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Blizzard of 2016-Washington Dc

We went to  bed Friday evening with several inches and it snowed the whole night through.

We went to bed Friday evening with several inches and it snowed the whole night through.

Day 1 of the snow storm

Day 1 of the snow storm

cars were snowed in for 3 days

the view from our street

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Danny is never thrilled about snow but me on the other hand...SO excited! :)

Danny is never thrilled about snow but me on the other hand…SO excited! :)

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a group of local families going sledding

a group of local families going sledding

dump trucks hauling out the city

dump trucks hauling out the city’s snow

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neighbors shoveling

neighbors shoveling

Day three were feeling cooped up so we walked to H Street with friends for some Ramen.

Day three. We were feeling cooped up so we walked to H Street with friends for some Ramen.

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And hot cocoa...

And hot cocoa…

The great thing about living in the city...everyone is close by.

The great thing about living in the city…everyone is close by.

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Justin and Mary’s: The Event 2016

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I first heard about The Event through Facebook friends. Justin and Mary Marantz were hosting an event at The Fillmore with several amazing speakers! Some how every thing lined up with work and I was able to attend. I’m SO glad I did. I may have even gotten “googly-eyed” several times. I mean, it was one room filled with some of the most key people in the industry.

The best part…they are just as kind and genuine in person as they are online. I laughed and cried and came away with the desire to SERVE. Serve my family and friends more intentionally in 2016. To prioritize my life in such a way that I am available and serving my clients and family to my best ability.

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This past year I had several “burnt out” moments. I have never been good at saying no. My health, husband, clients, and church family suffered because of it. As Abby Grace said; “I want to give My Best, not The Rest of me.”   With the New Year I felt some anxiety and fear with what it might bring. Sure, there are always unknowns and some fear comes with that, but if we just slow down and take time for ourselves to just breathe; the problem never looks so big.

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of it’s sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”

-Corrie Ten Boom

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Jeremiah 29:11-13. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Happy 2016 Friends! May it be a year you find refreshment, be renewed, and full of His rewards.