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A Look Back at 2017

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2017 was an interesting year for our family. Loads of ups and downs as we maneuvered a variety of changes, challenges, and milestones in our lives. As I took the time to look over many of the things that happened this year, I was, once again, reminded of the Lord’s presence in both the good and bad times. Even though the negatives seemed to outweigh the positives while we were living through the trials, a glance back through the year allowed me to really reflect on the fact that we had many blessings in our lives this past year.

In 2017, we started the 52 Hike Challenge which I loved. While we weren’t able to finish up the challenge, we thoroughly enjoyed all of the hiking that we were able to do.

A little glimpse into the positives of 2017…


Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail - snowy hike

First Hike in the 52 Hike Challenge – Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail


Big Morongo Canyon Preserve | Canyon Trail | California | Marine Corps Nomads

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve – Canyon Trail Hike


Black Rock Canyon Hike | Short Loop Trail | Joshua Tree National Park | California | Marine Corps Nomads

Joshua Tree National Park – Black Rock Canyon Hike


Windy day at the top of Warren Peak Trail

Joshua Tree National Park – Warren Peak Hike


Sunset at the Beach

Celebrating 18th Birthday at Sea World


Wiley with Moving Boxes

The Big Move


Chicken Coop

Settling in on the Homestead


Grand Canyon University

Off to College


Sunset on the homestead

A Season of Change


Foggy Sunset

Finding Beauty in the Storms of Life


1st Hike after knee surgery

1st Hike after Knee Surgery


Waynoka watching the fire in the fireplace

A Furever Home for Christmas – Waynoka

2017 has already come to a close. 2018 has started off a little rocky, but I know there are many wonderful things in store for our family.

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