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It seems that this year flew by faster than previous years and I didn't get around to posting like I had I'm making up for it now. Photo overload of the last five months below.


As you read in the previous post here, we installed the new kitchen appliances.

The night before my birthday, JP took me on a camera shopping spree and said I'd need a camera for the next day. In the morning, he surprised me with a helicopter tour around the cascade mountains for my 32nd birthday!! With so many fires in the area, the air was a little thick but when we rose above the

Later that afternoon, my parents who were hiking Brokentop that morning came over for lunch after their hike. JP and I were literally flying over the mountain just a few hours before they were climbing it!

We went on a family vacation to Sunriver with my parents, my brother and sister in law and their kiddos, and the two dogs. This is one of my favorite photos of our trip: my nephew at the SHARC.

We also visited Benham Falls for the first time.


JP signed up for Karate.

We headed to Eugene for the first Duck game with one of my close girlfriends.


I followed suit and also signed up for Karate.

A few weeks later, I traveled to Newport for the weekend to the Open Bible Women's Retreat hosted by our home church. Here is the view from our hotel room. I roomed with three amazing, godly women that I'm blessed to call my friends. The speakers were great and I left with my heart changed. God is good.


We worked and competed in our very first tournament at the Oregon State Karate Championships in Salem, OR. JP placed first and I placed second against all other beginning belts (those who have been in martial arts for two years or less) and thus both qualifying for the 2016 National Championships in Denver, CO. Here is the sunrise on the day of the tournament. My Mom drove with us and helped work the tournament and watched us compete.


Then the snow came down, down, down...we've had over two feet here in town and plenty on Mt. Bachelor. It will be a great Winter season on the mountain!

JP and I tested and were awarded our orange rank belt!

For Christmas we headed over the mountain to celebrate with my side of the family for the weekend. We watched the new Star Wars movie in 3D and went on a Christmas light tour. My Mom makes the best food and never lets us leave hungry!

To keep up with us on a more regular basis, feel free to follow our instagram feed. Mostly, we post outdoor photos, but occasionally we'll also share little tidbits of what's going on in our lives. We aren't big on selfies but you will find a lot of scenic photos.

Shortly I hope, I'll be posting our annual Christmas Home Tour for this year.  Happy New Year!