Looking back, 2018 was a terrific year! Yeah really it was, despite the cancer diagnosis, surgery, chemo, radiation, and being off work for half the year, it really was a good year. We’ve made some great friends, and will carry forward many fun memories of 2018.

Last night our friends had us out to their gold mine for an epic New Years Eve bash!

Our evening had all the perks of an epic bash: good food, drink, friends, and explosives.

A couple hours before midnight, we shifted from the campfire to a bonfire up the hill a bit, where 100 wooden shipping pallets were torched. The heat was tremendous!

At midnight, we welcomed 2019 with an amazing fireworks show. I took close to 400 photos of the fireworks. Here’s a few of the ones that stood out on my first pass through them:


I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2019!


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

3 Replies to “Happy New Year!

  1. I’m glad you can look back on a year this difficult and say that is was good. Congrats on making it through and all the best in 2019.

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