And whoosh just like that, 2017 is gone, and we are in 2018. Last year was probably one of my favorite years so far. It was definitely one of the busiest, and brought many adventures, blessings, challenges, lessons, firsts, and CHANGE; 2017 was definitely a year of change for me and through it all I see God’s faithful hand of guidance over me and the many changes and decisions I faced. I decided to do a photo recap, instead of writing out a big long wordy post because so much happened this year it’s her to know what to write and what not too. Therefore, I’m going to let pictures do most of the talking for me.
Visiting Palouse Falls in Spring
My dog had 11 Puppies! (And I got very sunburned)
Weekend sibling road trip to attend and photograph the wedding of friends in OR + exploring a ghost town
Bonfire with friends
Riding my horse to church
Sisters and ducklings
Finding interesting hats in the Denver airport with my friend FerFer
My first year being on staff for the ABKA youth martial arts intern camp in Oklahoma.
Visit with my Grandparents in Oklahoma after Karate Camp… it was far too short!
7 Falls in Colorado Spring, CO
Exploring Arches National Park, UT with a great group of friends! Got kicked out one evening by a park ranger for being in past closing (long story) but created a lot of memories that won’t soon be forgotten.
Children’s Bible camp, North Idaho. The 2nd camp I was on staff for last summer.
Started dating my friend Bryan….
…. And we went on a lot of adventures together.
Such as going to Silverwood where I rode a rollercoaster for the first time. Let’s just say I’m hooked #adrenalinejunkie
Planned and hosted a community dance and silent dessert auction to raise funds for our karate class and the camp we held the following month.
Family huckleberry picking
Planned and led our first ever Idaho ABKA martial arts camp and tournament. Which was my 3rd and last camp of the summer to be on staff for.
I altered a wedding dress for someone!
Found a huge truck!
Tried gelato for the first time!
Our family rented a boat and spent the day out on Lake CDA.
Community apple cider press….
… and Chili Dinner. Which was followed by live music and a band!
Cooked 140 brownies for a sorority group that stayed at the camp I started working at in September.
Watched this beautiful sunset while out exploring with my sweetheart on the first day of October.
Cut my hair the shortest I ever have.
My mom and sisters planned a cajun meal for my birthday.
I baked some pies for Thanksgiving.
Shot a buck when I went out expecting to shoot a doe.
Made myself a velvet dress and wore it to a wedding I attended with Bryan and his family right before Christmas.
I hope you enjoyed this mostly picture filled post. Be on the lookout for new posts coming soon!
How was your 2017? What is one or two words that could sum up the year for you?