Well, now that I got my workshop blog post finished (find it here if you missed it) I want to take a moment and blog about our new year, plans for this year and just share some of my new years eve photos with you all!
A few years ago, we started a tradition to do a "family explore day" on New years eve! I think this is the 3rd year doing it, and well, its my favorite! This year was especially memorable for me! See, my love language is Quality Time and one of my most favorite ways to spend quality time is exploring new or fun places with my 3 guys and my camera! HEAVEN! This year we chose to go mosey around Snoqualmie/North bend area. Now we have been to the falls, and have eaten at a restaurant there but never really just walked around the small town and it was so fun! What a blessed way for us to close out 2016. I bet like many of you, we are ready for the excitement of 2017. This past year has been a little bit difficult for us, but isn't it in the difficult times that you grow stronger? So as much as I am ready for 2017 I dont shy away from tough times before us.
"The pain that you have been feeling, can't compare to the joy thats coming" Romans 8:18.
And trust me, we went through some tough stuff. Emotional and physical, but we made it! Life always has a way of throwing us unexpected curve balls but its in those moments I try my hardest to see the long term outcome, the strength I can gain and the closeness it can bring to my family instead of the present confusion, hurt or pain. Its hard, but with steady prayer, and keeping connected and practicing an optimistic outlook to all situations helps!
And 2016 wasn't all bad, I had one of my busiest years in my photography business yet! Such a blessing that came at the perfect time. I cannot express how thankful I am for all of my amazing clients (that I actually prefer to call my friends instead of clients). I met some of the most amazing people this year, as well as had the ability to see all my yearly clients!
I am so excited for this year in my business as well! I am going to change a few things and add a few thing and move a few things and update a few things and remove a few things! LOL But seriously this year is all about focus, stream lining my process and booking more! :) So all in all, a little bit of everything is changing and well, change is good! Anyway, thanks for stopping by!
Here are some of my favorite photos from our adventure! And here is to a fun, adventurous, mindful, successful and most of HAPPY 2017!
"God had planted GREATNESS in you. Let today be the beginning of a great adventure as you step into the gifts He has given you." - Joyce Meyer