Goodbye 2017….

I can’t believe we’re ready for a new year tomorrow! This year has been anything but easy and I’m definitely ready to say goodbye to it and hello to a new one!

I set a lot of goals for myself; blog and workout 3 times a week, meal plan more.. and I can’t say I stuck with them as well as I’d like.  It always starts off so strong but finishes a little slower.

I’m sharing a little snippet of our year in review so I can look back at all the highlights we experienced in years to come!

{January}

I shared a lot about our daily lives this month; from movies, outfit posts and DIY projects.

We celebrated Christmas with my family a little late!

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My Mom and I visited my sister (and nieces) to celebrate my Mom’s Birthday!

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{February}

Jess and I hosted our first Galentine’s Day brunch.

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I shared some yummy s’mores! Seriously… go try them!!

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I loved this fun Valentine’s Day shoot with my sister!

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{March}

I had my first Blogiversary this month…

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and celebrated my Dad’s 60th birthday!

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{April}

We headed out for our first round of golf of the season!

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And celebrated my BIL and (future) SIL’s engagement over Easter weekend!

April Easter

We also celebrated Lara’s bridal shower virtually – such a fun concept if you can’t be with the Bride – to – be!

April Lara

{May}

I “partied” hard for Katie’s Bachelorette party 🙂 and met a great new friend!

May Bachelorette Party

We visited Charleston this month and it was such a fun time!

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And we celebrated Katie and Jed’s wedding!

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{June}

My Mom visited while Logan was away at a bachelor party..

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and we certainly kept busy watching movies, getting my hair did and visiting a winery!

We visited my in-laws for a weekend at the US Open!

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I also did 3 winery tours with the ladies of the family – which was so fun!

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We visited friends we hadn’t seen in forever – and spend some much needed time with their little one!

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{July}

We held a small bridal shower/bachelorette party for my cousin’s fiance (now wife!) on my Dad’s side and it was unbelievably fun!

July Bachelorette

July Bridal Shower

I shared a little bit of our life at the annual extreme animal racing – think ostriches, zebras and camels!

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I started as a distributor for Lipsense! Gosh, I love this stuff and you guys have shown me you love it just as much!

Our biggest project yet – our patio!

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My in-laws came to help and we spent the whole 4th of July weekend digging, sanding and laying brick to be perfect. Us girls helped quite a bit with the digging but otherwise…. the boys took care of the rest!

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{August}

We celebrated Jess’ big day with a fun bachelorette party at her cabin!

August Jess Bachelorette

We held a baby shower for my SIL and Brother for little baby Nora!

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We held our annual Crawfish boil on our new patio!

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My in-laws visited for our annual trip to the Minnesota State Fair!

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We got our house re-sided this month due to hail damage and decided to switch up the color and add a little more for curb appeal.

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{September}

This was a month of travel for us…

We headed to Madison for our first ever Badger game with my family..

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before heading to Milwaukee for my cousin’s wedding!

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It started off celebrating Kallie and Bryan’s wedding in Eau Claire.

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Then we traveled to London

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Paris

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and finally to Madeira to celebrate a fun wedding with great friends!

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My sweet niece Nora was born when we got back to the States – she knew to wait for me 🙂

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{October}

We spent a lot of time this month cuddling little Nora…

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and baby Beckett (he was born the day we left for London but thankfully I got a quick chance to meet him!

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I shared our Paris pictures and y’all LOVED them – they’re my favorite pictures of all time!!

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We had two housewarming/end of summer parties to attend!

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{November}

My Aunts and cousin visited us for a weekend of shopping and a little bit of relaxing 🙂

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We ventured to Oshkosh for Thanksgiving weekend – filled with food, shopping…

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and finding our Christmas tree!

November Tree

We went to Jess and Jeff’s wedding reception and it was so much fun!!

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It brought us back to Madeira with the same group of friends 🙂

November Mom

My sister (and nieces) and Mom visited this month for the first time in 2 years (for my sister) and we visited with Nora while also getting some shopping time in!

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{December}

I held my annual Christmas Cookie Exchange with some girlfriends!

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We played some fun minute-to-win-it games and we laughed so hard!

I shared a few fun holiday guy and gal looks on the blog! This is a big deal because as you know.. Logan isn’t the happiest with getting his picture taken 🙂

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We celebrated our 2nd year wedding anniversary – with Logan being in Denver – so we settled for apps and drinks the night before!

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My SIL and her boyfriend visited us for a night and we walked through some fun Christmas lights!

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Logan graduated college!!

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We traveled this month to my Mom’s for Christmas…. (I promise I’ll recap our whole time next year 😉

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then headed to celebrate a weekend with my in-laws! And guess what?! My hubby surprised me with a very nice camera for Christmas! 🙂 And it was legit, a serious surprise!

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That’s it.. that’s our 2017!

Thank you for following along and being apart of it! 🙂

aKristi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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