I decided to join Judith over at "Lavender Cottage" for Mosaic Monday with a picture mosaic of 2014. I was going to do one big mosaic but thought the photos I chose might get 'lost' so decided on several mosaics instead. You know me and my pictures by now. :)
2014 was a big year for me with two trips to Calgary to visit our daughter and her family, our son's wedding, a new grandson, my sister's visit home from British Columbia for a month and lastly, the passing of my dear brother from cancer in November. Every year, every week, brings it's joys and sorrows and we accept it all with whatever emotion carries us through those moments. I have shed tears of joy and tears of sorrow, and have also laughed, at the events that life gave me this past 12 months. God has blessed me through it all and I look forward to what He will bring into my life in the new year.
Last winter was one of unending snow it seems. We had many big storms that piled the snow up until April. I bought several bouquets of tulips to bring some colour and cheer into our home through the winter months. The bottoms 2 photos are in Lake Louise, Alberta, the one on the right being the 'announcement' of grandbaby # 3 to come in August.
Even with snow in April, spring did arrive in all it's newness with blooms and green everywhere.
We had a gorgeous summer with lots of sunshine and some really hot days. Everything grew and blossomed. Our biggest events were in the summer, mainly in August. Our new deck and pergola was built in June and we enjoyed it immensely. In July when my sister was home we celebrated one last time together, our July birthdays with our brother. Little did we know that he'd be taken 'home' just over three months later. August saw the marriage of our son Mark, to Jenn. And. The arrival of our newest grandson, Liam, a third boy for our daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Matthew.
I thought I'd better share this mosaic of our other two grandsons, Ewan and Eli, Liam's big brothers.
Some sunny days and rain and early snow in November.
Well that brings us to the last month of the year ~ December. The month of Christmas and winter.
That's a look back at my 2014. I took hundreds of photos this year, as always. :) It's hard to choose from them but I picked a few favourites to highlight the seasons and events.
Thank you to all of you who read my blog. You have been very supportive of me through this year and I really appreciate each one of you. I pray that 2015 will be a great year for you.
Join us at Judith's "Lavender Cottage" for Mosaic Monday.
Blessings to you.