I woke up this morning thinking about this blogpost. Wondering about the best way to sum up our year. In so many respects it was an amazing year. There are (now) 318 blogposts to back that up, along with some incredible pictures. Pictures whose beauty impresses even me who's the one taking them. This year, however, was also one of the toughest for us. It saw the end of a dream and put a couple others on hold. And yet, for all the tears, all the struggles, all the uncertainty and wondering "why?", we came out way stronger than I ever could have imagined, and (most importantly) we found peace in the process. Something that had been eluding us often throughout this year. We learned who to lean on. We learned (something we always knew) that finding the joy in simple things will bring peace and harmony to yourself and those around you. It was reaffirmed that we are an amazing family and made us even more grateful for this incredible life that we get to live. So, without further adieu, here is our year in review:
This year we: started blogging, laughed, created, adventured, envisioned, loved, celebrated, danced, played, dressed up, hugged, kissed, sang, drew, painted, built, baked, cooked, explored, loved, tickled, read, hoped, dreamed, discovered, learned, loved, ran, jumped (in puddles), dug, planted, gathered (our farm share), swam, swung, slid, journied, loved, attended (a wonderful wedding in Maine!), indulged, simplified, cried, grieved, mourned, awoke, found (peace, joy, delight), harvested, decorated, loved, appreciated, gave thanks, stood in awe of, snuggled, lived!