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2017 In Review: Part Four

September 2017

  • I drove my boyfriend’s truck for the second time.
  • We went to visit my boyfriend’s parents at their new cottage in British Columbia, staying very close to an active wild fire. We had to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.
    Smoky Hills
    Smoky Hills

    Fishing at the Cottage
    Fishing at the Cottage
  • I started carrying Lego at my store and brought some home to build with the boyfriend.
    Lego BrickHeadz
    Lego BrickHeadz
  • We saw the Northern Lights outside our door for the first time during one of our walks. It was only my second time ever seeing them in my life.

October 2017

  • I parked too close to the concrete post in my parking garage and damaged the side of my car.
    Dented Car Door
    Dented Car Door
    Scratched Car Door
    Scratched Car Door
  • I binge-watched This is Us Season One.

November 2017

  • I made Kung Pao Chicken for the first time.
    Kung Pao Chicken
    Kung Pao Chicken
  • I changed the cabin filter in my car and learned there are things behind your glove box.
  • I changed the engine air filter in my car for the first time.

December 2017

  • I made a little penguin.
    Penguin
    Penguin
  • I started a Christmas puzzle.
    Christmas Puzzle
    Christmas Puzzle
  • I started a bullet journal.
  • I made my first gingerbread house with my boyfriend.
    Gingerbread House
    Gingerbread House
  • I made Gingersnap Cookies for the first time as per the boyfriend’s request (and Shortbreads for me).
    Cookies
    Cookies
  • I did a good job making the Meringue for my Lemon Meringue Pie (second time trying).
    Lemon Meringue Pie
    Lemon Meringue Pie
  • We went to a drive-thru Christmas light show at the Castrol Raceway.
    Christmas Light Display
    Christmas Light Display

    Christmas Light Display
    Christmas Light Display

    Christmas Light Display
    Christmas Light Display

    Christmas Light Display
    Christmas Light Display
  • We had a simple Christmas dinner at home.
    Christmas Dinner
    Christmas Dinner

2017 In Review: Part Three

May 2017

  • I read the book What If by Rebecca Donovan.
  • I painted a bird house.
    Bird House
    Bird House
  • I had my first BBQ of the year.
  • I went on two bike rides. One 15km and one 17km.
    Bike Ride
    Bike Ride
  • I took a trip to Jasper National Park to celebrate my birthday.
    Jasper National Park
    Jasper National Park
  • I drove myself to a new location and back without getting lost. I went out to dinner with some boss people from our head office.

June 2017

  • I wore my hair in French Braids for the first time in public.
    French Braids
    French Braids
  • I tried growing cucumbers and tomatoes for the first time (Cucumber plant has died. No luck yet with tomatoes).
  • I took my first ever pregnancy test (wanted to make sure I could drink on my camping trip).
  • I drove my boyfriends truck for the first time.
    Driving the Truck
    Driving the Truck
  • I went camping in Waterton Lakes National Park (the campground would be damaged by fire later that summer).
  • I went to watch some friends get married.
  • I tried out Ipsy for the first time.
  • I read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling (while it was slow at work).

July 2017

August 2017