Time has been flying!


In January I went to Canada to a banquet in Saskatchewan, a friend Julianna invited Joanna and I, so off we went. 
We were in Saskatchewan for five days, and then we went to see Luke and Zoe. It was great seeing Zoe and to see her adapt to the Canadian cold. Luke and Zoe showed us a great time while we were in Canada, we visited the town of Lloydminster, and then in Edmonton we saw an ice castle, Science and Cultural Center, went sledding then the Edmonton Mall.






Abigail, Joanna Julianna and Kyra



Ice castle 





Joanna , Joanna and I


Zoe and Joanna 



Riding that magic capit!

Are amazing hostess 



In February I went to Arizona for Joel And Joanna wedding, I was able to stay with my cousin Kaitlyn, Justin and Benaiah for the first time. It was so much fun helping with the wedding and surprising some of my family members who also came to the wedding. 
After the wedding, I went to see my cousins the Petersons in Tucson. While there, my cousin Hadassah got engaged. It was very special being there for that great moment in her life, I love seeing my family and I cannot wait to go see them again at the wedding.



Benaiah



Joanna, Joel and Bro Paul Derkson








All of us girls are 20! 





Having amazing coffee 

She said YES

The happy couple 



The very, next day after coming home from Arizona, Lillia, Hope, Lincoln and I went to Virginia to go skiing and snowboarding. We met up with the some friends the Mellema’s at the ski slopes. It was so fun getting to be with friends and its is always so much fun skiing and snowboarding.




Chantel, I and Lillia 



Lillia, Chantel, I and Hope 


The New Year

It is so crazy that the year is already over and we are already on a new year. I am so thankful for all the opportunities that God gave me last year, and I am looking forward to all the opportunities that I will have this year. I decided to create a slideshow of 2017, so I could reflect on all the blessing of the year and you all could see what I did this year. 





Havasupai

My Aunt Elizabeth had another Havasupai trip planned before Zoe got engaged and our family was booked to go, but due to being so busy with the wedding they decided not to go.However, Lincoln and I decided to go anyway, we started by going to a wedding in Ohio and then leaving from Cleveland. 

I have gone to Arizona so many times that it feels like my second home. I feel like each time it keeps getting better and better, and it's not just because of the beautiful scenery, but because of being able to spend time with family.

Havasupai is just amazing if you ever get the chance to go, jump at it. I have been there twice and there are still places I have not explored. But there is one thing you should know before you ever go to Havasupai that is you will come back with the travel bug!

The group of people we went with was great, my hiking buddy on the way down into the Grand Canyon was Lillianna and on the way out it was Audrey and Lincoln. There were so many great memories made! 
I can tell you all about Havasupai but words don't do it justice, and sometimes pictures don't either, but I made a slideshow so you all can enjoy its beauty.  





Abigail Sanger's Slidely by Slidely Slideshow

Luke's And Zoë's Wedding

So I figured I should post about Luke and Zoë's wedding since I posted about Zoë’s  shower and left you all waiting for the wedding. Yesterday was a month that they have been married, it is crazy how time flies by. Zoë quit her job back in June so she could work on preparing for the wedding.  There is so much more work that goes into  preparing for a wedding then I thought.  September 1 was the wedding date, most of the family from Arizona came in a week before the wedding to help out. The wedding was beautiful!  A BIG Thank You to everyone for helping out with all the  preparations for the wedding. So I guess you all would like to see some pictures, so I will stop rambling and show you some photos during and after the wedding.









Zoe's Wedding Shower

 I know I have not posted in a long time and I cannot promise that this will be a regular occurrence posting, but I guess that is what makes my blog so special. Haha!
Therefore, the reason I am posting is Zoe my sister IS getting MARRIED! It is crazy how fast we all grow up, so many memories are gone and so many memories yet to create. I have very mixed feelings about her getting married, I GOING TO HAVE TO SHARE one of my best friends, but I am getting an awesome brother in-law.
We had her shower last weekend so I wanted friends and family who could not be there to see the shower. I am a firm believer in “one photo can speak a thousand words” so this post is going to be short and to the point.

For the food, we had a salad bar, which consisted of romaine lettuce, kale, spinach, fruit, nuts, grilled chicken, bacon bits, several different types of cheese, olive, mushrooms and etc.

The dessert bar had peanut butter balls, pretzel salad, heart-shaped brownies, fruit shish kabobs, and chocolate chip cookie cups.

The drinks were water with lemon and raspberry lemonade.
ALSO A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO WORKED TO MAKE THE DAY SO SPECIAL




















It is my first time goproing tell me what you think?




New York

This past week our family went to New York City for the first time. The Wallaces family came in from AZ to tour the east, and we tagged along with them to see New York City. Visiting New York City was a new experience for me. 



Seth, Lincoln, Serenity, Bethany, and Audrey

Seth and I



The first day we went to Little Italy and Chinatown, we went to a Chinese market where they were selling frogs, eels, and other different  foods.










Cooked duck
Bethany Serenity, Zoe, and Ruth

       We also went to Grand  Central station to see the amazing architecture. 



Grand Central Station

 Ruth and I 

Sam, Pa, Justice, Lincoln 



                  We got to go to the 9/11 memorial and museum, and then went to a                        shopping center. We then walked the Brooklyn bridge.

9/11 Museum



9/11 Memorial

Brooklyn Bridge
Zoe, Mom, Bethany and I 


I got to see the statue of Liberty for the first time and visit Ellis Island, were the immigrants did there paper work to come in the USA.




Statue of Liberty!



Ruth and I 



While we were there we stayed with the Rivera family. The family was so sweet and so very hospitable, they were the best tour  guides in all of New York city.  

Rebecca,Shalom, Ruth, Sis.Rivera, and Raquel