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What were you doing last year at this time?  Do you remember?  Has it been a good year?

One year ago we packed our family into the car and drove 3500 miles from Rhode Island/Massachusetts to Ajijic/Lake Chapala, Mexico.

Our journey was physical.  Many of our very dear friends have had emotional journeys this past year.  Some highlights.  But for such a lot of very special people it’s been a difficult year.  (you know who you are and we LOVE LOVE LOVE you)

This past year feels like several lifetimes.  And we are not alone.

“Time and unforseen occurance befall us all.”

Since there is so much uncertainty about life make the most of each day you have.  Live without regrets.  Make opportunities to be a force for good.  We all have them but sometimes we have to train ourselves to see them.  Then, even when dealing with adversity, you can take comfort in knowing that you always did your best.

This year has forever changed my children’s lives!  They have been able to reach inside themselves and see how many opportunities lay ahead of them and how they can conquer fears that may have otherwise held them back and that no matter where in the world you are there are people who will always be close in your heart and that new friends can be made not to replace the old but to add to the beauty of life.

Do we recommend this experience to others?  YES!  Is it possible for everyone?  NO.

It’s not always about leaving where you are but just making sure that each day has purpose and you get to show kindness and be a “real life” experience of life well lived.

Who knows where we will all be next year?  😉

The start of last year's road trip. (the kids were so little)

One year later.


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  • DAD June 29, 2011, 8:28 am


  • Sonya June 29, 2011, 1:27 pm

    You guys look great! What a beautiful, happy family (inside and out). Glad you’re doing well.
    I can’t believe how blond Selena’s hair is.

  • Nell June 29, 2011, 3:44 pm

    What excellent reminders! It’s so true. Where does the time go but disappear into thin air and what are we left with? The hope that being the best we can for each other will help make the the tough times a wee bit more bearable. Thank you for the introspective reflections. Love you lots and lots and lots.

  • Heather E June 30, 2011, 11:36 am

    We love you guys. 🙂

  • Lori Borys July 2, 2011, 9:16 am

    Thank you for letting me live vicariously through your family’s adventures.

  • Ellice Skretvedt July 2, 2011, 12:01 pm

    Hello again!

    I know exactly where you took that picture! You guys look great! I just finished 2 weeks of Pioneer School and guess what?! Two people were in my class from Mike’s brother’s congregation in Clayton! Isn’t that wild!!! I also found out that we are assigned to the same District Convention in Raleigh in August. So I will be on the look out to meet more from the Enos Family!!!

  • nicole July 4, 2011, 10:43 pm

    What a beautiful picture of your family,and how those kids have grown.No matter what the next year brings any of us “keep looking up”! Stay close as a family and listen to our heavenly father and he’ll make sure we are ok.
    Love to all of you
    Love your dear sister and friend

  • the cabrals August 17, 2011, 9:41 am

    love the family picture. we miss u guys. jays mentions alot how he wisshes austin was here. kaitlyn is startting first grade at gardner. kindergarden was fun. jays going to 7th grade and he is a littly bumbed that jordan and austin are doing home school and not him. keep doing these post so fun to read. jen cabral and family

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