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2017 for the Densfords

If you’re not a Densford, or related to us, you’re likely to have very little interest in this post but here it is anyway! 2017 had its share of ups and downs for us, fortunately mostly ups. Sometimes, we look back at the fond memories while other times we’re glad to see the year end. But as we enter 2018, we can see God’s help and blessings throughout this past year and look forward to a great year to come. As for 2017, here are a few of the highlights (and some low points)…at least that we have pictures of:

January

Of course, the year always begins with Holly’s birthday!

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We’ve got a farm, we needed a truck and got one in January.

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February

We went to Oklahoma City with Holly’s mom. Saw a few sites, picked up an auction win and visited family.

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Hannah earned her brown belt in Jiu Jitsu

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March

Returning from a class in D.C., I rolled our car but walked away with only a compression fracture…probably should have died.

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After totaling our other car, we had to get a new one. We got another Prius!

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April

Nothing much happened in April…

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May

My grandmother, Margaret Newkirk, passed away in May so we went back to Ohio for her funeral.

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But the trip back to Ohio wasn’t all sad (grandma was a solid Christian). It was great to see family and visit some sites…or visit family and see some sites…

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June

June saw Holly and I visit the Smokey Mountains and Cherokee, NC.

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…and Charleston, SC.

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…and my sister and Walton’s Mountain, VA.

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July

In July, we got a visit from my sister and her family.

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Hannah was baptized!

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Julia graduated from High School!

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August

In August, Holly and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary!

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We were in a great location to view the total eclipse…and to have Jacob visit!

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September

In September, one of Julia’s dreams came true when she got a Mustang.

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October

In October, three of my girls had their artwork in a show in Springfield:

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November

On Veterans Day we celebrated with a free meal (for me) at Applebee’s.

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Julia’s dream was hit by a deer.

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December

We attended the German Christmas Service on post (which brought back many memories of our time in Germany).

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…and enjoyed the German goodies following the service!

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Heidi was in a dance recital in Buffalo (MO):

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Jonathan visited from Chicago in December, but we didn’t get many good pictures. Here’s one at dinner after Heidi’s dance recital.

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Dad ended the year in the hospital.

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So here’s to 2017, with the good times and the bad; and to 2018, with hope for a great tomorrow.

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