2017 was a quiet, relaxing year... Wayne officially retired in October. My roses bloomed in time for my birthday in June. There is a lovely photo of the Bitterroot Mountains. Heidi, Chuck and Caitlyn Easter Sunday. Heather wishing us a creative 4th of July! Caitlyn and Ruby having a cuddle time. The Star Gazer Petunias were gorgeous and Seedlings of Change.org kept us busy throughout the year. All in all it was a delightful like a bowl of cherries!
Making happy memories is my favorite activity! Our annual Mother's Day Tea at the Daly Mansion (the historic home of 19th Century American industrialist Marcus Daly) in Hamilton, MT has become a tradition for us. My mother Anna and I flew and visited my daughter Heather and son-in-law AJ in Southern California That is the two of us looking for sea shells center right. Wayne and I decided to take a road trip to visit friend Joan Douma (Seedlings of Change co-founder and board secretary) in Napa, CA then onward to Encino, CA to visit daughter Heather and AJ. Rosie and Ruby came along for the ride and adventure! We're always open to trying creative ways to raise much needed funds for Seedlings of Change.org and at the lower left is a glimpse of Heidi, Caitlyn and my booth at the Summer Montana Maid Fair. 2016 was a delightful year I remember the spring flowers were abundant and beautiful.
I've been so busy with my Seedlings of Change.org non profit work since its founding in 2009 I've neglected my personal website Eveline Maria Smith.com when I recently visited I realized how much time has passed since my last blog posting I felt overwhelmed at the thought of updating. I've missed having time for my Artistic side! So I thought why not share the Gratitude Highs experienced each year leading up to 2018. In 2015 my husband, Wayne, myself and my mother Anna went on a road trip with our granddaughter Caitlyn to meet and visit her great aunt Dorlene in La Pine, OR. All in all 2015 was a great year sharing and making happy memories throughout the year.
Eveline Maria Smith Blog shares some of her happy memories