflection of who you truly are.

  9. What a great look back at your year. As always, your photos of the locations you've visited (and live) are gorgeous. Happy New Year!

  10. Beautiful recap Judy!
    Blessings for a wonderful 2012.

  11. Wonderful recap with lovely photos as usual. It truly is amazing all that went on this year. So thankful God holds our future in His hands...

  12. You had an amazing year, Judy! God was abundant in His blessings.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy & Healthy New Year filled with many new blessings.

  13. Beautiful pictures and great rear-view (I like that term).

    Wishing your many more blessings in 2012!

  14. His mercies are new every morning... It's a joy to review and remember the year with you and look ahead to the new year. I love how that passage continues with "great is His faithfulness!"

  15. Judy, may you have a terrific new year!

  16. I've enjoyed glancing in the rear view mirror with you Judy. I just glanced through my Mennonite girls cookbook again yesterday. It's such a great accomplishment. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your past are blessed! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  17. Seeing your pictures is a wonderful way to review all the great things that have come about for you in the past year, from Paris to Africa to Lucy and Kris' recovery. Happy 2012!

  18. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you.....all the days of your life. I so enjoyed each photo you choose to share. I'm blessed to call you friend!

  19. Hi Judy, thank you for your visit and good wishes. This is a wonderful retrospective post, and just look at all that has happened in only one year! This last photo is especially glorious. Wishing you and yours all the best in the 2012, many blessings and gifts from the hand of our Lord and Savior, the King of Kings and the One who watches over every second of our lives.

  20. Enjoyed your look back, Judy .. a full year captured by your beautiful photos.
    May the Lord grant you a new year filled with His goodness as you trust in Him!
    Blessings on you and your family!

  21. The most beautiful, meaningful photographs of this past year. I enjoyed them so much. So many special gifts from our Heavenly Father, to treasure in our hearts. It has been my joy to visit your blog on a sometimes daily and sometimes weekly basis. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us.

    Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family!


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