Family means everything to me. It always has and always will. So I chose "Family" as my word of the year because I just want to spend as much time with all of my family, Dad, brother, son, daughter and grandkids this year. I already have some things planned out for all of us together. I've been fortunate as an adult to take lots of trips with my Dad and family since my Mom passed in 2005. My Dad had been her caregiver for close to 5 years doing everything at home, cleaning, cooking and caring for her non-stop. So after Mom passed in April 2005 we all missed her a lot but that summer my brother and I decided it was time for Dad to start enjoying things again and get out and go places. Our first trip was 2 weeks to Sydney, Australia. We have also gone together to Hawaii along with my husband, and just the 3 of us and other times all the family have taken many road trips in the US. A trip to Mt. Rushmore is one Dad requested, we went to DC to see my daughter 3 different times, we went to Mackinak Island, Michigan, we rented a cruiser in Florida and stayed on it for 5 days. Plus there have been other long trips and just day trips. Dad turned 96 in June and has been fighting colon cancer for over almost 4 years so all our trips now are shorter day trips but we still cherish each one. I made this layout of the day trip we took the day after this Christmas. With a stop at this restored covered bridge on our way to the town where Dad grew up.
I made this layout with the January "CHALLENGE YOURSELF" #73 in mind. The left side pictures of the three of us at our stop on this day trip and as per the challenge I'm in two of the pictures. Here are some of the details about it and you can check it out here and play along "CHALLENGE YOURSELF"
This month's challenge theme is Ali Edwards' One Little Word. We would like you to create a layout that celebrates your chosen One Little Word for 2020. If you are new to Ali Edwards' One Little Word concept, you can learn more about it here.
And as always, please remember to include a photo with YOU on your page.