Tim and I having a date at the Flour House in Princeton.
I love the ambiance of this little bakery/coffee shop.
My dear JJ. Pray that 2017 will be her year for healing and
getting her life back.
2016 started on the heels of a rough fall 2015 with
|CC, LE, me, JoJo, JJ|
|LE is on the right between cheers. Isn't she cute?|
LE had a great semester overall. Her grades are outstanding - the best I've seen for her. She is making friends, was a cheerleader for boys basketball, continued her flute at school and with Music Suite 408. Just before Christmas break, she found out that she was invited to be in the area wide Junior High Honor Band. She had many concerts this fall and Christmastime and was in a school wide Christmas musical with a solo part. She has grown so much in her flute skills and actually thanked me for making her keep with it.
|Celebrating JoJo's 10th birthday in November.|
Tim's father passed away peacefully just before Thanksgiving. We were able to see all of the Gales and many other family friends that week. Christmas day was spent peacefully with Tim's mother and a local friend we invited to share it with us. Randy has been very good to reach out to Tim during his convalescence.
One last mention before I close, is that two close family members were diagnosed with cancer this year. My 48 year old sister in law was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemo and radiation and surgery. My 19 year old nephew was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma over Christmas break. He underwent surgery just before Christmas and is suffering as he waits to see the oncologist for further treatment and answers this month.
Tim's dad passed away just before Thanksgiving.
Here is a picture of all the Gale cousins gathering for Thanksgiving.
Being near family in times like this is wonderful.