Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 | A Year In Review

The year started off great! Scott and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary with a getaway to Mexico. Our first vacation since becoming parents!! It was much needed and we were able to relax in ways we haven't been able to in years. However, when I got home to the boys I realized I missed them so much and said I wouldn't ever take another trip without them. Hahaha!!
February kicked off what would end up being months and months of constant sickness. It was really stressful and I was SO tired of Bennett and I constantly getting the stomach bug. He lost a lot of weight but remained the sweetest, happiest, most chill baby in the world.
March brought us the beginning of warmer temps and some big birthdays! Ivy and Madison turned five and Campbell turned three! We celebrated his birthday with a party aboard a real choo choo train and Campbell had the time of his life.
Spring finally arrived with April flowers. Campbell discovered how fun it is to hunt Easter eggs and Bennett learned how to clap his hands.
May is another big birthday month in our house! Our sweet Bennett turned one year old and we had the best time celebrating his first year of life. Scott and I both had birthdays as well. We did a lot of fun things like pick strawberries and spend most of our time outdoors. Bennett was dedicated at church and we kicked off the unofficial, official start to summer by swimming at Pops and Gammas house!
June was spent swimming and taking a lot of trips to the Farmers Market. Campbell and I were in a Gap fashion show together and we had a lot of fun participating in it!
In July we had a great time celebrating America with our neighborhoods annual 4th of July party. We broke ground on our home, picked blackberries, and spent a lot of time in Little Rock with family!
August brought big changes! Campbell started pre-school and Bennett attended MDO. We took the boys to a carnival and they had the best time (and I got some of my favorite photos!). Razorback football started back and we soaked up our last days of summer.
September was full of a lot of house planning. Scott and I had fun picking out and designing the interior of our new home and our home build really started moving along!
Pumpkin patches, fall leaves and that warm golden sunset filled our October days. We ended the month with a super fun evening of trick-or-treat and we enjoyed the temps dropping as fall rolled in.
We took the boys to a Razorback tailgate in November (first for Bennett, second for Campbell) and we all had a great time exploring campus and cheering for the Hogs. I began taking photos for a lot of families and realized how much I enjoy it. We celebrated Thanksgiving at our house then went to a petting zoo the next day and the boys had a great time!
December capped our year off perfectly. We had such a wonderful holiday season thanks to our little 3.5 year old and watching his excitement over Christmas the entire month. Bennett began coming more of a toddler and less of a baby and watching him grow has been such a delight. We received some snow just a few short days before Christmas and that was so fun and exciting even if it only lasted a few hours. Christmas day was pure magic and we made memories that will last a lifetime.

2017 has brought us so much joy and happiness. It's amazing that another year has come and gone so quickly but I'm looking forward to seeing what 2018 will bring! It will definitely bring us some changes with our new home here in just a few short months. We will be sad to leave our beloved home where we have created so many incredible memories but we look forward to next year bringing us a new home where we can make new memories and hopefully new neighbor friends too! Until next year!!

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