Highlights of 2016

paul-shirley-dave-marylou-costa-ricaAmazing seven weeks in Costa Rica in January and February. 

A book research trip to Sisseton South Dakota in summer.

Going to Saskatoon for our older grandson’s birthday party in April and going again in June to meet our new grandson.

Marching in the Pride Parade in Steinbach. 

dad and dave walkSaying a final farewell to my father-in-law who died in June.

Being a finalist in a writing contest. 

Working on a Little Free Library project at our church. 

A family get together with our children and grandchildren in August. me and my cousinsReuniting with many cousins I hadn’t seen in a long time at my aunt and uncles’ anniversary party. 

Meeting so many delightful children on my art gallery tours and giving tours to adult participants in the Arctic Net Conference.

Monthly meetings with my T-4 group of friends and our church small group. 

Continuing to be able to write my newspaper column Viewpoint.
luncheon with student teachers

Working with the inspiring student teachers I supervise.

Seeing lots of great movies, theatre productions and concerts. 

Becoming power of attorney for my ninety-four year old  Aunt Vi. 

Having two sets of curriculum I authored published. 


Weekly get togethers with my Dad. 

Spending time with our children here in Winnipeg and attending all their musical performances. 

Hosting so many friends old and new for meals in our home. 

Reading all the Canada Reads nominees. 
marylou-and-lynne-ladies-lookoutMemorable two-week holiday and hiking trip to Newfoundland. 

A trip to Ontario in May that included our son’s Royal Canoe show in Toronto and a great visit with family in Leamington. 

Researching and writing stories from our families’ histories. 

Having so many people read my blog and the way it keeps me connected to interesting people and places and ideas.

Happy New Year!

Other year end posts……..

Happy New Year From Albuquerque

2015 on What Next

New Laws for a New Year



Filed under Reflections

2 responses to “Highlights of 2016

  1. Ruth Goudreau

    You are an amazing, energetic woman and I’m so glad that you write this blog. I appreciate all your sharing and it helps to reconnect me with my hometown (Steinbach) and also to keep up with news about various movies, travels and your dad who was my doctor for many years. Thank you and have a great 2017. I know you’ll share it with me (us).

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