A Year In Review: 2017

Year in Review: 2017 ~ Mommy Blogger Reflections


Ah yes, it’s that time again. The year has drawn to a close and it begs for some reflection before we walk much farther into 2018. {You can find my reviews from past years here}

Let’s get started with some tidbits about the year!

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Age: 36

Most notable literature by my bed:

  • The Open Adoption Experience by Lois Ruskai Melina
  • God and Jetfire by Amy Seek
  • No-Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  • Issues of Taproot magazine

Songs I’ve had on repeat:

  • Riverside by Agnes Obel
  • My Silver Lining by First Aid Kit
  • Our Souls Cry by Seeker & Servant
  • Find My Joy by Ryan Delmore

Best new oils I discovered:

  • Palo Santo essential oil
  • Jade Lemon essential oil
  • Palmarosa essential oil

Most played card/board game:

  • Sleeping Queens
  • Sushi Go
  • Cardline: Dinosaurs

Great memories:

  • camping with friends at Gull Lake over the summer
  • our trip to Disneyland last spring
  • watching Sam play with his friends after school


Year in Review: 2017 ~ Mommy Blogger Reflections


Most satisfying experiences:

  • Growing, weeding, & harvesting flowers on the farm and turning them into beautiful bouquets
  • Listening to coyotes welcome the dusk each night of the summer
  • Watching the ever-dramatic sky on the farm
  • Completing our home-study and photo book for the adoption process

Frustrating experiences:

  • Feeling isolated on the farm, with an equally frustrated little boy
  • The struggle to figure out summer accommodations on the farm {we settled with a trailer, filling & dumping at a local campground and showering at the campground washrooms}
  • Working so hard to plant and weed our market garden, only to have so many crops fail due to drought & wind

Glad I:

  • Volunteered for the YYC Growers 150 Faces Project
  • Started getting help with the production of my Love Catchers & Dreamcatchers
  • Have continued weightlifting at the gym, even if the number of weekly workouts varies a bit
  • Get to walk Sam to & from school each day {some valuable time to reconnect}

Most thankful for:

The way God continues to prompt us, challenge us, make us laugh & cry, and answer prayers. Blessed to share all of it with you, our family & friends, community, & customers.


So long 2017, and welcome a new year.

Year in Review: 2017 ~ Mommy Blogger Reflections

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