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1 Berry College - Rome, GA
In October we spent a weekend at the beautiful WinShape retreat center focusing on our marriage. We highly recommend it to anyone!
  2 Long Hunter State Park - Nashville, TN
We had a great backpacking trip over Thanksgiving break, but we realized that you get what you ask for camping in Nashville's city limits--planes, dogs, and hunters...lovely. Be sure to notice Lauren's super cool folding cups.
3 Sledding - Nashville, TN
In March we got an unsually late snow! We were up bright and early the next day to play in the white goodness, and we finally got to use our sled...two years after we bought it!
  4 Prospectors Mtn. - GTNP, WY
In early June we visited the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone! We saw lots of wildlife--moose, bears, deer, bison, elk, etc.. In the picture above, we are trying to climb Prospectors Mtn. Soon after the picture, we got slammed by a snowstorm and had to turn back.
5 Our Niece! - Dallas, TX
On August 4, our niece Evie Marie Steidl was born! We got to go down to Dallas about a month later and spend the weekend with Matt & Erin. Evie is super cute!
  6 Allyson & Cole's Wedding - Franklin, TN
In April, our good friends Allyson and Cole got married. Lauren was a bridesmaid and Joel was a pretend photographer.
7 Harpeth River - Shacklett, TN
In September we went canoeing down the raging Harpeth River. By "raging", we mean the water was so low that we had to really work hard to get down the river. Thanks to our friend Cole for his love of canoeing.
  8 El Picacho - Tegucigalpa, Honduras
In July we were able to help take the youth group on a mission trip to Honduras. God is doing wonderful things there. It was our 3rd trip to Honduras together and finally pushed us to start taking Spanish classes this fall. Hola!
9 Mt. Rainer - MRNP, WA
We visited Seattle in November for the first time! We ventured out to Mt. Rainer National Park one day while we were there. We loved Seattle and highly reccommend a visit.
     
This Fall, we've been tutoring kids at Youth Encouragement Services. Y.E.S. is a great local non-profit that helps out low-income kids. If you need a creative last minute gift idea, or want to donate to a great cause, click here and help light the Y.E.S. Christmas Tree!
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