I love when the end of the year rolls around and I can look back over the entire year in pictures. Making a post with some of the highlights (and bloopers, of which we have a few!) is entertaining…and tough work since we take pictures daily! But I’ve spent the last hour sifting through all the goodies and have compiled them here for your quick glance at our 2017.

And here when we rang in last New Years Eve I thought we had a quiet year ahead of us!!! How foolish of me!

 

January

HIGHLIGHTS 

Anegada Kite Festival

Anegada Kite Festival

 

Enjoying the "charter guest life" on the powercat our friends' work on.

Enjoying the “charter guest life” on the powercat our friends’ work on. Motoring from St. Thomas to Anegada.

BLOOPERS

Our baby girl knows her way around a beach bar. The things sailing life has taught her!

Our baby girl knows her way around a beach bar. The things sailing life has taught her!

 

The downside to the sailing life, occasional seasickness.

The downside to the sailing life, occasional seasickness.

 

February

HIGHLIGHTS

Beach days with these two, sipping on island drinks.

Beach days with these two, sipping on island drinks.

 

Kiteboarding Sandy Spit, BVI. Coming in for a high-five from Ellia who was playing in the water.

Kiteboarding Sandy Spit, BVI. Coming in for a high-five from Ellia who was playing in the water.

BLOOPERS

Celebrating birthday parties with the girls. (At Willy T's)

Celebrating birthday parties with the girls. (At Willy T’s)

 

Trying to figure out the Split camera while floating around at the beach.

Trying to figure out the Split camera while floating around at the beach.

 

March

HIGHLIGHTS

Tying the girls off of the back of the sailboat so we can have some peace and quiet!

Tying the girls off of the back of the sailboat so we can have some peace and quiet!

 

Hanging out with our island family.

Hanging out with our island family. At the top of St. Thomas.

 

BLOOPERS

The face you make when you sell your sailboat.

The face you make when you sell your sailboat.

 

Going to The Baths, in the rain and being extremely cold!

Going to The Baths, in the rain and being extremely cold!

 

April

HIGHLIGHTS

One last party in St Thomas to celebrate Ellia's birthday, and to say our goodbyes.

One last party in St Thomas to celebrate Ellia’s birthday, and to say our goodbyes.

 

Eating churros in Mexico.

Eating churros in Mexico.

 

Having fun running from the big waves in Todos Santos.

Having fun running from the big waves in Todos Santos.

BLOOPERS

Going to El Cuyo Mexico for two weeks, to check it out as a possible home base for ourselves, only to find out it was Samana Santa, and we could only find a hotel room for 2 nights!

 

May

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Stolz' take Europe. Here enjoying the food in Germany.

Stolz’ take Europe. Here enjoying the food in Germany.

 

River/bike tour along the Danube River with the ENTIRE Stolz clan.

BLOOPERS

Finding cheap babysitting in Barcelona.

Finding cheap babysitting in Barcelona.

 

June

BLOOPERS (bloopers first because they were still while in Europe)

Showing up to the Segrada Familia in Barcelona to find it under construction.

Showing up to the Segrada Familia in Barcelona to find it under construction.

 

The girls being quite freaked out by the invisible man in London.

The girls being quite freaked out by the invisible man in London.

HIGHLIGHTS

Spending the summer on our family property in Golden, BC.

Spending the summer on our family property in Golden, BC.

 

Keeping the love alive while "glamping" in our travel trailer in BC.

Keeping the love alive while “glamping” in our travel trailer in BC.

July

HIGHLIGHTS

Weekly music sessions in town with family and friends.

Weekly music sessions in town with family and friends.

 

 

Playing on the chilly BC lakes.

Playing on the chilly BC lakes.

August

HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoying what a Canadian summer has to offer, playing in the glacier rivers and getting mucky.

Enjoying what a Canadian summer has to offer, playing in the glacier rivers and getting mucky.

 

Spending extra time with family.

Spending extra time with family.

 

BLOOPERS

A Canadian summer for us Island Girls!

A Canadian summer for us Island Girls!

 

September

HIGHLIGHTS

Quality family time.

Quality family time.

 

 

BLOOPERS

Getting halloween costume ideas before leaving Canada. The girls didn't like my idea!

Getting halloween costume ideas before leaving Canada. The girls didn’t like my idea!

 

October

HIGHLIGHTS

Making memories on our roadtrip down to Baja. This is in Zion National park.

 

Unexpectedly stumbling across beautiful sand dunes on our road trip.

Unexpectedly stumbling across beautiful sand dunes on our road trip.

 

Going full-out on our costumes and enjoying the festivities with the locals of Todos Santos.

Going full-out on our costumes and enjoying the festivities with the locals of Todos Santos.

 

 

BLOOPERS

Having our car break down in the middle of nowhere Montana.

 

November

HIGHLIGHTS

A sad, but big moment, when Eben flew to PR for a month of work and the girls and I stayed in Mexico.

A sad, but big moment, when Eben flew to PR for a month of work and the girls and I stayed in Mexico.

 

 

Releasing turtles with Aunty Nene.

Releasing turtles with Aunty Nene.

 

BLOOPERS

Ellia getting attacked by a wave...again!

Ellia getting attacked by a wave…again!

 

December

HIGHLIGHTS

Eben, and all our boat belongings, come to Mexico.

Eben, and all our boat belongings, come to Mexico.

 

For the first time in 7 years we get a real Christmas tree.

For the first time in 7 years we get a real Christmas tree.

 

Playing games with Eben and Aunty Nene once the kids are in bed.

Playing games with Eben and Aunty Nene once the kids are in bed.

 

Enjoying winter in Mexico.

Enjoying winter in Mexico.

BLOOPERS…NO BLOOPERS FOR DECEMBER, YET, WE’VE STILL GOT TODAY!

 

Happy New Years Everyone!

Let’s See What 2018 Brings