But, to start the year, in January, I made my first winter trip to visit Krista in Whitefish, Montana. It was like another world, but a very beautiful one.
Krista flew in and met me there...it's almost impossible for me to believe that my daughter is all grown up! I guess all moms say this, but I'm proud of this girl. She is my heart.
In June, I flew to Montana again, this time with my 89-year-old dad and cousin Missy. Dad had wanted to visit his granddaughter in Montana for the longest time, and, thanks to Missy accompanying him, it worked out perfectly. Summer in Whitefish is beautiful, and we all had a great time. About that time, I really began to appreciate the beauty of Montana, and started thinking about retiring there at some point in time.
Isadora likes it there, too!
For the July 4th weekend, cousin Missy and her handsome boy, Riley, drove out for a visit!
In September, as I was getting ready for a two-week trip to France, I was offered a new position with the company I've worked for for the last 22 years. The good news is that it is a remote position, meaning I can work from anywhere...including Montana! Before I left for France, I accepted the position starting the first of October, and immediately began looking for homes online. But first, a few days in Strasbourg, followed by eight nights in Riquewihr (both in the Alsace region), followed by some time in Paris. My "French daughter," Victoria, met me in Strasbourg, and off we went! It was a vacation to remember, and so much fun!
I also was blessed with friends and family visiting throughout the year. Lots of memories made with Missy, Cindy and Sarah, Leigh Ann, Elaine and Sam, and Kathi.
I wish you all a 2017 that will be peaceful, with good health and lots of joy. Thanks for following along with me; I appreciate it.