Welcome to my blog Viewing My World! I have another blog A La Carte where I share my love of thrifting, tablescapes and other aspects of my life. This blog is to share my love of photography! I hope by starting this blog I will take more photos. Come along with me as I view my world through the lens of my camera.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

That Was The Year That Was

As we end 2011 it is time to take a moment to reflect on 
the year that was!

The year started out for me on such a positive note!  My first Grandchild was due in April and there was so much to do to get ready.  I was so happy to help my Daughter and SIL get the nursery ready
The couple's baby shower was so much fun
We were ready for Tiger to arrive!
 And arrive he did on April 7th
Changing our world forever!
June found us at YMCA summer camp where Blake was Aquatic & Music Director
I spent about 10 days helping them to get settled and enjoying my birthday with Sara, Blake & Tiger
The happy family just days before this
Blake had a serious ankle break that required surgery.  They came home from camp and I went over to be with Blake at the hospital and then home to help them for a few days. 
It was a long summer but they were able to work several weeks of camp before Sara had to return to school.  Daddy daycare started and went really well!  So proud of Blake, a wonderful Dad even on crutches. 
My older daughter Ashleigh moved across the country from me to Cali.  I miss her a lot but
I got to visit her for two weeks and had a wonderful time in Sunny California!
After returning home I got word that my brother was not doing so well and I flew to Texas
I spent a month there with my Mom and visiting my brother....it was extremely hard to see him so ill.  He is at peace with it all.  Since leaving he has been given longer to live then at first expected so I will be returning to visit him in February
During this time my blogging family has been a wonderful support and the prayers have been such a blessing to me and my family.  I can't thank each of you enough!
I made it home for Thanksgiving and was able to spend some time taking care of Tiger.  I love this child so much and he makes everything better
We had a fun photo shoot in the park for their Christmas card and I had a blast taking pictures of my favorite little guy
This describes my Christmas with more to come
I will be spending New Year's Weekend with Sara, Blake and Tiger and we will have our Christmas then also!
Tiger is for sure my best gift this year!

As the year ends and 2012 approaches, I am wishing for more JOY with my family and wishing my brother some time to be with his wife, children and grandchildren.  I feel hopeful that 2012 will continue to be a blessing.  

I'm joining Jenny for Alphabe-Thur

Just viewing my world,


  1. Oh Linda I want to come visit that Tiger and just hug him! He is so adorable! Your family is precious. How blessed you are! Prayers for your brother and you family. Always. But I am reflecting on this past year and I am so grateful to have friends like you! You mean a lot to me and I am so happy I know you! Hugs and Much Love Anne

  2. Well, I hope the new year brings some better memories. Course a Tiger would be good any year:) He's a cutie. Best withes for your brother....

  3. And that's it in a nutshell. What a year. Let's both hope for a great 2012 my dear friend. Sweet Tiger was a blessing for sure.
    Good news about your brother : )
    Happy New Year Linda.
    Love You
    Love Me

  4. It's certainly been quite a year for you all. hoping 2012 has lots of love & happiness in it!

  5. What a year! I am so glad you have had Tiger to hug on!

  6. i can't believe how tiger has changed. you did a lot of traveling, it seems, this year. i am so glad that you will get to spend more time with your brother in feb.

  7. A grandchild is a great person to have in your life:) So many things we missed with our own kids, we have a second chance with our grandkids! Happy New Year:)

  8. That Tiger - what a little sweetie.
    You've had quite a year, Linda. I'm very happy to have 'met' you and love to visit your posts!

  9. All said, I think you had a great year, Linda. Continued blessings in 2012! xo,

  10. What a sweet family. That's awesome. Happy New Year!

  11. Hello Linda,

    I really had a wonderful visit with you today through this post. I felt like I sat down with you at the dining room table drinking some tea and flipping through your scrapbook of the past year.

    I am wishing you all a very bright and happy 2012 and will be keeping your brother in my prayers and all of you, too.

    Love and hugs,

  12. Such a year of change...so much beauty...so much sorrow...

    I'm glad you followed the picture of the pins in the bones with Tigers adorable picture! I distracted myself quickly from the shudders by saying 'awwwwww' about 27 times!

    Hope your New Year is beautiful and bright! I suspect with your heart it will be!