Monday, January 9, 2017

2016 Year in review.

I always enjoy taking a moment to look back on the year gone past.

Last winter I was fortunate enough to get to spend a lot of time dog sledding. It was wonderful and it is something I really miss this winter. Unfortunately between school, work, holidays with the family, my car breaking down and now fighting a cold I haven't gotten many options to go enjoy sledding with my friends. I hope that I get a few chances before the snow is gone and that next year it works out better.

January 2016
I was working full time but every chance I had Simon and I would head up to Ashton and spend time sledding.

February 2016
Class with the Upper Snake River Valley Dog Training club started up again and I was able to get to work with my dogs while also helping others.

Also Simon and I made a new friend who we then spent months going on adventures with. Simon was disappointed that his friend quickly grew to twice his size.

March 2016
I had my final interview to get into my program in college. Finding out that I had gotten in and was one step closer to my goals was a amazing feeling.

Also I competed in my first dog sled race the Cache Valley K-9 Challenge. Neither Simon or I had raced before so it was a blast.

April 2016
Simon and I did our first 5K. One day soon I hope to actually run the whole way.

May 2016
Was mostly filled with hiking and playing outside as much as we could around working.

June 2016
Was the Blackfoot dog show that I just discovered that I forgot to write a blog post about. Oops. Sadie and I finished up her Rally Novice and Beginner Novice titles. It is one of my favorite shows and I hope I get to be in it soon.

July 2016
Both Nik's and my Birthday's are in July. So we normally try to spend some time getting out with the dogs and enjoying ourselves.

August 2016
Simon and I moved to Twin Falls so I could start my college program. It was a big change which has always been rough for me but it was the best thing. The program is challenging but I love it and can't  wait to start the next semester.

September 2016
The first few months were mostly Simon and I adjusting to the new living situation. As well as me readjusting to being a full time student. Learning lot about animals like horse and cows that I haven't had much experience with in the past.

October 2016
My Sadie lou Who turned 7 years old. I was lucky enough to get to be home visiting over her birthday and get to spoil her rotten.

November 2016
Simon turned 3 years old. Other stressful things happened in November around the 8th that I am sure we will be feeling the effects of this for a long time. But for this blog we are just going to look at Simons birthday.

December 2016
I completed the first semester of my program ending my finals strong. Simon and I went home for winter break to spend time with out family.
My dad spent two weeks staying with us over the holidays.

 With Sadie getting her first Obedience and Rally Titles, Simon competing in his first sled race and me finishing my first semester of my program it has been a good year. Here is to hoping 2017 is even better.  


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