This year I…

by Kaylah Stroup

found more four-leaf clovers than ever before.

ziplined for the first time ever (& then my dad + husband built one just in time for our wedding reception!)

continued to take really silly photos of Professor that make me howl with laughter.

took my first 50-mile bike ride (& felt so dang accomplished!)

I also got hit by a car while riding my bike. Luckily, I walked away with just some scrapes.

got my ears pierced!

got married in a ghost town!

(above photo by Madeline Barr)

fell in love with baking and started cooking actual dinners regularly!

took an epic family vacation that will most likely never ever be topped, and finally crossed off some road trip greats (like Cadillac Ranch!)

watched my animals become more and more comfortable with each other.
(…only took six whole years!!!)  On top of that, I also caught Squid and Professor cuddling by themselves for the first time ever.

poked around lots of abandoned places (because Jeff was shooting for his first book!)

reunited an old photo album found in an auction box with its family! (read more on that here!)

got back into painting my nails.

started growing tiny avocado trees.

traveled coast to coast, from Portland to Portland, with my husband.

explored lots of neat cemeteries including The Burying Point, Thurber Cemetery, Boothill Graveyard, and so many others.

rekindled a relationship with my first love, my sewing machine.

spent lots of time on the beach searching for treasure.

Plus oh so much more!

For the past few years, I’ve been doing a “This year I…” post.
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 + 2017.
If you do a “This year I…” post, leave a link in the comments. I’d love to check it out.

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