2017 is now ending. Where in the world has it gone? Here is a photo that I think more or less sums up the entire year.
Ms. Brandi Teuscher took that photo and deserves the credit. She had some difficult subjects to work with under the circumstances.
A 1956 Dodge Coronet with plenty of blemishes due to age. She turned 61 this year. Hopefully we can get her better looking in the future.
One of my favorite things in the photo, beyond the family and car, are the dandelions. They make my heart happy.
Aliza turned 7, Hiram turned 5, Lillie turned 2, and James was born in March. Amanda and I continue to mature in age and demeanor. Our little family continues to grow.
In March we saw the raging Snake River over Shoshone Falls.
In April, the Snake River continued to rage so we took a picture at Minidoka Dam.
Our grass greened up and was beautiful and the kids enjoyed a new Radio Flyer wagon.
We attended the Open House and Rededication of the Idaho Falls Temple.
Hiram was antsy to start farming in June.
During most of the summer, the kids loved to go for walks or bike rides in the evening.
We traveled to Rexburg for the 2017 Great American Eclipse!
We enjoyed some hot miniture golfing in Twin Falls in September.
The Annual Hemsley Camp Out also took place in September in Soda Springs. We not only enjoyed the carbonated springs, we felt a few earthquakes too.
James grew up enough to look around, crawl, and Lillie grew enough to pull him in a wagon by September.
Made a trip to Cedar City for the Cedar City Open House by November.
And Cove Fort.
What shall 2018 bring with it?
I find myself echoing Jacob. “And it came to pass that I, Paul, began to be old… the time passed away with us, and also our lives passed away like as it were unto us a dream.” It passes too quickly. We could make more memories, but health and money are limited. Hopefully more memories and life in the upcoming year.