I struggled to recall my favorite moments / memories of 2017. After spending several minutes scrolling through photos and reviewing my calendar, I decided on the highlights from each month. So, without further ado…
January – Hiking at Hurricane Creek park:
February – A driver ran a stop sign right in front of me as I was taking my daughter to school. Though there was not enough distance for me to stop, I was able to slow down so that no one was injured. Our insurance company totaled our trusty minivan, and we had to purchase another vehicle. It was a significant event, but I shouldn’t say it was the highlight.
Wood Badge was the highlight for February and March. Karl and I both had two wonderful weekends making new friends and learning more about the scouting program.
March – Hannah turned 18. My baby grew up.
April – I ran in a 5K and we took a trip to Blue Springs
May – We graduated the first one.
June – Noah enjoyed his first job on staff at summer camp. I snapped this pic as he slept on his way home after the first week.
July – I took my girls to the historic Alabama Theatre to see Steel Magnolias. In this picture you can tell that my nose is still puffy from crying.
August – This month was more eventful. I had my wisdom teeth removed.
I took the girls on a quick get-away to go kayaking on the Hiwasee River. Also, at the end of our float down the river, Abbey and I jumped from the bridge over the river.
September – Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Football season started.
October – I saw my favorite band in concert. DAWES.
Also, I backpacked to Walls of Jericho in a hurricane. The rain started around 10:30pm Saturday night and did not stop. The hike out of the canyon the next morning was windy and wet, to say the least.
November – I met one of my closest friends in Birmingham for a short get-together since she moved away. Margaret Atwood visited Tuscaloosa, and Abbey and I went to hear what she had to say. Bama lost the Iron Bowl. Karl and I went camping together.
December – It snowed. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family during the holiday break. I ended the year the way I began it: with a hike. This time I went to the Sipsey Wilderness. And it rained! But I have to learned not to allow the weather to get in the way of a good walk in the woods.
And that’s my 2017.