2018 was…hard. It was change. It was heartbreak. But it wasn’t all bad. There were some really great memories made with my boys. A LOT of fishing! So much fishing. I reclaimed my health and was the most fit I’ve ever been in my life. A new job. So let’s look back at 2018 starting at the beginning.
New tonneau cover!
Influenza hit our house. Baaaad.
Our first fishing trip! We headed up the river with our friend, Tina.
Spring Break with my boys! We hit up the Aquatic Center. I also fell in love with Brett Eldredge at his concert in Pullman with my bestie, Brittnie.
I got a new job in the Lewiston School District!!! Joshua graduated from kindergarten.
The last day at Asotin Elementary for Joshua and I. A lot of fishing in Harrison, Idaho at the IBN Qualifier.
My favorite holiday. A welcomed bestie date on the deck. Uncle Mike’s Defeat ALS golf scramble. More fishing in Harrison, Idaho.
A trip to the North Fork with best friends to escape the harsh reality of home. My dad in ICU.
Saying goodbye to my Dad. A new camper. Fishing on the Snake on Dad’s birthday. Starting new schools for the boys and I.
October we were blessed with so many beautiful days. The weather was awesome! We took advantage of one of those days and took the boys bass fishing on the Skeeter. We had the best day. The boys love fishing on the boat and so do we! Nathan got a super nice fall smallmouth.
We also had the Greene wedding! It was Clay’s turn to get married. And he married UP that’s for certain! We love Kaitlin and are so happy to welcome her to our framily. Nathan was a groomsmen and Grady was the ring bearer.
We finished October with Halloween. Joshua was Pikachu and Grady was a skeleton again this year.
We had Grateful November at Webster Elementary. I love our monthly spirit days promoting positive character traits.
November is also the month the boys got their new fishing boat! Nathan finally found the perfect Lund on Craigslist in CDA. We drove up after work on a Friday night to pick it up. As fate would have it it dumped a couple of inches of snow on the drive up. Nathan wasn’t feeling comfortable pulling a boat he hadn’t towed before on the snowy highway, in the dark, with his entire family in the truck so we decided to find a hotel room and stay the night! It was completely unplanned and turned out to be one of my favorite memories of 2018. We ate dinner at The Olive Pit and stayed in a nice hotel. The boys loved it!
We also celebrated Thanksgiving at the cabin again. It’s my favorite tradition. We burned piles and piles of pine needles. The huge bonfire was so fun. It was peaceful and relaxing and we soaked up every minute of our couple days getaway to the cabin for the holiday.
December was a welcomed 2 week break from school for the kids and I! We had Joshua’s Christmas concert at Lewiston High School and we made it up to my Uncle Mike’s for a Sprenger family Christmas.
We ended the month with a steelhead trip with great friends. I caught the biggest steelhead I’ve ever caught and it was a great finish to the year!