New Years serves as the best reminder that memories don’t require perfection, and gives the most bittersweet feeling when you realize how much you’re going to miss certain moments. Our 2017 included a lot!-all of which 10 photos on Instagram couldn’t even come close to doing our year justice. Hands down the most nostalgic and sentimental farewell to a year, which was filled with a few sad, some sweet, and lots of happy memories. I truly cannot wait to see what 2018 will bring our family- a very welcome to the new year!
Ps. 1/1/18 is 9 months of marriage for me and Tyler 😘
Here are the important events that occurred in our lives in 2017:
I visited my besties (Samantha, Mackenzie and Kristen) in Bakersfield. My best friend, Samantha had a baby a month before, so I got to meet him, as well.
Tyler and I went down to IU to watch a basketball game.
We celebrated our first Valentine’s Day as a family.
My wonderful sister-in-laws, Mia and Cari threw me a Bridal Brunch.
We traveled to Florida. It was the kids first time being on a plane and seeing the beach.
We got married!
We celebrated the twins first birthday in Florida!
We celebrated our first Easter as a family.
My best friend, Mackenzie asked me to be a bridesmaid.
We took the train from South Bend, IN to Chicago with our friends, TJ and Karlyn, to meet our other friends to have drinks and watch the Chicago Cubs play.
I took the twins to the aquarium in Chicago all by myself!
We lost my childhood dog, Angel.
We celebrated my sister-in-Law Cari, and her soon-to-be bundle of sweetness, Kennedy at brunch in Broadripple.
We celebrated my sister-in-law, Mia at her bridal shower in South Bend.
We celebrated Fourth of July at our lake house in Edwardsburg, MI with our family.
We celebrated the marriage of our friends, Katie and Tyler.
We celebrated Tyler turning 31!
We celebrated Mia in Michigan! #MiaDiarrhea #MiasBeachBach
We found out we were expecting!
Tyler and I took a weekend trip to New York to celebrate our birthdays- We took a pedicab through Central Park, walked 20 miles, went to dinner and received royal treatment, visited the Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the port, the bull, One World Trade and the Memorial, and stayed in Times Square.
We lost our baby.
Our niece, Kennedy was born.
I went to Las Vegas to celebrate my best friend, Mackenzie for her bachelorette #KenzieCashesOut. We rode in the High Roller, gambled, went to a club, had our hair done at the Dry Bar, and took a pole dancing class.
We rehearsed for Mia and Collins wedding, had the rehearsal dinner and went to a local South Bend watering hole.
Mia and Collin (Tyler’s brother) got married!
Tyler and I went back to Bakersfield. We rehearsed for Mackenzie and Nik’s wedding and had our rehearsal dinner.
Mackenzie and Nik got married!
The kids dressed up as Mickey and Minnie for Halloween.
We went to Chicago… again. This time to celebrate our friends Mike and Ali’s birthday.
We had Thanksgiving in South Bend.
And, we had TWO very Merry Christmases.