Welcome to my blog! Although there is a countdown calendar in the sidebar, this is not a wedding blog. I am not getting married on the 17th. I already did that — 31 years ago! The number 17 has always been significant in my life, specifically the 17th day of the month, thus the title of this blog. My husband and I met on the 17th of February, and we got married eight months later on the 17th. My first grandchild was born on the 17th. I won’t bore you with other 17-related stories through the years. No worries — not everything on this blog will be centered around 17. It will simply be a journal of favorite photos, precious family moments, inspiring quotes, random thoughts and day-to-day happenings of life, love, and laughter sprinkled with hopes for the future woven with encouragement for today. Have a blessed day!