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Goodbye 2017

It is time to say adios to 2017 and hello to 2018! This year has been full of ups, downs and all arounds and has flown right past. It was probably one of my hardest years yet as I found it pretty darn hard adjusting to 2 kids, working, balancing all the mom duties and struggling hard with PPD.

I thought I’d share the highs and all my loves of life to wrap up this year. I am so excited for the fresh new start the coming year will bring and I look forward to all the new memories left to make.

So……This year, we attended our first Lantern Festival with the boys and were able make our wishes for 2017 as a family of four. It was a pretty awesome experience and Bash loved it the most!

This year was also a year of many firsts for us. Mostly for the boys, but for us too. Benjamin took his first steps, got his first haircut, rode on an airplane for the very first time and celebrated turning 1! Sebastian had his very first school performance, started first grade and lost his very first set of teeth! We also took our very first exhaustive but awesome family trip to California where we visited Disneyland, Legoland and the beach.












This year we also celebrated a huge marriage milestone. Ten years! We took our first solo trip since Europe in 2013. We were able to reconnect, renew promises and share plans for the future all in the same place we started off as a married couple. Mexico was awesome! We also decided we need to take at least one trip, long or short, each year, just us two.

As I said before, this year had is highs and its lows. The lows mostly on my end as I struggled personally. But today as I type this, I have high hopes for the coming year. Feeling alone in a world full of people is a dark place to be, but, I was able to find a passion and a sense of happiness in blogging, taking photos and connecting with others. My own little space that harbors all the things I love. A space that is all my own. This year, I also learned that forgiveness can render friendships you least expect and can be the very cause of the little spark of motivation you needed. I also learned that grace must be given to yourself because as good as perfectionism sounds, its unattainable.

Each year comes with challenges and highs and lows, but my one constant…. each and every year is my beautiful family. My three handsome guys!

So with that, I say “Peace out 2017, it’s been real annnnd watch out 2018, because we’re coming for ya!”



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    Monday, January 1, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    A lantern ceremony seems like the perfect way to ring in a new year! Your family is so adorable. It looks like 2017 was definitely full of fun for you all!

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    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 3:14 am

    You have a beautiful family! I’m sorry that this has been a hard year for you. 2018 will surely be YOUR year. You got this girl. πŸ˜‰

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    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 3:28 am

    What a wonderful year full of amazing adventures!

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    The Frenchie Mummy
    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:31 am

    omg this smash cake picture is so cute!!!! And you have done so much! To a happy 2018!

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    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! I’m sorry you’ve had some rough points this year, but hopefully this year will be even better!

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    Lori | Choosing Wisdom
    Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 12:17 am

    Lots of fun memories from 2017. Wishing you all the best this next year! Fresh starts are always exciting!

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    Jessica Wagner
    Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Happy New Year! What a sweet family you have, I love hearing about your journey the past year! It can be so amazing to take a look back when starting to move forward! XO

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    Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    I have always wanted to attend a lantern festival! What a great way to start the new year πŸ™‚

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    Leigh Suznovich
    Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    What a beautiful family you have, and I love how you and your husband stay connected. Cheers to a new year and hope you have a wonderful 2018!

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    Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Congratulations on ten years of marriage! Mexico looks beautiful and like lots of fun! I also had a son turn one this year πŸ™‚ his curious George party looks so cute!

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    Angela Kim
    Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    A solo trip to Europe sounds amazing! Congratulations on 10 years and looking forward to more stories in the New Year!

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    Ruthie Ridley
    Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    What a wonderful year you have had!! Congrats on ten years! We celebrate this year!!

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    Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    You have such a gorgeous family! Looks like 2017 was amazing for you! Wishing you all the best this year!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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    Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins
    Friday, January 5, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Sounds like you had a great year! We will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary in May, but will have to put off a trip until next year because I am due with our 3rd in March. I’d love to visit Mexico one day!

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    Mariah Klee
    Friday, January 5, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Aww what a fun year! Our little guy turned 1 in 2017, too!


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    Friday, January 5, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Loved seeing your year!! Looks like it was an awesome one. Here’s to 2018!

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    Friday, January 5, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    You have a beautiful family. My son just turned one a few months ago and we also experienced many first. Best wishes in 2018!

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    Joanna Clute
    Friday, January 5, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    You have such a wonderful family. I hope this year goes just as well for you!

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    Tamara Goyette
    Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    What an incredible year you’ve had!

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    Jennifer Corter
    Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    It looks like you had a lot of fun in 2017! By the way, your little ones are ADORABLE! So cute!

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