It’s Time to Pause…

 …to reminisce, to indulge more fully than was possible at the time, in the delicious afterglow of so many happy memories of 2017.

More than making New Year resolutions, I like to take a look back on the past year to remember, to put in perspective, to fully understand, to appreciate, to reflect…and to be grateful!  I especially like to take the time to relish the many magic moments… to indulge more fully than was possible at the time in the delicious afterglow of myriad happy memories,  to take stock of a great year.

It’s time to remember the joy of:

the garden wedding with Jessica's father

Mar and Jessi’s unforgettable and gorgeous wedding

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 the stunningly beautiful wedding cake

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unexpected and amazing surprises

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 surprising friends with a fun, hearth-cooked dinner of sausage and lamb

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a rare snowfall

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a lovely meal with friends at one of our wonderful local restaurants

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toasting to many years of a happy marriage

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celebrating a life together

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 the 16 years with little Virgola

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intricate and intriguing plant patterns all around us

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the vibrant beauty of spring and heavenly scent of lavender

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delicious food

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and more delicious and beautifully-prepared food

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early summer beauty

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our magnificent and awe-inspiring view

smiling sunflowers welcoming us back

the delight of cheerful sunflowers

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the abundance from so many fruit trees

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the taste of our very own succulent table grapes

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eating at the local Sagre

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sharing that food festival fun with friends

TO BE CONTINUED AS I REFLECT ON THE SECOND HALF OF 2017

-Mary