2018 Debrief & Looking Ahead to 2019

Built Dustin a workbench Jan. 2018

2018 was a good year of growth for me personally as well as for our family. We’ve had lots of fun along the way, and plenty of hard work too. Focused on some family time this year. We’ve tried to be willing to just include the whole family with things like running errands and stuff, often hitting Costco on an evening with pizza for dinner to follow at the food court.

The Girls
The Boys

We got to visit some family in CA and camp at the ocean too.

Kara started up here online art store again. I’m pretty excited about her being able to do this and use her eye for art. Check out her work here: BrynnandLee.com

My Beloved Bride

And I got my first deer on our annual hunting trip. We (my wife, my dad & I processed all the meat ourselves this year).

We also found out that we are expecting baby #4 at the end of July. Pretty exciting.

To start off 2019, Dustin and I built our biggest snowman ever!

Dustin and our snowman

Happy 2019!

Song for the Day – The Star Spangled Banner

I had been meaning to post this on 9/11, but life was a little crazy that day. If you find yourself being complacent, or ungrateful, spend a little time thinking about the men and women who have died. Remember why…

… and never forget.

REPOST: Dustin DeFord – 5 Years Already

It doesn’t seem like it’s been 5 years since I found out that my friend was killed in a fire. It’s interesting to me to see how God puts people in your lives and uses them to grow you or how He uses there absence to grow you further. I don’t know what I can say except that I still miss my friend, Dustin, and I am still ever thankful for God’s gifting me with our friendship.

I look forward to seeing you again, Dustin, in the presence of our Savior.

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