Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

Hedlunds 2016

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for swinging by our family blog to catch up on Hedlund Happenings! Every year, I look forward to sharing a glimpse of real life (as opposed to fictional life!). As you can see from the sidebar, 2016 marks the 7th year I've posted a holiday letter!

While pictures usually capture the "ups" and the smiles and the good times, please know that for as many smiles in these pictures, there have been just as many "downs" and tears and disappointments. 

No year is ever perfect, but we are grateful for God's steady presence with us through each step of the journey we traversed in 2016. Using HEDLUNDS 2016, here's a short list of what we've been up to:

H  Hand break and Hiking

E  Eating lots cherries and blueberries (and picking a few)

D Daddy-love

L  Lighthouses (of course!)

U  Unsalted (swimming in Lake Michigan)

N  Not flipping the canoes

D  Daughters are delightful!

S  Sweet tooth and Skiing

2  Two seniors

0  Zero boring moments

1  One college kid

6  Six pets

                 Merry Christmas  
                            from my family to yours!

                                    the Hedlunds


  1. So nice to see you all! Merry Christmas!!

    1. Thank you, Carrie! Merry Christmas to you and your family too! :-)

  2. Beautiful family, Merry Christmas Jody.
    Thanks for all the happiness I get when I read one of your books.

    1. Thank you for reading my books! Merry Christmas to you too!