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17 Things from 2017

These are certainly in no order and after completing 17 things. . .there are so many more to add!!  Reviewing a  year like this brings such joy and fullness in my heart. 1.)  Robert's graduation definitely defined our year.  He did not have the "typical" first-child-graduating- from-high-school experience. . .between our move his sophomore year to leaving soccer his junior year he didn't have much to "leave behind".  He actually "graduated" in December 2016 but wasn't eligible to walk until May with the rest of his class -- which he chose not to do.  I'm forever grateful that my sister insisted on marking this milestone with a trip down here
and we ended up with a BBQ at our house with a few friends and some family.  As we look ahead, we have many more graduations to look forward to in our lives!
2.)  This picture actually sums up two major things in 2017 -- the inauguration of President Donald Trump and one of my last images in the class…
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December 2017 recap

I'm positive that there is too much to recap all in one post, but I'm gonna try because I don't think I'll have another chance. . .
I tried a pre-Christmas post a week or more ago and when I couldn't get my first picture (to the side) to turn I gave up. . .and then all of our Christmases happened -- our family, the cousins, the Bells, and the Grandparents.  We actually have one more to go tomorrow with our framily, the Maxwells.

December 2017 is definitely one to remember.  Tom and I headed to my work party to kick off the season on November 30th.  It was really a client holiday party, but spouses were encouraged to attend.  I'm glad he got to meet all the great people I work with :)  It was a nice night and I'm happy to be gaining so much experience in a different field.

Two nights later we had Tom's Christmas party -- it was a little more formal and I always look forward to the fun of dressing up a bit.
Unfortunately it was not the greatest party we …