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2018 Highlights And Pictures

Happy New Year, friends! I spent the evening eating ice cream, and watching a movie with my husband and kitties. We did not make it to midnight haha! 2018 was a great year for us, and we are excited to welcome our baby girl in 2019!!

Let’s recap this past year, shall we?

JANUARY:

We took a trip to Hocking Hills, stayed in a beautiful cabin, played games, and went hiking.

FEBRUARY:

We celebrated Valentine’s Day with a lovely ravioli dinner made by my hubby!

MARCH:

We celebrated my 29th birthday at Valley Vineyards with steak, salmon, wine, and family.

APRIL:

We visited my cousin in Nashville for Spring Break and had a blast!

MAY:

I had my procedure at the fertility clinic that would bring us the best news ever!

JUNE:

I had a positive pregnancy test and immediately called my husband because I couldn’t wait until he got home!

We saw Luke Bryan in concert with some friends!

We spent a week at the lake with my husband’s family where I experienced morning sickness for the first time.

JULY:

We spent a week enjoying the beach in North Carolina with my family!

AUGUST:

I went to Lake Michigan with my oldest brother and his family! It was fun spending time with my niece and nephews.

We had our gender reveal party!

SEPTEMBER:

We got to play bride and groom for a day! Our wedding photographer asked if we would do a photo shoot to help out a new venue! It was so fun.

OCTOBER:

We had our annual apple and pumpkin picking date.

NOVEMBER:

We celebrated my husband’s 30th birthday and took a trip to Chicago!

I had my baby shower!

I hit the third trimester on Thanksgiving Day.

DECEMBER:

I had baby shower #2.

We did some major baby prep, and celebrated Christmas with our families.

What a year it has been!

I hope you all had a blessed year!

With love,

Carly

blessings, reflections, thankfulness

A Look Back And Moving Forward 

Hello and happy almost 2018! If you have any plans tonight please be safe!! I will be drinking wine on my couch with my hubby and cats. 

This year has had highs, lows, and everything in between. I wanted to share some of those, as well as some hopes for the new year. 

2017 REFLECTIONS:

  • We bought a house! We have worked SO hard to make it homey and it sure paid off. We are beyond greatful for our families and all of the help they have given to us. 
  • I found a church that I love and I am so thankful for that.
  • We took fun trips! 2 Nashville visits, Gun Lake, and North Carolina. We are so blessed to be able to travel.
  • My niece was born beautiful and healthy! 
  • We celebrated 2 years of marriage. Being married to such a hard working, selfless man has been such a blessing. 
  • I started this blog! I have learned so much about myself and love the journey it has taken me on. 
  • My whole family celebrated Christmas together. It has been 6 years (at my dad’s funeral) since we have all been together. Being able to reconcile the past is so amazing and I couldn’t ask for more. 
  • My husband and I tried (and failed) at getting pregnant. I also started fertility meds, and I am greatful for the options available. I didn’t know if I would share that, but it is an important topic to talk about. I have been through so many emotions, but have an amazing support system! 

Overall it has been an awesome year and I am excited to grow in 2018.

2018 GOALS

  • Continue to grow my blog. This is such a great outlet for me and I have met some incredible people.
  • Continue trying for a baby! I pray not to get frustrated with the process. 
  • Be more consistent in church and devotions.
  • Continue having a healthy lifestyle. I have worked hard on my health and fitness goals, and am proud of the balance I have. 
  • Grow as a wife, friend, daughter, sister, and overall person.

Thanks for reading and happy New Year to you all! 

With love, 

Carly