Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Year in Review

Time to wrap up this year. it seems like only a few days ago that I wrote the review for 2015.  Times flies!

Trica is a Nurse Practitioner at a Clinic in  Northern Minnesota. Trica’s husband Richard is in the Radio Business.

Jennifer continues to teach English at a Community College.  She  is the Mayor of their little town.   Jen’s husband Andy teaches Electronic Technology and Automated Systems at a Community College.  He is the Fire Chief in their little town.  Andy is a First Responder.

Savannah is going to a Community College for elementary education.  A few days ago she was contemplating going to school for Cosmotology. She works part time for her Dad at the Radio Station.Savannah

Madison graduated from High School. She has two jobs one as a bartender and the other answering phones.  She will begin classes at a Community College in January to be a Dental Hygentist.


Paige is a Senior she is the Captain of the Hockey Team, she is taking some college courses.  She is being scouted for Hockey Scholarships. Paige works part time in a Sports Store. She would like to go to school for Pre Med.

Paige and Chance Letter Jacket

Noah would be technically a Senior in High School, but he is a PSEO Student at a Community College. (Post Secondary Enrollment Options.)  He plays guitar and violin.  He is working part time at Noodles and Co. He is in Vex Robotics. Noah will graduate twice in May of 2017…from Northland Community College with a two year degree and a week later from High School. He would like to go to school for Pre Med.


Adam is in ninth grade.  He plays the Cello.  He is in Vex Robotics.



Chance is twelve.  He struggles with stairs and sleeps a lot. He trys to play ball every day but running tires him out.  He still manages to walk to the mailbox everyday.

Trica and Richard still have Jade and one cat….Bailey.

Savannah has a big dog named Chewy and Luna her kitty.

Madison has the horse of a dog Deacon and her kitty Ziggy.


Paige has a new pig named Sigourney.


  Sadly Paige’s kitty Skittles escaped through an open door and was never seen again.

Skittles 2010 to 2016 

Jen’s Miney is eleven, Andy’s Little Elvis is six…I think he loves Noah more than Andy!  Chaucer the cat survived another year…this year he survived chewing through Christmas Tree lights.

Biggest Change: We didn’t have any huge changes this year.  We lead a quiet life.

Biggest Frustrations: The medical and medicare system.  Waiting on the phone listening to elevator music for who knows how long before a real person will answer your questions.  People who use perfume or aftershave and say “I just use a little.”

Deaths: My Aunt Grace died in May she was 82 years old.  This year a number of neighbor ladies died; Hazel Eskola died last December 29 at the age of 87, Vi Mack died in January at the age of 89, Mary Harris died in May she was 83 and Irene Mack was 94 when she died in May. I knew all these ladies from the time I was born…except for Mary…I met her when I was about 14.  May they all Rest In Peace.

Births: None in our immediate family.

Happiest Moments: Time spent with our children and grands…and of course Chance.


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Cynthia said...

You have a wonderful family, including your fur-family members, and its fun hearing what everyone is doing.

Happy New Year to you all from the blogger, the writer, Bob, and Rosie! 🎉🎊🎉

Kathy said...

I love this post at the end of each year. Doesn't time fly by? I've been reading your blog for many years now. I came to find you via a search for info on lady slippers and found you. I love Chance (and especially his blog postings)and hearing about your life in northern MN. I live in the Twin Cities. Happy New Year to all of you!

DJan said...

I could have written the comment by Kathy, except that I live in Bellingham. I love your posts, your wonderful family, and especially Chance. We are going old together. You bring light to many lives, including mine. :-)

linda m said...

Great year end post. Happy New Year to you, Far Guy and Chance!

Mac n' Janet said...

You have much to be proud of, Happy New ¥ear

Red said...

Of the very few gripes I have, waiting on call centers to take your call is at the top.

Terry and Linda said...

The best times were that dog Chance!!!


Silver in AZ said...

You have an amazing family and life; I'm very happy for you. Have a wonderful new year!

Rita said...

Love your year-end post. Does seem like you just did one--LOL! The past couple years kind of disappeared way too quickly. Glad everyone is doing so well. Your family is full of young souls preparing to make their way in the world...about to fly off! Such great kids and grandkids! Happy New Year!! :)

Jenn Jilks said...

Sound like much happened! I figure evrey day above ground is a good one. Hubby's cancer tests have shown only slow growth, so we are pleased.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Paula said...

A busy year! You have a beautiful family!

Linda Reeder said...

I would say your family is in a good place. You have much to be proud of.

Linda W. said...

Great photos of your grandkids! You have much to be proud of. Happy 2017!

The Furry Gnome said...

Still can't believe that Paige got a pig as a pet!

Intense Guy said...

Happy new year!!!

Henny Penny said...

You have a bunch of good looking grandchildren! Wish I could write a post as good as you. Happy new year!

Sam I Am...... said...

Well, it is quite obvious that there are no dummies in your family! LOL! I like your yearly review just in case I missed something! Happy New Year to the whole fam damily!

L. D. said...

It is a good list. I have followed you long enough I knew who everyone is and now know exactly what they do. It did make me realize that I don't post very much about my kids in Maine. I guess I can use their photos to share about their lives. I would have to steal their photo from their Facebook pages.