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2019 Recap and Highlights

Hello and happy New Year, everyone! 2019 has been my favorite year thus far, as it brought us our sweet daughter. Aside from her very scary illness and hospital stay, things have been amazing with our little girl. I love seeing how much she has grown!

I wanted to share just a few things we did each month…

JANUARY:

We had maternity pictures taken, and enjoyed our last month before becoming a family of three.

FEBRUARY:

We welcomed our sweet daughter into the world.

MARCH:

I turned 30 and had a blast taking a cooking class with my husband!

APRIL:

Baby K saw her daddy race for the first time.

We celebrated Easter in my husband’s hometown.

MAY:

I did a 5k with my mom and celebrated my first Mother’s Day.

JUNE:

We took baby on her very first vacation! She loved the lake!

JUNE:

Baby K and I started our mommy and me gym class!

JULY AND AUGUST:

We spent lots of time outside!

SEPTEMBER:

We went apple and pumpkin picking!

OCTOBER:

We went to “Boo at the Zoo,” took baby K on her first beach vacation to North Carolina, celebrated 4 years of marriage, and baby was dedicated at church.

NOVEMBER:

We hosted Thanksgiving and enjoyed being with our families!

DECEMBER:

We enjoyed Christmas festivities, and baby K was hospitalized for 5 days with RSV, pneumonia, coronavirus, and parainfluenza. She was a champ, and is home now!

What a year it has been! I am looking forward to another year with my wonderful family!

With love,

Carly

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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

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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