Sunday, December 31, 2017

A Look Back On 2017

It's 12:16 a.m. We're in the last 24 hours of 2017. 
It was a momentous year. 

We went to New York in March. 

I met Ms. Toody Goo Shoes. 

I got a fun surprise in the mail for my birthday. 

But got a bigger surprise a few days later. 

We got all dressed up for Make A Wish. 

I said goodbye to these lovely co-workers and my precious students.

I spent the summer rehabbing our trailer. 

We went on the trip of our dreams with some fun friends! 

There were also fun trips to the lake, concerts and ceramic painting with friends, 

dinners and brunches with family. 

Bill perfected the art of being a speedy museum patron in Chicago and Philadelphia. 

In the end, I think we've worked on perfecting the art of the selfie. 
It's been a great year. 
Happy New Year! 

Here is where I party:


  1. It has been a momentous year for you Katie. I trust it is just the first of many wonderful retired times where your time is your own to call as you please! So delighted to have discovered you in 2017!

    Happy New Year!

  2. What a great look back at this past year for you. Retiring and being able now to travel and do all the fun things you want to do. The trip to Paris with your friends amazing and how fun you got to meet up with Amy. Wishing many more fun adventures in the new year. Health, great happiness and joy each day for you too. Happy New Year.

  3. May this New Year be special in every way… bringing you the gift of love and excitement.
    (01/01)From Japan to friends all over the world; Happy New Year! ! @Sakamoto2Ryouma

  4. A great year indeed Katie! so glad you got to do so many wonderful things! Happy New Year!

  5. That sounds like a wonderful year! I just love your Paris photos. :)