This is also the place for our annual reflection. I (Erik) am finishing a year-long experiment with a group of friends: we're reading the Bible across the span of the year. The whole Bible, a few chapters at a time, day by day, then we get together once a week and discuss what we've found. I've read through it several times in the past on my own, journaling my way through it. But discussing it week by week has been a great experience. And you know what we found? We've found the story of a gracious, wildly generous Creator God who wants us to be in relationship with Him. If you'd like to read the story for yourself, you can. Find an easy-to-read Bible, and start. Here is a link to the day-by-day reading plan I used, and Here is the intro/how-to.
It's our prayer that you find the peace and hope in a God of love who is returning some day to set this mess of a world right. If you know things are not as they should be and we as humans have done a poor job of fixing things ourselves, I invite you to come and see for yourself. Peace and hope await.
|Snow tubes for Christmas 2016|
|Rocky Mountain National Park - Building a Snow Cave|
|Tubing down the Grand Lake Nordic Center Sled Run|
|In May, Aubrey's Eighth Grade Graduation from Adventist Christian School.|
Both grandmothers were able to attend.
|Aubrey turned 14 this year in August. She is a couple inches taller than Gelerie now.|
|Erik is the BIG 50!|
In June, we soaked up the sun in Maui with Gelerie's mom.
|Enjoyed spending time in San Diego celebrating Gelerie's cousin Diane and Kevin Montondo's wedding|
|Kids enjoyed spending time with their cousins who were in Colorado for the summer|
|First backpacking trip for Finn. Went with our friends, the Aakkos.|
|After a brutal hike of approximately 1 mile we arrived at our destination.|
|Pathfinder Camporee in Custer, South Dakota with lots of rain in August|
|Erik receives Master Guide, the highest Pathfinder rank at Camporee|
|Erik and Gelerie celebrated their 25th Anniversary in August, always the day after Aubrey's birthday.|
Erik decided to recycle Aubrey's cake.
|Aubrey's first Homecoming at her new school, Dayspring Christian Academy in Greeley|
|Lonetree Reservoir trying out the new kayak. Hurray for Craigslist!|
|Late summer in Grand Lake, Colorado|
|In October, Erik and his dad were fishing in Grand Lake, Colorado|
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