Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 in Review in Book Form

Preserving memories of our family, couple, friends,
food and grandchildren activities is one of my
passions.  This year I created a book of memories
for each of us consisting of these 16 picture
pages made on my phone using Pic Stitch.
They were all printed on 12x12 glossy pages
in Costco Photo books.
We started with Thanksgiving 2017.

A granddaughter who turned eight in December and her baptism.
The Grinch holiday cheermeister party for the family.
 Before Christmas celebration in Salt Lake
at the Grand America and the Roof Restaurant.
A sleepover for the grandkids who don't spend the night
on Christmas Eve.
Our Nativity night, done a couple of weeks before Christmas.
The table set for Christmas Eve in blush pink.

Christmas morning.
Dinner with the adults at La Caille Restaurant
to celebrate my birthday.
Disneyland trip for my birthday, with a surprise
visit from my middle son and his daughter.
Then from Disneyland on to Hawaii to celebrate
getting another year older.
A trip to Cabo to check on construction.
The Atlantis in the Bahamas with friends.
A new grandbaby.
And a celebration of pictures of her first year.
Historic Easter with the bunnies.
New York City to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Our anniversary celebration in Southern California.

Glamping in Moab, Utah.
Lake Powell with the family.
Mermaid party with the grandkids.
Another granddaughter turning eight and being baptized.
River rafting in Wyoming with the family and friends.
Another Lake Powell family trip.

Just some fun moments with family and friends.
Visiting my sister with friends in San Antonio.
Garden party with kids.
Our luxury "camping" trip while the others went
Lake Powell with friends.
The beginning of fall and Halloween.
Hubby's birthday - again stopping at Disney and then off
to check on our Cabo place.
A shower for our upcoming grandbaby.
Halloween with Harry Potter Theme.

Thanksgiving in St. George with a live Nativity.
Tea with Papa and Mrs. Claus.
 Grandchildren chocolate dipping, after our tea party.
 2018 progress on Cabo construction - slow and painful!
        Christmas at Disneyland, our last trip on our year pass.

A Night in Bethlehem in December.
Sweet baby Elyse born.
The traditional trip to Grand America 
with dinner at the Melting Pot in Salt Lake.
 Christmas Eve dinner,
and pajamas.

Christmas morning!

Whew I get exhausted when I look at it in one sitting,
but we have had a lot of fun.  I want the little ones to
remember, so I publish books, and this is going to
be my new tradition - the year in review.

Their books go from October to October as
I need to have time for publishing, and I plan
on about a month.

I love family histories, and picture books are such
an easy and fun way to keep those histories.

Have a wonderful New Year's Celebration
and may 2019 be a peaceful, healthy and happy
year for you and yours.


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Wowwwww......🥂 Happy new year !!! 🥂 Ria 💕

  2. A fantastic year, Jacquelyn! You are a true matriarch, hosting and celebrating your family in ultimate fashion, and capturing the best of it all with your picture books. Cheers to 2019 and all the more family fun (and not so fun, it sounds, with your Cabo construction. But surely that will be worth it in the end also).

  3. Um ano repleto de bons momentos. Feliz Ano Novo.


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