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The Best of 2017

If I publish this post before the end of January, it’s not completely irrelevant right?? 2017 was a year of adventure. From our 4-week road trip to our move to Los Angeles. The year was also filled with highs and lows. Our first vacation without kids. Feeling overwhelmed as a mother. Seeing Lawson and Sybil bond. Sleep deprivation. Missing my girlfriends.

I love to recap the year as much as a reminder to me of the moments, both big and small, that unfolded. I hope you enjoy my best of 2017!

Best of 2017

Best of 2017

 

JANUARY

  • My parents came to visit and I took full advantage of free babysitters
  • I organized my first blog link-up focusing on my best purchase of 2016
  • I shared my 101 in 1001 list. I crossed off a big one last weekend!

FEBRUARY

  • I went to Palm Springs for Alt Summit with Lawson, Sybil and my parents tagged along to watch them during the conference
  • We enjoyed the Arizona winter with lots of trips to the park
Best of 2017
Best of 2017

 

MARCH

  • Sybil took her first flight when we went to the east coast to visit Jim’s family
  • We quickly followed that trip up with another one to California where Jim and his dad golfed Pebble Beach
  • I shot some of my favorite outfits photos with Jessica starting with this navy blazer
  • I wrote a post for Mitera Collection talking about my decision to freeze my eggs

APRIL

  • We headed to Minnesota for my grandmother’s funeral where I had the privilege of giving her eulogy
  • My baby turned two!
  • We were busy planning our road trip!
Best of 2017
Best of 2017

 

MAY

  • Celebrated my 3rd mother’s day with donuts for breakfast and was showered with gifts (the softest pajamas and the cardholder I use every day monogrammed with MOM #basic)
  • We headed out of Phoenix on a four-week road trip, mini van and all!
  • Sybil started crawling in a hotel room on the coast of California
  • On the first week of the trip, Jim was accepted into the MBA program at the University of Southern California!

JUNE

  • I joined RewardStyle, an affiliate marketing program I’d been applying to for years
  • We met my parents and brother in Bend, Oregon for a week at the end of our road trip
  • Sybil added standing to her list of developmental milestones and Lawson watched his first movie, Moana
Best of 2017
Best of 2017

 

JULY

  • Jim started commuting to Los Angeles for school
  • We purged, packed up our house and said goodbye to Arizona

AUGUST

  • Lawson, Sybil and I spent three weeks in Minnesota
  • We all got dressed up and Sybil attended her first wedding
  • I celebrated my birthday at lunch with my family and had the best iced chai of my life (on the solar eclipse!)
  • We officially became residents of LA
  • Our little lady Sybil turned one and started walking soon after!
Best of 2017
Best of 2017

 

SEPTEMBER

  • I had a hard time transitioning to LA. I missed my friends and struggled to figure out what makes me happy
  • I got the new iPhone and took even more photos than I already did before (the camera is so good on the 8 Plus)
  • In Operation Restore My Sanity, I spent my first night away from Sybil when my girlfriend came to LA and we spent 24 hours without kids

OCTOBER

  • Lawson turned 2 1/2 and I wrote a letter to him
  • My mom and girlfriend visited while Jim was on a school trip for 10 days
  • We dressed up for halloween for the first time

Best of 2017

Best of 2017

 

NOVEMBER

  • We drove to Santa Clara and got to spend a few hours with Jim’s brother and his wife
  • Jim and I left the kids with our mothers for a mini-vacation in Ojai Valley
  • We spent Thanksgiving morning at Santa Monica beach and cooked our first turkey (with lots of help from Jim’s mom)

 

DECEMBER

  • I flew to Phoenix to join my friends for our annual holiday girl’s night. Gosh, I miss those four so very much
  • We drove to Arizona to spend Christmas with Jim’s dad and family
  • Jim and I went on a hot air balloon tour followed by a dinner in the desert
  • We finished the year on a low point with all four of us getting sick

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