2017 was quite a year for the hubs and I.  Things we expected to happen didn’t.  Things we didn’t expect, did. I believe this is what they call L-I-F-E, folks. And it never ceases to surprise me. For real, 2017 was a year of both challenges and rewards!  In hindsight, I am immensely grateful for those challenges and closed doors, but in the moment, I would have answered differently.  While I still hold the specific details close, the hubs and I were floored by the love, support, and rallying of our friends and family.  This past year proved that friends truly can be family!  And, hoy cow, were they incredible!…