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Memories of 2017

This past year has been filled with adventures.  To be honest, I think every year is.  But by the end of the year, it's easy to forget what those adventures were. And it's especially easy to compare my life with the lives of others and feel inadequate.  But the truth is, the adventures my family had were perfect for US.  So for 2017, I tried something new.  I pulled out a large mason jar January 1st, and told the kids we would try to put notes or mementos from each adventure in the jar.  Then, at the end of the year, we would review what our year held.  The idea was a total success!  We didn't remember to put notes in every time, but we did put in quite a few.  And although the plan was to empty the jar on New Year's Eve, we were out of town making more memories with friends. 

So today was the day!  At dinner tonight, we opened the jar and Honeygirl read out each memory.  What fun it was to remember each one.  Smiles, laughter, and dreams of making some happen again. I…

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